If you like travelling and experiencing new culture then you need look no further. The Magic of Thailand Festival is travelling around the UK and coming to your doorstep. This year we have all been stuck inside and unable to travel, and even now going abroad is no easy feat, so having a Thai experience may be just the thing to do this summer.
The Magic of Thailand festival has been in Cambridge this weekend, so if you missed it I highly recommend going to one of the other locations or to add it to your calendar for next year.
For this year the remaining dates are:
- Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th August in Norwich at Eaton Park
- Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd August in Brighton at Preston Park
- Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th September in Warwick at Warwick Racecourse
This festival has a little bit of something for everyone, with specific activities and stalls for children, to martial arts demonstrations, to performances, and lets not forget the food! With a program of events available to inform you of what’s on.
FOOD & DRINK
They have a wide range of food stalls available, but be warned the queues can be pretty enormous! The different stalls include vegetarian and vegan options, cooked exactly as food would be on a Thai street market, fresh and right in front of you. Your own portion is cooked to order, instead of cooked in large quantities with no attention spare for the quality of your meal. And of course where there is food there is also drink, with the Thai beer garden open to help get you in the festive mood!
The view of all of the stalls is absolutely stunning, with numerous shops selling Thai clothing and jewellery, along with produce normally found in Thai stores. You can immerse yourself in the local Thai experience without having the 11 hour flight to sit through. The Thai festival in Cambridge was beautiful, with colour to see at every turn and even though the weather was not on our side, all of the Thai items brought the warmth of the sun to us.
FOR THE CHILDREN…
There are plenty of activities specifically in place to keep your young ones occupied. With temporary glitter tattoos to keep them in a sparkly mood, craft stalls to let them explore their artistic side and interactive games for them to play.
ENTERTAINMENT & PRIZES
You won’t be short of things to keep you occupied at this fabulous 2 day event, and with distanced rugs laid out so you and you family or friends can sit comfortably in front of the stage you have no excuse not to watch! With beautiful traditional Thai dances, Thai boxing (Muay Thai) and the famous Ladyboy shows you will be transfixed by the beauty of these performances.
Also there is a raffle competition with an amazing prize of a trip to Thailand, more information available when you enter, and the winner is drawn at the end of the weekend. Therefore it may be a good idea to stick around!
The Magic of Thailand Festival also believes in giving back to the community and so they support a charity named Safe Child Thailand. The objective of this charity is to work with families and their communities to provide a safe and nurturing home for children in residential care.
If you can donate then just click here to do so.
And if you prefer a more hands-on approach then they are looking for volunteers too.
Overall we hope you choose to go along to the Magic of Thailand and immerse yourself in their culture, if only for a few hours, you’ll be left with a deep love for Thailand and it’s traditions.
Posted on August 12th, 2021, by the Traditional Punting Company Editor