landcruise motorhome looking out at sunset over beach

Extend your summer

Posted on: Tuesday 28th of August 2018



If the last few years are anything to go by then September and October look likely to offer up some wonderful end of season sun.

Here are some other reasons why it really is the perfect time to go away:

  • the kids have gone back to school, so campsites and attractions will be less crowded
  • reduced rates at campsites due to being outside the school holidays
  • reduced rates when hiring a LandCruise motorhome due to being outside our peak-season
  • cooler temperatures means fewer bugs
  • the change of season can offer up some great scenery and photo opportunities.

Enjoy!

Blackpool Illuminations

Dates: 31 Aug to 4 Nov

visitblackpool.com

Every autumn, Blackpool lights up the sky with their famous illuminations. The flamboyant light show has been dazzling crowds since 1912, when 10,000 bulbs were lit to celebrate Blackpool’s first British royal family visit. The Illuminations have lit up Blackpool ever since.

 

Tour of Britain

Dates: 2 to 9 Sep

tourofbritain.co.uk

If the continued success of British cycling, particularly Geraint Thomas’ victory at Le Tour, has fuelled your desire for seeing more lycra clad athletes, then why not follow the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race. The Grand Depart takes place in Pembrey Country Park, in Wales, on Sun 2nd Sep with the final stage in London on Sun 9th Sep.

 

Thai Festival

Dates: 8 to 9 Sep

magicofthailand.co.uk

The Magic of Thailand are once again showcasing the Thai culture in a number of cities around the UK from Brighton up to Manchester. Parades, food, arts & crafts, dancing, thai boxing demonstrations, and not forgetting, ladyboys! Everything you need for a great weekend.

 

Head for the Hills Festival

Dates: 14 to 16 Sep

headforthehills.org.uk

The music festival season isn’t quite over as Head for the Hills, an award-winning weekend, features over fifty amazing artists and musicians including international acts, emerging UK talent and local heroes. Acts include, The Bluetones and the Boomtown Rats. There is no camping at the festival, so check out Burrs Country Park Club site.

 

Jane Austen Festival

Dates: 14 to 23 Sep

janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk

Over the course of ten wonderful days hundreds of Jane Austen enthusiasts descend upon the beautiful Georgian city of Bath to celebrate all things Austen. During the course of the ten days, there are over eighty events including the world-famous record breaking Grand Regency Costumed Promenade.

 

Wales Rally GBrally car drifting through water creating large splash. Wales Rally GB

Dates: 4 to 7 Oct

walesrallysgb.com

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.

 

Hull City Fair

Dates: 5 to 13 Sep

hullcityfair.com

Hull Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs, and one of Hull’s biggest traditions, as well as one of its oldest, having reached its 700th anniversary in 1993!

 

Bristol Festival of Literature

Dates: 19 to 29 Oct

bristolliteraturefestival.org

Bristol Festival of Literature is an annual celebration of the creative word in Bristol. The inaugural event launched in October 2011, with the aim of seeing literature presented across the city in fresh, exciting and meaningful ways.Go and expand your horizons.

‘Festival City’, Nottingham

Dates: October

visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk

Nottingham becomes host to a myriad of major festivals and events in October, making it the perfect time to go and visit. Like beer? Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival . Like funfairs? Goose Fair. Like live music? Hockley Hustle music festival. Want more beer? Oktoberfest. Have I missed anything?