In an attempt to make Thai culture more known around the world, this carnival is organized in several locations across the UK on a yearly basis. In 2017, you will see Thai parades in Bath, Brighton, Cambridge, Manchester and Poole. However, only the Poole carnival is left to take place this year since the others were organized during the summer when people take vacations and the weather is better.
This is a family friendly carnival, so don’t be afraid to bring your kids. They’ll experience a touch of Thai culture expressed in food, dances, arts and crafts. As for adults, you will have a great time watching the captivating Thai boxing demonstrations. Moreover, they also have planned a blindfold boxing competition that must be thrilling to watch.
You will have the chance to see the controversial ladyboy shows and to experience a traditional Thai massage. There will of course be a costume parade for everyone to take pictures of.
Don’t miss the Thai beer garden where you can taste traditional ales and stop for a moment to enjoy the live cooking demonstrations. Another interesting competition is the “I’m British Get Me Out of Here.” This really sounds cool but you’ll have to attend the carnival to learn what it’s all about.
The event will take place on 9-10 Sept 2017 at the Poole Harbourside Park between 10 am and 7 pm. The early bird ticket costs £3 and can be purchased online on the official website of Magic of Thailand. Hurry up to make a purchase because sales close on September 8th for Saturday tickets and on the 9th for Sunday tickets.
You can also buy a ticket at the entrance for £4 a piece. Children under 12 years old can enter for free while those above this age must pay £1. The tickets are valid for a single day of carnival.