With an abundance of outdoor events and activities throughout the summer here in the U.K. we have selected some of our favourites. Get ready to fill that social calendar so as not to miss out on these spectacular festivities. Here is our SCD guide to this summers best British events.
If you are a fan of tennis – and strawberries and cream – then Wimbledon will be a perfect summer day out. Whether you have court-side tickets or simply watch from Henman Hill, don’t miss out on this renowned tennis tournament. Wimbledon takes place in London from 2nd of July til the 15th of July 2018.
- Henley Royal Regatta
For a great sporting and social occasion, head to Henley Royal Regatta. Watch the rowing races while relaxing by the River Thames. The Henley Royal Regatta 2018 will be held from the 4th to the 8th of July.
- Cowes Week
Watch the sailing, enjoy the live entertainment, and experience a unique atmosphere at Cowes Week. With 40 daily sailing races for 1,000 boats and 8,000 competitors, ranging from Olympic professionals to social sailors, there is plenty to see. Cowes Week takes place on the Isle of Wight from the 4th to the 11th of August 2018.
- Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot is Britain’s most quintessential sporting event, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete. Enjoy the arrival of the Royal Procession, communal singing around the Bandstand, and top-class racing. Royal Ascot will take place from the 19th to the 23rd of June 2018.
- Bristol Harbour Festival
Enjoy Bristol Harbour Festival from the 20th to the 22nd of July. A weekend of live music, dance shows, food stalls and an arts extravaganza covering a two-mile stretch of the beautiful Bristol Harbourside.
- Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Held over four days at Ashton Court Estate, this fiesta showcases over 130 hot air balloons from across the globe. A traditional summer event perfect for all the family, watch the colourful balloons float over the city from a variety of locations. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will return from the 9th to the 12th of August 2018.
- Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza
Relax with a day of entertainment at the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza. This spectacular day festival will be held on Saturday the 4th of August. Listen to great live music from world-renowned artists while having a picnic in the sun.