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School’s Out for the Summer!

Thursday 27 July 2017 @ 00:00

Some fantastic events across the UK – and maybe somewhere nice to stay too! We asked our glamping Wigwam® sites to come up with suggestions as to what to do this summer and early autumn … and they really did us proud!

A Beach in the City?

A new Beach & Play Park at Lee Valley White Water Centre features GIGANTIC inflatables and a huge inland beach with volley ball nets and toddler inflatables too.

With camping and glamping close by, this a great chance to pack your bucket and spade and yet enjoy our nation’s capital too!

Nearest Wigwam® Site – Lee Valley Dobbs Weir

Gold panning, Sheep Races and a Traditional Agricultural Show

With glorious scenery, open roads and some incredible wildlife, Dumfries and Galloway is a spectacular part of Scotland, with some exciting events to boot! How about Dumfries Show (5th August); Moffat World Gold Panning Championships (August 7th to 12th); watch Moffat Sheep Races on 13th August; while Moffat Agricultural Show will attract the crowds on 26th August.

As there’s so much going on, why not go glamping and really enjoy these traditional events? Moffat Wigwams is waiting to welcome you!

Flippin’ Heck! Yorkshire’s Got It All ...

England’s largest county is full of contrasts, none more so than in the variety of events just waiting to be discovered this summer!

Harewood House, one of the most beautiful stately homes in the country, will host the equally elegant North Of England Rolls Royce Rally on 6th August; and another one for petrol-heads at Harewood is the VW Festival (12th-13th August) followed by a traditional Steam Fair 2nd-3rd September.

Leeds is one of Yorkshire’s key cities, often considered the London of the north, and is home to Roundhay Park. This famous landmark will host the Fake Festival in 12th August – a chance to see some amazing tribute acts

Nearest Wigwam® site - Clarion Lodge

We Are Sailing

… At Whitby Regatta from 18th August for four days!

Whitby Regatta is one of the key events in the Yorkshire Coast calendar and sees this historic town celebrate its magnificent maritime connections.

This famous Yorkshire seaside town has connections to Captain Cook, Dracula and the famous black gemstone, Whitby Jet.

Nearest Wigwam® Site – Grouse Hill Wigwams

Get Creative and Enjoy a Beer

The timeless beauty of Northumberland is an attraction in itself for northeastern corner of England … yet there’s some great events happening too!

The famous Lindisfarne Festival (31st August to 3rd September) is an annual music and creative arts festival located at Beal Farm; close to the coast, overlooking Lindisfarne Island, and Bamburgh Castle.

If food and drink’s your thing, then the Berwick Food and Beer Festival could be your dish of the day (1st September (beer only); 2nd and 3rd September).

Nearest Wigwam® Site - Waren Mill although there are a number of Wigwam® sites in the Northumberland area

Have a Musical Ear?

While this festival takes place in the very early autumn, why not book ahead for the Looe Music Festival https://www.looemusic.co.uk/ (29th September to 1st October)? Based in a beautiful part of Cornwall, it’s bound to get your feet tapping!

Nearest Wigwam® Site – Penbugle Wigwams

Take Your Pick in Hampshire

With connections to Jane Austen, Hampshire is perfectly placed between London and the South West. And there’s no shortage of great things to do …

How about the Winchester Science Festival 28th to 30th July?

Or Beaulieu Supercar Weekend 5th to 6th August? Or why not attend both, of course!

For something a bit different, the Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival sounds tasty and you can visit from 18th to 20th August.

Enjoy some musical notes at Hinter Ampner House and Gardens Summer Jazz on 19th August.

The 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death this year features heavily in the Hampshire events calendar, with various events and exhibition taking place at Chawton and Winchester.

Alice Holt Forest, which is a royal forest, includes wild learning, den building, fire making, tracking and stalking, mud sculptures, forest games, summer crafts, dates throughout August and also in the October Half Term

Chawton Park Farm provides the glamping experience to match these fabulous events

Welcome to Wales

With some of the most incredible landscapes around, North Wales is a lovely place to take some time out to unwind.

Yet this relaxed-paced part of the UK is buzzing with brilliant events!

How about a spectacular maritime event? Abersoch Sailing Regatta will hoist the main sale on Saturday 12th August, followed by Abersoch Surfing Competition the very next day. And who can resist the Abersoch Crab Catching Competition on 17th August, followed by the Abersoch Best Sandcastle Competition on 18th August. Abersoch is the place to go!

The famous village of Portmeirion (associated with the cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’) is host to the Festival No 6 on 7th, 8th and 9th September. This award-winning festival features some incredible acts including Rag ’N’ Bone Man, Jarvis Cocker, Charlotte Church, Bloc Party, Mary Anne Hobbs and lots more.

Nearest Wigwam site - Lleyn Peninsula Wigwams

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