The best British spring festivals

Spring is arriving, which means it’s time to venture out of the comfort of a cosy home and start doing stuff again. There are lots of great value events around this time of the year, particularly of the cultural variety.

If you’re looking for a weekend break, here are a few suggestions for events happening around the UK that are free or great value.

Party in the City of Bath

On the 19th May, Bath comes alive with a night of free music. Party in the City is Bath Festival’s opening event and takes place at various venues in Bath City Centre where visitors can experience folk, rock, classical, jazz, acoustic, swing and soul, all for free.  Stay in one of our Bath hotels.

Take a hike at Walkfest

Walkfest 2017 takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend on the North York Moors. The programme of guided walks caters for all ages and abilities and includes a geocaching treasure hunt and a smuggling walk where you can discover secret passages and locally brewed beer. Book online in advance. Stay at our Travelodge Scarborough hotel.

Stay up late at Museums at Night

Between 17th – 20th May, a selection of museums are throwing their doors open after-hours in a UK wide festival, Museums at Night. Experience events such as Dickens after Dark in London, Shakespeare at Night in Aldeburgh and Light Night in Liverpool. With everything from family friendly events to adults only exhibitions, there’s something for everyone. Admission price free in selected venues.

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Fill your belly at the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2017

Self-described as the “ultimate foodie event”, the 14th annual festival takes place at the beautiful Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle from 29th April – 1st May. Situated in the heart of Exeter, it features regional producers as well as demos from top chefs and hand on workshops, it’s one event foodies will bite their arm off to attend. Admission £8 adults, £1 child. Stay at our Travelodge Exeter M5 hotel.