"The world's favourite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May" - Edwin Way Treale.

With the longer days, lighter nights, 2 bank holidays and May Half Term we have got lots to shout about this month here in Lancashire.

May Bank Holiday Weekend - 5 - 7 & 26 - 28 May
Choo choo choo! How about a 'Day Out With Thomas' at the award winning East Lancashire Railway? Then head to Lancaster for the annual Lancaster Food and Drink Festival where you will find over 50 artisan food stalls.

Here in Lancashire you will find lots of great events taking place to help you make the most of both extra-long bank holiday weekends!

National Festival Of Making 12 -13 May
Up next on the weekend of 12 -13 May head to Blackburn for the second National Festival Of Making. Experience thrilling street performances, buy the best in handcrafted fashion, sample the finest food and drink and get hands-on with over 100 FREE and affordable making experiences in the company of master makers.

Enjoy yourself a little rest ready for the next weekend, ready for the Highest Point Festival…

The Highest Point Festival – 18 – 20 May
This new 3 day music festival set within the scenic surroundings of Williamson Park, Lancaster will offer free, family orientated performances during the day and ticketed partying in the evening. Organised by the team that brought about A Wing at Lancaster Castle and 2016's sell out Hacienda Classical show, the 3-day city festival will be the biggest festival Lancaster has ever seen.

Last but not least is the May Half Term holiday 28 May – 3 June…

Head to Ribby Hall Village and watch your children ‘spring’ into action with their themed activities including orienteering, learning all about the animals at Wild Discovery and more.

Did you here Shrek is taking Ogre Blackpool? Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life! Shrek the Musical at the Opera House Blackpool from 15 – 27 May 2018.

Lancashire has a wide range of places to stay, fantastic attractions and great days out, perfect for everyone in the family – so nobody will moan they are bored.

Head over to our dedicated May Half Term section and let us help you plan your break today.


Day Out With Thomas™
Day Out With Thomas™

5 - 7 May, 4 - 5 Aug & 6 - 7 Oct - Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas! Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, at the East Lancashire Railway for a train ride unlike any other.

Lancaster Food and Drink Festival
Lancaster Food and Drink Festival 2013

2022 brings the 10th Lancaster Food and Drink Festival - a place for the hardcore foodies and the culinarily curious to gather in one place to scoff and quaff the fabulous flavours of 40+ food and drink stalls.

National Festival of Making 2019
National Festival of Making 2019

The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of UK making, from the factory floor to the kitchen table. The National Festival of Making takes over the streets of Blackburn with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and above all, an eclectic mix of making experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Highest Point Festival
Highest Point Festival

Following a hugely successful 2019 weekender, Highest Point has confirmed its return to Williamson Park in Lancaster on 2nd - 4th September 2021. Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and Rudimental, each set to make their Lancashire debut. Highest Point have added an extra night to their weekend with James, Lightning Seeds & Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly playing at Williamson Park on Thursday 2nd September. Festival favourites James will take to the stage to play classics from their back catalogue, plus brand new music including their new single ‘Beautiful Beaches’ from their latest studio album All The Colours Of You.

Ribby Hall Village
Holiday Village
Ribby Hall Village

Ribby Hall Village is set in over 130 acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside and is the county’s only five-star holiday village.



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