What's on in Central England 2018

Published: March 21, 2018

What's on in Central England 2018

In the heart of the country sits a cluster of exceptional places to visit, sights to see and things to experience. From the cinematic landscapes of the Peak District to the bustling cities of Birmingham and Nottingham, there's plenty to see and do throughout the year.

Shropshire County Show

Shrewsbury – 11 minutes from Beaconsfield Holiday Park

26th May

Drawing crowds from around the country, the Shropshire County Show at West Mid Showground, celebrates the local rural community. You'll be able to wander through the site and see stands from local businesses, livestock and of course, delicious delicacies and refreshments. A great day for all the family and you're even allowed to take your dog along too!

Open weekend at Stapleford Miniature Railway

Melton Mowbray – 17 minutes from Eye Kettleby Lakes Park

9th - 10th June

Take a step back in time and discover the Stapleford Miniature Railway. There's lots to see including classic vehicles, tractors, displays and of course, their Berkshire steam loco and diesel. Ideal for any vintage vehicle enthusiast, this is a great day for a relaxed stroll.


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Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Woodstock – 51 minutes from Swiss Farm Touring and Camping

22nd - 24th June

This unmissable event is a real jewel in the horticultural crown. A celebration of gardening, lifestyle and home, you'll be able to find pieces from both local, and international artists. With over 300 exhibitors spread across the South Lawn of the Palace, talks and food, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival

Mosely Park, Birmingham – 33 minutes from Eye Kettleby Lakes Park

6th - 8th July

Soak up the relaxed ambiance as you settle down in the sun and take in some fantastic musical talent. There's also a well-stocked bar provided by Purity Brewery Company as well as gourmet food from international caterers. 

Nottingham Riverside Festival

Victoria Embankment, Nottingham – 33 minutes from Eye Kettleby Lakes Park

3rd - 5th August

Covering one mile along the lovely banks of the River Trent, The Riverside Festival is the biggest free festival in the area and boasts three days of live music, fireworks and a Children's Zone. This vibrant outdoor performance festival is sure to amaze and delight.


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The Big Feastival

The Costwolds – 34 minutes from Lincoln Farm Park

24th - 26th August

Presented by Jamie Oliver and Alex James, this fusion of food and music is a unique occasion to be enjoyed by the whole family. With top chef demos, cookery classes, a funfair and of course music from Basement Jaxx, Craig David and Clean Bandit, this is a weekend packed with goodness.


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Ludlow Food Festival

Ludlow Castle – 51 minutes from Oxon Hall Touring &Holiday Home Park

7th - 9th September

If you love good food, you're not going to want to miss the Ludlow Food Festival. Featuring food and drink from the best local producers, you'll be able to explore the stalls against the beautiful backdrop of the wonderfully historic Ludlow Castle.


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Hay Winter Festival

Hay-on-Wye – 31 minutes from Townsend

22nd - 25th November

This mini festival is the ideal event to get the Christmas spirit going. Enjoy Christmas shopping, author events, comedy, music as well as kids' workshops. During the festival the Christmas lights are turned on, so you'll have the chance to warm up with a winter tipple or two and enjoy the sights.

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