Our British winter appears to be never ending, but rejoice! We can soon say goodbye to the dreary grey days and welcome the fresh colours of springtime. What better way to celebrate than planning a trip to one of England’s many springtime festivals and events.
Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham
Flatpack is one of Birmingham’s most inspiring and quirky festivals running 4 – 9 April 2017. You’ll find a compelling collection of experiential cinematic treats, cropping up in venues across the whole of Birmingham. From cycle powered short screenings to late night parties, it promises to be truly unique.
The V.I.B. (Very Independent Brighton) Food Tour, Central Brighton
Fancy a weekend at the seaside? This is a two-day weekend tour starting in 10 – 11 March 2017 and running right up until the end of October. A foodie heaven, it’s a celebration of unique makers and the unsung heroes of Brighton’s indy food and drinks scene. Find out more here.
Marsden Cuckoo Festival, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Let your hair down and have a good old-English knees up in rural West Yorkshire. The cuckoo is an ancient symbol to herald the coming of spring and is celebrated in the traditional-style festival at Marsden in April. You’ll find morris dancing, a maypole, a craft fair, street entertainment, duck races, storytelling, a colourful procession as well as lots of other free entertainment.
Harrogate Flower Show
England’s largest and more prestigious gardening event, The Harrogate Flower Show in April, is not to be missed if you have a love for the garden. The show will host the UK’s biggest floral art marquee with hundreds of beautiful designs created by flower clubs, flower arrangers and florists. You’ll also find lots of fun activities for children such as crafting and potting. Talented chefs will be demonstrating their creations in the Cookery Theatre.
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