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8 Things To Do This Summer In The UK

Posted by Emma Brown on 27/02/2017
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Without a doubt, the United Kingdom is one of the most visited countries in the world. Every year, around 31,100,000 visitors visit the country and the UK is a popular summer holiday destination as well. Its mild climate makes it a perfect destination to do a wide variety of things ranging from sightseeing to beach holidays from city breaks to sightseeing. 

 

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Come and be a part of Summer Nights Festival organised by Derby Squad. This is a great opportunity to experience some of your favourite movies on the giant screen. The best part of visiting this festival is that it gives you an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors of Wollaton Hall and a unique cinematic experience as well. So, whether you are visiting with your friends or family members, rest assured you will have an unforgettable time. You get to enjoy a picnic, enjoy the pleasant summer weather, and have leisure time with your family members away from the hustle bustle of city life.

 

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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If you want to visit the best seaside destinations in the UK, then you need to visit Scarborough. During the Scarborough Seafest, the town makes the most of its Maritime Heritage which take places on West Pier. This festival draws thousands of visitors over the weekend.

 

Here you get to witness the beautifully decorated food stalls, display of local arts and crafts, and a wide collection of ales and beers. Enjoy live music throughout the festival, witness Maritime Heritage boats and displays, live street theatre, live cooking demonstrations, there is so much to do and watch.

 

Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Victorious Festival surrounds a major part of the mesmerising Southsea Common (a seaside resort) along with areas for all type of music and every age as well. If you are with family and kids, make sure you visit Kids Arena where you can shake a leg with your kids, enjoy the best in creativity at Bella Crafts Arts and Crafts Station, enjoy playing in the sand at the Beach Area, or enjoy face painting. After this, you can progress towards the boutique markets, taste mouth-watering food and drinks, and you can enjoy dancing at various stages across the festival.

 

Herefordshire

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During the summers, it is an ideal destination where your whole family can have a gala time. Indulge in some yoga therapy, face painting, witness thrilling cycling stunts, tightrope walking, watersports, and more. Whether you have tried before or you are trying for the first time, Lakefest offers you an extensive variety of PodPads, Tipis, and Bell Tents for you to hire so that you get to enjoy an all new glamping experience.

 

Birmingham, West Midlands

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Next stop is the royal city of Birmingham; this city offers you a chance to be a part of ‘City of Colours Festival’. The whole festival celebrates the art of graffiti and offers a platform to upcoming artists. While you are at this festival, there is so much to do including – live art demonstrations, enjoy gourmet street food, attend workshops of the some of the major graffiti artists in the UK.

This festival is incomplete without music and you will surely cherish the music played by some of the top performers including – live singers and talented DJs. If you are not able to make it on time, you don’t need to worry as afterward you can see all the artwork and tours and become familiar with various artists, their inspirations, and how they create such magnificent graffiti.

 

Newport, Isle of Wight

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Attracting huge number of crowds since 1970, Wight Festival in Newport is a great place to visit during summers. The festival draws over 50,000 revellers to this festival each year. This four-day festival features two main stages along with other smaller stages giving a platform to upcoming music talent. Some of the popular artists that have graced the stage include Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, and more.

If you really like the festival nostalgia, you can spare some time to enjoy a trip to Afton, where you will find the tribute statue of the famous guitarist, singer, and songwriter – Jimi Hendrix. Enjoy wandering with the dinosaur while you are at Isle of Wight. You can get clicked with a dinosaur, thanks to the AR technology and the Dinosaur Island smartphone app. This is certainly one of the exciting things to do and your kids will surely have a great time, moreover, you get to show the pictures to your friends and family members back home.

 

Bristol

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There must be a time when your kids have asked you questions like what is the biggest fish in the world and why the colour of the sky is blue? Both you and your kids will find the answers at Bristol Festival of Nature and it is managed by Bristol Natural History Consortium. The event takes place on the gorgeous Harbourside of Bristol. This is undoubtedly a great celebration of the natural world where you will see a wide variety of organisations and events including – exciting tours, arts, lectures, film screenings, and live entertainment.

 

If you want to take a break and want to explore various landmarks, breathtaking viewpoints, cool pubs, then cycling is the best way to do it. You will find numerous bike-friendly routes where you can put your cycling skills to test.

 

Liverpool, Merseyside

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If you love The Beatles, then you need to visit The Cavern Club in Liverpool to have a taste of Beatlemania. It is one of the popular tourist destinations and the club is visited by band lovers from around the world. There are three venues – The Cavern Pub, The Cavern Club, and Cavern Live Lounge showcasing the legacy of The Beatles.

 

Liverpool has no dearth of tourist attractions and it is also home to a famous football club. If you love soccer, then Anfield Stadium is a must visit. Various other attractions in Liverpool are – Cunard Building, Royal Liver Building, Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Walker Art Gallery, and Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Author Bio

Emma Brown is a writer by profession. She has done Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication and is a Gold Medalist in the same. A voracious reader, she has written several articles for sites like Followthesteps and newspapers like The Telegraph. She loves traveling and photography.