Top events and where to stay

Shows and festivals can make a memorable day out when you’re on holiday. Most country shows and fairs also allow dogs on leads (although it’s always best to check).

Whether you’re interested in country life, history or our heritage, there’s lots to discover with demonstrations, competitions and entertainment. And we haven’t even started on the amazing bargains you can find on the stalls at events, from nifty kitchen gadgets and garden equipment to quality clothing and accessories.

Our parks have helped us put together a list of some of the major shows and festivals, as well as some of the smaller local events around the country this year. We hope you’ll get to experience at least one of them – and find a Tranquil Park to relax in at the end of a hectic day!

Pictured above: RSH Flower Show at Chatsworth House, within Easy reach of Longnor Wood Holiday Park

 

Motorfest 2019 | 25-27 May | East of England Showground, Peterborough

The International Sports Car & Classic Motorshow will have more than 3,500 show stopping cars and motorcycles for you to see. It will also include UK’s largest trader village with retailers from all over Europe, a live stage, classic cars for sale and 375 car clubs from the UK and Europe.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Stroud Hill Park

 

Around 40 minutes from York Caravan Park

The Great British Food Festival | 25-27 May | Harewood House

This moveable feast will be popping up at stately home venues around the country. Here you can find all kinds of street vendors and artisan producers plus Bake-Off stars, Men v Food warriors and live music.

Nearby Tranquil Park: York Caravan Park

 

Royal Bath and West Show | 29 May – 1 June | Shepton Mallet, Somerset

A four-day celebration of British agriculture, entertainment, food and drink in a 240 acre venue. This internationally renowned show offers a huge range of competitions in the arena, and you can choose from over 100 different types of food.

Nearby Tranquil Parks: Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, Wells Touring Park, Old Oaks Touring Camping  & Glamping Park and Greenacres Touring Park

 

Woodland Springs Touring Park for the Torbay Airshow; South Wales Caravan Park for the Wales Airshow

Torbay Airshow | 1-2 June 2019 | Devon

Torbay’s natural amphitheatre provides the perfect location to kickstart the UK’s airshow season. Display teams include the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhooon Display Team, RAF Tucano T1 and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with the Hurricane, Spitfire and Dakota.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Woodland Springs Touring Park

 

Wales Airshow | 6 & 7 July | Swansea Bay

This free airshow has confirmed displays from the RAF Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a new Airshow After Dark.

Nearby Tranquil Park: South Wales Touring Park

 

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show | 5-9 June | Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Partnering with Wedgwood to celebrate its 260th anniversary of Wedgewood, the RHS will this year be featuring inspirational gardens, plant displays, tea tasting with Wedgwood, unique shopping and indulgent eateries.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Longnor Wood Holiday Park

 

Shetland Pony Grand National  – one of many events at the Lincolnshire Show near Long Acres Touring Park

The Lincolnshire Show | 19 & 20 June | Grange-de-Lings, Lincolnshire

This celebration of rural life is celebrating its 150th year. It offers breathtaking entertainment in the Main Ring, top chefs cooking live, a horticultural zone and and aviation section.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Long Acres Touring Park

 

The Royal Norfolk Show | 26 & 27 June | Norwich

The Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry and a parade of Rolls Royce cars dating back to 1898 are just a couple of highlights of this year’s Grand Ring programme. To mark the NFU centenary, the RAF Flacons parachute display will be dropping in and Horse of the Year Show qualifiers will be in the parade.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Two Mills Touring Park 

 

Cheltenham Music Festival 2019 |  5-14 July | Gloucestershire

Known for its intimate chamber concerts, magnificent orchestral and choral works and stunning solo performances in beautiful spaces, this festival has a few surprises for its 75th anniversary.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Briarfields Motel & Touring Park

 

Winterton Agricultural Show | 6 & 7 July

The world’s biggest monster trucks, motorcycle performers and traditional scurry racing (small ponies and carriages) are just some of the draws for this year’s show. There’s also a fun dog show on the Sunday.

Nearest Tranquil Parks: Brookside Country Park and Blue Rose Country Park

 

The Great Yorkshire Show | 9-11 July | Harrogate

This will be the 161st show, celebrating the best of British farming, food and the countryside with live entertainment.

Nearby Tranquil Park: York Caravan Park 

 

Heckington Show | 27 & 28 July | Heckington, Lincolnshire

The largest village show in England! For taste of country life, the entirely volunteer-run show has a host of attractions, entertainment and competitions.

Nearby Tranquil Parks: Long Acres Touring Park, Delph Bank Touring Park

 

New Forest and Hampshire County Show | 30 July – 1 August | Brockenhurst

While the main ring feature show jumping, a heavy horse musical drive and a tractor tug of war, among other attractions, many visitors will be heading for the excellent shopping this show provides – from arts and crafts and produce to handbags and leading clothing brands.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Back of Beyond Touring Park

 

Great Dorset Steam Fair near Back of Beyond Touring Park

2019 Great Dorset Steam Fair | 22-26 August | Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford

A major heritage event, showcasing our country’s industrial, agricultural and leisure history. Even if you’re not a steam fanatic, there’s a huge amount to enjoy.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Back of Beyond Touring Park

 

Leicestershire County Show | 25 & 26 August | Market Harborough

Celebrating rural life with livestock and equine classes and a range of entertainment, full details for 2019 coming soon.

Nearby Tranquil Parks: New Lodge Farm, Greendale Farm, Eye Kettleby Lakes

 

Land Rover Owner Show 2019 | 14 & 15 September | East of England Showground, Peterborough

The biggest celebration of Land Rovers will this year have a new-look Live Action Arena. Parts and accessories will be on sale and you can enjoy workshop theatre plus live bands.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Stroud Hill Park

 

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival | 4-13 October | Gloucestershire

For book lovers everywhere, the greatest writers and thinkers will be in Cheltenham for the world-famous festival.

Nearby Tranquil Park: Briarfields Motel & Touring Park

 

Local and on-site Events

Forging the Past in Medieval Exeter | until 31 May | Exeter Cathedral, Devon

Woodland Springs Touring Park

 

Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11 at Cheltenham Science Festival, near Briarfields Motel & Touring Park

Cheltenham Science Festival | 4-9 June | Gloucestershire

Briarfields Motel & Touring Park

 

The Country Garden Festival | 14-16 June | The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset

Wells Touring Park

 

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival | 14-16 June | Gloucestershire

Briarfields Motel & Touring Park

 

Rockingham Castle Jousting and Medieval Living History |16 June | Market Harborough, Leicestershire

New Lodge Farm

 

Madness, Bananarama and Sir Tom Jones at Vivary Park | 12-14 July | Taunton, Somerset

Greenacres Touring Park

 

Rockingham Castle Food and Drink Fair | 13-14 July | Market Harborough Leicestershire

New Lodge Farm

 

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival within easy reach of Briarfields Motel & Touring Park

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival | 13 & 14 July | Gloucestershire

Briarfields Motel and Touring Park

 

Cheltenham Cricket Festival | 15-28 July | Gloucestershire

Briarfields Motel and Touring Park

 

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park | 17-21 July | Knutsford, Cheshire

Lamb Cottage Caravan Park

 

Battle Proms Picnic Concert, Burghley | 20 July | Burghley House, Lincolnshire

New Lodge Farm

 

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, close to Lamb Cottage Caravan Park

Burghley Film Festival 2019 | 24-28 July | Burghley House, Lincolnshire

New Lodge Farm

 

Taunton Flower Show | 2 & 3 August | Taunton, Somerset

Greenacres Touring Park

 

Cromford Steam Rally | 3 &  4 August | Alfreton, Derbyshire

Longnor Wood Holiday Park

 

100th Thornton-le-Dale Show | 7 August | North Yorkshire

Overbrook Caravan Park

 

Shrewsbury Flower Show | 9 & 10 August | Shropshire

Daisy Bank Touring Caravan Park

 

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Open Day at Brookside Country Park 18 August 2019

Brookside Country Park Open Day | 10 August | North Lincolnshire

This Tranquil Park will be open to the public with hog roast and live entertainment.

 

‘Props and Pistons’ | 26 August | Lincolnshire Heritage Aviation Centre

Long Acres Touring Park

 

Wellington Food & Drink Festival | 2 September | Wellington, Somerset

Greenacres Touring Park 

 

Ludlow Food Festival | 13-15 September | Shropshire

Daisy Bank Touring Caravan Park

 

Michaelmas Fair | 21 September | Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire

Daisy Bank Touring Caravan Park Event info

 

Hog roast at New Lodge Farm monthly Classic Car Meeting

Ongoing and regular events

New Lodge Farm hosts Evening Classic Car Meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month with hog roast and bar: 13 June, 11 July, 8 August and 12 September.

Horse racing and live music at York Racecourse every month from May to October – York Caravan Park

Many events to check out in Carmarthenshire –  South Wales Touring Park

Live music in Wellington Park every Sunday (June to end August), free admission – Greenacres Touring Park

The Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition until 31 October at Stone Lane Gardens, Devon – Woodland Springs Touring Park