Events & Packages
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Throughout the year there are many things to enjoy both in and around Piglets aside from the places to visit shown on our ‘Things to do’ page, be it the summer concerts at Audley End, famous comics honing their acts before the Edinburgh Festival, to local carnivals and festivals as well, of course, a full programme of events at Duxford Imperial War Museum. But Piglets itself has become a ‘destination’ in its own right and a great place to celebrate Bank Holidays and other annual family events throughout the year.
In addition to the above, we occasionally put together packages like our Glorious Gin event to our very popular Burn’s Night. So to find out more simply click on the two icons above and to have a browse.
English Heritage concerts at Audley End House, summer 2022
BOOTLEG BEATLES +
SIR TOM JONES
On Thursday 11th August Simple Minds are joined by BIG COUNTRY (featuring The Skids’ frontman Richard Jobson) and HUE & CRY at Audley End.
On Friday 12th August A triple-header of the Bootleg Beatles, The Counterfit Stones & From the Jam rock Audley End,
Elbow will of course be showcasing their biggest anthems along with new material from their critically acclaimed 2021 album ‘Flying Dream 1. Saturday August 13th.
A national treasure without doubt – Sir Tom is back again at Audley End rocking down the house! Sunday August 14th.
Saffron Walden Carnival - 8 day weekend! 8th to 16th July 2022
Thaxted Festival & Morris Weekend
Having had our carnival delayed due to the pandemic – we are delighted that this year it is finally going ahead! Diary dates are:
Fri 8 July Opening Party Night: Featuring Massoake & The Little Mix Show.
Sat 9 July Carnival Procession through the town (the 2nd largest non funded procession in the country). One Night of Queen in the evening.
Sun 10 July Super Sports Sunday on The Common. The Wurzels in the evening.
Mon 11 July London Community Gospel Choir
Tue 12 July Corporate Night
Wed 13 July Carnival Band Night with Toploader.
Thurs 14 July Blues Brothers & Miss Disco
Fri 15 July Club Night with Charlie Hedges
Sat 16 July Family Fun day. Final party Night with B*Witched, Chesney Hawkes & Back to the 80’s.
Thaxted’s month-long music festival originates from Gustav Holt’s 1916 Whitsun Festival in the town church & is a feast for music & choral lovers.
Preceding this is the Thaxted Morris weekend, culminating on Saturday night with the hauntingly beautiful Abbotts Bromley Horn dance.
Duxford Imperial War Museum Air Show dates for 2022
DUXFORD FLYING EVENING: From camera-ready flypast moments to enjoying refreshments on a lazy Saturday summer’s evening, see Duxford in a whole new light. SATURDAY 27th AUGUST
DUXFORD BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIR SHOW: Hear the roar of Merlin engines and step back into Summer 1940 with vintage entertainment and living history. SATURDAY 10th & SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER .
DUXFORD BEST OF 2022: Celebrating the highs of all our flying displays and aerial events from the year, in one fabulous final flying display SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER.
Bank Holidays & special occasions
MOTHER’S DAY – give mum a treat! We do gift vouchers!
EASTER weekend – just 3 rooms left!
BLUEBELL wood – just a 10-minute walk from Piglets – enjoy a spring weekend getaway.
MAYDAY weekend – kick start your weekend at Piglets with Gary Delaney at Saffron Walden town hall on the Friday.
HM QUEEN ELIZABETH’S PLATINUM JUBILEE long weekend – come and raise a glass to Her Majesty at Piglets.
FATHER’S DAY weekend – give the ‘old boy’ a treat with a long weekend stay at Piglets – we do gift vouchers as well.
Godfathers also welcome!
HALLOWEEN weekend – -See out the summer with a ghoulish weekend at Piglets.
NOVEMBER – sorry we are closed for a well-earned break & for pre-winter maintenance jobs!
DECEMBER – Before the madness of Christmas, why not treat yourself to a calming weekend in the country at Piglets and enjoy the festive atmosphere in Saffron Walden & Cambridge.
Sorry, we are closed for family celebrations, but look forward to welcoming you in the New Year!
Watch this space for our winter season of special packages to see you through the winter blues!