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Our guide to the very best of the UK's weird & wonderful events and attractions. We've been busy finding the very best things for you to do, places to visit, and events to attend across the UK in 2012.

  • Lady Godiva in the annual Godiva Procession, Coventry, England. © CV One Godiva Festival Weird & Wonderful

    Every July, Coventry's War Memorial Park hosts a lavish festival of free entertainment to celebrate the city's historic connection with Lady Godiva. There's live music and a procession of a scantily clad Godiva, riding through the streets to the park.  Read more

  • Choosing your cheese takes time Great British Cheese Festival Weird & Wonderful

    Sniff and nibble more than 450 different cheeses of all flavours, shapes and sizes at Britain's biggest cheese market. The Great British Cheese Festival takes place each year at Cardiff Castle and heralds the British Cheese Awards.  Read more

  • The Great Gorilla Run, London. Courtesy of The Gorilla Organisation Great Gorilla Run Weird & Wonderful

    Hundreds of runners in gorilla costumes jog 7km across the city from the London Underwriting Centre at the annual Great Gorilla Run, in aid of the Gorilla Organisation. Raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship and don your free gorilla suit.  Read more

  • The Butcher's Great North Dog Walk; Photo courtesy Butcher's Great North Dog Walk Great North Dog Walk Weird & Wonderful

    South Shields' Great North Dog Walk once again attempts to break its own record of the largest numbers of walkers and their dogs. There are four routes ranging in distance across beautiful coastal paths with breathtaking sea views.  Read more

  • Weedy Gonzales © BLMRA Hamstreet Country Show & Lawn Mower Racing Weird & Wonderful

    The Hamstreet Country Show includes rounds of the British Lawn Mower Racing Championships. Watch mowers with names like Weedy Gonzales and the Turfinator as they screech around at speeds approaching 60mph.  Read more

  • Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green Morris Dancing Festival Weird & Wonderful

    This traditional and quirky Morris-dancing festival in Hastings attracts people from all over the country. Taking place over one wild weekend, it culminates in a procession and a ceremony called Slaying of the Jack on the last day.

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  • Haxey Hood, Haxey. Courtesy of Haxey Hood Weird & Wonderful

    Every January, the parish of Haxey engages in a curious custom called Haxey Hood, a rugby-like game and reputably the oldest local tradition in England. Attracting huge crowds, the objective is to push a leather tube to one of four pubs nearby.  Read more

  • Oysters possess aphrodisiac properties! Courtesy of Hillsborough Oyster Festival Hillsborough Oyster Festival Weird & Wonderful

    The Hillsborough Oyster Festival attracts around 15,000 visitors to this pretty Georgian village for a weekend of slippery shenanigans. As always, the main purpose of the festival is to raise money for charity.  Read more

  • Hobby Horse Festival Weird & Wonderful

    Banbury's Hobby Horse Festival features everything from Morris dancing and tours to theatrical performances and processions. Locals dress up as white horses and fine ladies, marking the nursery rhyme the event is dedicated to.  Read more

  • The vicar of St John's on horse back. Courtesy of St John's Hyde Park Horseman's Sunday Weird & Wonderful

    It's horses galore in Hyde Park on Horseman's Sunday as over 100 horses and riders are led to St John's Church by the vicar for a blessing and rosette prize-giving. See horse-drawn carriages, Shetland ponies and other equine beauties.  Read more

  • House of Lords v House of Commons Tug of War House of Lords v House of Commons Tug of War Weird & Wonderful

    MPs and peers from the House of Lords and House of Commons battle it out in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.   Read more

  • St Ives. Courtesey of St Ives Bay Holiday Park/Cornwall Tourist Board. Hurling the Silver Ball Weird & Wonderful

    Every February Feast Monday the mayor of St Ives hurls a silver ball from the wall of the Parish Church. Once caught, the crowd compete for it until the clock strikes noon and the winner claims a five shilling reward.  Read more

  • Illuminating York, York. Courtesy of Visit York Illuminating York Weird & Wonderful

    York is one of England's most beautiful cities, but during Illuminating York it takes on a special glow. For this innovative festival, the city's most impressive buildings become canvases for a series of iridescent and immersive light projections.  Read more

  • International Magic Festival, South Tyneside. Courtesy of International Magic Festival Weird & Wonderful

    International magicians gather in South Tyneside this spring for another edition of the International Magic Festival. Attended by a host of much-loved British and foreign stars, spellbound visitors can count on a captivating and confounding display of tricks and conundrums.  Read more

  • International Worthing Birdman, Worthing. Courtesy of Arun District Council International Worthing Birdman Weird & Wonderful

    Despite man's bipedal state, stubborn fights with gravity have proliferated throughout history. The International Worthing Birdman is a splendid example of human beings defying their natural state by swooping off a pier... and crashing inelegantly into the sea.  Read more

  • Isle of Wight Garlic Festival Weird & Wonderful

    The pungent bulb takes centre stage at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival, held at Newchurch Showground. Raising money for local charities, there's an entire marquee devoted to garlic cookery demonstrations, garlic-infused foods, music, acrobatics and arts and crafts.  Read more

  • Jorvik Viking Festival, York. Courtesy of Jorvik Viking Festival Jorvik Viking Festival Weird & Wonderful

    Get some hands-on experience of what it was like to be a Viking. More than 10,000 visitors turn up to York's annual Jorvik Festival to watch Norse warriors fight to the (mock) death with their enemies, the Saxons.  Read more

  • Jousting Tournament Jousting Tournament Weird & Wonderful

    One of the best attended daytime events of the year celebrates the monarch's favourite medieval sport. The Knights of Royal England perform twice-daily jousting shows, along with falconry displays, craft marquees and other activities.   Read more

  • Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival Weird & Wonderful

    Features a Scarecrow Trail encouraging visitors to identify 100 life-size scarecrows.   Read more

  • Peepshow. Photo and artwork by Giles Walker Kinetica Art Fair Weird & Wonderful

    Carnivorous lampshades and pole-dancing robots might sound like elements of a very disturbed person's dream, but Kinetica Art Fair at London's P3 displays exactly these sorts of weird exhibits. See seriously cool kinetic, electronic and new media art.  Read more

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