10 things to do in the UK in April 2024

Spring has officially sprung! And April 2024 is hopping in with sunshine, blooming flowers and a basketful of things to do!

Whether you’re making the most of the longer daylight hours, exploring family-friendly activities this Easter break or searching for new things to do this Spring, we’ve got you covered with our monthly guide. Discover the best things to do in the UK this April below!

1. Easter Eggstravaganza at Blenheim Palace

29th March – 1st April 2024

Children on Easter egg huntLooking for an ‘egg-citing’ Easter activity this April? Be sure to head to Blenheim Palace in Oxford for a perfect family day out! While Spring is just the perfect time to visit this gorgeous 18th-century estate, Blenheim Palace is also offering a whole host of Easter activities this April.

Get ready for balloon modelling, bubble performances, bungee trampolines and a lovely Easter egg hunt throughout the Walled Garden that’ll be sure to tire the little ones out. Partnering with Hotel Chocolat, the ‘Chocmobile’ will be stationed on the Blenheim Palace grounds, so you can treat yourself and the kids to a scrumptious chocolate creation.

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2. See blossoming bluebells in Pamphill, Dorset

Bluebells in PamphillNamed one of the best places in the UK to glimpse breathtaking bluebells and stunning British flora, Pamphill Bluebell Wood in Dorset is a perfect spot for a delightful Spring walk this April.

Filled with ancient trees and thriving habitats, Pamphill’s flourishing bluebells are truly the star of the show. Flowering throughout April and early May, the Pamphill Bluebell Wood offers designated and free parking throughout Spring and dogs on leads are always welcome.

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3. Wing Jam Reading 

12th-14th April 2024
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Celebrating all things chicken, WingJam has become one of the UK’s most iconic food festivals. Returning for its 6th edition at Blue Collar Reading this April, WingJam is the ultimate chicken wing festival serving up some of the tastiest creations in the UK.

Discover zingy flavours as you enjoy funky live music, spectate eye-watering hot wing contests and join some awesome giveaways. Best of all: all wings are sold for £1-1.50!

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4. Catch the Northern Lights in Galloway Forest Park, Scotland 

Northern LightsEager to tick the Northern Lights off your 2024 bucket list? International Dark Sky Park, Galloway Forest Park is one of the best spots to catch the Northern Lights in Scotland. With reports of more and more Northern Lights displays in recent years, Galloway Forest Park is a top-tier UK location to spot this spectacular natural phenomenon.

Take your pick of three visitor centres throughout the 300 square mile park, Kirroughtree, Glentrool and Clatteringshaws, and discover incredible open views of the night sky. But if you don’t manage to see the lights, don’t worry! You’ll still be wowed by the astonishing star-lit skies.

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5. Grab tickets to Declan McKenna at Ally Pally

12th April 2024

Declan McKenna concertLondon’s outstanding Alexandra Palace venue is back with a stellar musical line-up this Spring, starting with British indie sensation, Declan McKenna.

Celebrating the release of his third album, What Happened To The Beach? and performing his biggest headline show to date, prepare for an intoxicating night of non-stop tunes as McKenna takes the stage at Ally Pally. From his latest chart-topper Nothing Works, to the British summer anthem Brazil, McKenna’s spectacular performance can’t be missed this April.

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6. Enjoy an exhilarating day out at Alton Towers

Alton TowersFor those seeking an adrenaline rush this Easter break, a visit to Alton Towers is a must! As one of the UK’s favourite theme parks, Alton Towers has an array of exhilarating rides and attractions for thrill-seekers of all ages.

From the iconic Nemesis Reborn to the gravity-defying Wicker Man, Alton Towers promises an unforgettable Easter adventure. And with the warmer Spring days coming up, April is a great month to visit with shorter queues and a relaxed atmosphere. Discover our ultimate guide to Britain’s best theme parks here.

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7. Gin & Rum Festival Cardiff

20th April 2024

People cheers-ing drinksCalling all gin and rum lovers! If you’re on the search for fantastic spirits this Spring from the finest producers in the UK, then look no further. The Gin and Rum Festival will be arriving in Cardiff this April.

This lively event is a true celebration of all things gin and rum, featuring an exquisite lineup of over 120 British spirits as well as plenty of international favourites. Sample outstanding gins and indulge in hand-picked rums whilst award-winning DJs and live entertainment play throughout. Each ticket includes entry, a reusable stainless-steel straw and your own G&R branded cup and carry satchel.

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8. Explore the UK’s prettiest town: Lewes, East Sussex 

Lewes in East SussexLocated in the charming southern county of East Sussex, Lewes has been crowned the ‘prettiest’ town in the UK by The Telegraph. Rich in medieval history and literature, Lewes has plenty to do and see on a sunny April day.

Home to a quaint high street filled with bakeries, shops and pubs as well as the country’s oldest freshwater outdoor public pool and the magnificent Lewes Castle offering gorgeous panoramic views, Lewes is the perfect choice for a relaxing day out.

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9. Harrogate Spring Flower Show

25th – 28th April 2024

Flower showApril’s glorious Spring weather can mean only one thing: flower shows! And with the Harrogate Spring Flower Show taking centre stage in the April calendar, this bloomin’ amazing event will be bursting with floral magic.

Celebrating the very best horticulture, the Harrogate Spring Flower Show features an array of floral displays and extraordinary garden designs as well as a jam-packed schedule of talks and demonstrations from the biggest names in the industry. Learn how to create your perfect garden space and even do a spot of shopping – perfect for green-fingered pros and gardening novices alike!

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10. Brick Lane Jazz Festival, London

26th – 28th April 2024

Discover London’s dynamic jazz scene this April with the ultimate three-day music experience. Brick Lane Jazz Festival is a community-centred extravaganza showcasing some of the jazz scene’s most up-and-coming artists.

Taking over East London’s most iconic venues, including Truman Brewery, Village Underground, Rough Trade East and Cafe 1001 to name a few, Brick Lane Jazz Festival is the perfect way to immerse yourself in non-stop music this April.

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