Whether you have some annual leave planned, or just want to book in some days out, why not grab tickets for some of the incredible events on offer across the UK this August Bank Holiday? From kid-friendly events and music festivals to exploring beautiful gardens dotted around the country, there is something for everyone!
We've highlighted some of our favourites to visit below, so take a look and get one booked...
Where? Tower of London
Don’t skip the unmissable moment at the Tower of London where you can join the bees and butterflies in the Tower Moat. Meander along the weaving paths surrounded by millions of flowers which will develop and morph over the course of the summer. On selected dates throughout July and August Superbloom will be open for extended evening visits. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and finish your evening with drinks and a bite to eat from the street market on the wharf.
Climb aboard this wicked boat tour and prepare to hear the horrible history of the most famous river in the world! Take a dive into the stories of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Julius Ceaser, Jack the Ripper and more in this exciting river tour, all while seeing the beautiful sights of London. Both parents and children alike are bound to enjoy this one!
BRICKLIVE reveals its latest show, a brick-filled extravaganza event in Battersea Park. The family-focused event is themed around the world of interlocking toy bricks and offers multiple build zones, giant sculptures, interactive play and hands-on building fun. Whether building spaceships, cities, Minecraft or giant towers you will find a zone that’s right for you. There is something for all builders young and old, including Duplo!
Since 1673 Chelsea Physic Garden has occupied four acres of land on the edge of the Thames. This extraordinary garden in London has had a wide-reaching impact around the world. The Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanic garden and contains a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful and medicinal plants that have changed the world.
Where? Kew Gardens, Richmond
Visit the world-famous botanical Kew Gardens this summer and explore an array of things to see. From the vast arboretum to the alpine rock garden, and the world's largest Victorian glasshouse, Kew Gardens has something for everyone and summer is one of the most exciting times to visit. Book yourself tickets now!
See the biggest ever collection of previously unseen The Jam & The Style Council memorabilia! This Is The Modern World launched in its spiritual home of Brighton on Saturday 30th July 2022, and closes on Monday 31st August 2022, so don't miss your opportunity to see it before it's gone! An essential visit for any fan of Paul Weller or The Jam.
On Sunday 28th August, cult folk hero and festival veteran Beans on Toast curate a day of life-affirming folk music at the Arboretum Bandstand with the Foolhardy Folk Festival. It'll be a family-friendly event filled with brilliant music, good company, tasty food, cold drinks and warm sunshine in a truly beautiful setting, all for the bargain price of £25!
Head down to Nottingham city centre for the Arboretum Beer Festival, back after its hugely successful inaugural year in 2021! This will be a two-day celebration of tasty beers, featuring over 20 local and national breweries with over 50 beers! Plus, you'll find great street food, amazing entertainment and more in Nottingham's most historic park.
The Future Now Weekender will be bringing the best emerging new music over indoor and outdoor stages in Birkenhead on the August Bank Holiday weekend! Head down to Future Yard to see the likes of Snapped Ankles, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, and a whole host of other incredible up-and-coming artists ready to fill your weekend with sound!
Returning to the spectacular confines of Depot Mayfield in Manchester, WHP22 will run from August right up until New Year's Day this year. Kicking things off this August Bank Holiday weekend will be none other than incredible acclaimed electronic artist Bonobo on Friday 26th of August. On Saturday 27th, you can grab a ticket for the internationally renowned, festival-topping rock band The National, following on from their set the previous day at London's All Points East.
For their 25th anniversary celebration in the North, they will stage the biggest Creamfields to date! With plenty of exciting news due to be announced in the coming months. Make sure you don't miss out and secure your tickets now to see David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, and so many more.
Camden’s legendary venue returns following a huge multi-million-pound refurbishment, and with a brand new series of late-night electronic events, KOKO Electronic. Having launched back in April with five-time DJ Awards winner, Luciano, this August Bank Holiday you can see some world-class entertainment in the form of Mike Skinner & Todd Edwards, and Nightmares on Wax & Kassian. Plus, on Sunday night you can catch the world premiere of Hedkandi Live.
Where? IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Enjoy sky-high entertainment at the Imperial War Museum Duxford this August Bank Holiday! As part of this year's special 2022 Flying Events, you can be entertained with Duxford's Flying Evening on Saturday 27th August. From camera-ready flypast moments to enjoying refreshments on a lazy Saturday summer's evening, see Duxford in a whole new light and enjoy a perfect summer's evening with friends and family.
Where? Margate, Kent
BRIT Award nominee Tom Grennan is heading to Kent this summer for what promises to be a sensational night at Dreamland Margate as part of the Margate Summer Series on Saturday 27th August 2022. His number one album, ''Evering Road' was well praised upon its release back in March and continues to be one of the stand-out records of 2021. Don't miss out!
Where? Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire
We Out Here Festival brings an unmistakable brand of musical eclecticism to the Cambridgeshire countryside for a celebration of live music, club culture and emerging talent. Joining the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, We Out Here - a music project courtesy of Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM, and Brownswood Recordings - showcases both outstanding live music and some of the best record collections in the world.
Filled with the finest array of American sights, experiences, tastes and sounds, The Long Road is making a grand return this August Bank Holiday weekend. Here you can get your fill of country music with acts such as Chris Young, The Cadillac Three, Sara Evans and more.
Cinch presents CarFest is set to be the ultimate family fundraising festival of the year. Enter the world of CarFest, FoodFest, StarFest, SpaFest, AdventureFest, RetroFest and KidsFest, for a whole host of activities in each Fest to fill your days, with everyone coming together each evening in the main arena for a night packed with top performances from the latest and greatest hitmakers.
Insomnia is a diverse show for gamers of all backgrounds, identities and ethnicities to come together and celebrate everything about video games and popular culture. From brand new and upcoming releases, Cosplay, Indie games, Tabletop games, gaming content creators and much more, Insomnia Gaming Festival isn't just a gaming expo, it's a celebration of all things gaming.
Where? Greater London
On August Bank Holiday Sunday 2022, Maiden Voyage Festival returns to Lee Valley Park for a five-stage one-day festival, which explores the extensive sounds of jazz, house, hip-hop, techno and more in a beautiful, uncharted setting. Underground Resistance, SHERELLE, Jayda G and many more are set to perform in an unrivalled line-up of its kind. Don't miss out and grab a ticket today!
Where? South Park, Oxford
Discover exciting new flavours, meet top chefs and enjoy amazing live music at Foodies Festival! You can expect to feast on a mouth-watering selection of street food and drinks, shop from artisan producers, and meet MasterChef Champions and Michelin Star chefs. Plus, there will be live music from the likes of The Feeling, Toploader, and Natalie Imbruglia.
When? All summer
Discover the people and places that shaped the world's greatest storyteller William Shakespeare by visiting his family homes in the beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon. Make a day of it and explore the houses, gardens and exhibitions alongside, of course, a book shop to fully immerse yourself in Shakespeare.
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