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Ten things to do in August

From nature walks and ninja challenges, to open-air music, thrilling horse-races and plenty of fizz, this August near The Runnymede on Thames looks set to be fun-filled and action-packed.

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1. Prosecco Festival

Head over to Royal Windsor Racecourse on August 13th for an evening of horse racing while tasting an array of prosecco and prosecco cocktails.

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2. Riverside BBQ and jazz

Enjoy blissful afternoons by the River Thames at our Sizzling Summer BBQs with live jazz, taking place on Sunday 5th, Sunday 12th and Saturday 25th of August.

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3. Enchanting dragonflies walk

Join a guided walk by the National Trust on August 12th in the meadows at Runnymede and Langham Ponds, where experts will help you discover the colourful world of dragonflies and damselflies.

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4. Rhythm of the dance

Enjoy the high spirits and feelgood factor of Irish music and dance performed by world champion dancers, at Rhythm of the Dance in Theatre Royal Windsor between August 14th and 18th.

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5. Fizzy dining

Indulge in lazy meals with a bit of sparkle by the river this summer. Our special buffet lunches and dinners at Leftbank restaurant include a free glass of fizz throughout August.

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6. Ninja Warrior UK Aqua Park

Try your hand at the UK’s first Ninja Warrior TV show-themed aqua park by racing your friends on this floating assault course. Dates are available throughout August.

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7. Exclusive castle tours

Treat yourself to a behind-the-scenes look at Windsor Castle at the Exclusive Evening Tour events being held throughout August. The experience includes exploring the State Apartments and a glass of champagne.

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8. Create a late summer bouquet

Learn some amazing tips at our Summer Bouquet Floral Lunch on August 13th, including a floral demonstration for making the best of summer flowers, lunch and a glass of wine.

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9. Rollerskiing

Make the most of summer while preparing for winter! Learn how to rollerski on the tarmac tracks by Dorney Lake on August 12th – perfect preparation for cross-country skiing, or just for the fun of it.

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10. Racing + music

Head over to Ascot on August 11th for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert. Enjoy the spectacle of international jockeys coming together to compete as teams, followed by an open air concert featuring Rita Ora, example & DJ Wire, Soul II Soul and DJ Scott Mills.

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