The best British staycation activities

Fenland Country Fair, Cambridgeshire
August 30–31
Trade stands, fun dog show, fly-fishing demonstration, birds-of-prey display and vintage vehicles parade.

Fenland Country Fair

Cheltenham Literature Festival, Gloucestershire
October 9–18
Highlights of the diverse this year include Ann Widdecombe, Hermione Lee, Jo Brand, James Cracknell, Ben Fogle, Sebastian Faulks, Michael Palin and Cherie Blair.

Cracknell James Ben Fogle

Malvern Autumn Show, Worcestershire
September 26–27
A celebration of harvest, plus lifestyle ideas and themes to promote good living, from running a smallholding to cooking, gardening and demonstrations.

Malvern Autumn Show

Fressingfield Music Festival, Suffolk
September 22–26
A series of classical concerts, incorporating the celebrated Fressingfield Young Musician Award and with performers such as Julian Lloyd Webber and the Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge.

Julian Lloyd Webber


The Glorious Finale at Perth Racecourse, Perth
September 23
The highlight of the Scottish racing calendar, steeped in history. To join Country Life and Range Rover at the racecourse for the day, enter our competition.

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No Way Out, Southwark Playhouse, London
August 18–September 12
Strictly Come Dancing meets Sartre: three strangers are trapped in a room, expressing their frustrations, fears and desires through passionate Argentine tango.

No Way Out

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