What’s on in Somerset this April?
It’s that time of year once again. The mornings are brighter and warmer, the sun is a more familiar sight – and it’s time to open the doors of Lakeside Holiday Park to friends old and new! We can’t wait for our 2018 season and, to get ourselves into the spring spirit, we’ve been looking into all of the great events coming to the area this April.
Kidsfest! At Animal Farm Adventure Park – 30th March – 2nd April
Returning for 2018 is Kidsfest! at Animal Farm. This yearly kids event features a family disco, music, live entertainers, animal handling and much more. Animal Farm is a family theme park located just outside of Brean with its own rollercoaster, safari train and other exciting attractions. Kidsfest early bird tickets are available now from the Animal Farm website.
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival – 30th March – 26th October
It seems like only yesterday that the last Weston Sand Sculpture Festival graced the sands of Weston-super-Mare, but now this world-famous event is returning for its 13th year. Every year, skilled sculptors and artists descend on the area of sand near Weston’s Marine Parade to create awe-inspiring sculptures based on a central theme. Each event has its own theme with past topics including “Topsy Turvy”, “Fairy Tales” and “The Continents of the World” to name but a few.
The Weston Sand Sculpture Festival also features interactive elements that allow members of the public to get in on the action. Get up and close to the sculptures, meet with the artists and ask them any question you can think of while enjoying a guided tour.
Eat Weston Food Festival – 7th April
The Eat Weston Food Festival is a free to attend event that celebrates the best of local food and drink. The festival is fully booked for traders, with around 90 exhibitors expected, and so you can guarantee that this event will be full to bursting with delicious treats, quality ingredients and unique artisanal goodies. The festival will also feature live demos and workshops so you can learn how to create your own tasty snacks and meals!
World at War Weekend – 7th – 8th April
Hosted at the Airfield at Weston’s Helicopter Museum, the World at War Weekend takes a look back across the history of modern warfare with huge living historical camps, military re-enactors and vintage wartime vehicles. You’ll have the opportunity to meet British, German and Russian troops at their campsites as well as explore a recreated Vietnam Village. Visitors will also be able to get up close to a real 30 foot Bristol Bloodhound Missile – a surface to air weapon that acted as the UK’s main counter-aircraft defence up until 1991.
The World at War Weekend will also feature a selection of historical aircraft – weather and flying conditions permitting. Visitors will even be able to climb aboard a veteran Vietnam ‘Huey” helicopter and experience the Lancaster Bomber flight simulator.
Finally, visiting on the Saturday is George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, the last surviving Dambuster; giving visitors a unique opportunity to have memorabilia signed.
Clevedon Lions Brimar Classic Car Run and Show – 22nd April
The Clevedon Lions Club Classic Car show celebrates vehicles of all shapes and sizes that pre-date 1993. From American muscle cars to 1920s UK classics, there’s a whole lot of history on display. Restored and preserved by passionate enthusiasts, this parade of iconic vehicles is a sight to behold as they cruise around the area, before coming to a stop at Salthouse Fields in Clevedon. Here members of the public will be able to get an up-close look at these classic motors.
All of these great events are just a short distance from Lakeside Holiday Park. For more information, or to book your next Lakeside get-away, visit the Lakeside website.
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