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Spring Bank Holdiay Events You Can Reach By Train

May is an exciting month for bank holiday’s and to ensure you’re making the most of this extra time we’ve found the best events you can reach by train for the Spring Bank Holiday. Each one is a great day out for all the family and an event worth travelling to. There’s no better way to make each event an adventure than to travel there by train, so we’ve made it easy to see which station you need to alight at.

River Cottage Spring Food Fair @rivercottage

Nearest Train Station: Axminster Train Station

If you head on down to River Cottage over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend you will be met with a fantastic fair celebrating all things River Cottage. With stalls selling fresh, local produce, along with arts and crafts there is plenty for you to see and do. You will be able to listen to talks and live music, join in with garden and foraging tours and there’s even a chance to get your cookbook signed by Hugh himself. Plus, all under 16’s can go along for free! It’s probably best if you book your tickets in advance, which you can do here.

Spring Spectacular at Pavilion Gardens @GardensBuxton

Nearest Train Station: Buxton Train Station

The Spring Spectacular at the Pavilion Gardens is a three day event held in the promenade and Gardens Marquee. With a variety of entertainment to keep you amused over the weekend, you will also find numerous street food stalls, crafts, clothing and other unique stands filling the Garden Marquee.

Tetbury Woolsack Races @tetburywoolsack

Nearest Train Station: Kemble Train Station

On the 28th May this year the annual Tetbury Woolsack Race will be taking place, bringing with it thousands of spectators as people raise money for great causes. It is thought that the races originated in the 17th Century as a way for young drovers to show off to local women; however an official race day has been running for over thirty years. Once you’ve finished spectating in the races you’ll be able to take part in the varied stalls, a funfair, musical entertainments and roving

Sheffield Food Festival @sheffoodfest

Nearest Train Station: Sheffield Train Station

A city thriving in local food businesses, the Sheffield Food Festival brings together the cream of the crop so that you can indulge in the tastiest food the town has to offer. Expect pies, pizza, burritos, salads, noodles and so much more. It’s not just food either, cure your thirst by checking out the range of craft beers and cider from Sheffield’s micro-breweries or perhaps you may fancy some gin from Locksley? There’s plenty to see and taste, so it’s a good job it lasts three days.

Geronimo! @geronimofest_uk

Nearest Train Station: Knutsford Train Station

If you head to Arley Hall between the 25th and 28th May you can take part in Geronimo Festival. After a successful event the previous year, it will yet again be delivering an exciting programme full of acts and amazing experiences. With a craft marquee, full Geronimo circus and hundreds of wacky activities, it’s a fun day out for all the family.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival @ECBFestival

Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh Train Station

If you’re in Edinburgh over the bank holiday and are looking for somewhere fun to spend your time, then you should head on over to The Biscuit Factory where the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival will be taking place. A celebration of passion, creativity and quality in brewing, you know that you can sit back and enjoy the best beers in town. Plus, if you travel by train, you’re free to sample as many beers as your heart desires (and is responsible!)

If any of these spectacular events take your fancy, don’t forget to book your train travel through here.

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Music Festivals

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