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Ox­ford and Cam­bridge Boat Races, River Thames, from Put­ney to Mort­lake, Lon­don. The 163rd Boat Race and 72nd Women’s Boat Race will both take place on the Cham­pi­onship Course. This is one of the world’s old­est sport­ing events and one of the few that is free. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit: www.the­boa­traces.org .


Grand Na­tional Rac­ing Fes­ti­val, Ain­tree Race­course, Orm­skirk Road, Ain­tree, Liverpool L9 5AS. Pas­sion, thrills and drama at this pres­ti­gious three-day event that cul­mi­nates in the world-fa­mous race that is one of the tough­est of all tests for horses and jock­eys. To 8th. Tel: 0344 579 3001.


Good Fri­day


Easter Sunday


Easter Mon­day

Easter Egg Rolling, Aven­ham and Miller Parks, South Meadow Lane, Pre­ston, Lan­cashire PR1 8JP. Tra­di­tional fam­ily event where eggs are rolled down a hill in the park. A pop­u­lar Easter Bon­net com­pe­ti­tion is held and Lan­cashire food and drink will be on of­fer. Tel: 01772 903215.


Har­ro­gate Spring Flower Show, Great York­shire Show­ground, Har­ro­gate, North York­shire HG2 8NZ. One of the coun­try’s most pres­ti­gious in­de­pen­dent gar­den­ing events. At­trac­tions in­clude show gar­dens, a new Plant Pav­il­ion, flo­ral art mar­quee, cook­ery the­atre and over 100 ex­hibitors with gar­den-re­lated prod­ucts, crafts and gifts. To 23rd. Tel: 01423 546157.


91st Birth­day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Lon­don Marathon, Lon­don, fin­ish­ing at the Mall. Gru­elling race that has been held an­nu­ally since 1981. Many thou­sands of run­ners take part and large sums of money are raised for char­ity.

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