News. in 2020, Great Alne Long Weekend is : Fri 24th-Mon 27th April. EARLY BIRD is again to be available for a weekend you love: £40 up to 14th Feb. BUT: introducing EXTRA EARLY BIRD. £37 in its 37th YEAR - Provided you book by 31 Dec 2019. A large proportion of what popularly is available on the programme will remain.