Carnival and Festival breaks

Festivals for all the family
RHS Flower Festivals
Food and Drink Festivals
Nautical and Waterways Festivals
Motor Festivals

Carnival and Festival breaks by coach

Create a holiday you will remember for a lifetime by combining it with carnival or festival, in the UK or Europe.

Amongst our sensational packages you will find a wide selection of popular and quirky cultural carnivals and festivals of the year, celebrating everything from beer and Vikings, to motor sport and lemons. All with hotel stay, coach travel and sensational itineraries included, of course, so you can make the most of your holiday!

With so many to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your taste. Booking is quick and easy with National Holidays.

Unmissable Carnival and Festival Events

Whatever time of the year you choose to go on holiday you’re guaranteed to find a destination that coincides with a local carnival or festival to make your break extra special. 

The UK hosts countless festivals and carnivals throughout the year. Here are some of our favourite picks!


Goodwood Festival of Speed

Experience the buzz and excitement of the Goodwood Festival of Speed! An unmissable event for anyone who loves classic cars, this action-packed day showcases some of history's greatest motor inventions! 

With everything from bikes to Formula 1this spectacular event celebrates the legendary drivers and riders, teams and manufacturers who have climbed to the top of their game.

With food stalls, presentations, races and a chance to get up-close and personal to some of the most ornate beauties the motor world has ever seen! 


Unique Drink Festivals

Drinks wise, we are overflowing this year with unmissable events! With everything from the Gin to my Tonic event in Liverpool, the Prosecco Festival in Blackpool, the Autumn Diksmuide Beer Festival in Belgium and many more, you're sure to find the tipple to suit you!


Themed Fancy Dress Events

Love fancy dress? We have a festival for you! In Whitby, the Pirate Weekend offers a chance to shiver your timbers and dig out that eye patch! Whether you fancy taking on the mean Captain Hook persona or you prefer dressing as a gritty crew member, this wild weekend of activities plus food and drink stalls promises to be a spectacular weekend! With the dramatic backdrop of Whitby, you can really get into character and have fun with the whole family! 

Or you can step back into Wartime with the exceptionally popular array of 1940s events! With the recognisable hardy style of fitted jackets, iconic military head gear and 40s curls, you can immerse yourself in everything 40s! Check out the Wartime Festival in Liverpool -  it's unmissable!


Fun for all!

Finally we come to the Morecambe Carnival. Traditionally, this wacky event has included fire breathers, chart-topping artist performances, 'official' Storm Trooper sightings PLUS the chance to sky-dive. This year promises to be no different so make sure you book now!

These are just a few of the many vibrant and action-packed festival and carnival breaks National holidays offers! With everything from boat shows to flower festivals, you're sure to find the perfect weekend break for you!

Book your Festival or Carnival break now and get ready to be entertained!

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