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We bring you the latest news from all our Days Inn Hotel locations across the UK.

Chesterfield Five Pits Trail

Taking in Chesterfields Countryside: The Five Pits Trail

Though little of its mining heritage remains evident today, the economy of Chesterfield was once greatly dependent on the coalfield on which the town stands. The Five Pits Trail is an off-road pathway combining classic Derbyshire scenery with Chesterfields mining past, running along the route of the old Great Central Railway which once connected the areas five collieries. For lovers of wildlife, picturesque views and a little touch of history, the trail offers the perfect afternoon outing, whether venturing on foot, bicycle or horseback.

Lockerbie Jazz

Lockerbie Jazz Festival 2014

Hosted by Jazz Scotland, the Lockerbie Jazz Festival is a three day extravaganza bringing the colourful sounds of jazz music to venues across the Scottish town. A programme of events that includes participatory workshops and live performances from a range of artists, Lockerbie Jazz Festival 2014 unleashes its Scottish soul from the 26th to the 28th of September this year.

Kendal Torchlight

Lighting Up Kendal; The 2014 Kendal Torchlight Carnival

The historic market town of Kendal in the county of Cumbria has a long held tradition of celebrating its history, its culture and its people. On the second Friday of each September the town’s streets come to life with float processions, bands, dance troupes and other highlights for the annual Kendal Torchlight Carnival. This year’s festivities take place on Friday 12th September, a celebration hailed as being “by the people, for the people.”

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September Sporting Spectacular; The Great North Run Weekend

Cited as the world’s most popular half marathon, the Bupa Great North Run enters its 34 year on Sunday September 7th. With over 56,000 participants in last year’s event the race, continuing to grow in popularity, stands as the top occasion of the Great Run’s annual programme.

MintFest Kendal

Performance Art Hits the Streets of Kendal; Mintfest 2014

Closing the summer season on the last weekend of August, Mintfest hits the streets of Kendal, bringing one of the UK’s top international street and performance art festivals to this picturesque market town. A weekend packed with entertainment of every form imaginable, Kendal will burst at the seams with inspiring acts from all over the world. Still in its infancy, currently entering its third year, the calibre of performances on offer has established Mintfest as an arts festival of superb quality.


Creamfields 2014

Since 2006, Creamfields has been welcoming party goers with open arms to its current site of the Daresbury Estate in Cheshire. Of course, the legendary dance festival has been entertaining the masses for many years prior. But it is the present Warrington location that continues, year on year, to draw in dance fans from not just all corners of the UK, but from across the world. And 2014 is set to continue this global phenomenon.

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Upton-upon-Severn Presents the Sunshine Music Festival 2014

Flying into 2014 under the new name of the Sunshine Music Festival, the previously known Upton Festival lands in the county of Worcestershire this August. Taking place from the 22nd to the 24th, its small band of organisers aim to bring three days of top class, family friendly entertainment to the last bank holiday of the summer.


Top Choices for European City Breaks: Glasgow

As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is fast becoming a top choice for short city breaks in Europe. A warm, welcoming destination considered to be Scotland’s style capital, Glasgow offers fantastic shopping opportunities, a host of bars, restaurants and cafes, impressive architecture and a range of cultural activities and attractions. On top of all this, the city plays host this year to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, making Glasgow a top European weekend destination.


Kendal Calling 2014; Cumbria’s Finest Festival

Small, intimate and featuring some fantastic acts, Kendal Calling combines the quaintness of a local festival with the impressive line-up of the big runners. A perfect weekend awaits in the Lake District this August for those seeking the authentic festival experience minus the bustling crowds.

Sunderland Air Show

Sunderland Air Show

The biggest event to take to the skies of the UK’s North East, The Sunderland Airshow 2014 takes flight from the 25th – 27th of July at its long established location near the Roker and Seaburn seafronts. Veterans returning for the shows 26th year include the Red Arrows, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, The Blades and The RAF Falcons. For the aviation enthusiast, Europe’s largest free annual air show is a weekend not to be missed.