May Day fun to be had at Beamish this weekend
If you’re looking for something brilliant to do this weekend that won’t break the bank – how about joining in the spectacular May Day celebrations at Beamish?
If you get the bus there, or have a key card, you get a whopping 25% off the admission price. Why not take a picnic and make a day of it?
The Pit Village at Beamish is hosting a load of spectacular May Day activities on Sunday 1 May and Bank Holiday Monday, 2 May.
There will be a May Day King and Queen crowned, parades, music, Maypole dancing and headdress making.
There’s something for the whole family, including:
- Make a May Day mask in The Pit Village school and join in the parade at 2.30pm.
- The May Day King or Queen will be crowned just before the parade – which lucky visitors will claim the title?
- Help decorate the May Day cart in The Pit Village. The cart will be pulled by one of our horses in the parade.
- Have a go at Maypole dancing throughout the day in the pit pony field with musical accompaniment by Benny Graham.
- Clog/rapper dancers will be performing and will join the parade.
- See performances by Hadrian Clog on Sunday 1st May.
- Learn about traditional May Day activities up at Pockerley Old Hall.
- As with all daytime events, Unlimited Pass holders enter free of charge.
Get a Go North East bus to Beamish and you will get 25% off entry to the museum.
For information on buses that go to Beamish, including timetables, click here.
If you’ve never been to Beamish before and want to read a review of what it’s like to take your family there, read this article by award-winning blogger Samantha Rickelton from North East Family Fun.