We have a few ideas to keep boredom at bay this summer…
Parents face the same problem every year, when summer comes around and school is out, it’s only a matter of time until the sound of their children exclaiming “I’m bored” is ringing in their ears. So this year, we thought that we would put together a few ideas for you to keep everyone entertained, there’s so much going on that will make you want to pull on your walking boots and head outdoors.
Cowes Week, Isle of Wight
This gathering takes place from the 3rd to the 10th of August and is the ideal nautical adventure for any family looking for an exciting summer excursion. Cowes week is one of the longest running sporting events and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. One of the most exciting events of the week sees the “white group” of small open boats take on the “black group” of larger boats who have competed against each other in the Solent every year since 1826. See here for more information.
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Europe’s largest ballooning event is celebrating its 35th year this August and if you make your way to Bristol between the 8th and the 11th, you are sure to see some spectacular sights in the skies. We particularly like the sound of “Breakfast and Balloons”, which is held each morning from 6am, allowing you to enjoy food whilst watching balloons take-off during sunrise. A fantastic summer treat for all the family. If you like the sound of that then click here for more information.
The “little sister” festival of ‘Bestival’ held at Lulworth Castle in Dorset is perfect for families with small children. Featuring a plethora of activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy, from pop acts such as Labrinth and DJ sets to ‘Comedy Club 4 Kids’ and Dick ‘n’ Dom. This family festival is all about music, arts, food, shows, camping and much more, we don’t think you will have trouble keeping everyone entertained, you can have a look at this year’s line-up here. The festival is held on the first weekend of August between the 1st and 4th.
Why not give in the allure of the British summer and head outdoors with the family, there’s plenty going on and we have just given you a few ideas, check out the Visit England website for more events.