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Festivals this May Bank Holiday

Find something fun and different to fill up your bank holiday weekend

Fun festivals this May Bank holiday

The United Kingdom has many weird and wonderful fun festivals throughout the year! Bringing in the May Bank Holiday are these three unmissable festivals!

Rochester Sweeps Festival

Chimney Sweep

Rochester Sweeps Festival dates back over 400 years and is a weekend of music, dancing and entertainment. The festival celebrates the traditional holiday that chimney sweeps used to enjoy (on the 1st May). If seeing a load of people dressed up as chimney sweeps and dancing around the high street of Rochester, in Kent, doesn’t do it for you, there are also food stalls and a funfair!

Running for the whole three days, this slightly strange festival is definitely worth checking out this May Bank holiday!

May Day Merriment

Elizabethan House

May Day Merriment is a weekend festival that promises to take you back in time to the Elizabethan era (1558-1603, the time when Elizabeth I was England’s queen). Discover what it was like to live in the Elizabethan period, including what traditions they had and meet some of the museum staff dressed up in the traditional Elizabethan clothing, and listen to live traditional music.

So why not spend the weekend getting caught up in a period of time that is often thought of as the golden age of England! If you fancy a historic May Bank holiday, get yourself to Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire.

Brighton Festival and Fringe


Looking for something to do this May Bank holiday weekend? Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe both start this weekend! At Brighton Festival, you’ll be able to take part in this celebration of all things creative, including music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature and many more creative outlets. Brighton Festival runs for three weeks in May.

Whilst Brighton Fringe runs for a month and is England’s largest arts festival, at Brighton Fringe you can expect to be very well entertained, with comedy acts, dance and theatre performances, live music, workshops and much more on offer.