For the last few years we’ve had some lovely weather in September and October, so why not take advantage of the extended summer and visit some of the great attractions and events still to take place in 2017.
When: 1-10 September
Where: The Tobacco Factory, Bristol
If you’re looking for something a little different to the usual events and festivals of the summer, then pop along to the Bristol Festival of Puppetry, the UK’s foremost international puppetry festival, celebrating puppetry in all its forms on stage and on screen. It’s 10 days packed with shows, films, parades, workshops and talks!
When: 4-11 September
If the continued success of Team GB and Chris Froome has fuelled your desire for seeing more lycra clad athletes, then why not follow the Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race. The Grand Depart takes place in Edinburgh on Sun 3rd Sep with the final stage in Cardiff on Sun 10th Sep.
When: 7-10 September
Where: Lulworth Estate, Dorset
One of the very best music festivals in the country, winning countless awards, Bestival continues to grow in popularity and is well known for it’s love of fancy dress. In 2010 it actually entered the Guinness Book of World Records for most people in fancy dress at one event, when 55,000 took part!
When: 7-10 September
Where: Peak District
Labelled as Britain’s most adventurous festival, as well as live music and entertainment, why not try your hand at a range of adventure activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, bushcraft. Sound like your kind of thing? You’ll need to be quick as there aren’t many tickets left!
When: 7-10 September
Where: Portmeirion, North Wales
Festival No.6 is the UK’s most unique experience. A multi award-winning music, arts and culture festival, located in the incredible and magical coastal town of Portmeirion, North Wales,with an eclectic mix of iconic and the best new artists. You really need to click on the link just to see how amazing this place looks!
When: 8-17 September
In September every year, hundreds of lovers of all things Austen descend on the city of Bath, for the largest gathering of Jane Austen enthusiasts in the world. Over the course of the 10 days you’ll find over eighty events such as – theatricals, musical soirees, food tasting, and the Regency Costumed Masked Ball. The whole thing starts on the first Saturday with the world famous record breaking Grand Regency Costumed Promenade.
When: 9-10 September
Where: Baiter Park, Poole
If I could pick any food to create a festival around it would be Thai! As well as all the delicious food to enjoy there will be traditional music and dancing, Muay Thai boxing, Thai massage, a Thai beer garden, and a Ladyboy show. Truly something for everyone!
When: 16-17 Sep
The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship returns to Silverstone in 2017 for the penultimate round of the season and what’s sure to be another thrilling weekend of racing. Go for the weekend and stay in one of the many sites on or nearby the circuit.
When: 16-17 September
Where: Kent Showground
The Paws in the Park Autumn Show promises to be their biggest and best ever. Try out new doggy activities, games, and dog sports from agility to water sports, and enter one of the amazing dog competitions including heelwork to music, agility and Novelty dog show classes.
When: 23 Sep – 8 Oct
The Great Bath Feast will once again be dominating the city as it celebrates it’s 5th birthday with a jam-packed schedule of events and promotions. It will be celebrating, acknowledging and paying tribute to the very best tastes and flavours that Bath has to offer from local producers, passionate artisans and unique, tiny tea houses to the nationally-acclaimed culinary superstars in some of the most talked about restaurants in the UK.
When: Various dates throughout Sep & Oct
Where: Munich, Germany and all over the UK
Celebrate the world’s largest festival and embrace Bavarian culture with your dirndl dresses and leather pants in Munich, the home of Oktoberfest.
Or if you don’t fancy hopping over to Germany, there are now loads of Oktoberfests all over the UK, and all with the same goal…to celebrate the joy of beer!
When: 26-29 October
Where: Colwyn Bay, North Wales
The Wales Rally GB is one of the biggest sporting events to take place in North Wales. The three-day event will see the drivers take on a series of spectacular tracks and challenges across North Wales including iconic stages at Chirk Castle and Hafren Sweet Lamb.