Create a holiday you will remember for a lifetime by combining it with carnival or festival, in the UK or Europe.
Amongst our sensational packages you will find a wide selection of popular and quirky cultural carnivals and festivals of the year, celebrating everything from beer and Vikings, to motor sport and lemons. All with hotel stay, coach travel and sensational itineraries included, of course, so you can make the most of your holiday!
With so many to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your taste. Booking is quick and easy with National Holidays.
Unmissable Carnival and Festival Events
Whatever time of the year you choose to go on holiday you’re guaranteed to find a destination that coincides with a local carnival or festival to make your break extra special.
The UK hosts countless festivals and carnivals throughout the year. Here are some of our favourite picks!
Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park
If you're a lover of world class food, well renowned live music and drinking prosecco in the sunshine, the Pub in the Park festival is for you! Established and organised by michelin starred pub-owner Tom Kerridge, this festival attracts all the best food from across the country for you to sample in the beautiful backdrop of Moseley Hall Farm, Knutsford.
With top-quality menus, various drinks stalls as well as exclusive masterclasses and demos offered throughout the weekend from some of the country's best chefs, this is truly a foodie's delight. Plus with music from the likes of Sophie Ellis Bextor, Toploader and Tom Odell, you can round off a indulgent day of food and drink enjoying live music as the sun sets!
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Experience the buzz and excitement of the Goodwood Festival of Speed! An unmissable event for anyone who loves classic cars, this action-packed day showcases some of history's greatest motor inventions!
With everything from bikes to Formula 1, this spectacular event celebrates the legendary drivers and riders, teams and manufacturers who have climbed to the top of their game.
With food stalls, presentations, races and a chance to get up-close and personal to some of the most ornate beauties the motor world has ever seen!
Whitstable Oyster Festival
If you're a lover of oysters, the Whistable Oyster Festival is for you. Set over 3 days in Whitstable, this July event has proven exceptionally popular in the past. Celebrating the pearls of the sea, the weekend offers shell-fish themed parades and ample food stalls so you will be spoilt for choice with activites and food picks - a great day out for all the family!
Themed Fancy Dress Events
Love fancy dress? We have a festival for you! In Whitby, the Pirate Weekend offers a chance to shiver your timbers and dig out that eye patch! Whether you fancy taking on the mean Captain Hook persona or you prefer dressing as a gritty crew member, this wild weekend of activities plus food and drink stalls promises to be a spectacular weekend! With the dramatic backdrop of Whitby, you can really get into character and have fun with the whole family!
Or you can step back into Wartime with the exceptionally popular array of 1940s events! With the recognisable hardy style of fitted jackets, iconic military head gear and 40s curls, you can immerse yourself in everything 40s! Check out the Wartime Festival in Liverpool - it's unmissable!
Fun for all!
Finally we come to the Morecambe Carnival. Traditionally, this wacky event has included fire breathers, chart-topping artist performances, 'official' Storm Trooper sightings PLUS the chance to sky-dive. This year promises to be no different so make sure you book now!
These are just a few of the many vibrant and action-packed festival and carnival breaks National holidays offers! With everything from boat shows to flower festivals, you're sure to find the perfect weekend break for you!
Book your Festival or Carnival break now and get ready to be entertained!