Days Out With Skiddle: The best experiences and attractions in the UK

Here are the best events and attractions on Skiddle.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 17th Apr 2024

Hello, and welcome back to Days Out With Skiddle! If you’re looking for fun things to do, you’re in the right place. 

This week we’re highlighting some more brilliant events and attractions including Grand Designs Live, a tattoo convention, an alcohol festival, a foodie fest, a retro footie convention, an activity-packed kids weekender, and more. 


Big North Tattoo Show


When: Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th April 2024

Where: Utilita Arena in Newcastle Upon Tyne

It’s not long now until one of the biggest tattoo party events in Europe comes to Newcastle! If you’ve been itching for some new ink, the show brings 300+ of the best tattoo artists in the world. You can get some new body art yourself or just watch these masters at work. 

More than a celebration of tattooing, the show also brings plenty of entertainment including fire performers, music acts, art galleries, a retro games arcade, and a lifestyle market. 


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Ye Olde Camp Severn - Kids Festival


When: Friday 3rd - Monday 6th May 2024 (bank holiday weekend) 

Where: West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury

This weekend festival aims to let the kids go wild while the adults sit back and relax. Going down over a bank holiday weekend, across the weekend, there’ll be all sorts of activities including a family rave, circus workshops, the Super Hero Academy, a foam party, face painting and glitter, an inflatables zone and craft area, campfire stories, donkey rides, the Stuntman Academy, Nerf wars, and activities for younger children and babies too including a sensory area. 

All activities are included in the ticket cost, all you need to buy is food and drink. 


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Gin & Rum Festival Manchester 2024


When: Saturday 7th September 2024

Where: Manchester Cathedral in Manchester

Bringing over 120 of the best gins and rums on the market, Gin & Rum Festival invites you to let your hair down and discover your new favourite drinks at their themed bars. Making a proper day of it, there’ll be an award-winning DJ and live entertainment to set the scene. 

If you have a friend who isn’t into gin or rum, not to worry, they can find a selection of seasonal cocktails, sipping tequilas, beer, and fizz at the cocktail bar. 

Not local to Manchester? The Gin & Rum Festival also comes to Bristol, Brighton, Liverpool, Leeds, Stoke, Sheffield, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff, and other locations across the UK. just search “gin & rum festival” on Skiddle to see all locations. 


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Social Eats Food & Music Festival Kings Norton


When: Saturday 20th July 2024

Where: The Hayes in Birmingham

Social Eats brings incredible UK tribute bands, indulgent street food, and hand-crafted cocktails to Birmingham this summer. With tributes to The Killers, Elton John, Tom Jones, and artists Sunset Mixtape and Jack Gayler, dancing and singalongs are almost guaranteed. There’ll be funfair rides to keep the kids busy and dogs are welcome, so you can take the whole family! 

Social Eats isn't only stopping in Birmingham though. Find all Social Eats events including ones in Kidderminster, Redditch, Bromsgrove, and more by clicking - HERE  


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Christopher Hall: A Girl For All Seasons


When: Friday 13th September 2024

Where: The Wardrobe in Leeds

You might recognise Christopher Hall from Instagram or TikTok. He started posting sketches during lockdown, going viral and earning over 12 million likes. Having taken his comedy to a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe show, he now comes to Leeds to talk about his life as a boy who’s a bit girly. 

After being obsessed with pop princesses, falling in line behind the school’s queen bees, and gaining life lessons from the cast of ‘Bad Girls’, he wonders why wouldn’t everyone want to be more girly. 


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The Ultimate Super Sunday: Retro football convention!


When: Sunday 12th May 2024

Where: Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol

The UK’s biggest retro football shirt convention comes to Bristol in May bringing all things football to the city. Vendors from all over the country are set to showcase their collection of retro football shirts, memorabilia, and boots for you to enjoy while football games play on the big screen. There’ll also be FIFA tournaments, pub games, raffles, independent food vendors, DJs, and beer. 


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BOOZéBRUNCH The Festival


When: Saturday 10th August 2024

Where: Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton

Scotland's only boutique brunch festival comes to Chatelherault Country Park in the summer. Transforming the Hamilton countryside into a sophisticated get-together reminiscent of Dubai brunches merged with Ibiza beach club glam and The Shire.

The classy brunch will be followed by uplifting disco music, possibly giving way to some mayhem...


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Grand Designs Live London


When: Saturday 4th - Sunday 12th May 2024

Where: ExCel London in London

The multi-award-winning home building and renovation show comes to London to help you with your home projects. Split up into project areas including kitchens and bathrooms, build, gardens, interiors, and Green Living Live, with the TV series’ Kevin McCloud presenting, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some tips and advice from professionals. 

Covering plenty from building your own home up to adding the finishing touches, whether you’re looking for inspiration, or advice, or are just a fan of the show, it’s sure to be a cracking event. 


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For more incredible events and attractions, have a look at our Things To Do page or check out our Something Different Inspire Me page.  



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.