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24th April - 22nd May 2019

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Fri 26 May - Sun 28 May

Oxbow and Peach Vintage Pop Up, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, Thurs 25 May – Sat 27 May

Oxbow and Peach Vintage Pop up


This little showroom in the Old School House in the pretty village of Whittlesford has an eclectic mix of vintage and antique finds. It’s not open all the time but Lizzie and Georgie run pop ups through March, April, May and June and then later on in the year.  I went to their last one a few weeks ago and picked up pretty china bowls and cups planted with primroses, strawberry plants and seasonal flowers.  There’s vintage china, glistening glass, furniture, lights, mirrors, objet d’art, jewellery, art, linens, quirky finds and so much more.  Top tip – make a day of it and enjoy lunch at The Tickle Arms in the village.

Oxbow and Peach, The Old School, Old School Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4LT,

The Tickell Arms Beer Festival 2017, Whittlesford, Fri 26 May – Sun 28 May

Tickell Arms, Beer Festival 2017

What won’t tickle your fancy at this beer festival? The Tickell Arms is a pretty pub in the village of Whittlesford, south of Cambridge. Over 25 real ales, bands, SmokeWorks BBQ and a fab pub gardens – dogs can come too, sounds pretty perfect!

Tickell Arms, North Rd, Whittlesford CB22 4NZ,

foodPark NIGHT MARKET, Cambridge, Sat 27 May

foodPark Night Market

You know that summer is around the corner when the foodPark NIGHT MARKET appears on the scene. Cambridge’s ultimate street food party under one very cool city roof. What can you expect? Al fresco vibes, a fun and friendly atmosphere, street food newbies to discover, pop-up bars, and DJs + local music. Sounds fun hey!

Sizzling Sunday, Burwash Manor, Barton, Sun May 28th

Burwawsh Manor Summer Sizzler

The second foodie event of the month to come out of Burwash Manor, a collection of shops housed in converted farm buildings set in the peaceful countryside, a few miles from the centre of Cambridge. Expect cookery demos, wine and beer tastings, street food and tasters galore, a bar and live music.

Buwarsh Manor, Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7EY,

Duxford Air Festival, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Sat 27 – Sun 28 May

Duxford Airshow

This air show is certainly up there as one of the main events in the country, in particular if you’re interested in WW2 aircraft and warbirds. There’s an extensive museum that’s free to look around during an Airshow and includes many WWII examples. It’s not all the golden oldies, the French Rafale Solo Display Team will be showing off some moves and there are loads of activities for children to get involved in – children under 16 go free too. Duxford airfield itself is an historic site dating back to 1918. During the Second World War it was home to the first operational Spitfire squadron where fighter pilots were frequently scrambled against the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.

Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR,

The Alleycats, The Willow Tree, Bourn, Sun 28 May

The Willow Tree Bourn

Enjoy an early evening of jazz performed by The Alleycats in the magical gardens of The Willow Tree.  This vocal led six piece modern jazz band will be playing fun and refreshing arrangements of well known Disney classics old and new!  Enjoy a sundowner and some smooth jazz to end your weekend.

The Willow Tree, 29 High Street Bourn, Cambridgeshire, CB23 2SQ, thewillowtreebourn

Living Heritage Game and Country Show, Sun 28 – Mon 29 May

Burghley Country Show

A large Country Fair with four main arenas presenting country sports & pursuits at their very best. Try out lots of country sports Clayshoot, Airguns, Archery, Fishing and a large selection of dog events. Enjoy all the other show features, the Craft Village, Food Show with chef demonstrations, Falconry, Vintage Vehicles, or relax in the Food Courts – a great Bank Holiday day out.

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