With another Bank Holiday nearly upon us you may well be now starting to think about where to go and what to see in your motorhome over the weekend of May 23 to 25.
Here are some suggestions of events taking place around the UK that we hope may inspire you. We’ve tried to pick various locations and offer a range of suggestions – from horse show and country fair to a singalong in a Victorian pub to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria!
May 23 – 24
Arley Horse Trials
Arley Horse Trials and Country Fair 2009, Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire.
The Arley Horse Trials and Country Fair is an ideal day out for all the family. The programme of arena attractions includes medieval jousting, sidesaddle demonstrations and falconry, rare breeds, angling demonstrations, gun dog demonstrations and pony club competitions. You can also enjoy the fun of the dog and watch ferrets on an obstacle course. There are also trade stands, crafts and quality gifts marquee and a band. You can then spend the Monday touring around the immediate area. Visit www.arleyhallandgardens.com
Stay at: Woodbine Cottage Caravan Park, Warrington Road, Acton Bridge, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 3QB. Tel: 01606 852319 / 07747 175327
May 23 – 25
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Queen Victoria’s 81st Birthday Celebrations, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge, Shropshire.
The residents of Blists Hill will be celebrating the 81st birthday of their much-loved Queen Victoria with great style, pomp and pageantry over the Bank Holiday weekend. Each day will be a fitting tribute to the gracious lady with an extravaganza of colour, music and street entertainment. Visitors to the New Inn can even join in a lively singalong with the pub’s music hall entertainers. Visit www.ironbridge.org.uk
Stay at: Severn Gorge Park, Bridgnorth Road, Tweedale, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 4JB. Tel: 01952 684789
May 23 – 25
Chipping Steam Fair
Chipping Steam Fair 2009, Green Lane Show Ground, Chipping, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
You can expect steam traction engines, steam rollers, commercial and military vehicles, motor bikes, organs, vintage and classic cars, classic plant tractors and implements, working exhibits, indoor and outdoor trade, tractor and auto jumble, barn engines, pedal cycles, crafts, Irish dancers, helicopter rides and dog agility display. Organisers promise a “fun day out for all the family”. Visit www.chippingsteamfair.co.uk
Stay at: Three Rivers Woodland Park, Eaves Hall Lane, West Bradford, Clitheroe, Lancashire. Tel: 01200 423523.
May 24 – 25
Tavistock Garden Festival
Tavistock Garden Festival, Devon.
If you’re planning a trip to Devon over the Bank Holiday weekend then why not pop along to this free garden festival, the fifth to be held in the historic market town of Tavistock, which will feature an array of plants for sale, plus a chance to talk to experts. The town lies on the edge of Dartmoor National Park so there’s plenty to do and see in this beautiful area. Call 01822 613529 for more information.
Stay at: Woodovis Caravan & Camping Park, Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8NY. Tel: 01822 832968. Web: www.woodovis.com.
Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.