5 Great Summer Activities in the UK

It’s summertime, the sun is out and your holiday is just around the corner. It’s time to start planning some awesome activities to fill those wonderful, long summer days! If you find yourself in the UK for those delicious summer months, consider yourself lucky. For a relaxing on summer holidays in the UK, you really need to look no further!

The Championships - Wimbledon 2007 Day One

Take in the Great Tennis at Wimbledon

Whether you’re a fan of tennis or just enjoy the posh atmosphere, a day spent at Wimbledon is quintessential British summertime entertainment. Buy a ground pass early on in the competition for the chance to see some of the top players on the smaller courts in the early rounds. For Centre Court tickets, you might have to camp out but the experience is worth it for the chance to experience the extreme competition of the top players battling it out for the title.

Enjoy an Activity-Packed Resort Vacation

One great way to pack in tons of awesome activities into your summer holiday is by booking a stay at one of the UK’s great resorts. For the perfect summer break, get to Butlin’s in 2013! The gorgeous seaside locations of these resorts means you’ll never be short of awesome water activities along with great service, food and entertainment. They’ve got everything from a Splash Waterworld to a traditional fairground, family activity sessions, sports and fantastic live shows.


Go Wild at the London Zoo

For visitors of all ages, the London Zoo is a guaranteed winning summer activity. With over 750 unique species, you could easily spend days exploring the various habitats and learning about all these magnificent creatures. And every Friday through June and July, the zoo is open from 6-10 PM for a “wild” night out with street vendors, bars and plenty of entertainment for adults.

Camp Out at the Beach

You might not necessarily think of the UK as a beach destination, but it really is a great spot to hit the seaside in the summertime. Check ahead with the weather and once you’re pretty confident you’ve got a few days of good sun, pack up and head out to the coast. There are plenty of great spots both popular and less discovered, so you can enjoy a relaxing weekend body boarding, swimming, camping and barbecuing out on the sand.

Take a Road Trip

The UK is a great country for exploring by car. There are so many lesser-known places to stop along the way, so having a car is perfect for spontaneous adventures. Try starting down south near London and road tripping up north. If you don’t have a car, no worries! The public transportation is great in the UK so you can take a road trip by bus as well. Bring some camping gear to save money on accommodation and have some adventures in the outdoors.