How to make the most of the British summer

It’s been a long time coming, but summer is finally nearly here. As temperatures start to soar and the UK gets some long-awaited sunshine, it’s the perfect time to get out and about and explore the sights our beautiful country has to offer. 

To give you some ideas of how to make the most of the British summer before it’s gone, we’ve put together these top tips. So, read on to find out how you can get the very best from the UK’s most anticipated season. 

Enjoy the countrysidecountryside

From the Yorkshire Dales to the Cotswolds, the great British countryside has so much to offer. No matter where you live, there’s sure to be breath-taking landscapes and idyllic walks a short car journey away. 

So, if you want to make the most of the summer sun, get out in the countryside and enjoy a long, healthy walk with your nearest and dearest. If you don’t already have a favourite spot, search the National Trust website for properties near you that make a perfect place to spend a sunny day.


Get out on your bike


When the sun is shining, there are few more enjoyable ways to spend your time than to get out on your bike. Cycling is the perfect way to relive your childhood, not to mention spend quality time with your kids if they’re old enough to join you. It’s also great exercise, making it a fantastic way to keep fit while the weather is so nice. 

If you don’t already have a bike, you can pick one second-hand for pocket money on Gumtree. You can then use Cycling UK’s journey planner to find a route to cycle, and if you find you really love the sport, you can find a local club to join on the British Cycling website


Get the barbecue on


When the sun comes out, there’s nothing quite like lighting up the barbecue and inviting your friends and family round for some al fresco dining. There’s no better way of bringing the people you love together than this simple gesture, making it a perfect way to make the most of the summer sun.

While nothing quite says British summertime like overdone sausages and charred burgers, you can offer your guests so much better by following BBC Good Food’s barbecue recipes. If you want to take the outdoor dining experience to the next level, then you can also buy one of The Independent’s pick of the ten best charcoal barbecues in time for summer. 


Take the caravan out


Nothing quite defines the British summertime like a caravan holiday. Come June, the country’s motorways will be filled with this summer staple, and it’s no wonder why: they’re a convenient, inexpensive, and totally flexible way to enjoy the very best of the British weather. 

If you like the sound of a UK caravan holiday, you should take a look at Practical Caravan’s caravan reviews to find the perfect home from home within your budget if you don’t already have one. To protect yourself from the unexpected, you should also make sure to invest in MB&G Direct’s lifetime caravan warranty, which could save you thousands of pounds over the life of your vehicle. 

Once your caravan is ready to go, you can find the very best places to pitch up over summer with’s pick of the 10 best caravan parks in the UK. A stay at any of these will make for a great way to get the most of the summer sun. 


So, there you have it: our pick of the very best ways to make the most of the British summer. Enjoy these activities and you’re sure to get the most of the sun this year.

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