The best autumn festivals

As the evenings draw in and temperatures plummet, staying indoors needn’t be your only option. Embrace the crisp leaves, autumn colours and fresh air with loads of great autumn festivals to visit across the UK.

Lumiere Festival

Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival returns to Durham between 16th – 19th November and London in 2018. Attend this free event and watch on as the city is transformed by an incredible light display including mini-productions, incredible projections, and interactive exhibits. Stay at our Travelodge Durham hotel to be 5 minutes from the action.

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Cake International, Birmingham

If you’ve been inspired by a bit of GBBO or are a cake professional yourself, this is the event for you. With tutorials, top tips, techniques and challenges, this 3 day event from 3-5 th November will provide you with inspiration on sugarcrafting, cake decorating, baking and more. Stay in one of our Travelodge hotels in Birmingham.

Apple Harvest, Countrywide

As part of the National Trust’s 40th anniversary, their annual Apple Harvest weekend celebration becomes a month-long event in October, paying homage to the apple. Enjoy apple displays, cider press demos, apple talks and walks, cooking demos, music, poetry and more. Free to get in but normal admission for each venue applies. View the venues celebrating Apple Harvest. Find a Travelodge hotel near your chosen venue.

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, Bridgwater, Somerset

For an action-packed day of entertainment, including comedy, singing and much more, pay a visit to Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival on 4th November. Witness “Squibbing”, a unique tradition to Bridgwater whereby hundreds of people (Squibbers) hold a wooden cosh (Squib) and set it alight at the same time. Definitely a sight not be missed. Not forgetting the procession of illuminated floats later in the evening, an event which dates back to 1605. Book our Travelodge Bridgwater M5 hotel, under 6 miles away.

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