Published: March 21, 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.