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What’s on this Bank Holiday Weekend

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Looking for some family fun this Bank Holiday weekend?
Here are some events we can recommend.
From Victorious Festival to Sandwell Valley Country Park,
You’ll be having fun until after Dark!

FABLAND at Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth

24th August 2019 – 26th August 2019
**Save up to 37% on tickets when you book through Picniq!**

FABLAND will be exclusively at Drayton Manor for the August bank holiday weekend! This play park is set to keep the kids (and grownups) entertained with its sprinkle geysers, ball pit moats, HUGE slides and so much more. Plus, with over 100 rides and attractions as well as a 15-acre zoo in the Drayton Manor Park, you and the family are guaranteed to have a whale of a time! Book now! 

Family Funday Fair & Animal Experience, Birmingham

24th August 2019 13:00pm onwards

Come and enjoy a brilliant afternoon at the Family Funday Fair at Yardley Arms in Birmingham! Throughout the afternoon there will be lots of activities for the whole family to get involved with, including a bouncy castle, fairground games and not too mention all the yummy sweet treat stalls… sweets, popcorn, candyfloss, ice cream, the list is endless! At 2pm, there will be a special animal man show which will leave the kids memorised. The fun does not end here, from 7pm onwards there will be a DJ, indoor shopping stalls, beauty treatments and world-famous psychic mediums! Find out more here. 

 Bank Holiday Fun Fair at Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich

23rd August 2019 – 26th August 2019
10:00am – 18:00pm

Head on down to Sandwell Valley in West Bromwich this bank holiday weekend and enjoy all the fun of the fair!  With rides for adults and kids as well as children’s entertainment, a land train, quad bikes, and fun inflatables everyone is guaranteed to have a whale of a time! Plus a giant car boot sale on Bank Holiday Sunday (25th) and Monday (26th)!

 Great Dorset Steam Fair, Dorset

22nd August 2019 – 26th August 2019

The worlds leading and largest heritage event is back this Bank Holiday weekend…The Great Dorset Steam Fair! The show has something for everyone, whether you are a collector, a steam fanatic, a heavy horse fan or just on holiday in the South of England over the August Bank Holiday weekend!! Get the family together and soak up the festival atmosphere either as day visitors or taking in the full five days by camping on site. Find out more here. 

 Go Nuts at Monkey World, Wareham

24th August 2019 – 26th August 2019

Go bananas over Monkey World’s Bank Holiday extravaganza! This weekend swing over with the family to Monkey World and every child who brings an unopened bag of nuts for the primates will receive a free Monkey World Badge. Spend the day exploring 65 acres of sanctuary for over 250 primates, but who’s your favourite? The chimpanzees, Orangutan or maybe the Gibbons? Find out more here.

 Hampton Court Palace Food Festival, Surrey

24th August 2019 – 26th August 2019

Enjoy a fantastic celebration of food and drink this Bank Holiday weekend in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. See live demonstrations from top chefs including Michael Roux jr and winner of the Bake Off Nadiya Hussain! With over 100 different stalls selling tasty treats as well as fun free kids activities, the whole family is guaranteed to have a fab day out at the iconic palace! Find out more here. 

Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

23rd August 2019 – 25th August 2019

Victorious Festival is returning to Southsea Common for the August Bank holiday! Expect 3 days of non-stop family fun with artists such as Rudimental, Two Door Cinema Club and The Specials performing! Not too mention the kid’s area which is a mini-festival in itself and set to have the little ins busting some moves. Plus, all the activities in the kid’s area are totally FREE! Find out more here. 

Keepers of the Castle at Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire

26th August 2019

Head on down to Pembroke Castle this weekend and join in on the bank holiday fun! Visit on Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th August and experience a Living History weekend where you will see authentic dresses, staged battles and demonstrations of food and crafts of the age! Visit bank holiday Monday and you’ll have the chance to visit the final Keepers of the Castle performance. Find out more here. 

  Family Festival, London

24th August 2019 – 26th August 2019
11:00am – 15:00pm

The annual Family festival is back, and bigger and better than ever before! This lovely family festival, held at Buckingham Palace, offers lots of fun and free activities for kids to get involved with. From dance and drama workshops to games and storytelling sessions too! The whole family can also take a tour of the Royal Mews and listen to interactive talks! Find out more here. 

Wimbledon Park Food and Drink Festival, London

24th August 2019 – 26th August 2019

Be spoilt for choice with over 45 stalls offering a wide range of food and drink at Wimbledon Park Festival this upcoming Bank Holiday weekend! Whilst you indulge in artisan bread and pastries, cheeses and charcuterie and hot food from all corners of the world, the little ones will have great fun participating in kids activities. Don’t miss out on renowned chefs giving cookery demonstrations, talks and tastings throughout the day. Find out more here. 

9. ZSL London Zoo, London

24th August 2019 – 26th August 2019
**Save up to 30% on tickets when you book with Picniq!**

This Bank Holiday weekend at ZSL London Zoo all visitors are invited to weigh-in on the action and join one of the three daily penguin talks to see and hear how they get the vital statistics on the zoo’s residents! Plus, on your visit to ZSL London Zoo, this weekend enter their amazing competition to be in with the chance of winning a family overnight stay at the ZSL London Zoo Lodge. To enter, simply on your visit guess Humboldt penguins Heathcliff and Lily’s combined weight! So what you waiting for, waddle over to ZSL London Zoo this weekend! Book now!

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