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Seaside Walk Week is a week-long fundraising event hosted by The Family Holiday Association, to raise money for families struggling with mental illness, disability, bereavement or any number of other issues. The charity helps families who are coping with difficult situations and can’t afford a getaway, by arranging holidays for them around the UK. It’s a great cause and one which eviivo take a special interest in because of the amazing work they do and

Ready, steady, slow! On 21st July, in the village of Congham, Norfolk, the world’s fastest snails will gather to compete in the World Snail Racing Championships. Held every year for more than 25 years, the contest sees everyday garden snails – some painted with fancy stripes, and all sporting a numbered sticker to identify them – race for glory. More than 200 molluscs compete in a series of heats for a place in the prestigious final.

You want fast food? How about a whole Double Gloucester cheese at 70mph? At the annual Cheese Rolling event at Cooper’s Hill, in Brockworth on the edge of the Cotswolds, competitors risk sprained ankles (and worse) careering down a vertiginously steep hill chasing after a 9 pound round of cheese. It’s less of a race and more of a tumble as participants try to catch the cheese and be the first across the finish line

Nothing announces the arrival of spring more visibly than daffodils in bloom. The yellow trumpets herald the longer days and warmer temperatures to come, and lift the spirits after the long, cold winter. In the beautiful countryside village of Mells, near Frome in Somerset, they like to make the most of the arrival of these cheerful yellow, orange or white flowers at the annual Daffodil Festival. It is held every Easter Monday, when the lanes

With the first stirrings of spring, the inhabitants of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, embark on a serious celebration of the changing seasons. The party atmosphere builds from the 1st March, with strings of deafening firecrackers being let off every afternoon outside the city hall in a ceremony presided over by the Fallera Mayor. Then for 5 days from the 15th, the atmosphere builds, with music, parades and more fireworks until a fiery finale on