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Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sat 23 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Mon 25 May

£18 (Children £8; Seniors £15) / 02393 787613

Scottish Juniper Festival 2015

Three days of gin-based goodness to celebrate World Gin Day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Kingdom of Fife Real Ale and Cider Festival

A chance to sample over 30 real ales from around the country, as well as wines, ciders, perrys and continental beers. There is live music on offer each night and all guests receive a commemorative beer glass and programme with detailed tasting notes.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Fri 1 May

£5; £4 CAMRA members / 01592 611101

Sat 2 May

£5; £4 CAMRA members / 01592 611101

Aberdeen Whisky Festival

Have a dram (or at least a taste) of Scotland's national drink, with 100 of the best whiskies from around the world.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Sat 25 Apr

£20–£30 / 0844 477 9000

The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 150 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 25 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sat 30 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sat 27 Jun

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

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May Day 2015

Celebrate International Workers Day at this family day with live music, entertainment, food, drink, stalls and more.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Sun 3 May

Free

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 10 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Time For Tea

Free tea, cake and a gallery talk for the over 55s.

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 01274 737843

With a short talk on Realism in Rawiya: Photographic Stories from the Middle East

  • 11:30 – 13:30 Time For Tea Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Campo Viejo's Streets of Spain

A celebration of Spanish food, drink and culture, featuring an immersive, interactive multimedia installation by Nick Ryan that translates the sensations of drinking wine into sound.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 1 May

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 2 May

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 3 May

Free / 0844 875 0073

Mon 4 May

Free / 0844 875 0073

Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival

A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Sat 16 May

Prices vary

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Kinlochard Gathering

There's something for all the family, including games, stalls, competitions, highland dancing and music.

Kinlochard Village Hall, Aberfoyle

Sun 19 Jul

Free / 01877 387 264

Feast Of St George

Celebrate the life of England's patron saint, in a host of activities and entertainment.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 020 7983 4100

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 3 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sat 4 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sun 5 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Fri 15 May

Prices vary

Sat 16 May

Prices vary

Sun 17 May

Prices vary

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

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Ideal Home Show Scotland

Make your house fantasies a reality with everything you need for redesigning and improving your home, with over 400 exhibitors and eight sectors under one roof.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 22 May

£12 (£11) / 0141 248 3000

Sat 23 May

£12 (£11) / 0141 248 3000

Sun 24 May

£12 (£11) / 0141 248 3000

Mon 25 May

£12 (£11) / 0141 248 3000

The Royal Highland Show

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Fri 19 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sat 20 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sun 21 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

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St Georges Beer Festival

The CAMRA Peterborough & District Pub of the Year first beer festival of the year.

The Hand & Heart, Peterborough

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 01733 564653

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 01733 564653

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01733 564653

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01733 564653

Waverley Market @ Platform 2

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

…and 61 more dates until 8 Jul 2016

The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.' The whisky line-up includes Bunnahabhain, Ledaig, Tobermory, Deanston, Glen Moray, Aberfeldy and the debuts of Craigellachie and Aultmore.

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

Wine Tasting Experience Day - World of Wine

This is where the wine unearthed 'one day wine tasting workshop' originated 8 years ago! Our Manchester wine tasting days are still the most popular way to learn about wine in the most amazing venue - The Midland!

The Midland Hotel, Manchester

Sat 9 May

£69 / 0114 2486 137

Sat 13 Jun

£69 / 0114 2486 137

The Bloom Gin Rooftop Garden Bar @ Vista

BLOOM Gin is celebrating summer with the opening of their rooftop pop-up. With panoramic views of London's skyline, this is the perfect place to enjoy a BLOOM Gin floral cocktail or take part in a cocktail masterclass on a Monday evening.

The Traflagar Hotel, London SW1A

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 020 7870 2900

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 020 7870 2900

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 020 7870 2900

…and 37 more dates until 30 May back to top

Drambusters Whisky Festival

A festival celebrating the water of life. Meet the makers and celebrities of the whisky world and have a wee dram of a range of malts and other spirits.

Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries

Sat 28 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01387 702020

Gibside Farmers' Market

Buy fresh seasonal foods and high quality crafts direct from local producers, plus tasting and cooking demos.

National Trust: Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 2 May

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 16 May

Free / 01207 541820

Highland & Moray Food and Drink Festival

The best of Scottish food and drink, with producers exhibiting their wares, chefs giving demonstrations and plenty to try and buy.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

Home of Whisky Festival

Raise a glass to learn about, toast and enjoy Scotland's water of life, the nectar of a nation – whisky.

Various venues: Perth

Sat 2 May

£15.95 (Six person group ticket £90) / 01738 493535

The House of Peroni brings Vita Al Fresco to Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor This Spring

Peroni Nastro Azzurro brings a taste of Italian life to Knightsbridge. For two months, the fifth floor terrace of Harvey Nichols, will be transformed into a stylish al fresco veranda. Guests can enjoy Italian aperitivo and sumptuous Peroni cocktails.

Harvey Nichols, London SW1X

Tue 21 Apr

Fifth Floor Cafe

Free

Wed 22 Apr

Fifth Floor Cafe

Free

Thu 23 Apr

Fifth Floor Cafe

Free

…and 31 more dates until 24 May back to top