What’s on in June

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Royal Bath and West Show, Somerset

One of the largest country shows in the country, a celebration of rural life, with displays, competitions and plenty of animals to see.

Where: Shepton Mallet, Somerset
When: 1 – 4 June
More info: www.bathandwest.com


Wales Senior Open Championship, Wales

World-class golf over three days, a must for golf fanatics.

Where: Newport, Wales
When: 3-5 June
More info: www.celtic-manor.com


International Mersey River Festival

A celebration of the glorious waterfront in a free three day festival. Expect music and entertainment for all the family.

Where: Mersey River, Liverpool
When: 3-5 June
More info: www.cultureliverpool.co.uk


Monmouthshire Food Festival, Wales

A full programme of demonstrations, talks, tastings and lots of food and drink to try and buy. 

Where: Newport, Wales
When: 4 - 5 June
More info: monmouthshirefoodfestival.co.uk


The Queen’s Birthday Parade, London

Trooping the Colour is a marvellous spectacle to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, with a fly-past from the Royal Air Force.

Where: Buckingham Palace, London
When: 11 June
More info: www.householddivision.org.uk


Lord Mayor’s Show, Birmingham

This big day out for the whole family introduces the new Lord Mayor to the city, with plenty of great events.

Where: Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
When: 12 June
More info: events.birmingham.gov.uk


Portsmouth Festivities, Hampshire

Ten days of theatre, art, film, music and talks to celebrate culture and heritage in Portsmouth.

Where: Various venues, Portsmouth
When: 19 – 28 June
More info: www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk


Children’s Book Day, Manchester

A full day of free activities for all ages: as well as story-telling, arts, crafts and workshops, there’ll be a bustling market-place of stalls and exhibitions to browse and enjoy.

Where: Manchester Metropolitan University’s All Saints Campus, Oxford Road
When: 25 June
More info: www.mcbf.org.uk


The Championships, Wimbledon, London

The oldest, and the best known, tennis championships in the world.

Where: Wimbledon, London
When: 27 June – 10 July
More info: www.wimbledon.com