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Bank Holiday Weekend Events

Written by Yeyen

Let’s go on an adventure this August bank holiday,
You’ll be spoilt for choice with these fun places to play!
With farms,  zoos, Star Wars and more,
Here’s some fab and free places for you to explore!

22nd Jul 2017 – 3rd Sep 2017
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credit: ZSL London Zoo

A very exciting Summer awaits all the family as a new herd of animals are set to visit this zoo – dinosaurs! Families can lose themselves in a prehistoric world and meet moving monsters including the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex. Kids can follow a fun trail and even dig for fossils. Find out more.

8th Aug 2017 – 28th Aug 2017
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credit: The Beatles Story

Kids will love these fun free workshops, where they can make their very own music inspired hanging mobile, listen to fun stories or create a piece of funky art. There is even a Bank Holiday quiz where all the family can test their Beatles knowledge. Find out more.

29th Jul 2017 – 3rd Sep 2017
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Kids will love joining in with this brilliant, exciting Summer Academy, where they can become real life explorers and learn survival skills, attempt challenges and have a go at an assault course! There will be live shows demonstrating how animals and humans can survive in extreme conditions. Find out more.

Shark Trail, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth

Until 3rd September
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Come and follow a fun family trail searching for hidden fins and beady shark eyes that will take you all around this Dockyard, where you will see some awesome ships from the Navy’s history. BOOK HERE.

28th Aug 2017 – 29th Aug 2017

The Sunday of Notting Hill Carnival is all about the kids and there will be a children’s parade with flamboyant costumes and riotous colours, dancing to steel bands, live music and family workshops. Enjoy delicious Caribbean food and soak up the amazing atmosphere of this famous annual event. Find out more.

1st Aug 2017 – 31st Aug 2017

Stand by the phone on Tuesday 13th June at 10:00! From 1-31 August you can take a child for free to see this wonderful musical show when accompanied by a full paying adult! Two additional kids can then go at half price! What a fantastic offer and the good news is it isn’t just for this brilliant show, you can use the offer for other fabulous family performances such as Annie, The Adventure of Pinocchio, Wicked, Gangsta Granny and many more! Check out the website for all information and treat the kids this Summer! Find out more.

International Scooter Rally, Isle of Wight

25th – 28th August

Credit: Isle of Wight

Come and see over 5,000 Vespa and Lambretta scooters, which will be rounded up for one of the world’s largest scooter rallies! Expect both modern and vintage scooters, all of which make the ultimate social media photo backdrop! There’ll be plenty of excitement around as bustling crowds cheer on the racers. Find out more.

Pokémon Swap Shop, Scotland

26th – 27th August

Pokémon fans rejoice! M&D’s is set to host another free swap shop at their Starcast Fun Stage, where you can trade cards and build up your collection and meet fellow fans. Plus there’ll be a ton of new Pokémon merchandise on offer, as well as three Pokémon Go Pokéstops for fans of the game that took the world by storm last summer. Find out more.

BBC Good Food Feast, Hampton Court Palace

26th – 28th August

Credit: Hampton Court Palace

This year discover even more delicious tastes, a great selection of artisan producers, fab chefs and experts, street food and pop-up bars along with great live music and fantastic kid’s entertainment. All set within the backdrop and grounds of the stunning Hampton Court Palace. Feast your taste buds in the palace gardens before exploring Henry VIII’s magnificent palace – all tickets include entry to the palace! Find out more.

Star Wars Identities – The Exhibition, O2 London

Until 3rd September 2017

Held at The 02 in London, this exciting exhibition lets you relive the popular films in a whole new way! Come and see over 200 props, models, costumes and artwork from the films. You’ll also have the chance to take on an interactive quest! Find out more.

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Until 3rd September 2017

The T-rex makes a triumphant return in this wild Natural History Museum Dinosaur Encounter exhibition, packed with animatronic versions of these prehistoric icons. The beast will be 4 metres high and 7 metres wide, joined by a whole host of fellow dinosaurs nestled away throughout the museum! Find out more.

Mad Hatter Tea Party, Bolton Food and Drink Festival

25th – 28th August

One of the most anticipated events in the North West, this festival is a foodie haven. Expect cooking demonstrations, speciality markets, live music and plenty of fun for the whole family. Find out more.

Summer Living History, Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Until 3rd September 2017

Visit Beaulieu this Summer and explore over 800 years of history. Listen to special talks, watch falconry displays, play old fashioned games or follow a quiz trail. There will be Victorian music to listen to and Medieval monks to meet too! Find out more.

Summer Holiday, Marwell Zoological Park

Until 31st August

Visit the Lemur Walkthrough this Summer and see a special themed exhibit that will enlighten everyone about the evolution of lemurs! Have a selfie with a costumed character and follow an Explorer’s Trail collecting stamps along the way. Find out more.

Summer Nights! West Midland’s Safari Park, Bewdley

Until 3rd September

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Just what do all the animals that call this park home get up to in the evenings? This Summer families can find out on a four mile evening safari as the park is opening up in the evening for the Summer only! Find out more.

Glorious Games and Gladiators, Buster Ancient Farm, Waterlooville

28th August

Credit: Buster Ancient Farm

This Bank holiday bring the kids here, where they can explore the life of a Roman gladiator in a day watching a gladiator fight, visiting a Roman market stall and meeting a best selling author. Create a piece of art or poetry on Roman Life before you visit for a chance to win a prize in the farms competition! Find out more.

Twizell’s Family Fun Weekend, Tanfield Railway, Gateshead

26th – 28th August

Credit: Tanfield Railway

Twizell was a steam engine built in 1891 and this bank holiday weekend families can have fun climbing aboard for a lovely ride on a train! Find out more.

Tudor Adventure, Corfe Castle, Wareham

Until 28th August

Families can enjoy a taste of what life was like in Tudor times joining in with different activities and trying to install Mary Queen of Scots on the throne! Find out more.

Diana: Her Fashion Story, Kensington Palace, London

Until 31st August

Princess Diana was a fashion icon and this fantastic exhibition follows her journey through fashion from the very first outfits she wore to the elegant glamorous garments she chose to wear for her later Royal engagements. One of the outfits on display is the stunning blue velvet gown she wore at the White House when she danced with John Travolta and the Emanuel blouse worn for her engagement portrait in 1981. Find out more.

Amazing Animals! Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Sheffield

Until 3rd September

Over the Summer holidays treat the kids to a day out at the zoo for a special treat and they can find out which animals have superhero skills! They will get to meet some brilliant animals up close in daily encounters and whatever the weather there is plenty of fun on offer in the Craft Centre. Find out more.

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