August Gardens, Festivals and Celebrations

Seize the summer! Celebrate the August sunshine with a well-earned camping break in one of 108 Club Sites across the British Isles.

There's more than one reason to get away this August Bank Holiday weekend, including a special 20% discount on selected sites for Members over 60 years old. Take advantage of low fares, long days and warm summer nights, where outdoor escapes and nostalgic adventures await.

But don't just take our word for it. We've prepared an action-packed itinerary of great things to see and do over the August Bank Holiday weekend, ranging from group tours and glorious gardens to fishing festivals and live jazz.

Why not sample the Artisan Food Trail in Cambridge and explore the city through its culinary creations? Spot red squirrels and herons at Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, dip into the Shrewsbury Folk Festival, take a trip on the heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby, or explore a delightful 250 year-old walled garden. Whatever tickles your fancy, you can be sure of untold adventures and nostalgic treats just waiting to be discovered.

Your time is precious, and there's no better way to cherish these long lovely days than an August camping escape in Britain's great outdoors.

Stonehenge

Small Group Tour - Stonehenge, Cambridge

From your base at the lovely Cambridge Campsite, explore beyond the famous city limits by joining a friendly group tour to Stonehenge and Avebury. You're familiar with Stonehenge, the magnificent 5,000 year-old monument; but how much do you know about Avebury? This set of ancient monuments with its mammoth stone circle pre-dates Stonehenge, and Silbury Hill is the largest man-made hill in prehistoric Europe.

Limited Grass with Electric pitches available at Cambridge Campsite for August Bank Holiday.

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Artisan Food FestivalArtisan Food Trail, Cambridge

The scrumptious Cambridge Food Tour offers tastings aplenty on a superb walking tour, with such delights as Champagne and cheese tasting, top-notch pub grub, the best cake in Cambridge, Gelato floating in Prosecco, and a cocktail finale. Cambridge Campsite is a little over 3 miles from the city, so you could always walk off the calories back to camp - or simply hop on the bus.

Limited Grass with Electric pitches available at Cambridge campsite for August Bank Holiday.

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JedburghHirsel Country Park, Jedburgh

Set in the beautiful Scottish Borders, Hirsel Country Park serves up a plethora of lakeside walks, riverside trails and extensive grounds. Spend time exploring the lovely landscapes, visiting the museum, enjoying the Arts and Crafts Centre, the Crafthouse Gallery and of course, the Cottage Tearoom. Reflect on the day's experiences at Jedburgh Campsite, an attractive spot close to the market town and just half an hour's drive from Hirsel Country Park.

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Afternoon TeaAfternoon Tea, Boroughbridge

Head to Fodder Food Hall & Cafe in the heart of Harrogate for a delicious Afternoon Tea, complete with panoramic views across Crimple Valley. Afterwards, browse the extensive food hall with its fresh seasonal vegetables, fruit, meat and game, stocked by hundreds of local farmers and producers. It's a foodie's heaven - and a great place to pick out something special for the barbeque. From your base at Boroughbridge Campsite, it's easy to burn off the calories across the Yorkshire Dales.

Limited Grass pitches available at Boroughbridge campsite for August Bank Holiday.

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Home and garden showYorkshire Home and Garden Show, Boroughbridge

The spectacular Harewood House is worth a visit at any time of year, particularly over the August Bank Holiday weekend. That's when the North Front gardens will be filled with stalls selling garden plants, accessories, homeware, crafts and fine foods - all against a backdrop of the magnificent house itself. Boroughbridge Campsite is just half an hour's drive away, offering top-notch facilities in an excellent location close to the Yorkshire Dales.

Limited Grass pitches available at Boroughbridge campsite for August Bank Holdiay.

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International Street FestInternational Street Festival, Devizes

This community street festival in Devizes is quite a spectacle, bringing uplifting arts experiences, acrobatics, daring circus acts, dancers and musicians right onto the streets of Devizes. There's also a tempting selection of sizzling food stalls and beer tents. You've never experienced anything quite like it - and it's a great excuse to explore this pretty Wiltshire town. Our tranquil Devizes Campsite is just 4 miles away, occupying a fantastic spot by the Avon and Kennet Canal.

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Shewsbury FolkShrewsbury Folk Festival, Oswestry

Shropshire is a glorious place to visit during the summer months, and Shrewsbury Folk Festival adds a vibrant dash of charm and colour. Featuring live music across various stages, a dance tent, fun activities and stalls galore, it's a great day out for all ages. The peaceful Oswestry Campsite is an easy drive or bus ride away, offering a beautiful location in Shropshire's rolling pasturelands. The Shropshire Way passes within one mile of the site and Nesscliffe Country Park is also within easy reach.
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GoodwoodGoodwood Bank Holiday Event, Chichester

The famous racecourse opens its gates over the August Bank Holiday weekend for three days of 1950's themed fun, frivolity and fireworks. There's live music, traditional fairground rides, a merry-go-round and a vintage Big Wheel - not to mention stacks of fast and furious horseracing. Just a 20-minute drive away is Chichester Campsite, a beautiful spot near Hayling Island in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Limited Hardstanding pitches available at Chichester campsite for August Bank Holiday.

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Folly at Fountain AbbeyFolly! at Fountains Abbey

Don't miss the exquisite work of renowned artist Mat Collishaw, displayed at the magnificent Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. Collishaw has created two striking new works featuring beautiful illusions along the water garden paths, the Banqueting House and the Temple of Piety. Set against the backdrop of the haunting Cistercian abbey, this display is quite spectacular. Re-live the experience over a refreshing sundowner at Boroughbridge Campsite, a tranquil spot along the River Ure.

Limited Grass pitches available at Boroughbridge campsite for August Bank Holiday.

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Chichester CathedralChichester Cathedral, Chichester

For over 900 years, this magnificent Cathedral has graced the Chichester skyline. Entry is free, so come and explore its medieval architecture, statues, stained glass windows and cloisters. The historic Cathedral Close and the beautiful Bishop's Palace Gardens are just few steps away, too. Chichester Campsite is just 6 miles away and is easily accessible by car, train or bus.

Limited Hardstanding pitches available at Chichester campsite for August Bank Holiday.

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Steam RallyShrewsbury Steam Rally, Oswestry 

The fantastic and long-running Shrewsbury Steam Rally is a spectacular two-day event featuring steam-powered tractors, historic military vehicles, classic cars and motorbikes, vintage fairground attractions, and superb demonstrations from a team of heavy horses. More than 1,000 exhibits will be on display along with stalls and trade stands. Nearby Oswestry Campsite is a short 15-minute drive away and offers a beautifully maintained site in rural surroundings.

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Mary queen of Scots HouseMary Queen of Scots House, Jedburgh

The small, friendly and superbly well-equipped Jedburgh Campsite is just a mile from the town itself along a pretty riverside trail, within easy reach of the house of Mary Queen of Scots. This beautiful 16th century towerhouse, set within a pear tree garden, tells the poignant story of the Queen's tragic life with an excellent visitor centre, gallery, and various collections.

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Culzean CastleCulzean Castle, Culzean Castle

You can't get much closer to the action than Culzean Castle Campsite. Set within the grounds of the famous fort itself, this magnificent site boasts stunning views across the Firth of Clyde to the islands of Arran, Ailsa Craig, and the Mull of Kintyre. With its dramatic clifftop setting, the 18th-century castle is a must-see attraction with glorious surroundings of lush woodlands, landscaped gardens and rugged cliffs.

Limited Grass pitches available at Culzean campsite for August Bank Holiday.

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Cambridge CamboatsCamboats, Cambridge

Enjoy a fun and relaxing cruise of the famous university city on a narrowboat, taking in the sights of historic college boathouses and local wildlife. Learn about the history of the River Cam and soak up interesting stories and snippets from your tour guide. Cambridge Campsite, less than 4 miles from the city centre, offers a beautiful spot to pitch up for a night or more.

Limited Grass with Electric pitches available at Cambridge campsite for August Bank Holiday.

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