August bank holiday weekend 2018 activities — from Notting Hill Carnival to the Big Feastival

Luckily, there’s tons on up and down the country that will entertain the whole family.

From Tudor re-enactments to kid-friendly music festivals and exhibitions, here’s how to keep the whole family happy this August bank holiday.

Great Brick Adventure, Liverpool

Taking place on August 25 to 27, kids will find three different interactive zones that will showcase the best LEGO models in the world.

From a safari zone with a life-size LEGO version of an elephant to a mythical beasts world with modes of Cyclops and Hercules, the scale is astounding.

You can also take place in a speed build challenge and take LEGO-themed selfies.

Admission is £13.95 for adults and £11.95 for kids, or £39.80 for a family ticket, at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.

Ruthless Tudors at Pontefract Castle

Visitors to Pontefract Castle find out all about King Henry VIII and his horrible habits at this fun day out.

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Little ones can dress up as Tudors and there's also a fact trail and outdoor games.

The event runs from August 27 until September 1 and entry is free.

Diggerland, Strood

Kids and adults who are obsessed with diggers will go crazy for Diggerland, which you can find at four different UK locations as well as Strood – Castleford, Cullompton and Durham.

You'll get the chance to live out your Bob the Builder dreams by digging and playing on real JCBs and excavators.

You'll also find indoor and outdoor play areas – and even a merry-go-round made from an old digger.

There are also dodgems and go-karts and a Sky Shuttle where you can view the whole park from up above.

It costs £16.99 per adult or child over 2.9 feet, and it's free for kid under that height. Book here.

Camper Calling festival

For the mums and dads who still dream of pitching up a tent and dancing in a field with a cider in hand, this festival may suit as it's totally kid-friendly.

The likes of Feeder, The Coral, Craig Charles, Artful Dodger and Melanie C are performing.

There's also family entertainment and craft workshops, as well as a rave for kids called Raver Tots.

At Ragley Wall, Warwickshire. Tickets cost £35 on the day for adults, £15 for teens and £5 for kids aged five to 12.

Notting Hill Carnival family day

Notting Hill Carnival returns for another year of music, food and dancing in West London – and it's great for kids, too.

Sunday is family day, which means that things are much calmer for the little ones.

There's a children's parade as well as family friendly activities all day long. Plus, it's all completely free.

Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest park

This event takes place in the heart of Sherwood Forest and is organised by the RSPB.

Trek down to the forest for musicians, storytellers, and magicians, as well as archery and pony rides.

The festival is free to get into, although there's a parking fee of £5 per car.

Ice Cream Festival, Kent Life

For those with a sweet tooth, this event won't disappoint as there are 20 different types of ice cream to try out.

Try flavours such as Eton mess, bubblegum and rocky road, as well as classics like mint choc chip and strawberry.

There's also drinks for parents and live music on the event's Dairy Stage.

Kids can also make their own teddy in the Teddy Parlour, which can be bought for £10.

It's £9.95 to get in for adults and £8.25 per child. At the Kent Life Museum, Maidstone.

Peppa Pig at Dreamland

Margate's Dreamland is hosting Peppa Pig storytime sessions led by a narrator – and it's worth bringing a camera, as Peppa herself may turn up.

Adults and kids will love hanging out in Dreamland itself afterwards.

Try out rides like the Pinball X is based on the Magic Mouse which was at the park in 2017 and is a rollercoaster with steep drops and coaches that spin and whirl from side to side.

August 27, 11am-4pm. Free with park admission, £5.

The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival 2018, a feel-good festival focused on food and music, has a string of musical performers taking to the stage during the course of the weekend.

Stars such as Tom Odell and Paloma Faith are among the confirmed performers, and there's tons of food on offer from as it's set on a farm.

The festival runs from August 24-26, 2018 and tickets are still available at a range of different prices from The Big Feastival website.

All children must have a valid entry ticket to enter the event.

12 and under tickets must be booked at the time of adult purchase, while free child day tickets are limited to two per adult.

Milky Way Adventure Park, Higher Clovelly

Kids who are obsessed with space will love this Devon-based park with specially-themed rides like the Cosmic Typhoon rollercoaster and Time Warp death slide.

There's a new ride for 2018 called the Gravity Rider, which is a 30 foot tall doughnut slide, as well as the Clone Zone – where you'll get to meet "aliens".

And there's sci-fi memorabilia where you can check out models of Darth Vader, the Daleks and R2D2 as well.

It costs £12.95 for adults and children aged three-17 to get in and £6 for children under three.

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