The UK’s largest and longest-running Thai Festival returns to Secretts Milford, Surrey over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The 3-day family event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Thailand’s vibrant culture and celebrate its aromatic, delicious cuisine.
The 10th Amazing Thailand Festival will run between Saturday 29th and Monday 31st August. During the festival there will be something for everyone. Wander around the beautiful grounds of Secretts Milford and visit the traditional Thai street markets and take the children to the family fun fair. Watch national dancers perform and witness the skilful art of fruit carving. Have lunch by the lake, shop for authentic crafts and unwind with a Thai Massage.
Festival organizers are delighted to have Thai Airways International as a sponsor. Festival Co-ordinator Peter Rust says: “Thai Airways will be visible throughout the festival. The timing couldn’t be better because they will have just launched a London Heathrow – Bangkok route with their state of the art Airbus A380-800. The inaugural flight takes place on 1st July and it will accommodate 507 passengers across three classes.”
Festival entertainment includes martial arts demonstrations and this year Nai Khanom Tom, the most notable fighter in Muay Thai (Thai boxing) history will be honoured. This Thai martial art form derived from the ancient boxing technique, Muay Boran is known as the ‘Art of Eight Limbs’. This is because fighters are able to use fists, elbows, knees and shins against eight points of contact – six more than regular boxing.
Cooking demonstrations by celebrated Thai Chef – Mini C will take place on a daily basis. The Amazing Thailand Festival will be open from 11am to 6pm (Saturday and Sunday) and 11am to 8pm (Monday) Tickets cost £10.00 per adult with one accompanying child, free (up to 14 years of age). This includes entry to the daily raffle to WIN 2 return tickets to Thailand. Accompanied dogs are very welcome. FREE Parking.
All proceeds go towards the Mudita Trust Charity. A UK registered, non-profit, non-sectarian and non-government trust dedicated to helping abused, distressed and underprivileged children in Thailand.