5 things to look forward to in April

Now that the clocks have sprung forward and the longer days are in full swing, it would be rude not to make the most of the daylight hours. 🌞

And we don’t know about you, but exploring all that the UK has to offer is at the top of our to-do list. In this blog, we’ll share 5 things to look forward to in April to help you embrace springtime!

1. Easter

What’s not to love about Easter? Even if you don’t celebrate the occasion, it’s a fabulous excuse to get together with family. There’s no doubt a home-cooked roast will help you gather all your loved ones. And if you’ve got kids in your clan, an Easter egg hunt always goes down a treat. But why spend Easter at home when you can venture out around the UK? With bank holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday, there are four days of great times to be had. Whether you prefer a jam-packed city break or a chillaxed countryside retreat, you’re sure to find fun-filled celebratory activities along the way. Who knows – we may even get a little sunshine to top off a glorious Easter weekend!

2. Marathon Season

Although many marathons kicked off in early March, April typically marks the beginning of the official marathon season. Whether you’ve decided to put on your best running shoes or you’ve got your signposts ready to offer support, the buzzing atmosphere is sure to bring a smile to your face. The fun kicks off on April 2nd, with a lineup of races occurring all over the country in Brighton, Guernsey, and Southampton. Later on in the month, on April 23rd, runners and supporters from around the globe will flock to the iconic London marathon. Consider this a fantastic opportunity to head to the capital and join millions of upbeat supporters!

3. Grand National

It’s time to place your bets – the highly anticipated Grand National hits the tracks on Saturday, April 15th for three incredible days of racing. Dating back to 1839, this monumental weekend sees some of the fastest horses compete for 4.5 miles, tackling a challenging series of 30 fences in two laps. It’s the ideal occasion to gather your sporting friends and watch the event alongside 150,000 others. But there will also be unmissable live music, tongue-tingling eats, and lots of bubbles on offer. You can even go to the Parade Ring viewing to see the horses getting prepped for the races. Get your glad rags on – this famous weekend promises a good time all around!

4. Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Whether you’re into smooth jazz, bebop, or swing, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival will certainly help you connect with this incredible genre on an entirely new level. Taking place over six days, from 26th April to 1st May, there are plenty of opportunities to see your favourite jazz artists in the flesh. You can even see brand-new music from budding artists. With a free stage, you don’t need to empty the bank to get involved. And there’ll be lots of food and drink stalls to keep you going throughout the performances. Bring the kids along, too – the family tent has plenty of immersive activities!

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5. Liverpool Sound City

Since 2008, Sound City has taken place in the heart of Liverpool. This future-forward festival aims to put the spotlight on up-and-coming artists, helping them find their way into the world of music. With acts from a myriad of genres, including indie, rock, electronic, and alternative, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy. There’ll also be a chance to see well-established names on the big stage. If you adore music – and more importantly, love finding new tunes and new artists – Liverpool Sound City is the place to be this April. Grab a drink and tuck into some drool-worthy foods all weekend.

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