The summer is here and it’s a great time to look ahead to some of the great events up and down the country through July. Here are a selection of fun activities and what’s on in July 2016 for families across the UK.
St Annes International Kite Festival, Near Blackpool
Taking place on 30th and 31st of July 2016, the skies above St Annes seafront will be awash with colour as fabulous display kites take to the air on the beach adjacent to the pier. Featuring single line kites of all shapes and sizes, including Oscar – the world’s largest teddy bear kite, giant inflatable Octopus, manta rays, flying cows, dogs and hippos as well as 2-line and 4-line stunt kites flown in time to music.
Rhythmtree Festival, Isle of Wight
Billed as The Isle of Wight’s most original, fun-filled, family friendly festival, Rhythmtree festival returns to Three Gates Farm in Calbourne for its seventh consecutive year. Taking place on 15th – 17th July, the festival brings together a diverse, rich mix of high quality music and family entertainment. What’s more, children under 12 are free.
Tatton Park, Cheshire
Tatton Park has a host of activities for young families throughout the summer, including Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures, a series of events which bring some of the author’s classic tales to life including Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, Danny the Champion of the World and The Enormous Crocodile.
For budding chefs, look out for the Kiddy Cook sessions. In July, the pick and cook workshops will see children picking their own soft fruits to make a seasonal recipe (a fruit crumble perhaps or maybe a delicious summer pudding). Book ahead to secure your place.
Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things, Cambourne, Cornwall
Perfect for fans of the Michael Rosen classic story, ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, this hands-on interactive experience, with hidden rooms, a bear’s den and giant chocolate cake, was designed by Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford, London. Running until 24th July at Cornwall College, younger children can participate in a Bear Hunt trail whilst older children can go on a fun fact finding mission and create poems of their own to takeaway. The exhibition features hidden rooms where clues revealing the inspiration behind Michael’s writing, including his Grandparents’ sitting room and his childhood classroom can be discovered. Visit the website for opening times and booking information.