A Guide to Unusual Festivals in England and Wales

We are all aware of the big music festivals, comedy shows or exhibitions in the UK. However, there are a number of festivals that are off the beaten track. With lots on offer to please the most specialised tastes.

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Here are some of the best amazingly unusual festivals that you could attend.

Zombie Apocalypse

A festival dedicated to the wonderful world of Zombies. You will get a chance to run a Zombie obstacle course of the undead. Alternatively, if singing is more of your speciality you can take part in Thriller Karaoke. There are plenty of things for everyone to do. Do you want your photo taken in the Photobooth of Death? Or dance till your feet bleed at the Death Disco? You will have lots of fun at this rather unusual festival celebrating all things walking dead.

After Hours Bristol

Moving away from Zombies and back to the real world of live music, After Hours features a number of great up-and-coming bands. Once you have listened to the bands, it is time to dance the night away with a live DJ.

The Surreal Spring Ball

This is exactly what it says it is. Surreal and a little weird. The ball features a number of unusual and off-beat music and poetry acts. Although not strictly a ‘classic,’ it will leave a really great and lasting impression with you, should you attend.

Keswick Mountain Festival

If you prefer adventure of surreal and the damn right weird, then the Keswick Mountain Festival is for you. The festival features a massive programme of things to do. Get stuck into adventure activities, take part in challenges and listen to live music. There is also a water based area, where you can go swimming, kayaking or canoeing.

Pirates on the Prom

The maritime festival in Penzance is aimed at all the family. It provides visitors with an array of sea-based food, snacks and drinks. When you are not feeding on the fruits of the sea, try your hand at some of the activities on offer. Traditional crafts like crabbing, toshers and ketches are a must for you to experience.

The Pendennis Cup

Another festival that is held on the British coast is the Pendennis Cup. This four-day competitive race makes for great watching. If you want to take a break from the racing, there are plenty of activities on offer. On the evening, there are barbeques a plenty and lots of entertainment for you to absorb.

Woolfest 2014

A festival entirely dedicated to wool? Yes. With Christmas jumpers making a comeback and becoming more popular each year, it makes sense to visit Woolfest. The festival highlights the materials and skills involved in creating items made of wool. From the design to the crafting, it is fun for all the family.

If you are looking at attending any of these festivals, Citybase Apartments can provide a roof over your head. All whilst you seek out the fun and frolics of some of the most unusual and wonderful festivals that the UK has to offer.