● Date: 6/5/2018
● Time: 10:45am
● Location: Starting at Wilder Road Car Park and ending at the Clapping Circle above Wildersmouth Beach.
Visitors to Ruda Holiday Park this bank holiday would be mad not to take the 20 minute drive to the seaside resort of Ilfracombe for their annual May Day Festival. Each year, visitors and residents will come together, be it rain or shine, wearing green in celebration of the fertility and awakening of the forthcoming summer months.
If you’re keen to experience the traditional May Day celebrations, Ilfracombe is the perfect place to head this bank holiday. The family-friendly parade is led by the town crier and features Jack-in-the-Green, who wears a costume covered in leaves. The parade starts at Wilder Road, marches through the town and ends at the Clapping Circle overlooking Wildersmouth Beach, where they dance the festive May Pole and Jack is stripped of his foliage to welcome the “spirit of summer.”