Festival season has arrived at Luxury Family Hotels
Whether you are joining us for a seaside staycation with the family or a countryside break with your other half, here is our round-up of the best events to visit in our iconic locations.
Fowey Hall Hotel
Fowey is the place to be this season with an exciting programme of events lined up.
Spot the colourful sails of the Fowey River Sailing Boats at the Championship Weekend, hop on board the RNLI Lifeboat during Lifeboat Week, or immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the annual Regatta and Carnival. Venture a little further up the river to the town of Lostwithiel and celebrate the spirit of Cornwall at the annual ‘Gin Fest’ or, if you’re in the mood for a street party, be sure to join the fun at Lostwithiel Carnival Week in July.
From folk and food festivals to fayres and adventure trails, Moonfleet Manor is the perfect base for an adventure fuelled staycation on the Dorset coastline. Enjoy a spot of family-friendly outdoor theatre with an adaption of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland or embark on an educational journey as Weymouth Pavilion showcases ‘Trusting in the Waves’ – a visual experience that tells the little-known role that Weymouth played in the founding of The United States of America. If you’re a food enthusiast, be sure to stop off at Weymouth Food Festival after tiring adventurous souls with a trip along Weymouth’s Dinosaur Trail.
New Park Manor
Food lovers will be spoilt for choice with a visit to the New Forest this season. Make the short journey to Burley, Christchurch, or Lymington to enjoy a host of artisan food stalls and live cooking shows with a side of live entertainment. The annual County Show will showcase the very best of local agriculture and there’s even a Dogstival where furry friends are welcome to make a splash in the doggy diving pool.
It is the perfect time of year to sip down with a craft beer, or cider in the sun with views out to the rolling countryside, and you can do exactly that at the East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival. Or, if food is more your passion be sure to check out the Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival taking place over the August bank holiday. Live music is in abundance this season with tickets still available to Nearly Festival or the annual Red Rooster Festival. Plus, let’s not forget the endless amounts of al-fresco entertainment on offer on the Ickworth estate, including an adaptation of ‘As You Like It’ by Lord Chamberlain’s men.
A small town with big energy, Bradford-on-Avon is set to be a bustling hub of events this spring and summer. Experience traditional folklore at the Green Man Festival or sample the best of the surrounding countryside at the annual Food & Drink Festival. Should you wish to explore further afield, there is plenty of entertainment in the nearby city of Bath. From all things literature at Bath Festival to celebrating the arts at the Fringe Festival, or the eagerly anticipated Gin to My Tonic event at Bath Pavilion, there is something for all tastes and passions.