May often brings the start of some much-welcomed warmer weather, and with it there are plenty of outdoor events, as well as indoor ones, to be found in and around St Andrews. Here, we take a look at some highlights.
Kick off the month at the Victorian Mayhem festival which will be taking place on Monday 6th May – May Day – at the Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Medical Building. This family fun day starts at 12pm and runs until 4pm. With some great Victorian scientific experiments, crafts, scavenger hunts and plenty of inventions on display from the 1800s, this promises to be a day full of plenty of fun for the whole family. If you have questions about the Victorian era that you have always wanted to know the answer for, then ask one of the experts who will be there all day. And whatever you do don’t miss the grand entrance of Queen Victoria at 1pm. Children will love this event, which is free, and there is a prize for completing all of the activities on the day so don’t forget to pick up a “past-port” on arrival.
Push the boat out
If you have always fancied trying your hand at sailing but are worried it might not be for you then why not come along to St Andrews Sailing Club on Saturday 25th May? They will be running their Push the Boat Out event. This free to attend event is open to everyone over the age of 8 and offers the chance to get out on the water for a free sail around the bay. Time on the water will depend on how busy they are on the day, but they are hoping to be able to give everyone a really good taste of how enjoyable sailing is. Not only will you get a fantastic opportunity to enjoy being out on the water, but you will have some fantastic views of the beautiful St Andrews from the sea. The event runs from 12.00 until 17.00.
May sees some fantastic musical events coming to St Andrews, with something for everyone. Sound Symphony will take place twice on the 20th May at the Byrd Theatre. This is a highly interactive sensory performance that has been put together to captivate young audiences with autism. This is the perfect way to enjoy a musical event with your youngster who may not sit still for a more traditional performance. Each performance will last just 50 minutes, and the theatre will be open beforehand so that you can familiarise yourself with the setting. This is a great way to introduce your child to music without the constraints of a more traditional event. Advance booking through the box office is a must.
If Rock ‘n’ Roll is your thing then “Through the decades with Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly” is the event for you. Internationally acclaimed artists Darren Page and Tim Harwood will be working together to bring a celebration of the work of these great legends in a Rock ‘n’ Roll show that promises to have everyone dancing in their seats. The event will take place at The Byrd Theatre on 16th May.
With all this to choose from, May in St Andrews is sure to be magnificent.
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