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The weekend Leicestershire’s Wistow Maze opens for the summer.
With England hosting this years Rugby World Cup, the maze has been specially designed in the shape of a Rugby player.
The quiz trail will test visitors’ knowledge on a variety of sports originating in the UK, all whilst searching for hidden clues through the 8-acres of living raise crop.
"Wistow Maze is a brilliant day out that all the family can enjoy whatever their age”
The Splendour Festival is taking place this Saturday (18 July) at Wollaton Park in Nottingham.
Set in the grounds of Wollaton Hall, the festival has grown to attract a 20,000 crowd audience.
There are music performances, as well as entertainment fringe acts and a new expanded children’s area for a truly family-fun day out.
RSPCA's 'Bark in the Park' is taking place this Sunday (19 July) in Derbyshire at Markeaton Park.
Enter your dog into one of the classes to win one of the prestigious titles including: Waggiest Tail, Best set of Gnashers and Rescue Dog of the Day.
There’s also a variety of stalls at the event with everything from dog-bandanas and gifts to jewellery, bouncy castles and face-painting.
“Bark in the Park is Derby & District RSPCA’s fun dog show…It’s a great family day out - we have food, art and craft stalls, children’s rides and of course our dog show with classes for all the family”
The Upton Blues Festival will be taking place this weekend in and around the Pubs and Streets of Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire.
Set in the riverside town of Worcestershire, this weekend is the 13th year of the Upton Blues Festival.
With hundreds of performances during the festival it has grown from what was once a small event in a few pubs, to now a festival that thousands flock to every year.
Over the 3-day event there will be two main stages, an acoustic stage and ten pub venues.
The Upton Blues Festival swamps the riverside Worcestershire town of Upton upon Severn with around 2500 campers (tripling the towns population) and 15,000 visitors. There will be 100 performances across main stages and the town’s pubs, with lots of stalls, interesting food and many, many happy people…”
This weekend, the Home and Garden Show will take place at the Recreation Ground Stratford-upon-Avon.
This weekend Stratford-upon-Avon will open it’s city centre to the annual Home and Garden Show. Situated on the banks of the beautiful River Avon, there will be an eclectic mix of the artisan, the unusual, the beautiful and ‘must have’ local crafts, fabrics and furniture.
Thousands of gardeners visiting the show can expect to see a mix of exciting merchandise as well as exclusive plants not found in your local garden centres.
The Simmer Down Festival is taking place this weekend in Handsworth Birmingham.
Now into it’s sixth year, the Simmer Down festival celebrates Birmingham's rich cultural diversity by playing tribute to many musical genres, especially reggae.
Last year it attracted over 12,000 people.
“We are delighted to present an eclectic programme of live performances and workshops across the festival site in Handsworth Park – which this year is headlined by the international reggae superstar Maxi Priest” -
There’ll be a range of live performances and activities for all the family including arts and education workshops, face paintings, small rides, a community cricket match, as well as, a variety of food cuisines to reflect Birmingham's culinary offer.
This weekend will see the Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival take place in Birmingham.
Films such as Frozen, Independence Day, Finding Nemo and 10 Things I Hate About you will be screened in Brunswick Square.
The festival which began on Monday will continue to run through till next Thursday.
“We’ll be showing a real variety of films, from cult classics to latest releases and family favourites…I think Frozen might be the loudest screening – let’s see if people in the Bullring can hear everyone at Brindleyplace singing along to Let it Go!"