Top Summer Events in the East of England

Published: April 3, 2017

Top Summer Events in the East of England

With the sunny months fast approaching it’s time to think about where to take the family for your British summer holiday. Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire have so much to offer.

If you’re heading to the East of England this summer be sure to check out the following events happening near to one of our Best of British holiday parks:


June

Strawberry Fair - Cambridge

Saturday 3rd June

http://strawberry-fair.org.uk/

Join the people of Cambridge for their annual one-day music and arts event. Set on Midsummer Common next the river in the centre of Cambridge, this entirely volunteer run fair has been delighting residents and visitors alike for over 40 years. Strawberry Fair is a musical and performance extravaganza for all the family; complete with a mini film festival and many fascinating community stalls. Enjoy the day for free and help celebrate this vibrant city.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Park:  Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery

 

The Lincolnshire Show

Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd June 

https://www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk/

A truly authentic agricultural show, the Lincolnshire Show is a fantastic family friendly day out. As always, highlights include shopping, food, gardening exhibitions, fairground rides, music, farmyard animals, competitions, displays and countryside pursuits. Make a day of it by bringing along a picnic and setting up your camping chairs ring-side to enjoy the nonstop entertainment, from show jumping to stunts.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Park: Cherry Tree Touring Park

 

Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June

http://royalnorfolkshow.rnaa.org.uk/

The largest annual event in Norfolk, the Royal Norfolk Show celebrates the very best of food, farming and the countryside. With livestock and equine competitions and displays on both days, top-class show jumping, over 3000 animals and hundreds of attractions there is plenty of entertainment for all the family.

Nearest Besy of British Holiday Park: The Old Brick Kilns


July

Armed Forces Day

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017

http://www.armedforcescleethorpes.co.uk/

Following the success of the 8th Armed Forces Day National Event 2016 in North East Lincolnshire at Cleethorpes, this years event promises to be a fantastic day out. There are interactive displays throughout the day, ceremonies, evening entertainment and a fireworks finale. 

Nearest Best of British Holiday Park: Cherry Tree Touring Park

 

Open Air Theatre, Gunby Estate (National Trust)

Saturday 15th July & Saturday 19th August

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunby-hall-and-gardens/features/open-air-theatre-in-the-gardens

The Gunby gardens are the perfect setting for an open-air theatre performance to remember. Choose from the classic Shakespeare romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream or the adventure of The Wind in the Willows. Bring along a picnic and enjoy wonderful music and costumes coming together in the picturesque surroundings of the Gunby gardens.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Parks: Long Acres Touring Park and Cherry Tree Touring Park

 

Fireworks in Greater Yarmouth

Wednesday 19th July – Wednesday 30th August (inclusive)

http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/whats-on/fireworks.aspx

Every Wednesday evening for six weeks the skies over Great Yarmouth set alight with a stunning summer firework spectacular. The evening starts off with fun and music entertainment from 8pm followed by the firework display starting at 10pm. For the best viewing area, anywhere along the seafront Esplanade, along Britannia or Wellington Pier are perfect spots. A fabulous free weekly event not to be missed!

Nearest Best of British Holiday Park: South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

 

Holkham Country Fair

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July

http://www.holkhamcountryfair.co.uk/

Enjoy two days of countryside pursuits, rural crafts, displays, performances and great fun at this hugely popular event that is returning to Holkham Park. Enjoy delicious local produce at the Fine Food Village and shop ‘til you drop at over 100 trade stands. Holkham Country Fair prides itself on the quality of the entertainment on offer throughout the day in the Grand Ring. Don’t miss The Red Arrows taking centre stage on Sunday.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Park: The Old Brick Kilns

 

Norfolk Coast Bioblitz

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney-national-nature-reserve/features/norfolk-coast-bioblitz-2017

Over one weekend in July, nature conservation teams will be coming together to one of the largest nature surveys ever done in the area, and they need your help. Come and join in the race against time to record as many species as possible over the two days. No prior knowledge is needed to get involved in fun activities all along the coast from Holme-Next-The-Sea in the east to Salthouse in the west.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Parks: The Old Brick Kilns

 

Cambridge Folk Festival

Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July

https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/folk-festival/

Held in the beautiful setting of Cherry Hinton Hall, the Cambridge Fold Festival has a reputation as one of the premier music events in Europe. It is also one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world, now in its 53rd year. The line up this year includes Jake Bugg and Indigo Girls and is set to sell out so book your tickets soon.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Parks: Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery


August

East Kirkby Air Show

Saturday 5th August

http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/events/Special-Events/east-kirkby-air-show-5th-august-2017.htm

Lincoln’s biggest independent air show is run to help raise funds for the on-going restoration of Avro Lancaster NX611. This small event has lots going on to make for an excellent family day out including re-enactors, Lancaster taxy runs, trade stalls, vintage cars, Military vehicles and much more.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Park: Long Acres Touring Park

 

The Great British Prom, Blickling Estate (National Trust)

Saturday 12th August

http://www.greatbritishprom.co.uk/general-information3.html

Blickling Estate is playing host to The National Symphony Orchestra, as they celebrate British music from across the home nations. They will be joined by Classical Brit Award winning Welsh male vocal group Only Men Aloud, Soprano Annette Wardell and traditional piped band, for performances of Proms favourites, closing with a spectacular firework display.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Parks: The Old Brick Kilns

 

The Asylum Steampunk Festival

Friday 25th August - Monday 28th August

http://www.asylumsteampunk.co.uk/

The largest and longest running steampunk festival in the World, attracting participants from around the globe. But what is steampunk?! It's an eclectic mix of Victoriana and sci-fi. The convention style festival takes place over four days, filling the historic streets of Lincoln. There's no need to dress up to enjoy the fun filled programme of art, literature, music, fashion and comedy.

Nearest Best of British Holiday Park: Long Acres Touring Park and Cherry Tree Touring Park

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