We hope you’re hungry! There are some fabulous activities for the family this weekend and for some reason this weekend is very popular for foodie activities! Read on to find out the out picks for what to do this weekend!
Friday 13th May
Today is Salisbury Foodie Friday in Salisbury Market Place, ditch the boring lunch box and enjoy some fabulous street food from across the South West. Sample some of the best food on offer from across the South.
Norman Court School, West Tytherley have their Open School Day this evening between 4pm and 7pm. Join them for a BBQ and swim whilst taking the opportunity to experience their amazing ground and facilities.
Birmingham Royal Ballet return to The Lighthouse, Poole with an illuminating mix of works that show case the splendour of dance itself. There is also a Pre-show talk at 6.30 where you can learn more about the pieces in the show from the people behind the scenes and on the stage. This pre-performance talk will explain the ideas, thoughts and hard work which go into making Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production such an interesting and exciting evening. The pre-performance talk will start at 6.30pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. For more details see their website.
Saturday 14th May
Dorset County Museum are taking part in the ‘Museums at Night’ initiative tonight. This year the Museums at Night ticket costs just £10 (for two adults and up to four children) and provides free entry on the night to all six of Dorchesters museums plus Max Gate (3.30 to 5.30pm) and the Roman Town House. Pick up your ticket from any of the museums or Dorchester
Mottisfant have their Countryside Day today. A day of activities and adventure celebrating the great outdoors. There’ll be a number of interactive stalls showcasing traditional skills such as wood carving, all with a backdrop of live music from the FB Pocket Orchestra. Get to know our rangers and find out more about the work their countryside team do on Stockbridge Down, the River Test and the New Forest. There’s lots of family fun, with craft and wild play activities. Children can get close to wildlife and become a countryside ranger for the day with their mini-ranger trail.
Food-lovers can look forward to another taste-bud-tickling day out as Foodies Festival returns to Durham Downs, Bristol this weekend 13th – 15th May with a feast of foodie fun, top chefs and the British Street Food Awards. In amongst voting in the British Street Food Awards, watching the cook’s theatre, discovering exciting feel-good super food, visiting Street food Avenue, shopping for artisan food, afternoon tea in the vintage tea room you can also explore the Children’s Cookery School.
With an Olympic theme, little foodies can decorate their very own gold medal with coloured icing, glitter and edible ribbon. Pizza and cupcake making classes also allow kids to explore their taste buds and learn basic cookery skills to practice at home. For more details see their website.
Sunday 15th May
Today is Alresford’s nationally acclaimed annual Watercress Festival. The entire centre of New Alresford, Hampshire becomes a huge street festival. The festival includes a large food market, celebrity chefs, festival market, music and dance. Entertainment is provided throughout the day and there are activities for children including circus skills workshops, faceprinting and a petting farm.
Hillier Gardens, Hampshire are now open and you can see their exciting outdoor sculpture exhibition displayed in the beautiful setting of this world famous 180 acre garden.
This Sunday is also Shaftesbury Food and Drink Festival. Entry to the festival is free. Nearly 100 food and drink stalls will take part. Activities include a medieval feast for all the family at Gold Hill Museum 1-3pm, a cookery theatre manned by three top local chefs starting at 10am outside the town hall, the Cheese run up gold hill, dancing, singing and live music.
If you want to take a trip to Abbotsbury Swannery, the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. Mid May- June is a great time to visit as hundreds of cygnets hatch around the pathways.
Whatever you chose to do we hope you have a fantastic weekend!
The Country Child Team