VisitBlackpool has revealed details of what’s new for 2019 including exciting attractions, hotels and events.
From live music, street theatre and comedy, to literature and fashion, here are the festivals coming to Winchester this year.
New details, including information on the main ring performers, have been revealed for the Great Yorkshire Show.
Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds will welcome costumed characters to the site for a weekend of music, fantasy and entertainment.
BBC Countryfile Live has added Yorkshire’s Castle Howard to the list of venues it will visit in 2019, and Shearings Holidays is offering coach tours to the event.
Details of the 2019 Dark Skies Festival, in Yorkshire, have been revealed and group accommodation will also be available.
The Norfolk and Norwich Festival, taking place in May 2019 has revealed the first eight shows from its programme.
The Jorvik Viking Festival taking place in York in February 2019 will tell the story of Viking women.
The festival has announced Yoko Ono, Idris Elba and Skepta among the first artists to feature in the 2019 programme.
Returning on 9th November, 2018 The Festival of Light will take visitors on a journey through time and space.
A new attraction, the Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland, will open in the seaside resort this winter.
The attraction’s first Orchids Festival on the theme of Colombia promises dazzling displays inspired by the country’s wildlife and plants.
The Enchanted Forest sound and light show in Pitlochry, Scotland, will feature improved accessibility for wheelchair users.
A new Christmas light trail, featuring light up animal sculptures, will be one of the highlights at ZSL London Zoo.
It has been a 17-year labour of love, but Ursula Cholmeley’s restoration work on Lincolnshire’s ‘lost’ gardens is finally paying dividends.
The Stratford Literary Festival will feature some of the UK’s best known authors and journalists.
The halls of Rochester Cathedral will celebrate English wine this autumn, with a festival reviving a 1,000-year-old tradition started by monks.
Thursford will explode in a riot of sound and colour when the annual Christmas Spectacular gets under way.
LEAP Dance Festival has revealed full details for the 2018 event taking place from 2nd to 12th November.
The North Pennines Stargazing Festival will run for a second time this year, complete with events aimed at aspiring astronomers.
We take a look at a selection of festivals and events that groups should pop in the diary.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has announced the final headline artist to join the much-loved Kew the Music.
This July, the RHS's largest flower festival will return to the grounds of Hampton Court Palace with some exciting new content.
The annual show will return for its 60th year at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern this year.
World premieres, an art installation and free outdoor events have all been confirmed for the 2018 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Flower Festival at Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, running from 5th to 9th September.
Singer Tom Jones and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are two of the headlining acts announced for this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival.
Horticultural expert Carol Klein will officially open the Blenheim Palace Flower Show on 22nd June.
The host city of the Tall Ships Races 2018 has outlined its offering for groups and tour operators planning a visit this year.
This year’s Great British Food Festivals will see three new locations added to the venue line-up.
The Wight Proms, a new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts celebrating the Isle of Wight's music, food, people and red squirrels, will launch this August.
Tour operator Rainbow Tours has introduced two new small group tours to Peru and Colombia this year, offering an alternative style of travel for those keen to explore Latin America.
The Warwick Folk Festival, now in its 39th year, will return with a line-up of folk stars from around the world from 26th to 29th July at Warwick School and the surrounding town.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Liverpool being crowned European City of Culture, and the city is marking the milestone with a programme of exciting events and projects.
The Norfolk & Norwich Festival has announced the first shows of its 2018 schedule – three of which will run for the first time.
The 160th Great Yorkshire Show will take place in Harrogate in July 2018, celebrating the very best of the countryside.
A night time zip wire experience is just one of the new events added to the Dark Skies Festival 2018.
The Blenheim Palace Flower Show has announced its dates for 2018, making the event the fifth of its kind.
Longleat has released details for some of its biggest 2018 events, including Sky Safari and the Festival of Light.
The annual food festival will return on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May 2018.
The Group Leisure & Travel Show 2017 is taking place this Thursday (12th October) and the team are anticipating another successful event.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard welcomes back the Victorian Festival of Christmas this year.
The international festival of performance, Fierce, has announced its full programme of live art and theatre.
This year's Enchanted Forest show in Scotland has confirmed changes for its displays this autumn.
Museums at Night is gearing up for its October event, which will coincide with Halloween.
The Warwickshire Food & Drink Trade Show will take place this November, and will offer an array of exhibitors from across the West Midlands region.
Details for the Guernsey Food Festival, which combines special foodie themed events, have been announced.
Some of the best light displays from across the world, from Singapore and Canada to here in the UK.
The 2018 event will celebrate all things Newcastle, Gateshead and further afield.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens in Bedfordshire will celebrate all things honey-related this September with a new Honey Festival.
Dance Umbrella 2017 will take place across London from 11th to 28th October and will feature numerous dance acts and performances.
The Pershore Plum Festival, in Worcestershire, will take place between the 26th and 28th August.
It’s been announced that Manchester’s biggest indoor Christmas attraction, Winter Wonderland, will return again this year.
Lakes Alive will take place in Kendal for the second time when it returns to the town this September.
Admission prices for groups visiting Feast at Waddesdon Manor this June have been revealed.
A line-up of events taking place in Shrewsbury this spring has been revealed to include a regatta and a rock concert.
VisitBlackpool has announced that fireworks, air shows and military events will make up its summer and autumn season, which starts in June.
The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival will return for a third time this year, promising entertainment, music, cabaret, magic and theatre.
Longleat will be once again play host to hot air balloon festival, Sky Safari, this September.
The third annual Garden Festival at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset, will take place between 9th and 11th June.
The dates for the 2018 Wakefield Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival, in Yorkshire, have been announced as 23rd to 25th February.
New Brighton in Merseyside has revealed details for a brand new event for 2017 called the New Brighton Seaside Festival.
The dates for Durham’s annual light festival, Lumiere, have been revealed as the 16th to 19th November.
It has been revealed that the Canterbury Festival will take place between 14th October and 4th November this year.
The Pontefract Liquorice Festival, which celebrates the popular sweet, will take place on 9th July in Pontefract, Yorkshire.
Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh will officially open the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2017, taking place this June.
The dates for the first Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon Festival have been announced.
Stamford in Lincolnshire will host its third Stamford Georgian Festival from 21st to 24th September next year.
Kent will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway with a series of exhibitions and activities across the region.
Saffron Walden will host a carnival next summer called 8 Day Weekend, that will run from 7th until 15th July.
Kinross and Loch Leven in Scotland will host an event next September called The Mary Queen of Scots Festival 2017.
The Barbican’s 2017 arts programme will include residencies from musicians and theatre companies as well as some major art exhibitions.
The 24th international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Harrogate, Yorkshire, from 4th to 20th August next year.
The Beamish Museum has announced some of its events for 2017, and a festival celebrating the 1950s is one of them.
Nottingham’s annual Light Night will take place on Friday 10th February 2017 and will see the city brought to life through a series of illuminations, spectacles, music, street theatre and more.
The first acts for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival (NNF) 2017 have been announced with circus, music, theatre and dance performances confirmed.
The RHS has confirmed that a new flower show will take place next year at Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire.
VisitGuernsey has announced the details for the Guernsey Literary Festival 2017, including its initial line-up.
The Magical Lantern Festival will return to London for its second year in 2017, running from 19th January to 26th February.
It’s been confirmed that The Great Exhibition of the North will take place in Newcastle-Gateshead in summer 2018.
The 2017 Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink will take place from 29th April to 1st May.
Next year’s dates for the 14th Althorp Literary Festival at Althorp House in Northamptonshire have been announced.
Lee Valley White Water Centre will host Narnia-themed Christmas parties on 15th and 16th December.
Details for Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Ghostly Gaslight has been revealed – including a special visit from the Ghostbusters.
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre’s annual North West Bird Watching Festival will return this November.
Next year, The Swan will join with The Baker Boy Collective to host a series of 1940s events.
The programme for Waddesdon Manor’s Christmas celebrations has been revealed and includes festive shopping, biscuit-inspired displays, winter light displays, a light and sound show and a Christmas Fair.
The dates have been announced for the 2017 Bournemouth Air Festival, following this year’s air event that took place last weekend.
Nottingham will host a Canal Festival, a Robin Hood Pageant, and a Goose Fair plus many more this October.
The 14th Countryside Live agricultural event will take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground on 22nd and 23rd October.
The city of Nottingham, which is home to over 500 man-made caves, will host its first ever Caves Festival this October.