UK events – September 2016

Just arrived and eager to start exploring your new home? There are always a number of fun events running throughout the UK for everybody to enjoy, whatever your interests. These events can be free whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are settling into the UK.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

2 – 4 September 2016

Come and celebrate 120 years of the Snowdon Mountain Railway which will take you on a journey to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 1085m, dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Claim this mountain peak, the highest in Wales, as a lifetime’s achievement. With stunning scenery and awe-inspiring views it’s all part of a great day out. Check out the 2015/2016 cohort’s visit to Snowdon.

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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

2 September to 1 October 2016

After the doors have closed to the public for the day, enjoy the splendour of the state rooms in the company of an expert guide on an exclusive evening tour of Buckingham Palace.

Tickets are available to book online.

Blackpool Illuminations

2 September to 6 November

You really have to see to believe it. The flamboyant light show has been dazzling crowds since 1912, when 10,000 bulbs were lit to celebrate Blackpool’s first visit by the British royal family. The Illuminations have lit up Blackpool ever since.

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BBC Proms in the Park (North Wales)

10 September 2016

Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay, North Wales will host the annual open-air feast of live music with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and special guests, part of the UK-wide celebration of the Last Night of the Proms 2016. Bring your picnic and flags to enjoy an evening of music, fireworks and fun.

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Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoor Festival

10 – 18 September 2016

Pick from an exciting range of outdoor pursuits including cycling, special interest and historical walks, horse riding, boating, or canoeing.

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The Highland Games

May to September 2016

With traditional heavy athletic events like tug-o-war and the caber toss, as well as Highland dance competitions, track and field events, and piping, the games are a spectacle like no other. And it all takes place against a scenic Scottish backdrop. What more could you want?

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