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Top 10 Family Events happening in June

Top 10 Family Events happening in June

If you’re looking for something to do this June with the family, here’s our guide to Top Family Events happening in June across the UK.

1. Giffords Circus at Blenheim Palace

6 – 10 June

Giffords Circus at Blenheim

Giffords Circus will be at Blenheim Palace between 6 – 10 June 2019.

It is midsummer 1973 in Hyde Park and the flower power movement is at its height. Hippies, hipsters, rock stars, musicians, wild women and global nomads with shamanic horses gather to play, sing, dance, protest and perform. Policemen and a family of out-of-towners get caught up in the celebrations.

Will they get in the groove? Nell Gifford builds a pleasure-dome and Tweedy has a job in the kitchen as he thought everyone was talking about “Flour Power”.

As evening approaches, the ever more chaotic event careers towards a joyful, transcendental finale. Be there or be square!

For more details about Giffords Circus at Blenheim Palace click here

2. Underbelly Southbank

Underbelly family events

Underbelly featured in our May edition and we are mentioning it again because we loved it so much when we visited a few months ago.

Open from April until the end of September, Underbelly Festival Southbank brings you world class entertainment at a beautiful pop-up festival right in the heart of London. We visited for the first time last month and it definitely has an authentic festival feel about it that you wouldn’t expect in the centre of London.

All shows are short (usually only an hour long), sharp and very sweet. And the vast majority of tickets are under £20 making Underbelly Festival an affordable way to entertain the family.

Underbelly Festival have a number of family shows on this June including Arr we there yet, The Showstoppers Kids Show, Comedy Club 4 Kids, and The Noise nextdoor

For more details click here

3. Children’s Art Week

8 – 16 June 2019

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.

Every year Engage invites schools, galleries, museums and community groups to devise and register visual arts events for children and families over a week in June. These activities give children and young people, together with their teachers, parents and carers, the opportunity to get involved with a very broad range of practical art activities with artists and makers.

Find your nearest event here

4. Manchester Day

23 June 2019

Manchester Day is an annual event that celebrates everything great about the city. It is a day for families, residents and visitors to get together and celebrate all things Mancunian that have made Manchester one of the world’s most iconic cities.

For more details click here

5. National Armed Forces Day

There are a number of airshows happening around the country to celebrate National Armed Forces Day this month.

For your nearest airshow click here

6. Father’s Day Weekend at Gulliver’s

Father's day gifts

Dads go FREE throughout Father’s Day Weekend when accompanied by at least one full paying person. This special offer is available at all Gulliver’s Theme Parks on the Saturday and the Sunday.

Experience a wonderful weekend that’s full of family rides, shows and attractions.

For more details click here

7. Hansel & Gretel at Regents Park Open Air Theatre

14 – 22 June 2019

In the unique environment of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, experience the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale anew in this operatic retelling, sung in English.

Ben Glassberg conducts members of the ENO Orchestra, with direction by Open Air Theatre Artistic director Timothy Sheader.

Translation by David Pountney | Orchestral reduction by Derek J Clark

Suitable ages 9+

For more details click here

8. Legendary Joust at Kenilworth Castle

22 – 23 June 2019

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Legendary Joust. 

See lances shatter, feel the thunder of hooves and hear the roar of the crowd as reputations are won and lost. Our fearless fighters and their magnificent horses will charge at each other at full speed in an unforgettable display of chivalry and sheer courage. Choose your champion and cheer them on to victory – or console them in defeat. 

Immerse yourself in medieval life in the encampment, where you can listen to merry music, join in with the jester’s jokes and learn about cookery and crafts from centuries ago. Birds of prey will soar high above the castle walls in historic falconry displays. And little knights can test their bravery in hobby-horse jousts, prove their prowess at have-a-go archery, and try on medieval armour. 

For more details click here

9. Catch the Wind Kite Festival, Morecambe

29 – 30 June 2019

Catch the Wind Kite Festival in Morecambe is a free festival for all the family. The marvellous multi coloured kites, flown by professionals, fill the sky over Morecambe bay while hundreds of people fly their own on the next beach.

Catch the Wind Kite Festival also has live music and arts and craft workshops to enjoy. It’s the perfect way to spend a weekend at the seaside.

For more details click here

10. Chessington Roar and Explore

29 June 2019

Experience Chessington Zoo like never before and help to raise money for the Chessington Conservation Fund.

In this special after hours session you get to

  • Experience the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre after hours
  • Watch special animal presentations & feeds
  • Get closer with exclusive animal meet and greets
  • Plus lot’s more…

Saturday 29th June 6.30pm – 9.30pm

To book or for more details click here

If we have missed any fantastic events happening this June please let us know by commenting below.

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