Best of Bri­tish on show at weekend

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Are you par­tial to a spot of tea or maybe you en­joy the oc­ca­sional wee dram?

Then head to the apt­ly­named Queens Wharf for a right royal knees up this Queen’s Birth­day Weekend.

The best bits the Bri­tish Isles have to of­fer will go on show.

The free three-day event aims to cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing English, Scot­tish, Welsh and Ir­ish.

At­trac­tions in­clude ev­ery­thing from food to sports, his­tory and cul­ture – and they will cater for ev­ery­one.

The wharf will be spruced up to look like the Brighton sea­side with its bright lights and fun rides for kids of all ages.

You can pull up a chair at a Mad Hat­ter Tea Party, watch a per­for­mance by a troupe of may­pole dancers from Mead­ow­bank School or take a look at clas­sic Mi­nis, Daim­lers and other vin­tage cars.

The Cloud will also play movies in­clud­ing Willy Wonka and the Choco­late Fac­tory and Wal­lace and Gromit.

The event runs from 10am till 4pm on May 31 to June 2.

Bri­tish show­case: Mead­ow­bank School’s May­pole Dancers will per­form dur­ing the free Queen’s Birth­day Weekend event at Queens Wharf.

Photo: LAWRENCE SMITH

Good show: Get along to Queens Wharf for a royal knees up this Queen’s Birth­day Weekend.

Go to cen­tral­leader.co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion to watch high­lights from last year’s event.

En­try is free. Go to queenswharf.co.nz for a full pro­gramme of events or for more in­for­ma­tion.

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