Events on our network this Spring
We’ve put together our top picks of the best events and attractions on our network to help you escape the everyday this Spring.
Imagine Children’s Festival
The largest festival of its kind in the UK, Imagine Children’s Festival is dedicated to families experiencing and enjoying all kinds of art and culture together.
Get ready for 12 days of the best international performance, music, literature, comedy, creativity, parties, participation and free fun for children aged 0 – 11 and their grown-ups.
Changing the Guard
Daily at 10:45 am
This historic ceremony takes place daily at Buckingham Palace and is free to watch. These elite soldiers have guarded the King or Queen since the reign of Henry VII who made the Royal Body Guard a permanent institution which has spanned over 520 years of history.
Leicester Comedy Festival
The longest-running comedy festival in the UK will feature over 1,600 performers, performing over 800 shows on more than 90 stages across Leicester & Leicestershire.
Headline acts for 2020 include Jo Brand, Stewart Lee, Milton Jones, Shappi Khorsandi, Fascinating Aida, Paul Sinha, Josie Long, Jason Byrne, Tony Slattery, Angela Barnes, Griff Rhys Jones, Andy Parsons, John Shuttleworth, Dane Baptiste, Rhod Gilbert, Mark Steel, Flo & Joan, Arthur Smith and Reg D Hunter.
Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity
The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is back bigger than ever this February with a programme packed full of fun, free, hands-on activities aimed at all the family. Now in its sixth year, Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity seeks to take science, technology, engineering and maths out of laboratories and into local communities. With over 50 events spread across over 30 venues throughout the city and county, there are events suitable for all interests and age groups.
The London Coffee Festival
This April, The London Coffee Festival celebrates its 10th birthday with four fabulous days at Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery. Featuring artisan coffee, tastings & demonstrations from world-class baristas, immersive workshops, cocktails, street food, live music, DJs, art exhibitions, beauty and wellness, panel talks, a ten-tier birthday cake PLUS a whole lot of FREE coffee.
The Big London Bake
Ever fancied taking part in your very own bake off? Challenge your friends at London’s best baking pop-up - You've got 90 minutes to whisk, roll and drizzle your way towards a winning bake. You will get instructions, tools and tips to create a masterpiece or a right old mess.
Derby CAMRA Winter Ale Festival
Returning to the historic Roundhouse for its 16th year, the Derby CAMRA Winter Ale Festival features over 400 cask ales, ciders, perries, bottled world beers and meads.
Spring Home, Food & Gift Market
The Spring Market will have over 100 hand-selected stallholders offering artisan food, drink, decorative vintage, flowers, interiors, designers, makers & much more. Relax with a slice of homemade cake & a cup of tea in our pop-up Tea Room, where you can rest your tired shopping feet. outside on the plaza, you’ll find a delicious selection of hot food & drink stalls with offerings including wood-fired pizzas, crepes, hot wraps, halloumi fries & hand crafted coffees.
The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race
The Boat Race is an annual contest between rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities that takes place close to Easter each year on the River Thames in south-west London between Putney and Mortlake.
Soak up the atmosphere and witness the ancient rivalries play out at this free to attend event.
The London Marathon
Join thousands of spectators on the streets of London to soak up the atmosphere of the historic marathon event. Following the 26.2 mile course is a great way to see some of the capital’s best landmarks.
Six Nations Rugby - England vs. Wales
One of the greatest rivalries in Rugby will reignite at Twickenham Stadium as part of the 2020 Six Nations Championship.
ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships
Attracting the most elite junior-level synchronized skating teams from around the world, the title is currently held by 2019 victors, Team Junost Junior of Russia.