There are so many good reasons to love the month of May. With its two bank holidays and a half term for the kids, there are few other months that offer so much opportunity to get out and explore the UK. So, you may ask, whats on in May? With such good weather on the horizon as well as all this time off work or school, there will be hundreds of events taking place all across the UK. It has been hard to pick our favourites, but here are the ones you really shouldn’t miss.
When? 25th – 27th May
Where? Cleveland Way, North York Moors
WalkFest will be taking place in the North York Moors over the spring bank holiday from 25th – 27th May. This lovely event celebrates walking with both guided and themed walks in spectacular locations. This is an excellent chance to experience the North York Moors in a new light. Enjoy walks for all abilities as well as the chance to visit a working mill and learn about ironstone heritage.
Exeter Food and Drink Festival
When? 4th – 6th May
Where? Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens, Exeter
If you’re more into food than walking, the Exeter Food and Drink Festival is where you should be for the early May bank holiday. Taking place over three days from 4th – 6th May, this festival boasts over 100 regional producers, workshops, live music and some top-class chefs. What’s not to love!
Salcombe Crab Festival
When? 5th May
Where? Island Street, Salcombe
Salcombe Crab Festival, or Crabfest, is a hotly anticipated event taking place in Devon on the early May bank holiday (5th May). The crab caught off the coast of Salcombe is highly regarded and this whole festival is dedicated to celebrating it. Not only will you be able to try some for yourself but there will also be cooking demonstrations, live music and crab pot making.
The Bath Festival
When? 17th – 26th May
Where? Bath City Centre
The Bath Festival will be taking place from 17th – 26th May. This multi-arts festival offers a wealth of amazing events celebrating music, literature and plenty more. Paloma Faith will be performing during the Finale Weekend to help celebrate 70 years of this festival. There will also be events for all ages, including a family arts day; ideal if you have little ones. Its a great way to experience the beautiful city of Bath. View the Bath Festival digital online brochure.
When? 29th – 30th May
Where? Trinity Park
If you’re wondering what to do with the kids during half term, the Suffolk Show may be the answer. Taking place on the 29th and 30th May, this event has something for all ages. From the Dog and Duck display to the Flower and Garden Show, there is so much to see and do here. There will also be various food and drink stalls to keep you fuelled throughout the day.