Things to do in June – days out & country events

June is a glorious month of the year for exploring the British countryside and making the most of the longer days, From watching a film on a farm to jumping across treetop trampolines or attending a traditional country show, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

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Here is our selection of countryside and outdoor events on this month:

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Join in with the Seaweed Festival in Clovelly, Devon: 4th June 2017
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Enjoy the taste the sea at this year’s festival

Running for the past two years, the Seaweed Festival promotes seaweed’s health and nutritional benefits. Enjoy seaweed dishes and seaweed arts and crafts.

For more information, visit www.clovelly.co.uk.

Main image: From Seaweed Festival

See heritage ‘on the move’ at UCL Festival of Culture 2017 – 10th June

This June, see heritage ‘on the move’ as the UCL Mobile Heritage Lab literally wheels its way into the University as part of UCL Festival of Culture. Visitors’ jewellery and Archaeological objects will be analysed using X-Ray fluorescence, the same technique that is used to date and identify archaeological gold, and an experiment will show stone degrading due to urban pollution– all in the van!  Book your free place here: ‘Heritage on the Move’.

Countryside Cinema: Film on a Farm – various dates throughout June
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Settle back and enjoy a Film on a Farm ©Filmonafarm

Enjoy watching a film under the stars in rural surroundings with the annual Film on a Farm. With different venues to choose from Lincolnshire to Sussex, this is your chance to visit sites usually not open to the public while watching your favourite classic film. 

For more information, visit www.filmonafarm.co.uk.

Forest Live: Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire: 17-18 June 2017
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Enjoy forest walks at Westonbirt Arboretum ©Getty

Learn about trees at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire this June. There are 15,000 specimens from around the world to be found in this beautiful forest. As well as enjoying the views of the forest, this June Forest Live are hosting concerts for visitors, with Rick Astley and Craig David performing. 

For more information, visit www.forestry.gov.uk.

Rose Festival, Devon: 17 June-30 July
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Walk among scented roses at the RHS Garden Rosemoor

Celebrate the nation’s favourite flower with a trip to the Rose Festival at RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon. With 200 different varieties and a range of hues, Rosemoor has one of the UK’s largest collections of roses, from cottage garden climbers to bright and beautiful container plants.

For more information including a list of festival events, visit www.rhs.org.uk/gardens

Experience Manchester’s First Ever Treetop Adventure Park

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Test your head for heights at Manchester’s Treetop Adventure Park  ©Treetop

This June, Manchester opens their first treetop adventure park at Heaton Park, complete with giant treetop trampolines there are activities for all of the family to enjoy.

For more information, visit www.treetoptrek.co.uk/manchester

Lincolnshire Show: 21st and 22nd June 2017
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Traditional food and drink at the Lincolnshire Show ©LincolnshireShow

Enjoy a traditional countryside show in Lincolnshire this June. Farming displays, and performances plus Lincolnshire’s favourite produce by the various food stalls available.

The Aviation Zone, where visitors can learn about Lincolnshire’s history from World War to today. 

For further information, visit www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk.

Beyond the End of the Road musical, Gateshead: 27th June
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Enjoy music and lyrics by Katie Doherty 

November Club present Beyond the End of the Road, a production depicting the the lives of Northumberland’s rural residents – their villages, their loves, their losses and their deepest secrets – through music and songs. For more information, visit www.novemberclub.org.uk

Royal Norfolk Show: 28th-29th June 2017
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Enjoy the largest agricultural show in England ©Norfolkcountryshow

The Royal Norfolk Show is another great day out for the family this June, with horses and livestock competitions, shopping and local food and drink. 

To find out more information, visit royalnorfolkshow.rnaa.org.uk.

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