Perfect locations across the UK...
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Not jetting away on holiday this summer? No worries. Wherever you are in the country, we’ve found the perfect event or location for you to try.
There’s something for everyone, whether you’re after a cheap day out or are willing to spend a little more on a new experience.
Where you choose all depends on how you prefer to spend your time.
Love chilling out in the sun? London’s Richmond Park is the ideal place for relaxing with friends and a picnic. You’ll be among plenty of wildlife (including deer!) and gorgeous greenery.
However, if you fancy mixing things up there’s also a golf course and sports facilities.
At 28 acres, Belfast’s Botanic Gardens are incredibly impressive. City workers, students and tourists flock to the picturesque destination when it’s hot, giving it a really upbeat atmosphere.
Prefer something more active? Summer is the perfect time to get outside and do some exercise.
Cycling is great for you – and it’s loads of fun. There are plenty of different routes around Edinburgh, which means you can easily find courses for both beginner and expert riders.
Cardiff Castle and Oxfordshire’s Blenheim Palace are brilliant places to visit for history buffs.
If you’re planning to head out with your other half, Blenheim Palace is particularly romantic. In fact, it’s where Rochelle and Marvin Humes got married in 2012.
Still want to be by the sea? Newquay’s Watergate Bay is one of the UK’s finest. It boasts both tranquility and entertainment and is super-popular with surfers.
Don’t worry – plans for summer staycations don’t always have to be complicated. Sometimes we just want a bite to eat in the sun.
There are thousands of great outdoor restaurants across the UK, but we think Hampshire’s Pebble Beach has found the perfect balance between calming and chic.
Where will you be heading this year? Take a look at our suggestions below…
Located in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Blenheim Palace is a country estate that’s home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough.
It’s been the backdrop of several romantic celebrity weddings, including Rochelle and Marvin Humes’. We can see why – you’ll enjoy a seriously beautiful stately home and gorgeous grounds.
Live near Norfolk? The Broads are pretty much your crown jewels.
With a network of seven rivers and shallow lakes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy by the water. A cathedral, tours, museums, pubs, restaurants… we could go on.
Who doesn’t want to take a dip in an outdoor swimming pool or lido when the weather’s warm?
Bath is known for its natural thermal spa, which includes a rooftop pool, steam rooms and a restaurant. We also advise taking a look around the city afterwards – it’s beautiful.
A bit of a history buff? Get yourself to Wales and take a look around Cardiff’s fascinating medieval castle.
It’s right in the middle of the city, so you can easily explore other local sights on the same day.
Nestled in pretty Richmond, this park is home to various buildings, a golf course, sports facilities and a lot of gorgeous greenery.
Pack a picnic and enjoy a chilled-out afternoon with your friends or partner.
Days out don’t always have to be complicated. Sometimes we just want a bite to eat in the sun.
There are thousands of great outdoor restaurants across the UK, but we think Hampshire’s Pebble Beach has found the perfect balance between relaxing and chic.
Summer is the perfect time to get outside and do some exercise.
Cycling is great for you – and loads of fun. For Scottish readers, there are plenty of different routes around Edinburgh.
How much more persuading do you need?!
Listen up, Manchester residents!
A range of boat companies operate around the canals, giving you the chance to see your majestic city in a totally new light.
At 28 acres, Belfast’s Botanic Gardens are incredibly impressive.
City workers, students and tourists flock to the picturesque destination when it’s hot, giving it a really upbeat atmosphere. Plus, the Ulster Museum is located at the main entrance.
Looking for a stunning beach to visit? Cornwall’s Watergate Bay boasts both tranquility and entertainment.
It’s popular with surfers and regularly hosts festivals, demonstrations and sports events.