This year’s round up of unmissable Royal Events across the country... - The Evesham Observer

This year’s round up of unmissable Royal Events across the country...

Evesham Editorial 18th Feb, 2024   0

Coming up to almost one year since the Coronation of King Charles III, we invite you to explore the upcoming and unmissable annual royal events in Britain in 2024.

Immerse yourself in a blend of contemporary and conventional experiences, new and old alike across the country.

Delve into one of Britain’s oldest traditions by attending the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London or head north to one of Britain’s newest royal events and tend to a flourishing green thumb at the RHS Urban Show in Manchester.

Step into your own royal adventure with this year’s exciting line up of events experiences. 

100th anniversary of the Gold Cup at Cheltenham Festival – Cheltenham 

15 March 2024




The Gold Cup Centenary celebrates Cheltenham Festival’s greatest racehorses and heroes. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the festival will organise events to re-tell the greatest stories and engage with existing fans as well as attract new ones. This year’s Gold Cup Day will be an event not to miss for horse racing fans. Featuring a parade of Champions, it promises to be an unforgettable celebration.

RHS Urban Show – Manchester, NEW


18 – 21 April 2024

The newest addition to the RHS collection, which isn’t an average RHS Flower Show: Manchester’s horticulture festival is all about gardening in the city – making the most of every balcony, backyard and bathroom shelf. The line-up will feature work-of-art garden designs, expert-led masterclasses, Q&A sessions and gardening workshops to help you develop your green fingers – a must-visit for every budding urban gardener.

Royal Windsor Horse Show – Windsor

1 – 5 May 2024

Discover the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where equestrian excellence meets a dash of British charm against the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle. It’s not just an event; it’s a tradition with royal ties.Whether you’re a horse lover or just after a classy cultural outing, this is your chance to soak in the world of royalty bathed in the summer sun.

Chelsea Flower Show – London

21 – 25 May 2024

Noted as the apex of architectural garden design, the annual Chelsea Flower Show focuses on the season’s top gardener extraordinaries. Showcasing their powerful landscape designs and setting the tone for the incoming floral trends. Always accompanied by a theme, this year is sure to be a spectacularly one of kind show.

Queens Reading Room Festival – London 

8 June 2024

Back by incredibly popular demand, this show stopping event is set to warm the hearts of lovers of literature, authors, actors and experts alike. Soon to become a  regular addition to the annual line of royal events, the Queens Reading Room Festival returns for its second run this year. The charity led by Queen Camilla focuses on shining a spotlight on the value of literature and reading.

Trooping the Colour – London

15 June 2024

Over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together each June to mark the British Sovereign’s official birthday. The event, full of cheer, incredible fanfare and showmanship incorporates a procession from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, all with members of the Royal Family riding alongside on horseback and in carriages. The event closes with an explosion of colour and patriotism in the sky through an RAF fly-past.

Royal Ascot – Windsor

18 – 22 June 2024

Founded by Queen Anne, the Royal Ascot Racecourse has been a prominent spectacle for over 300 years. Every summer during the month of June, the races kick-off, with five days of flat horse-racing in the scenic countryside. Enjoy treats and drinks in your best dress (headpiece optional) and maybe even spot a royal!

Royal Highland Show – Edinburgh

20 – 23 June 2024

Hosted in the city of Edinburgh, the Royal Highland Show celebrates the best food, farming techniques and ancient traditions of the country. Discover the rural side of Scotland, with a fresh spin on modern living. From sheep shearing to shopping, there is an event to catch everyone’s eye.

Highland Games – Scotland 

July – September 2024

One of Scotland’s most important and highly anticipated annual events, the Highland Games take place across several cities, towns and islands throughout Scotland. With ‘expect the unexpected’ as the unofficial mantra, thousands of spectators attend every year to witness exciting events such as Caber Toss, Tug’ O War and even the Hammer Toss.

Royal Henley Regatta – Oxfordshire

2 – 7 July 2024

One of the most elite regatta events in the world, the Royal Henley Regatta boast the most, with over 300 races spanning just six days. Follow the sound of rushing water and cheering crowds to find the perfect viewing spot and enjoy the celebrated spectacle with drinks, sweet treats, and good friends.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – London

2 – 7 July 2024

Immerse yourself in the horticultural wonders at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, renowned as the world’s largest annual flower show. The expansive ground of this iconic palace offers a chance to fully immerse yourself in an unmissable lush paradise of enchanting floral displays.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park – Cheshire

17 – 21 July 2024

Indulge your love for horticulture at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, a plant enthusiast’s haven set against the backdrop of Cheshire’s neo-classical gem, Tatton Park. Wander through breathtaking show gardens, immerse yourself in vibrant floral displays, and leave with an abundance of green-fingered inspiration, making it a standout royal adventure.

The Royal Welsh Show – Wales

22 – 25 July 2024

A major event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show consists of four days of livestock competitions and a wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, entertainment, attractions, displays, countryside sports, and shopping.

Make the most of these royal adventures coming in 2024:

Step into a world of timeless elegance and captivating heritage as you explore Britain’s exceptional castles and palaces in 2024. Raby Castle in County Durham, reopening in spring 2024, is undergoing redevelopment with the aim to blend history and innovation. Visitors will be able to explore re-imagined gardens, stylish shops and taste local flavours.

The iconic Leeds Castle in Kent recently added rooms for guests to stay within the walls of the castle itself for the first time ever. Come for the luxurious rooms and stay for the Motors by the Moat during the 10 & 11 of August, or dive into your own Sherlock Holmes adventure during the castle’s Murder under the Mistletoe adventure on December 13, 2024.

Due to reopen in spring 2024, Scotland’s iconic Craigievar Castle is undergoing a facelift to refresh its extraordinary pink facade, creating the perfect backdrop for a fairytale-esque snapshot. Scotland’s Edinburgh castle also play hosts to a series of exciting summer concerts featuring shows from The National and Paul Weller.

Discover the regal side of Norwich in summer 2024 and visit the reopened Norwich Castle following their major re-development, placing them as the most accessible castle in Britain. Cutting-edge projection and digital technology will immerse visitors in King Henry I’s lavish Castle, revealing its untold stories and Norwich’s medieval importance.

Visit one of Britain’s greatest palaces, the stunning Blenheim Palace, and join their Lights. Camera. Action! tour visiting the top filming locations in Netflix’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, along with other memorable features such as Harry Potter. Known for their extensive events programme throughout the year, the palace will not disappoint in 2024. From March 23 to June 30, step into the world of sartorial splendour as the palace’s ‘Icons of British Fashion’ experience awaits. Follow the evolution of Britain’s most famous fashion icons and discover the secrets behind their most timeless styles. The live music event Nocturne Live will take over the castle grounds from 12 – 16 June and their Food Festival returns for its 10th year from 25 – 27 of May.

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