The best family friendly events this August Bank Holiday 2019


Make the most of what’s left of summer with a family day out this long August Bank Holiday weekend

The summer holidays are drawing to a close so make the most of the last few summer days by taking the children for a day out. Luckily there are some great family friendly events lined up and the theme this long weekend seems to be traditional family fun.

For a weekend of traditional games and family entertainment, take your children to Tatton Park’s Traditional Country Weekend and let them have a go at egg & spoon races, tug-of-war and much more. Travel even further back in time to the medieval atmosphere of Warrior Weekend at a real castle in Cheshire. And if that gives you the taste for castles check out our guide to the 7 best castles within easy reach for a family visit.

There’s more traditional family fun in Wales at the Cilcain Show including Punch & Judy and a fancy dress parade. If you’re in Manchester, head down to the Flixton Festival for a range of family friendly activities, stalls and live music. Finally, for the chance to raise money for a great cause, take the kids to Wirral for the Hoylake Lifeboat Day – it’s free!


Traditional Country Weekend at Tatton Park Farm

24th – 26th August 2019
Tatton Park
A great traditional family day out celebrating country life.
* egg and spoon race
* tug-of-war
* Morris dancing
* local ice-cream and cheeses
* old-fashioned sweets

Warriors at Beeston Castle

25th & 26th August 201
Beeston Castle, Cheshire
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life during Medieval times as warriors and families set up camp in the castle grounds.

Flixton Festival

25th August 2019
12 noon-10.30pm
Flixton Festival is a fun day out with plenty of fun, food, craft stalls, live music, face painting and children’s entertainment.

Cilcain Show

26th August 2019
Community celebration on Bank Holiday Monday. Lots of family entertainment including Punch and Judy, dog show, fancy dress parade, children’s races and even teddy bear parachuting!

Hoylake Lifeboat Day

26th August 2019
Annual open day to raise funds for the RNLI.
There’s lots to keep the family entertained.


Looking for something else to do this weekend? Take a look at our blogs on the best local beaches for families,  top tips for days out the whole family will enjoy and family friendly science discovery centres near you.

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