While summer is in full swing (British weather and all!) there’s an abundance of outdoor events taking place around the UK. And it isn’t just festivals, how does fossil hunting, a family orchard trail or a watching sword dancing sound? Read on to see some of the fun summer activities to pencil into your diary over the coming months.

Fun Summer Activities Outdoors

Scarborough Seafest, North Yorkshire

24th – 26th July

Over the course of the weekend, there’s so much you can do – from watching seafood-cooking demos to fossil hunting, creative workshops and independent market and craft stalls. You’ll catch glimpses of impressive sea-inspired costumes as you walk around and the whole event draws to a close with a grand fireworks finale. Free.

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Fun Summer Activities Outdoors

Shakespeare Under the Stars, Brownsea Island, Dorset

22nd July – 7th August

Watch The Tempest unfold in the open air – within a beautifully picturesque harbour setting in Poole. Tickets are £21 and organisers recommend bringing a picnic so you can full enjoy the island’s spectacular sights and wildlife ahead of the play.

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Summer Activities

Conwy River Festival, Wales

16th – 23rd August

Races, rallies and on-shore get-togethers take place over the course of this 9-day festival (and there’s lot more to be announced). Watch everything unfold and then enjoy the beautiful coastal sunsets.

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Summer Activities

Apple Sunday, Faversham, Kent

20th September

Explore orchards with a tour during apple harvest season, watch pressing sessions, and taste freshly baked cakes and brewed cider – all within the tranquil grounds of Mount Ephraim Gardens. £6 for adults, £2.50 for children.

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Fun Summer Acitivities Outdoors

Highland games, various locations, Scotland

Culture, sport and fun are the order of the day at the historic Highland Games. Watch everything from sword dancing, caber tossing, and Tug O’ War (usually in full Scottish national dress), and enjoy music, food and potential world record-breaking taking place. Various events run from now until the end of September. Download the full listing guide here to plan your trip.

 

Have you already planned a few summer activities? Let us know what exciting things you’re doing in the comments box below or on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Clare x