Airshow August 11–14 Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow ( right), Eastbourne Seafront, East Sussex. This free event boasts a two-mile flying display line and will include the Red Arrows, Typhoons, Chinooks and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight ( 01323 415415; www. eastbourneairshow.com)
August 27–28 Wings and Wheels, Dunsfold Park, Surrey. Featuring the Red Arrows, the Tigers Parachute Team and Red Bull Matadors, as well as motoring and car-stunt demonstrations ( 01483 542226; www. wingsandwheels.net)
August 20 Family Fun Fishing Day, Sportfish Game Fishing Centre, Haywards Farm, Theale, Berkshire. Celebrating National Fishing Month, the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre is offering Haywards Farm Lake and Lake Savage exclusively to parents or guardians with up to two juniors (under 16). The session will round off with a barbecue of the fish that’ve been caught ( 0118–930 3860; www.gamefishingcentre. co.uk)
August 16–18 Pembrokeshire County Show, County Showground, Pembrokeshire. Enjoy harness and scurry racing, packs of foxhounds, dog-agility demonstrations, shopping and artisan producers and admire Titan, the 8ft robot ( 01437 764331; www.
August 20–21 Galloway Country Fair, Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway. A wonderful twoday event of country sports, entertainment and children’s activities in the beautiful setting of Drumlanrig Castle (www.gallowaycountry fair.co.uk)
August 12–14 Brecon Jazz Festival, various venues, Brecon, Powys. More than 20 concerts will be held at venues across the town, from small gigs to big bands ( 01874 611622; www. breconjazz.com) Until August 14 Bath Folk Festival, various venues, Bath. Run entirely by volunteers, this growing festival gathers folk artists from around the world for music, dance and storytelling and invites new talent to enter a competition to win a day’s recording session (www. bathfolkfestival.org)
Titsey Place, Titsey Hill, near Oxted, Surrey RH8 0SD
August 14, 1pm–5pm. £4.50, children £1, plants for sale, dogs welcome. As thousands of people race—or crawl—along the M25 on the Surrey/kent border, they are mostly unaware that, overlooking the motorway from an elevated position on the North Downs, is one of the most impressive house-and-garden combinations inside the M25: Titsey Place. The elegant house and its surrounding gardens command spectacular views south. The walled garden was restored in 1996 and, at this time of year, the standard of its re-creation of a busy working Victorian garden is evident. Equally impressive is the descending panorama of lawns, lakes, mature trees and Jubilee rose garden that is presented from the terraces. Visit www.ngs.org.uk