5 free (or really cheap) events in England this autumn
Yellow and brown-coloured countryside, beautiful roads covered by a mantle of leaves and quiet landscapes to admire under the warmth of a soft, cosy blanket… sounds nice, doesn’t it?
These are just some of the reasons make autumn a lovely time to get off the beaten track and enjoy a short break around the UK. By providing all the comforts of home together with the flexibility and freedom of a car, campervan hire is a great way to tour England. Imagine, for a second, that it’s rainy and windy outside… then just pick a cosy place to park up, make a warm cup of tea on board and gaze at the views whilst keeping yourself warm thanks to your campervan heating system. When the sun comes back, it’s as easy as hitting the road again and continue to tick off your list of things to see and do!
To give you some inspiration when planning your trip, we have put together 5 free (or great value) events taking place in England this autumn. From outdoor sports to Guy Fawkes carnivals, you will certainly find the activity that suits your taste.
1. Rugby World Cup (18 September – 30 October)
Yes, we know, this article is about free or cheap activities in England and tickets for the 2015 RWC might not be that cheap at the moment. However, we can’t miss this unique event from our list. Whether you are attending the matches or not, there are plenty of economical ways for the most dedicated to experience the Rugby World Cup.
Hire a campervan in the UK and travel independently around the Rugbly World Cup events whilst exploring the main tourist attractions on your way. Feel the rugby vibes around the match venues, share the excitement with your compatriots and raise a pint to your team’s victory (or drink to forget otherwise…). Supporting your national team this Rugby World Cup is easy, cheap and convenient thanks to your campervan!
2. Dursley Walking Festival (1 – 4 October)
For another year, the quaint town of Dursley – halfway between Gloucester and Bristol, hosts a festival for hiking-lovers on the first weekend of October. Located on the Cotswold Way National Trail, Dursley’s natural surroundings provide a stunning background for the local walks.
Point your campervan westwards from our London Gatwick depot and take part in this outdoor festival where you can admire the wonderful views of the River Severn or the Forest of Dean or the Malvern Hills. Alter hiking, why not relax on board your camper? Cook warm dinner, stretch out your legs in the comfortable seating area and take a sleep in your cosy bed until the next stage of the Walking Festival.
3. Riverside Beer and Folk Festival (2 – 4 October)
If walking is not your thing, North Devon is home to the Riverside Beer and Folk Festival. With over 17 bands and economical pitches to hook your camper up, this event is undoubtedly a fun alternative to a regular camping holiday.
Weekend festival prices for the whole family start from only £85, which includes grass pitch, live entertainment, a charity donation and an amazing experience surrounded by the most beautiful scenery.
4. Peak District Fair and Beer Festival (10 – 11 October)
Set against a backdrop of stunning scenery, the Great Peak District Fair and Buxton Beer Festival hosts over 100 indoor and outdoor stalls and a wide range of activities suitable for all the family.
After tasting the best of the local produce and some pints of artisan beer and cider, what about experiencing some action-packed adventure at the National Park? Take all your equipment on board your camper and park up at one of the nearby campsites. From air to land, from rock to water, enjoy days of cycling, windsurfing, climbing, fishing, riding, caving or paragliding, amongst other exciting activities.
5. Lewes Bonfire Celebrations (5 November)
Just 40 minutes away from our depot in Horsham, drive your campervan towards the town of Lewes to attend the UK’s largest Guy Fawkes Night festivities. With impressive parades, bonfires and firework displays, over 80 000 visitors are expected to attend this celebration each year.
Described as “a head-on collision of Halloween and Mardi Gras”, both children and adults will enjoy this night of flames, lights and coloured costumes that marks the uncovering of the Gunpowder Plot.
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