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Silver Sands holiday park highlights for 2017

2017 promises to be an incredible year at Silver Sands – here are eight highlights we can’t wait to enjoy.

1/ A bit of a cheat, but we’re including every Friday and Saturday at Silver Sands! We’ve got an amazing programme of entertainment planned for the year ahead with brilliant acts performing every single weekend.

Dancing in bar

2/ Ever wanted to know how you can take better holiday photos on your mobile phone? We’ll be launching our season-long picture competition at Easter, with expert tips on how to improve your smartphone snaps.

3/ Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair (20-21 May) is now a two-day event. The fair, on Saturday and Sunday, takes visitors back to the Castle’s heyday, with traditional skills, dress, music and agriculture from 1900s to 1940s. Highlights include the racing pigs and new vintage village. On Sunday the big men take over in a series of heavy events including tossing the caber, shot put and hammer, with a titanic tug of war to finish the weekend.

Hammer event

4/ Other nearby Highland Games includes those at Forres (8 July) and Aberlour (5 August), where there’s the added attraction of massed pipe bands, Highland dancing and haggis hurling.

Shot put thrower

5/ Explore Scotland’s Malt Whisky Country through the events on offer throughout the Moray Walking Festival (16 – 25 June). They include guided walks, activities and challenges along Moray’s world renowned golden coasts, hills and forests.

6/ The Burgie Horse Trials (17 – 18 June) see riders tackle the jumps and turns across Burgie Estate. Big Burgie takes place in June, when food and craft stalls, a trade village, entertainment and side shows are added to the mix.

7/ Thousands of piper and drummers descend on Forres for the European Pipe Band Championships (24 June). This incredible family day out brings together a range of entertainment, but it’s the sight and incredible sound of hundred bands, plus drum majors and Highland dancers competing to be European Champions, that can’t be missed.

Pipers

8/ Every July Speyfest (28-30 July) brings three days of brilliant traditional and contemporary Celtic music to the town of Fochabers. The festival is attended by thousands and takes place in a tented village where there are concerts, ceilidhs and stomps, plus a craft and food fair when you need a break from the music marathon.

See our latest special offers here: http://silver-sands.co.uk/special-offers.