The great British Summer has come around quickly and we can’t wait to make the most of it!
Fingers crossed this Summer will last longer than the average 3 day heat wave we’re so used to in the UK but in case we get lucky this year, we wanted to be prepared!
We’ve come up with a list of our top events taking place this month to make sure that our customers have a fantastic time celebrating in the sun.
So, what can we look forward to in June?
Middlewich FAB Festival 2017
Celebrating its 27th year, the Middlewich FAB Festival is coming to town from June 16th-18th.
Prepare for the narrow boat rally as well as music and street theatre hitting the centre. The festival will see parades stroll through the town and music venues blasting their tunes as they go.
Be sure to head there on Friday 16th for the Morris dancing and headline music act ‘Lightning Seeds,’ Saturday where ‘The Sundowners’ will take centre stage, supported by returning artist Emma Stevens and ‘Molotov Jukebox’ for Sunday’s performance!
Alongside the main entertainment, expect plenty of fringe artists performing throughout the weekend and a variety of pop up stalls around the town centre.
Whereas Friday night tickets can be purchased directly online and are currently priced at £17.50 per-person (with camping priced from £10 to £50 per tent depending on size and number of nights) Saturday and Sunday events are free of charge.
Reserve your tickets here: http://www.middlewich.org.uk/middlewich-fab-festival/
Beeston Kite Festival
One for the whole family, Beeston Kite Festival is coming to Cheshire on June 17th and 18th.
Take a trip down to Beeston Castle 11:00-17:00 where you’ll see the skies light up with colour. Learn the art of kite flying and visit the workshop where children can make their own kite to fly too.
You’ll have the chance to fly your own kite (bought or made!) surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Cheshire Countryside, and even watch our live kite demonstrations from the UK, Switzerland and India as they showcase their unique hand made designs.
With ticket prices starting from £8.10 per adult and £4.10 per child, be sure to book your place online here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/kite-festival-beeston-17-06-2017/
The Royal Cheshire County Show
Running on 20th and 21st June 2017, The Cheshire County Show has been the premier summertime agricultural event in the North West of England for many years, and in 2016 reached an exciting milestone when the Cabinet Office bestowed the honour of ‘Royal’ status on the show.
This year the show is set to hold competition classes for cattle, sheep, pigs and dairy goats, as well as hundreds of classes for light and heavy horses, show jumping, rare breeds of livestock, poultry, pygmy goats, pigeons, cavies, rabbits and a dog show, not to mention there will also be a brand new main ring attraction this year as well!
‘The Four Seasons of Farming’ is a unique display which will take spectators on a journey through the farming calendar – introducing the leviathans of modern farming technology. Reflecting the different agricultural processes deployed throughout the year, the display will capture the imaginations of young and old with demonstrations of the fascinating processes involved in modern farming.
Parking is free of charge and tickets are available to book online here at a discounted rate http://www.royalcheshireshow.org/ or for purchase on the gate on day of arrival.
Midsummer Sunset Walk
Running between 19:00-22:00 on 21st June, why not take an evening stroll through the stunning Cheshire countryside for the Midsummer Sunset Walk.
Join the team in an 8.5km (5 mile) circular walk starting from Timbersbrook Picnic Area, exploring the Biddulph Valley Way, Dane-in-Shaw Pasture SSSI and local Public Rights of Way before watching the sun set on the longest day of the year from the top of The Cloud.
Tickets are just £4 and must be pre-booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/midsummer-sunset-walk-tickets-31534249790?aff=es2#
Just be sure to wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing and to bring a torch!
Comberbach Village Fete
The Comberbach Fete is a traditional village fete with fun for the entire family taking place 13:30-18:00 on June 24th.
This year’s theme is Childhood Character and with a minimal entry fee of £2 per adult and under 16’s free with a supervising adult, there’s plenty to see and do while you’re there.
This year’s special attractions will include a RAF fly-by from the Battle of Britain Memorial, as well as the crowning of the village Rose Queen, live music and dancing. There will also be fairground rides on site, ice cream, farm animals, games such as the traditional tombola and bottle stall, show ring and of course, fancy dress.
Food and drink will be available to buy and as you tuck into your BBQ lunch, your little ones can play on the bouncy castle and slides. After nibbles, why not take a visit to the magic show or sign up for a round of archery if you’re feeling adventurous!
To find out more, visit https://www.facebook.com/comberbachfete
The Arley Garden Festival
Taking place on June 24th and 25th, The Arley Garden Festival is sure to be jam packed with spectacular floral displays, plant nurseries and garden accessories.
There’s to be a food fair, craft fair, live jazz band in the morning and concert band in the afternoon on site, as well as a schools flowerbed challenge and children’s entertainment. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the classic cars on display in front of the Hall too!
With tickets priced from £10.50 – £11.50 and including the Hall & Gardens entry, visit http://www.arleyhallandgardens.com/event/arley-garden-festival/ to reserve your tickets online.
And there we have it, just a handful of the top goings on in to keep your eye on. We hope you spot something you love, and that you enjoy your experience!
Watch this space for What’s on in July and feel free to submit your suggestions via the comments section below