As another bank holiday will soon be here, I have been doing a little research, and put together a list of suggestions for great days out – enjoy!
- The Press Photographers Year 2011 exhibition at the National Theatre in Southbank. Running until September 4th. Check website for times. This showcases photographs used in the media. It’s a free event.
- A bit of history – Siege! English heritage have a special event running from the Sunday 28th – Monday 29th This event is taking place at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabeth Gardens in Warwickshire.
- The power of story telling – ‘Sting in the tale’. This special storytelling festival began on the 19th and finishes on the 29th August, with stories being told around camp fires, heritage walks, and workshops, being held in a variety of venues in Dorset. Program
- Football with a difference! The beautiful Cotswolds town of Bourton-on-the-water have a tradition of playing a game of football in the river Windrush that runs through the village, event is held on Monday 29th August – event is free to watch. There are some lovely shops and a perfumery to take advantage of!
- Take a trip on a steam railway. I can review that the ‘Watercress Line’ In Alresford, Hampshire, makes a lovely day out.
- Let’s go fly a kite! ‘Portsmouth International Kite Festival’ held on Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August. Entry Free.
- Be creative – ceramic painting. This is a great wet weather option. It makes a great afternoon out, with choosing an item to paint and there is often a lovely array of food and drinks, to help keep your creative juices flowing.
- See an open air theatre production -
- The Miracle Theatre Company is performing ‘Death of Sherlock Holmes’ at Trelissick Gardens in Cornwall, from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August.
- OVO Theatre Company is performing ‘Macbeth‘ at St Paul’s Walden Bury, Hitchen from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August.
- Chapterhouse Theatre Company is performing ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Exbury Gardens in Hampshire on Saturday 27th August.
- Hug a tree. Westonbirt are holding a special event – TreeFest running from Friday 26th – Monday 29th August. There will be music, crafts, food and workshops, highlighting the importance of trees. Children’s entry is free of charge. Camping is also available.
- A day out with our furry friends. Raising money for children with disabilities and their families. Essex Dog Day is being held in parkland at Hatfield Peverel on Sunday 28th August. The event is being opened by Jimmy Doherty from Jimmy’s Farm.
What suggestions do you have for this Bank Holiday weekend?
I hope you have a great bank holiday weekend.
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