A Third Of Millennials Refuse To 'Slum It' At Music Festivals This Summer

A Third Of Millennials Refuse To 'Slum It' At Music Festivals This Summer

New research reveals that Millennials are reluctant to ‘slum it’ at festivals and are being put off by a lack of everyday essentials such as warm showers, clean toilets and a comfortable bed.

A poll of festival-goers aged 18 to 35 by ibis hotels found that over a third (38%) of Generation Y have avoided going to a festival because they’d miss their home comforts. More than half (59%) admitted to being less tolerant of festival conditions as they get older.

The ‘Grow Your Own’ trend takes hold across Scottish gardens and households

Edible gardening projects have been springing up in gardens all over Scotland this summer. The rise of community cooperatives, small scale vegetable exchanges and public allotment schemes is continuing to fuel the ‘grow your own’ movement in Scotland. From window boxes and crop containers to allotments and , plant enthusiasts are increasingly challenging themselves to produce their own food, according to experts at Discover Scottish Gardens.

Partying in the park? Litter louts costs local councils thousands

Barbecue and booze mess blights our open spaces

With summer drawing to a close, people are taking advantage of the last of the sun to have a barbecue in their local park – but leave it looking like a rubbish tip when they go home.

That's the opinion of a national waste and recycling company which says that local authorities are having to shell out thousands to clear up after lazy families and groups of friends who leave food waste and rubbish behind.

Yorkshire-based says that council workers and waste operators are at their wits' end as warm weather brings another rash of filth left in public open spaces.

Enjoy magical waterway days with the Canal & River Trust's free summer guide

Tell the time with a dandelion clock, watch the dabble of ducks and dazzle of damselflies or count the spots on a ladybird. Make some time for the great outdoors this summer with the help of the Canal & River Trust's free, family-friendly activity book. Full of fun, inspirational activities the guide will ensure your family heads outside and has a real summer of adventure.

Make your own leaf boat, cook up some healthy duck food, create a canal collage, make your own binoculars and go on a waterway wildlife spot. The guide has 20 different activities, both for rainy and sunny days, to enjoy.

Wyevale Garden Centres’ Braziliant Adventures — 2nd to 25th August

Wyevale Garden Centres Brazilian Adventures

To keep kids entertained during the summer holidays, Wyevale Garden Centres has put together a programme of fun activities called Braziliant Adventures

Between 2 and 25 August, children and their families are invited to enjoy an array of events at one of almost 50 centres that are taking part in the festivities. A range of craft and baking activities have been planned and they all involve making something fantastic that can be taken home with you. 

Let the kids games commence!

This Summer KidZania London is gearing up to celebrate the summer of sports by hosting the City’s very own KidZania Games.

Inspired by the global sporting event, children visiting the 75,000sq ft. child-size City are encouraged to take part in a series of specially crafted games which will be broadcast live throughout the City’s replica radio station and television studio.

Jack Griffo & Kira Kosarin get set for Nickelodeon’s Slimefest

Tickets for SLIMEFEST now on sale at Ticketmaster

The Stars of Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans and YouTube sensation Roxxsaurus Join the Line-up for Nickelodeon’s First-Ever UK SLIMEFEST in Blackpool on 3rd September

ack Griffo and Kira Kosarin, stars of Nickelodeon’s hit live-action series The Thundermans, are heading to Blackpool for Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST on Saturday, 3rd September, 2016.

Summer Events 2016

Summer Events 2016

11th – 14th August, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol: Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest hot air balloon festival with over 100 balloons gathered in the grounds of the stunning Ashton Court Estate to take off at dawn and dusk each day.

A jam packed four days of fun for the whole family, with breakfast and balloons at dawn to the night glows on Thursday and Saturday after dusk, when the balloons glow to a soundtrack of music. Over half a million people attend each year.

School’s out for Summer – but there’s no Summer Lovin’ in UK Cars

As thousands of UK families prepare to hit the road for summer holidays, survey reveals what really happens in UK cars 

- THREE QUARTERS of British adults say that car journeys are THE most common time to argue with loved ones out of the home

- Men checking out other women while driving is a key reason

- Kids misbehaving also causes friction amongst families


Dinosaur - Settle Flowerpot Festival

A bumper crop of creative characters is expected for this year's Settle Flowerpot Festival.

The third annual Flowerpot Festival in the North Craven market town comes hot in the tyremarks of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race and everyone is getting into the spirit of the event.

Heidi Kettle, marketing manager of Falcon Manor, Settle's luxury country house hotel, said: "We are looking forward to a fantastic display of flowerpots this summer. We can't wait to see Settle going planter potty once again."

Bournemouth's Hottest Summer Celebration

Seventa Events Beach Feast Bournemouth 2016

Beach Feast, a spectacular summer event, is coming to Bournemouth's seafront on Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Seventa Events, the renowned company behind some of Bournemouth's best pop-up events including the Rekorderlig beach bar & restaurant, the extremely popular Christmas Bar at Print Room & co-producers of Koh Lounge 2015 is set to host Bournemouth's hottest summer celebration. Featuring delicious street food, incredible cocktails and excellent entertainment, interest in Beach Feast 2016 has already exceeded all expectations on social media, with over 20,000 people interested in the event on Facebook so far, setting the stage for their most popular event to date.


TRAVELLERS looking to spend summer in the city are invited to head to Newcastle, where two top hotels are providing some seasonal sizzle.

The New Northumbria, at the heart of the upmarket suburb of Jesmond, is offering one night for £65 per room and two nights for £95, while Grey Street Hotel, on Newcastle’s most famous, city centre street, is offering one night for £69 and two, for £99.

Anyone who books a deluxe double or twin room at The New Northumbria or Grey Street Hotels will be welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco and an extra two hours on their check in and check out times.

New outdoor Music Festival by the Sea Saturday 2nd July

Thorpeness Country Club from beach


Plans are in hand to hold, Thorpefest, an exciting new summer outdoor music festival at the Thorpeness Country Club, near Aldeburgh on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast on Saturday, 2nd July.

Featuring a great line-up with nearly a dozen bands performing live from 12noon until 10pm, the open air charity concert would replace the popular Music by the Sea event, which has been held outside the White Lion Hotel on Aldeburgh’s sea front since 2012, with the support of Aldeburgh Town Council and local residents.

Blists Hill Victorian Town travels forward to the 1940s

Blitz Hill 1940's evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Summer evening on the Home Front, Saturday 18th June

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, travels forwards to the 1940s with vintage entertainment, activities and characters from the World War II era at ‘Blitz Hill’ on Saturday, 18th June.

The blackout has been lifted for this one night only. Dress up in your finest 1940s civilian costume, pencil-on your stocking seams, grab your ration book and get ready to ‘make do and mend’ at this fantastic fun event.

A summer day out at Cardiff’s Treetop Adventure Golf

Tree Top Golf

Treetop Adventure Golf, Wales’ first indoor mini golf attraction, promises a tropical day out with the family this summer, even if the sun isn’t shining.

Celebrating its first birthday this April and located in the heart of the Welsh capital, Treetop features two rainforest-themed 18-hole courses - the Ancient Explorer course and the Tropical Trail.

Treetop Adventure Golf immerses players in a rainforest environment with 20ft towering trees and a 60ft long colour-changing river. Players will also have to putt their way through moving branches, over 5,600 trees and plants and 550 metres of vines.

Schools Out! Kick start the summer holidays at the UK’s No. 1 Forest Adventure


Go Ape - the UK’s number one forest adventure – is the perfect way to kick start the summer holidays.  Children as young as six can monkey around on Tree Top Junior while older children can swing through the trees like Tarzan on the Tree Top Adventure, fly through the sky on a zip wire or glide through the forest on a Segway. With 29 Go Ape adventures around the country – let them live life a little more adventurously at your nearest Go Ape.

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