"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 2018
Lancaster Food and Drink Festival 2013

5 - 7 May - The Lancaster Food and Drink Festival is back. The 2018 festival will be held over three days on May Bank Holiday Weekend starting noon and finishing at 6pm. a world of class foodie heaven with plenty for your palette.

Festival of Making 2018
Festival of Making 2018

12 - 13 May - The second National Festival of Making will take place in Blackburn on Saturday, 12th May and Sunday, 13th May 2018. Supported again by co-founder and influential designer, Wayne Hemingway, The National Festival of Making brings together artists, designers, national and international manufacturers

Highest Point Festival
Highest Point Festival

18 - 20 May - 3 day festival hosting a variety of acts, kicking off the Friday with a Hospital Records takeover - London Elektricity Big Band Live, High Contrast, Fred V & Grafix and Danny Byrd, just to mention a few, are all set to take the stage. Northern favourites Embrace are set to take to the main stage of Lancaster’s Highest Point Festival on Saturday night.

Ribby Hall Village
Holiday Village
Ribby Hall Village

Ribby Hall Village is a Holiday Park with spacious and luxurious self-catering cottages are situated in more than 100 acres of stunning landscaped grounds and feature all the essential amenities to ensure your stay is both relaxing and comfortable.

Shrek The Musical
Theatre Show
Shrek The Musical

Join Shrek, the unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon.



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