Festivals, Carnivals and Events

Festivals, Carnivals and Events around the UK, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including music festivals, carnivals and summer fayres.

Amazing line-up of music planned for Coastival

Music lovers are in for a treat during this year's Coastival festival in Scarborough with soul funk band Smoove & Turrell and jazz musician Dennis Rollins with the Mark Gordon Trio, to appear.

Organisers have lined up a full and varied programme of live music and DJ sets when the festival is held from 22nd to 24th February.

Headline act will be Smoove & Turrell, the popular Newcastle soul and funk band who will top the bill at an evening of music onCoastival Saturday at Scarborough Spa's Ocean Room from 7pm.

Coastival band

Around the world in (more than) 80 days at Penshurst Place

Exploration, navigation and discovery are the key themes for 2019 at Penshurst Place and Gardens, with a busy calendar of activity running from February through to the end of the year.

Join the great explorers on an enjoyable and educational journey around the world, with a packed line-up of entertaining days out for all the family. Just watch out for pirates and sea monsters along the way!

Historical event at Penshurst Place

Experience the Magic of Europe’s Festive Markets with Park Plaza this Christmas

‘Tis nearly the season to be jolly and nothing heralds the start of the Christmas period more than visiting a festive market. Since its first appearance in Germany in 1434, this charming tradition has been embraced by nearly every European city! With more choice and visitors than ever, the decision of which Christmas fair to visit can be overwhelming. To help you decide, Park Plaza Hotels® & Resorts shares its all-time favourite Christmas markets, giving you one less thing to organise yourself this festive season. 

Nuremberg

London at Christmas

Countdown To Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2018 Begins!

In less than 100 days’ time, festive fanatics can step into the ultimate yuletide utopia as Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park on 22nd November 2018, with a host of awe-inspiring new attractions including Ice Sculpting Workshops, Peter Pan On Ice, Teletubbies Christmas Show and the return of The Magical Ice Kingdom with a sparkling new theme – ‘The Enchanted Forest.’ Open daily from 10am – 10pm, merry-makers can also expect the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink (now even bigger), the return of Zippos Circus and Cirque Berserk with all new shows, and stand-up comedy ‘lates’ at the C

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland entrance

Well-being Festivals to Get You Inspired this Autumn from Vegan Events UK

There’s an exciting array of inspiring well-being festivals happening across the UK this autumn, organised by Vegan Events UK. And with an estimated 3.5 million people, and rising, in the UK identifying themselves as vegan [1], there’s never been a better time to find out more about this growing lifestyle choice.

Vegan Events Festival Stand

The Enchanted Forest 2018 gets off to a wild and wonderful start

Hundreds of invited visitors watched in delight as The Enchanted Forest launched its much-anticipated 2018 show Of The Wild in Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry, tonight (Wednesday, October 3).

Showcasing the wild and wonderful autumnal beauty of Highland Perthshire, the sound and light spectacular has released a record 80,000 tickets for its extended five-week run from October 4 until November 4, 2018.

Ian Sim, chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, which operates the event, said:

The Enchanted Forest 2018