Summer break ideas

From national parks to theme parks, and beaches to bake-offs, the UK is bursting with great ways to make the most out of your summer. Plus, with exciting events and festivals happening nationwide, there’s plenty to keep families and couples alike entertained.

The great outdoors

Whether you’re travelling as a couple or with the kids, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors this summer. With popular seaside spots like Newquay and Bournemouth, beach-lovers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to heading down to the coast. Plus, with so many picturesque National Parks throughout the UK, adventurers of all ages will find something to explore.

Family-friendly

From babies and toddlers to big kids and teens, the UK is bursting with fun summer activities and attractions. Thrill-seeking families will love the rides at Thorpe Park, while animal-lovers won’t want to miss the drive-through safari and free-roaming wildlife at Longleat. Or why not get the kids excited about history and science with a trip to Leeds Castle, or the Thinktank in Birmingham?

Crowd pleasers

Don’t miss out on all the exciting events happening nationwide in summer. Celebrate the LGBT community at one of the feel-good festivals for Pride, or join the patriotic parade in Westminster for the Queen’s official birthday. Couples will find plenty of activities for pairs, too, from watching romantic movies at Somerset House, to exploring art from around the world at the Liverpool Biennial event.

Festivals

It’s all about festivals when it comes to summertime, and with so many different kinds throughout the UK, you’ll be close to the action wherever you’re staying. Music-lovers can watch headline acts perform at the Green Man Festival, while theatre-fans can enjoy top soundtrack songs at West End Live. Plus, foodies can get a taste of the fun at events like the Great British Food Festival.