Country and Craft Show breaks

Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair
The Great Yorkshire Show
Hobbycraft Stitch & Sew - Live!
Horse of the Year Show 2018
The Knitting & Stitching Show

Country and Craft Show breaks by coach

Throughout the year, counties up and down the UK play host to a series of spectacular country and craft shows, providing endless entertainment for the whole family.

Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the diverse range of activities on offer, including livestock competitions, country demonstrations, show jumping, display teams, fashion shows, military bands, flower shows, cookery demonstrations and many many stalls.

At National Holidays we select the best country shows across the UK for your enjoyment and combine these with exciting itineraries to create sensational packages. Plus our breaks include admission to your chosen event, hotel accommodation and all coach travel.

Country and Craft Events


Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair

Brought to you by much-loved property expert and keen crafter Kirstie Allsopp, this Handmade Fair promises to be the ultimate creative day out, appreciating all things handmade. Whether you're a seasoned arts and crafts lover or you're starting from scratch, the live demos, inspiring talks and hands on workshops ongoing throughout the day guarantee you'll come away with new skills, knowledge and, hopefully, something handmade!

With food and drinks stalls plus artisan shopping, the Handmade Fair has everything you need to have a truly fun-filled day out!


Great Yorkshire Show

There’s something quintessentially British about visiting a traditional agricultural show, a chance to celebrate the great outdoors and the best of British farming, country pursuits and local produce.

When it comes to agricultural shows they don’t get much bigger than the annual Great Yorkshire Show, with hundreds of attractions and activities to keep you entertained.

See over 12,000 animals battle it out to be named best-in-class. Judge for yourself the prize-winning pigs and sheep!

Enjoy live demonstrations of country skills, including sheep shearing, milking and dry stone walling, and browse.

Where else could you buy agricultural machinery and designer clothes at the same venue? You’re certain to find some unique presents here for your friends who are notoriously hard to buy for at the 1,200 stands bursting with anything and everything from gifts, crafts, ceramics, jewellery, clothing and agricultural equipment.

Test samples and feast on the high quality local produce in the food and drink tents and see top celebrity chefs share their tips in the cooking theatre. This event is a spectacularly fun day out for all the family to enjoy!


Hobbycraft Stitch & Sew - Live!

The award-winning Hobbycraft Stitch & Sew show brings you an action-packed day of stitching and sewing! With live expert demonstrations, extensive talks, displays plus free workshops where you can learn invaluable tips and tricks to take away with you, you can indulge your passion for stitching and sewing! There is also a fantastic array of creative crafting supplies from over 150 exhibitors, so, whether you're a fresh-faced newbie or an experienced pro, you're guaranteed to find everything you need to suit your needs.

Horse of the Year 2018

This fantastic event celebrates the end of the equestrian season for this, inviting all of the most successful horses to parade in all their beauty for your admiration - a show to determine the champion of champions amongst the horses. Established in 1949 originally, this show jumping extravaganza was the first event of its kind to mark the completion of the equestrian season.

Staged by the British Show Jumping Association, Horse of the Year presents a mix of show classes, open to prize-winning horses who have triumphed in major shows throughout the year. Since its establishment, HOYS has grown in popularity, attracting the likes of Prince Phillip in 1961, becoming a National Institution and ultimate goal for any rider to achieve. Running for over 65 years, this show now welcomes 1,600 horses and ponies, 1,500 competitors and 65,000 spectators. 

A truly breath taking spectacle and great chance to enjoy the elegance and talent of these wonderful creatures! 

Other Country or Craft Events

Alternatively why not consider BBC Countryfile, the Knitting & Stitching Show or the Crafts for Christmas & Baking Show? Each event provide a real insight into either country life or the creative world of arts & crafts, with a wealth of activities for all ages.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the fantastic range of things to see and do for the entire family.


Book your Country or Craft event today using the holiday search box above!

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