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Goodwood Festival of Speed 28th June to 1st July 2012

Wow, I have just looked at the line up for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.  One word AWESOME.

Now I am definitely not a Petrol Head, I enjoy the Formula One Grand Prix season but that’s as far as my motor racing knowledge goes, so when I started looking at the programme I assumed it wouldn’t be my thing.  But, I was very wrong.

Starting next Thursday (28th June 2012) through to Sunday (1st July) it is packed full of attractions, events and family fun.  The 2012 theme is ‘Young Gun – Born to Win’ which will be celebrating the drivers, riders, designers and engineers.

At the Festival you get to see world champions try to set the fastest time of the day on the famous hill climb that runs up the Goodwood Estate. Or why not see the World Rally Championship teams compete through the Forest on the demanding circuit.

Of course there are lots of fast cars, both modern and vintage, to see including supercars, dragster and rally cars. See 4×4’s performing at their limits on the off-road centre and check out the future of motoring in the FOS-Tech Pavilion.  Add to all of that dramatic air displays, family fun at the Junior Festival of Speed, exhibitions and interviews with stars all against the backdrop of the wonderful Goodwood House and Estate and you get some idea of what’s on offer.

There is so much to do it is well worth making a weekend of it!  Find out more about the Goodwood Festival of Speed Cottage Breaks.

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Royal Ascot next week, book a cottage short break to enjoy the fun

One of the premier sporting and social ocassions in the British calendar, Royal Ascot gets underway next week – Tuesday 19th June.

A uniquely British sporting event where Royalty attends, there is a daily Royal Procession, and the guests turn out in the highest of fashion and style… the day even finishes with singing of traditional songs around the bandstand.

The horse racing is of the highest order, with 18 of the world’s most prestigious races taking place over the 5 days and with some £4.5 million pounds of winnings at stake.

Although Royal Ascot is well known for its fashion and, of course the designer hats on Ladies Day (Thursday), don’t let that put you off.  It’s a great day out even if you just want to observe it rather than be dressed for it!

Whether you are going for one day or a number of days, Royal Ascot is the perfect excuse for a short break.  Set in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Ascot is easily reached from Berkshire and Surrey.  Being only 50 minutes by car or train from central London also makes it within easy reach of London apartments as well as Hampshire, West Sussex and Kent.

You can find out more about Royal Ascot, see a selection of self catering cottages and useful links to B&B, guest house and hotels on our Royal Ascot Cottage Break page.

Family Fun in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex

If you are looking for some family fun this afternoon (2nd June) in the West Sussex area, then head to Beach Green on Shoreham Beach where there is a Family Fun Day.

Highlights will include performances by Herbie Flowers and Michael Hinton, a Scruffs dog show and displays by the Zumbatonics.  The programme also includes refreshments from the Church Café and a Real Ale Bar, a bouncy castle, face-painting, games and stories. There will also be a fire engine, skill testing with Adur Outdoor Activities Centre, PASS soccer coach testing and challenges for young and old, set by Shoreham gym Beach Fit.

If you are looking for more things to do in the Sussex area or looking to stay near by check out some useful links below: