Best time to visit England

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Best time of year to visit England

Although you can enjoy the relatively temperate climate all year round, April to early June and September to October are the best time to visit England. The weather during these months is warm, mostly dry and pleasant. In spring, you can witness crocuses in bloom and puffins flickering on Farne Islands. Autumn offers you exquisite delicacies like chestnuts, oysters, and crabs and beautiful red and yellow hues in national parks. Although sunny summer mornings can abruptly turn into rainy afternoons, late June to August show the driest and the hottest weather and host lots of open-air festivals. The crowds during summertime are madding, but the stunning beaches and the chalk cliffs of East Sussex are still great to visit. December to February can be an enjoyable time to visit English cities when major attractions see shorter queues and Christmasy spirit warms visitors and locals.

7 THINGS TO DO IN ENGLAND (JULY 21 - JULY 30)

Wistman's Wood

Wistman's Wood

all year round • nature

One of the few remote high-altitude oakwoods that remain in England

Tower of London

Tower of London

all year round • activity

Visit the iconic landmark which played a pivotal role in the history of London

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

November–March (all year round) • activity

This place used to be the best-kept secret of the British government, the place from where Sir Winston Churchill directed the World War II

Kirkstone Pass

Kirkstone Pass

all year round • activity

The highest pass in the Lake District that is open to motor traffic

Cat and Fiddle Road

Cat and Fiddle Road

all year round • activity

The most dangerous road in Britain attracts bikers and tourists

The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree

all year round • activity

A wind-powered sound sculpture made of galvanized steel pipes

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

all year round • activity

Numerous sandy beaches around London are perfect for a weekend trip

191 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Lumiere Festival

Lumiere Festival

out of rangeNovember 16–19, 2023 • event

The largest light festival in the UK features amazing installations

BBC Proms

BBC Proms

out of rangeJuly 19–September 14, 2024 • event

Enjoy eight weeks of world-class music in iconic venue at a reasonable price

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

out of rangeAugust 9–11, 2024 • event

One of the biggest hot air balloon events in Europe

Oswestry Balloon Carnival

Oswestry Balloon Carnival

out of rangeAugust 17-18, 2024 • event

The Balloon Festival is an amazing visual spectacle and a great way to cap off the weekend

Stratford River Festival

Stratford River Festival

on holdJuly 2024 • event

Spectacular narrow boats invite you to sail down the banks of the Avon

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

out of rangelate September–mid-March • nature

This incredible natural phenomenon can be seen even in Kent and Cornwall

Land of Light at Longleat

Land of Light at Longleat

out of rangeNovember 9, 2024-January 5, 2025 • event

Thousands of elegant Chinese style lanterns attract a large number of visitors to Longleat

Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby Goth Weekend

out of rangeApril 26–28, 2024 | November 1–3, 2024 • event

Dress up for one of the world’s premier Goth events and listen to some great music at this alternative music festival

London Christmas Lights

London Christmas Lights

out of rangeearly November–early January • event

The capital of the UK glows and shines getting ready for the holidays

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

out of rangeAugust 24-26, 2024 • event

The capital of Great Britain is hardly recognizable when the Afro-Caribbean spirit revels in the streets of London

Open House London

Open House London

out of rangeSeptember 14-22, 2024 • event

A unique occasion to discover London's secret venues with free guided tours

Poppy Fields

Poppy Fields

out of rangemid-June–September (best in late June–July) • nature

Enjoy rural England in early summer when the countryside turns red with flowering poppies

Peasholm Park Naval Warfare

Peasholm Park Naval Warfare

out of rangeJuly 1–September 2, 2024 (Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) • event

Witness the oldest continuously simulated battle in the world

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

out of rangeNovember 5, 2023 • event

Spectacular cars from the end of the 19th century preserve the spirit of good old England

Jorvik Viking Festival

Jorvik Viking Festival

out of rangeFebruary 12–18, 2024 • event

Plunge into history, returning to the Viking era in the historical city of York

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

out of rangeJuly 13–14, 2024 • event

Check out theatrical performances depicting one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Scarlet and White Roses

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

unconfirmedFebruary 10–24, 2024 • event

Watch the iconic Dragon, Unicorn, and Lion Dancer parades and lots of cultural activities in the heart of Liverpool’s Chinatown

Christmas Carols in London

Christmas Carols in London

out of rangeDecember • event

The jolly singers share Christmas joy with everyone

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

out of rangeMarch 17, 2025 • event

Raise a glass to Ireland while the green procession paves its way through the centre of London

Glastonbury Chilkwell Carnival

Glastonbury Chilkwell Carnival

out of rangeNovember 16, 2024 • event

The medieval town welcomes an army of brightly illuminated floats

London New Year's Eve Fireworks & Traditions

London New Year's Eve Fireworks & Traditions

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

The British consider the New Year to be a secondary holiday, but they celebrate it well anyway!

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

out of rangeearly November–early January • event

Pop-up ice rinks and holiday fairs cheer up the dark winters with their twinkling lights

The War and Peace Revival

The War and Peace Revival

canceledJuly, 2024 • event

The world's largest military vehicle show and festival

Robin Hood Festival

Robin Hood Festival

out of rangeAugust 3–26, 2024 • event

A knightly tournament with real ale, live music, and theatre performances in a medieval village with street artists and travelling minstrels

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

out of rangeAugust 23-September 8, 2024 • event

This summer weekend is devoted to modern art and outdoor performances

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

out of rangeMay–October • event

Would you like to visit a Renaissance Theatre? The reconstructed open-air Globe stages plays in a 17th century fashion

Chinese New Year in Manchester

Chinese New Year in Manchester

out of rangeFebruary 10–11, 2024 • event

The weekend full of fun, culminating with the colorful Dragon Parade

World Worm Charming Championships

World Worm Charming Championships

out of rangeJune 22, 2024 • event

How many worms can you attract from the ground? An annual competition in Willaston (Cheshire, UK) draws enthusiasts from all over the world

Sky Safari: Longleat Balloon Festival

Sky Safari: Longleat Balloon Festival

unconfirmedSeptember 8–10, 2024 • event

The largest ballooning event in the UK

Truro City of Lights

Truro City of Lights

out of rangeNovember 24, 2024 • event

Cornwall's most prominent lights and arts festival

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields

out of rangemid-June/July–early August • nature

Fields of flowering lavender decorate the landscapes of England with enchanting shades from smoky-lilac to blue-purple

Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Broadstairs Dickens Festival

out of rangeJune 14-16, 2024 • event

This costumed event brings back Oliver Twist and other Victorian era charcters

Swan Upping

Swan Upping

out of rangeJuly 15–19, 2024 • event

The swans are surrounded with special attention in England

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

out of rangeApril–early May • nature

Beautiful pink sign of spring arrival

Lovebox Festival

Lovebox Festival

on holdJuly 12–13, 2019 • event

Enjoy the the genre-blurring lineup during one of the finest festivals in London

Starling Murmuration

Starling Murmuration

out of rangeNovember–February • nature

It's unclear how these birds are choosing their wintering grounds. But for some reason, quite a lot stop by at Brighton Pier for the entire season

Wireless Festival

Wireless Festival

out of rangeJuly 12-14, 2024 • event

Let this fantastic event be a highlight of your London summer!

Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake

out of rangeMay 27, 2024 • event

This race for cheese is a lot of fun for daredevils

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival

out of rangeJune 26-30, 2024 • event

Have you ever been to the most significant greenfield event in the world?

Stonehenge: Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn Equinox, and Winter Solstice

Stonehenge: Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn Equinox, and Winter Solstice

out of rangeSeptember 21–September 22 | December 21–December 22 | March 20–March 21 | June 20–June 21 • event

Thousands of pagans, Krishnaits, druids and a plentitude of curious wanderers celebrate solstices and equinoxes at the famous Neolithic site

Manchester New Year's Eve

Manchester New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

Round off the old year with an amazing fireworks display in Manchester

Telford Balloon Fiesta

Telford Balloon Fiesta

out of rangeAugust 23–25, 2024 • event

A spectacular summer festival in Telford Town Park

Crabs

Crabs

out of rangeApril–November  • food

Crab meat is a real delicacy, it is tender, tasty, and like almost all seafood, very nutritious

Puffins on the Farne Islands

Puffins on the Farne Islands

out of rangeApril–mid-July • nature

See these amazing birds on the northeast coast of England!

Burning the Clocks

Burning the Clocks

out of rangeDecember 21 • event

A unique community lantern parade in Brighton

Christmas Lights in Liverpool

Christmas Lights in Liverpool

unconfirmedDecember–January • event

Liverpool looks brighter than ever during the holiday season

Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Check out this awesome geological time capsule and take a big step back in time!

Premier League

Premier League

out of rangeAugust 17, 2024-May 25, 2025 • event

Crazy about football? Give in to your passion at the greatest games of the English Premier League hosted in the capital

Lewes Bonfire Night

Lewes Bonfire Night

out of rangeNovember 5 • event

Called bonfire capital of the world, Lewes hosts the largest festivities in the UK

St. Patrick's Day in Manchester

St. Patrick's Day in Manchester

out of rangeMarch 8–17, 2024 • event

Soak up the atmosphere of the Emerald Isle at the Manchester Irish Festival

Comic Con Manchester

Comic Con Manchester

out of rangeJuly 27-28, 2024 • event

The flagship comic con event for North West England

Horse and Pony Riding

Horse and Pony Riding

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Horses—for adults, ponies—for younger riders, and beautiful natural trails with windmills​ and red deer—for all to enjoy

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

out of rangeJuly 5-7, 2024 • event

Three days of jazz and blues in the Sussex countryside

Chester Christmas Market

Chester Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 18–December 21, 2023 • event

One of Cheshire's best Christmas markets, close to Liverpool and Manchester

Reading & Leeds Festivals

Reading & Leeds Festivals

out of rangeAugust 21-25, 2024 • event

Some of the most popular music festivals in the UK with great names of pop and rock

Royal Shrovetide Football

Royal Shrovetide Football

out of rangeFebruary 13–14, 2024 • event

This wild 16-hour football match in Ashbourne is a grand event that has been taking place in the town since the 17th century

Coast to Coast Walk

Coast to Coast Walk

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Recognized as a classic, the Coast to Coast route continues to delight trekkers

Deer Watching in Richmond Park

Deer Watching in Richmond Park

out of rangeSeptember–October (rutting) | May–July (birthing) • activity

This park is not fenced off, deer roam where they want

The Great Knaresborough Bed Race

The Great Knaresborough Bed Race

out of rangeJune 8, 2024 • event

This fun event involves almost everybody in the town and attracts thousands of visitors

Brighton Christmas Market

Brighton Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 18-December 24, 2024 • event

This Christmas market truly verges on the sublime

Exploring the Lake District

Exploring the Lake District

out of rangeApril–October • nature

Idyllic landscapes with ancient villages preserve the memory of the old times

Liverpool Ice Festival

Liverpool Ice Festival

unconfirmedmid-November–early January • event

Wonderland-style event at the iconic Liverpool Pier Head

Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater Carnival

out of rangeNovember 5, 2022 • event

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival is a huge illuminated carnival that can surely take your breath away. Check out why!

Bradford Festival Of Lights (Bradford is #LiT)

Bradford Festival Of Lights (Bradford is #LiT)

out of rangeNovember 3–4, 2023 • event

Amazing fireworks and art in West Yorkshire

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

Manchester City Center is especially joyful during the winter season

Wimbledon

Wimbledon

out of rangeJune 30-July 13, 2025 • event

The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament, one of four Grand Slam tournaments

Polo

Polo

out of rangeMay–September • activity

There is a tradition of priming the turf after the first two chukkers: spectators leave their seats and stroll around the field

York Food Festival

York Food Festival

out of rangeSeptember 20–29, 2024 • event

An awesome gastronomical festival fitting every taste

Chester Winter Watch Parade

Chester Winter Watch Parade

out of rangeDecember 07 - December 14 • event

An extravagant Christmas tradition stemming from the Middle Ages

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Birmingham

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Birmingham

out of rangeMarch 17, 2024 • event

The third largest St. Paddy's parade in the UK

York Christmas Market

York Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 16–December 22 • event

We're happy to present to you one of the most magical Christmas markets in the world

Berry Season

Berry Season

out of rangeMay–October • food

Treat yourself to delicious deserts with pieces of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangeOctober, 2024 • event

The festival of fear: London's spookiest Halloween events will scare the hell out of you

Horse-Racing: Royal Ascot

Horse-Racing: Royal Ascot

out of rangeJune 18-22, 2024 • event

Royal Ascot combines exquisite English fashion with high-quality racing

Shambala Festival

Shambala Festival

out of rangeAugust 22-25, 2024 • event

Adventures in utopia with plenty of music, art and films

NKD Fest (EveryBody Naked Festival)

NKD Fest (EveryBody Naked Festival)

out of rangeAugust 15–19, 2024 • event

Youth and families gather every summer for this clothes-free festival. Dare to join?

Midlands Air Festival

Midlands Air Festival

out of rangeMay 31-June 2, 2024 • event

A breathtaking aviation event with hot air balloons and a nightfire show

Mediterranean Cruises

Mediterranean Cruises

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Enjoy an award-winning vacation, highlighting picture-perfect coasts, ancient history, and fine cuisine

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watching

out of rangeJune–August  • activity

Admire the games of dolphins in their natural surroundings and magnificent views off the coast of England

Beach Season

Beach Season

out of rangemid-May–September • activity

Sunny mornings in England can easily turn into afternoon rains, but if you don't mind the weather, local beaches can surprise you with their beauty

The Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary

The Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary

out of rangeNovember 4 • event

One of the most colourful Bonfire Night traditions in England

Snake Pass

Snake Pass

out of rangeApril–October • activity

One of the most beautiful roads in England

Duxford Air Shows

Duxford Air Shows

out of rangeMay 5, 2024 | June 1–2, 2024 | July 26, 2024 | August 17, 2024 | August 31, 2024 | September 14–15, 2024... Show more • event

Visit Britain's largest aviation museum when it hosts military air shows

Boomtown Fair

Boomtown Fair

out of rangeAugust 7-11, 2024 • event

Be a part of a phenomenal alternative world, be a part of the story!

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

out of rangeJune–August • activity

The remains of the wall between the cities of Corbridge and Greenhead are the best preserved

Lawn Mower Racing World Championships

Lawn Mower Racing World Championships

out of rangeMay 25–26, 2024 • event

Racing is always competitive and spectacular. And how about lawn mower racing?

World Toe Wrestling Championships

World Toe Wrestling Championships

out of rangeAugust 31, 2024 • event

Have you ever met someone with extraordinary strong toes? You can do it during the annual Toe Wrestling Championship

Crufts

Crufts

out of rangeMarch 7-10, 2024 • event

The World's greatest dog show full of competitions, awards and entertainment

Shuttleworth Air Shows

Shuttleworth Air Shows

out of rangeMay 12-October 6, 2024 • event

Choose any from a series of premier air shows between May and October

Nottingham Winter Wonderland

Nottingham Winter Wonderland

out of rangeNovember 7–December 31 • event

Become a part of the English holiday fairytale at this Christmas market

Crocuses

Crocuses

out of rangelate-February–March • nature

Exploring London's parks, one might find a "Crocus Carpet" or even an entire meadow of crocuses

English Greyhound Derby

English Greyhound Derby

out of rangeMay–June • event

Watch elite dogs compete with grace in this traditional race

Chalk Cliffs of East Sussex

Chalk Cliffs of East Sussex

out of rangeApril–October • nature

Please your eyes with the white cliffs of Seven Sisters and Beachy Head covered with green grass, and enjoy some hike along the shore whatever the weather

Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival

out of rangeMarch 12-15, 2024 • event

Discover the elite world of English royal races with their upscale atmosphere and entertainment

Leicester Caribbean Carnival

Leicester Caribbean Carnival

unconfirmedAugust 3, 2024 • event

Have you ever watched an authentic Caribbean-style carnival? It's time to let your hair down in Leicester

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 22-December 22, 2024 • event

Check out one of Europe's best holiday fairs at the history-rich Medieval cathedral

Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival

out of rangeJune 20-23, 2024 • event

This festival is all about escapism thanks to its atmospheric location

Sweet Chestnut Season

Sweet Chestnut Season

out of rangeOctober–late December • food

Large steaming braziers, from which a fragrant smoke spreads, is a typical sight for the Englishmen in the fall

Rugby Union

Rugby Union

out of rangeSeptember–May • event

England takes great pride in Rugby Union, the oldest type of rugby football

Dunster by Candlelight

Dunster by Candlelight

out of rangeDecember 6-8, 2024 • event

The medieval village lights its streets with soft candles, lanterns, and torches

Christmas Markets in England

Christmas Markets in England

out of rangeearly November–early January • event

Holidays wouldn't be complete without a winter market experience

Northampton Balloon Festival

Northampton Balloon Festival

out of rangeAugust 16–18, 2024 • event

Celebrate summer in the heart of the Midlands with balloons, funfair rides, and live music

Bristol Christmas Market

Bristol Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 3–December 23, 2023 • event

Feel the English holiday vibe at this Christmas market

Canterbury Christmas Market

Canterbury Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 10-December 24, 2024 • event

Visit this Christmas market to find out what the real holiday magic is

Salisbury Christmas Market

Salisbury Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 18–December 31, 2023 • event

Soak up the festive spirit in a beautiful medieval cathedral city, lying at the confluence of three rivers

Sea Fishing

Sea Fishing

out of rangeMarch–October  • activity

Fishing in English waters is rewarding, taking into account quantity of the catch and its size

Download Festival

Download Festival

out of rangeJune 14-16, 2024 • event

The legendary rock festival in England which discovered some great names in the past

British Grand Prix

British Grand Prix

out of rangeJuly 4-7, 2024 • event

The Grand Prix at Silverstone is one of the oldest in the history of Formula 1

Bishop Rock Lighthouse

Bishop Rock Lighthouse

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Visit the world's smallest island with a building

Liverpool Christmas Market

Liverpool Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 18–December 24, 2023 • event

The traditional winter market in the city center is one of the best in England

Comic Con Liverpool

Comic Con Liverpool

out of rangeMay 4-5, 2024 • event

Celebrate all things popular culture at Liverpool's official comic convention

Leeds Light Night Lights Festival

Leeds Light Night Lights Festival

out of rangeOctober 12–13, 2023 • event

Don't miss UK’s most mesmerizing light festival

EFG London Jazz Festival

EFG London Jazz Festival

out of rangeNovember 15-24, 2024 • event

Meet your soulmates at this awesome jazz fest

Bestival

Bestival

out of rangeJuly 25–28, 2024 • event

Chilling with your family couldn't be more exciting!

Mushroom Season

Mushroom Season

out of rangeSeptember–October • food

Are you keen on fresh mushrooms? Local porcini must be a real treat for you!

Lambing Season

Lambing Season

out of rangeMarch–May  • nature

Learn more about lambing or just see little lambs up close in springtime on English farms

Creamfields

Creamfields

out of rangeAugust 22-25, 2024 • event

The best weekend dance party in England! This event attracts the best DJs and thousands from all over the world

Bournemouth Christmas Market

Bournemouth Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 18, 2023–January 1, 2024 • event

One of England's most authentic Christmas celebrations

Christmas Holidays

Christmas Holidays

out of rangeDecember 24–December 26 • event

"Have yourself a merry little Christmas"—in the English style!

Surfing

Surfing

out of rangeOctober–April • activity

The best place to surf in Foggy Albion is Cornwall with its extensive beaches and big waves

Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre

Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre

out of rangeNovember–March • activity

Discover skiing and snowboarding within one hour drive from London

Duck and Goose Eggs

Duck and Goose Eggs

out of rangeFebruary–June | September • food

Try a duck or goose egg omelette for a change or for the sake of new experience. You may develop a taste for it!

Oysters

Oysters

out of rangeOctober–February • food

In the 19th century, oysters were cheap and abundant, nowadays—much more expensive and scarce so be appreciative!

Lobster

Lobster

out of rangeJune–August • food

Be sure to try the local lobster in London

Royal International Air Tattoo

Royal International Air Tattoo

out of rangeJuly 19-21, 2024 • event

Take a chance to enjoy one of the largest air shows and have a blast

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

out of rangeMay 1–6, 2024 • event

The spring celebration of all genres of jazz

Canoeing on the River Wye

Canoeing on the River Wye

out of rangeMarch–May • activity

An unforgettable outdoor activity for water sports fans

Virgin Money London Marathon

Virgin Money London Marathon

out of rangeApril 21, 2024 • event

This London Marathon is a great way to observe the main landmarks of the city and collect money for charity all in a single day

English Cricket

English Cricket

out of rangeApril–late September • activity

For beginners who are watching this game for the first time, it can seem boring before you understand the intricacies, but dedicated Englishmen really appreciate this sport!

Shark Watching

Shark Watching

out of rangeMay–October • nature

Now giant sharks are more frequent visitors of English coastal waters

Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival

out of rangeAugust 25–27, 2023 • event

A popular family-friendly event for music fans, a stone’s throw from the beach in Portsmouth

Winnats Pass

Winnats Pass

out of rangeMarch–November • activity

A narrow and winding road at the Peak District National Park

Luton Carnival

Luton Carnival

out of rangeMay 27, 2024 • event

Join ​​the largest one-day carnival in the UK and enjoy multiple activities it has prepared for you

Clacton Airshow

Clacton Airshow

out of rangeAugust 22-23, 2024 • event

Join this spectacular two-day event on the seafront in Clacton-on-Sea

MCM Birmingham Comic Con

MCM Birmingham Comic Con

out of rangeDecember 1–3, 2023 • event

Visit an epic cosplay event in the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham

Leeds Christmas Market

Leeds Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 24–December 22, 2023 • event

Christkindelmarkt in Leeds is a great chance to celebrate winter with a blast

Manchester Jazz Festival

Manchester Jazz Festival

out of rangeMay 17-26, 2024 • event

Enjoy jazzing at the city's longest-running music event!

Ealing Jazz Festival

Ealing Jazz Festival

out of rangeJuly 10-August 4, 2024 • event

Save the date for this unique music festival

Marsden Jazz Festival

Marsden Jazz Festival

out of rangeOctober 6–8, 2023 • event

Let the music ring across the lofty Yorkshire Pennies

Easter

Easter

out of rangeMarch 31, 2024 • event

Easter brings in long-standing traditions: baking Easter cakes, painting eggs, and attending a night mass at church

May Day

May Day

out of rangeMay 1–6, 2024 • event

A beautiful spring-time tradition with long history

Christmas Lights in Manchester

Christmas Lights in Manchester

out of rangelate September–December • event

From the city center to the Greater Manchester area, there are plenty of winter trails to explore

The Great Balloon Race

The Great Balloon Race

overSeptember 8–10, 2023 • event

A favorite ballooning event takes place several times throughout summer in some of the finest venues across England

Birmingham Pride

Birmingham Pride

out of rangeMay 25-26, 2024 • event

Visit one of the most important LGBTQ+ festivals in Great Britain

Abingdon Air & Country Show

Abingdon Air & Country Show

out of rangeMay 18, 2024 • event

A delightful mix of dynamic flying displays, arts, and crafts at one place

Sheffield Christmas Market

Sheffield Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 16–December 24 • event

You will definitely find something for yourself at this wonderful market

Weston Park Model Airshow

Weston Park Model Airshow

out of rangeJune 14-16, 2024 • event

Check out one of Europe's biggest airshows!

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow

out of rangeAugust 15-18, 2024 • event

Every August, Eastbourne seafront plays host to an award-winning and free air show

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

out of rangeSeptember–March • food

Though the once named "Girasole" artichokes have been renamed "Jerusalem" artichokes though the great taste remains the same

Apple Day

Apple Day

out of rangeOctober  • event

Discover "tasty" Apple Day in England, although you will be offered much more than just apples

Asparagus Season

Asparagus Season

out of rangeMay–June • food

Asparagus has acquired the glory of an aristocratic product

Boating along Chesterfield Canal

Boating along Chesterfield Canal

out of rangeApril–October • activity

The historical canal was a peak of British engineering at its time

Hardknott Pass

Hardknott Pass

out of rangeApril–October • activity

This scenic road is one of the steepest in England

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations

out of rangeAugust 30, 2024–January 5, 2025 • event

Six miles of the brightest light display in England

Isle of Wight Balloon Festival

Isle of Wight Balloon Festival

overlate May 2023 • event

A popular ballooning event at Robin Hill Country Park

Elderflowers

Elderflowers

out of rangeJune • nature

Native to Britain, elder trees steeped in mystery and superstition were even referred to as a panacea: it's believed that the elderflower prolongs life!

Bats Fluttering

Bats Fluttering

out of rangeJune–August • nature

Bats have been an integral part of the wildlife in England for many centuries

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

out of rangeFebruary 13, 2024 • event

The day before the beginning of Lent when English families prepare a hearty meal with pancakes

Maverick Festival

Maverick Festival

out of rangeJuly 5-7, 2024 • event

UK's major Americana event in the Suffolk countryside

Cosford Air Show

Cosford Air Show

out of rangeJune 9, 2024 • event

The second biggest airshow organized by Royal Air Force

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

out of rangeMay–June | November–March • activity

Watching birds in their natural habitat is a popular pastime in England

Mussels

Mussels

out of rangeOctober–March • food

Black mussels in the company of other "mollusk-like brothers" are known as a true gastronomic pleasure

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

out of rangeOctober • food

The "golden head" is full of delicious seeds and vitamins

Hunting Season & Game Meat

Hunting Season & Game Meat

out of rangeAugust, 12–February • activity

While London's licensed hunters try their shooting skills, you can treat your stomach to some delicious game meat

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle

out of rangeApril 1–November 5, 2023 • activity

This haunted castle was an inspiration for famous novels and movies

NASS Festival

NASS Festival

out of rangeJuly 6–9, 2023 • event

Long weekend full of action sports, cutting-edge music, and parties

Noisily Festival

Noisily Festival

out of rangeJuly 11-14, 2024 • event

An open-air electronic music and arts festival held in a beautiful setting

Chagstock Festival

Chagstock Festival

out of rangeJuly 21–22, 2023 • event

An international music festival in Devon with 5,000-people capacity and great views

Aintree Grand National

Aintree Grand National

out of rangeApril 11-13, 2024 • event

The most famous handicap horse race in the world

Whitley Bay Carnival

Whitley Bay Carnival

out of rangeMay 25-26, 2024 • event

Join hundreds of joyful people to celebrate life

Headcorn Battle of Britain

Headcorn Battle of Britain

out of rangeJuly 5-7, 2024 • event

The Battle of Britain Air Show is an air show that is worth visiting because it features a lot of entertainment

Gransden Air Show

Gransden Air Show

out of rangeAugust 25, 2024 • event

Enjoy this one-day air show that features an amazing car show and plenty of ground activities

Driffield Steam Rally and Fair

Driffield Steam Rally and Fair

out of rangeAugust 10-11, 2024 • event

A vintage showcase in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Cross the Tracks

Cross the Tracks

out of rangeMay 26, 2024 • event

London’s number one festival of jazz, funk and soul

Punkie Night in Somerset

Punkie Night in Somerset

out of rangeOctober 26, 2023 • event

Enjoy an atmospheric event linked with Halloween

The Beat-Herder Festival

The Beat-Herder Festival

out of rangeJuly 18-21, 2024 • event

A summer festival in Lancashire that combines psychedelic rock and techno

Teignmouth Airshow

Teignmouth Airshow

out of rangeJuly 5–7, 2024 • event

An exciting free event in the beautiful English Riviera town of Teignmouth

Lincoln Comic Con (Linc-Con)

Lincoln Comic Con (Linc-Con)

out of rangeOctober 5, 2024 • event

A vibrant comic convention in English East Midlands

Cornwall Christmas Markets

Cornwall Christmas Markets

out of rangelate November–late December • event

Seasonal festivities and excellent Cornish food by the Atlantic Ocean

Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth Country Fair

out of rangeAugust 30-September 1, 2024 • event

A Derbyshire showcase of the very best countryside has to offer

Birmingham Chinese New Year

Birmingham Chinese New Year

out of rangeFebruary 11, 2024 • event

One of the largest annual festivities in Birmingham

Blackpool Air Show

Blackpool Air Show

out of rangeAugust 10-11, 2024 • event

Spectacular aerial displays over the Irish Sea waterfront

Old Buckenham Airshow

Old Buckenham Airshow

out of rangeJuly 27-28, 2024 • event

The biggest airshow in Norfolk and Suffolk

Kingston Christmas Market

Kingston Christmas Market

out of rangeNovember 16–December 31 • event

A traditional market in the town of Kingston-upon-Thames in South West London

Oxford Christmas Market

Oxford Christmas Market

canceledDecember • event

A holiday fair in one of England's most famous cities

Fowey Christmas Market

Fowey Christmas Market

out of rangeDecember 8–10, 2023 • event

A festive weekend with plenty of entertainment, shopping, and food

Great Missenden Food Festival

Great Missenden Food Festival

out of rangeMarch 29–August 26, 2024 (Easter Bank Holiday Weekend and Bank Holiday Weekend)  • event

Foodies' paradise in the Misbourne Valley

East Kirkby Air Show

East Kirkby Air Show

out of rangeAugust 3, 2024 • event

The biggest independent air show in Lincolnshire

Jersey International Air Display

Jersey International Air Display

out of rangeSeptember 12, 2024 • event

The spectacular air show in the Channel Islands

Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival

out of rangeMay 3–25, 2025 • event

One of the largest free art festivals in Europe

Peas

Peas

out of rangeAugust • food

Enjoy freshly shelled English peas!

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