6 must see British events this year

Everybody is talking about Glastonbury, Wimbledon, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Ascot, but there are so many amazing events happening this year, so why not take a step back and experience one of these lesser known but equally fabulous events that are taking place this year.


1. Hadrian’s Cavalry, a Roman Cavalry exhibition along Hadrian’s wall – 8 April – 10 September

Bring Roman history to life in a brand new and exciting exhibition celebrating Roman cavalry. Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site hosts this exhibition over the 150 mile stretch of the site, and explores over 2000 years of history, providing an insight into the role and daily life of the Roman army’s cavalry forces.  The exhibition brings original Roman cavalry objects into one collection for the first time since they were used, including armour and weaponry.

The history and stories come to life with the help of museums, reconstructions, galleries, forts, inscriptions, excavations and not forgetting one of the biggest Roman Cavalry re-enactments ever seen in Britain.

2. RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 23rd May – 27th May

Stroll through the stunning Show Gardens; award-winning Artisan Gardens; fantastic Fresh Gardens; and a host of incredible floral displays in one of the world’s greatest and most prestigious flower shows at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The show attracts over 150,000 visitors every year and gives the opportunity to be inspired by the spectacular horticultural displays and garden trends put together by world renowned garden designers, florists and specialists.

From rare flowers to contemporary gardens, gardening gadgets to striking sculptures, this show provides constant ideas, art and colour with every step.

3. Bristol’s International Balloon fiesta, 10th – 13th August

Europe’s largest hot air balloon event is the perfect place for family fun.

With the sky sprinkled with more than 150 hot air balloons floating against the back drop of the beautiful morning sky, it’s quite simply a sensational scene and you are quite welcome to enjoy a picnic or bbq on the picturesque parkland underneath the pretty sky. Not satisfied taking in the view from the ground? Then take a trip in one of the many balloons to be completely amongst all the action.

As if that wasn’t enough! The arena is filled with great food stands, firework displays fairground rides and entertainment.

The best part – it’s totally free!

Courtesy of Angus Forbes, www.enchantedforest.org.uk

4. The Enchanted Forest Light Event – Perthshire, 29th Sept – 30th October

A totally magical and fantastical light and sound show, set in the middle of Faskally Wood in Perthshire, Scotland. The event combines creativity with music and visuals to create a multi-award winning show which takes you on a path round the forest.

With a host of visual mechanics, digital artists, lighting and sound designers using their unique creativity to put together a total showstopper, it’s clear to see why this event has swept up loads of dazzling awards.

5. Nottingham Goose Fair, 4th – 8th October 2017

Open throughout the day (on most days), until late evening, the Nottingham Goose Fair attracts hundreds of thousands visitors annually and provides hours and hours of entertainment with over 500 attractions for all ages.

Don’t be fooled by the name, it’s one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs, and covers everything from traditional rides to fun-houses, kids rides to thrill-seeker rides, Waltzers, Dodgems, Helter Skelters and of course no fair is complete without Hook a Ducks!

Dotted around all the attractions are numerous food stands offering the classic fairground food from candy floss to hot dogs, as well as stands serving food from all over the world like Spanish churros and Chinese food.

Admission is free, so you just pay for the rides/attractions/food that you want. Sounds pretty fair to me…

6. Scampton Airshow, 9-10 September

In the beautiful county of Lincolnshire (home of The British Hamper Company!) Scampton (home of the Red Arrows) hosts this new and improved airshow to raise funds for the RAF Charitable Trust.

A fun, family friendly event spanning over two days with both flying and static displays, a wide variety of modern and historic aircraft, fun interactive zones for children, activities, history, exhibitions and stalls there is something there to suit the whole family.

Need to be tempted more? Children under 16 are completely free with an adult ticket holder.

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Jan O

Beautifully packaged hamper for our gluten free friends. Feel sure they will be delighted when they open it on Christmas morning! Lovely to find gluten free goodies that look so tempting. Excellent service too.

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Jacqueline T

I can only comment on the service and delivery ( which were both very good ). I have purchased this beautifully boxed hamper as a gift for christmas, so I'm hoping that the contents are as good as the above mentioned. Well packaged and arrived on my suggested date. Thank you.

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Angela G

First time I have used this company. I chose my hamper from their web site but rang to place the order. The firm's operator was extremely helpful, even ringing me back when the phone cut off. The hamper was delivered as it said the next day. As it was a thank you gift I didn't see the hamper but the recipients were delighted with its presentation and contents. I would most certainly recommend this company and would be more than happy to use their services again. Excellent.

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Jeremy H

I particularly liked the Gluten Free Offering, which seems to be an increasing trend, although in our case and absolute medical requirement - not a lifestyle choice. So, thank you for providing this and the products offered were very appreciated and new to my wife.

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Nicola C

I used this company to send a hamper to my sister in Australia , the hamper contained a few English items I knew she was missing. The service was fantastic , it arrived very quickly and was packaged very well , it was a great success and I would definitely use the company again.

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Renee M

I sent a Hamper to the US and couldn't believe how quickly it was delivered 3 days in total most impressed. Our daughter was over the moon with this gift and absolutely loved the design of the box. Great to be able to send British products overseas will definitely use again.

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My friends were absolutely thrilled when their hamper arrived and described it as "a huge box with classy wrapping and a beautiful navy blue bow, filled with lovely treats." "Exquisite in every way","so professional" and "perfect" were just some of their additional comments. I really want to thank you so much Sam for all your help and suggestions - you made arranging their hamper so easy and a very pleasant experience for me as well - one that I intend to repeat! 5 Stars Plus. Colleen, New Zealand

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David P

What a wonderful company to deal with. I found the website very easy to use and then put in a telephone order in which I was dealt with in a helpful and polite way by the lady on the phone. The hamper arrived the next day and was very well received. 10/10

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Maria A

Excellent service, could not be any happier.

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Edward T

After a failed order from Betty's Tea Room to ship to Singapore, I found The British Hamper Company and ordered a hamper for my brother. It arrived 2.5 days later (I ordered it on a Monday afternoon and it was received in Singapore before 11:00 loccal time on Thursday). And best of all, the prices shown included delivery, so there were no nasty surprises when going to the checkout. Very good service and my brother was very happy with his present. Will be using these guys again for orders to international family ( Singapore, Australia, US).

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Dale B

Amazing Christmas hamper with a wide range of treats and great alcohol brands. Brilliant value.

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Our friends in Dubai were delighted with their sweet hamper- said packaging was beautiful too. Extremely fast service and would definitely recommend. Many thanks

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Helen C

Great service - good value products and quick delivery. The only downside was communications from customer service were lacking as I didn't know when a hamper had been despatched or delivered (although I was given a way to track this with the courier company themselves)

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Michael T

Hamper was ordered for some friends in the United States. I was a bit sceptical about the stated delivery time.....as it looked really quick! The hamper was indeed delivered on the exact date specified and our friends were delighted with the quality of the contents :) Mike T (United Kingdom)

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Naman P

Great service , No fuss and my relatives loved everything in the hamper. I will use you again . Thank you so much ????

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Samantha E

Ordered for delivery to my sister in Florida. kept well informed throughout and hamper delivered on time. Sister loved the hamper and reminded her of home. Thankyou

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Samantha E

Ordered for delivery to my sister in Florida. kept well informed throughout and hamper delivered on time. Sister loved the hamper and reminded her of home. Thankyou

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Moira D

Our friends were delighted with the hamper as it had British items. The arrival time was very good and the whole service excellent as we were kept informed of what was happening. We would be happy to use this service again in the future.

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Christine W

Sent hampers to USA. They were over the moon with them.

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Gillian B

Ordered the Classic Retro Sweet Hamper for delivery to the Netherlands and it arrived promptly. It was packaged beautifully and the recipients were over the moon with it. Great Job and would definately order again

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Andrew B

Excellent, arrived on time in Australia, Packed beautifully, in true British style. Contents delicious. My daughter loved it, a reminder of home when she is so Far away. Will definitely be using this great company again.

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Rich F

Bought as a gift, recipient was very pleased with contents

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Jane H

I found this service excellent. Just what my cousin in Australia needed to brighten her up.

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Stuart M

This was a lovely, delicious hamper sent to our gluten free friend who absolutely loved it. He shared it with the WHOLE family and I have heard nothing but positive comments from all of the family. This is a VERY good idea for people that are allergic to wheat. Will definitely be ordering again

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deborah h

I have ordered Hamers as presents from The Netherlands to be sent to Italy and England to the great surprise and Delight of the recipient's. Their feedback to me was: The quality was excellent, the quaintly was generous and everything was beautifully packed.. What more could a person wish for, Thank You.

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Susan J

My sister loved the hamper I sent her. I was disappointed though that it did not contain the flapjack biscuits as they are divine. A second fruit cake had been substituted so no loss of items in the contents Thank you

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Jo O

Excellent service. So fast and efficient, my relatives in Canada were delighted with the contents of their hamper and thrilled with the surprise. The tracking service was fascinating to follow, I could picture my hamper as it travelled through all the checkpoints and it arrived 2 days before it's predicted delivery date. Will definitely use this company again.

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Tanya A

I purchased this hamper for my daughter and her family. I understand that it was enjoyed by them all. I wanted to get them something that they could all share. I would definitely purchase from you again and I believe that my daughter would too,

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Claire A

Good choice of hampers with great treats inside. The hamper I ordered was a gift which was delivered to friends in France very quickly.

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Laura C

Staff always very friendly, helpful and accommodating with any request. Great products too!

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Martin B

We were very happy with our selection, it went down well!

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It is a pity the rating only goes up to 5 stars, the service from the British Hamper Company is worthy of much more. From my first order all the way through to the delivery in Japan, everything was first class. I will be ordering a Christmas hamper soon. Highly recommended, thank you. Mr E. Green.

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