We’ve put together our list of alternative festivals you need to know about for this Summer. Our top picks include some of the biggest events the summer will see, from water sport festivals to food events to camping – we’ve got you covered!


(Image provided by: Ascot Racecourse, Royal Ascot)

Dates: Tue 18 – Sat 22 June 2019

Location: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot

Type: Horse Racing, Sport

Royal Ascot is one of the busiest annual events in horse racing with millions of pounds in prize money up for grabs. Expect an event of high fashion, spectacular heritage and pageantry.  #RoyalAscot


(Photo provided by: Taste of London, Sam Ashton)

Dates: Wed 19 – Sun 23 June 2019

Location: Regent’s Park, London

Type: Food

The ultimate celebration of London’s culinary scene, showcasing the latest superfoods and techniques by chefs from all over the world.



Dates: Fri 21 –  Sun 23 June 2019

Location: Croyde, North Devon

Type: Water Sport and Music

The very backbone of Oceanfest is the numerous competitive sports you can get involved in such as Beach Soccer, Surfing, Beach Volleyball,  Paddle Racing and Open Water Swimming.


(Photo provided by: Wimbledon AELTC/Thomas Lovelock)

Dates: Mon 1 – Sun 14 July 2019

Location: Wimbledon, London

Type: Sport

The Championships, Wimbledon, is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. The event has seen legends such as Andy Murray, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams make a name for themselves on Wimbledon’s famous grass courts.



Dates & Location:

Zadar, Croatia 24 June – 6 August 2019

Birmingham 16 – 20 August 2019

London 23 – 28 August 2019

Type: Fun Activity

The Monster is set to be the ultimate inflatable obstacle course for adults. With the course being 300m, it makes it the longest one in the world! Activities on the course include: Mega Ball Pit, Boozy Bingo, Beer Pong, Glitter Wheel, live DJs and food and drink stalls. Bring on the bounce! We can’t wait for this one.



Dates: Fri 30 August – Mon 2 September 2019

Location: Sevenoaks, Kent

Type: Outdoor activities

With this festival said to be a wild summer camp for adults, then the day activities would come as no shock to you; from Bee-Keeping, Archery, Circus Aerial, Obstacle Course, Raft Building, Quad Biking to Yoga, accompanied by live music and campfires amongst so much more! 


If you are interested in attending any music events for the summer, check out our list of top UK music festivals here.

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