Want to schedule your event to coincide with Royal Ascot, the Henley Regatta or another of the Thames Valley’s amazing hospitality and public events? (Or maybe you’d like to know which times of year are particularly busy?) Take a look at some of the huge variety of events, activities and celebrations taking place in the UK’s most exciting region.
The highlight of the Flat racing season featuring some of Europe’s finest thoroughbreds going head-to-head on an unmissable day of equine action
The festival promises regional food and drink from 120 stallholders, including artisan bakers, craft brewers, gourmet burgers, international cuisine, traditional ice creams and handmade sweets.
Treat guests to the best in horse racing hospitality at the greatest flat race in the world; the Investec Derby Festival. The Investec Derby Festival is witnessed by a crowd of up to 125,000 who flock to Epsom Downs to celebrate this historic and quintessentially English event. The highlight of the Investec Derby Festival is undoubtedly the Epsom Derby Day.
One of the top five polo tournaments in the world – attracting the biggest names in the game and their impressive pony power. The final on Sunday 18 June attracts polo fans plus an impressive, big name guest list from title sponsor Cartier.
“What a smashing, positively dashing spectacle, the Ascot Opening Day.” And let’s face it: if it’s good enough for Audrey Hepburn and The Queen, it’s good enough for us. There’s no race meeting in the world to match the six days of Royal Ascot. From the top hats and tails to the daily Royal Procession, this is your chance to swan among the smart set at one of England’s premier racecourses. There are tickets available for a wide variety of budgets, and even if you can’t tell one end of a horse from another, this is one day out you will not want to miss.
You won’t want to miss the three-day Blenheim Palace Flower Show. There are dazzling displays from the UK’s finest garden designers and plantsmen, a shopping village for all your horticultural needs and of course a selection of delicious options in which to wine and dine. Your back garden may be smaller than Blenheim, but by golly it can look just as good!
Nocturne Live is a series of concerts combining the talent of a fantastic line-up of artists with the spectacular backdrop of the Great Court. This year Kylie and Tears for Fears are the top artistes.
Sure, everyone knows Wimbledon, but for a more intimate tennis experience we recommend checking out the Boodles Tennis Challenge at Stoke Park. You know you’re in good hands when luxury jeweller Boodles is in charge and the vibe is very much “elegant English summer party”. (For film buffs, Stoke Park will be familiar as the golf club featured in Goldfinger, so if you see a thick-set man in a bowler hat – beware!)
All England Lawn Tennis Club
An afternoon of competitive racing by the banks of the River Thames.After racing enjoy music and dancing – various themes from Gin, Prosecco to Jazz and Clasical music