If you live in or are thinking about visiting the south east of England this summer, there are free events for families with kids of all ages. Whether you’re after an action-packed day out, museums to get your mind working, music and art to get your culture fix, or cycle and walking routes for active days out - these free family-friendly options will help you make the most of summer.
The largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world, Cowes Week runs up to 40 daily races for up to 800 boats, with a mix of competitive and social activities where anyone from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors take part. Running since 1826, Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. More than 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and free, live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere.