If chillies tickle your palate then you ought to visit the Chilli Festival at the Benington Lordship Gardens in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, this August. While it might amaze you, this part of the UK grows some of the most revered chillies in the world. The popular annual event allows you to sample tasty foods from around the globe and there are stalls selling
delicious, freshly cooked, spicy-hot treats along with much-needed refreshments to provide some necessary chill from the chillies. For brave souls, there is a chilli eating competition that adds a soupon of fun. The picturesque gardens will also be open to explore and parking is free on the days attended.

Dateline: 25th and 26th August (10am to 5pm)

Prices: Adults £7.50. Children: Under 16’s £2.50: Under 12’s Free

Telephone: 08701 261709

visit: www.beningtonlordship.co.uk