June 6, 2016
The 5 best ways to spend a sunny day in the UK
Summer has arrived, but don’t let not knowing where to go or what to see keep you indoors. We scoured the country to find the best outdoor activities to make the most of the sun while it lasts.
1- Jubilee Pool, Penzance, Cornwall
One of the last remaining 1930s lidos in Britain, Jubilee pool is Britain’s largest surviving seawater lido. A family day ticket to the famous location costs only £14.50 making the perfect affordable location for swimming, relaxing, sunbathing and soaking in the glorious views. With its original art deco design, you could easily be fooled that this hotspot was in the depths of the Mediterranean.
Jubilee Pool, Promenade, Penzance. Cornwall, UK, TR18 4UU
2 – Roof East, Stratford, London
East London’s roof top bar is the place to spend sunny days without needing to escape the city. If you’re after a fun inclusive activity then their rooftop crazy golf is a must. Want to relax? Their open air cinema with comfy deck chairs, provided head phones and an unmissable view of the city. Hungry? Head to the Urban Park and grab yourself a Rockadollar hot dog in the beautiful mix of London suburbia and fresh wildlife.
Floors 7 & 8, Stratford multi storey car park, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1XE
3 – Camber Sands, East Sussex
Camber Sands is an unmissable beach if you are in the South East this summer. Being the only sand dune beach in East Sussex, it attracts visitors from miles around. It is a must to stay until the evening and witness the tide go out for miles on end. With separate beaches for dogs, there is a location along the 7 miles of pure sea and sand for everyone. In Camber village there are dozens of cafes and chip shops, so go all out and make a day of it.
Camber, Rye, England, TN31 7RT
4 – Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
With over 70 acres of beautiful land, this is the ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon wandering around with friends or family. Just a mile from the city centre, it’s easy to get to and home to the largest collection of Chinese plants outside of China – a spectacular must see. The perfect picnic location, a beautiful oasis in the city.
Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ
5 – Norfolk Broads, Norwich
A series of rivers and lakes in the county of Norfolk are the ideal country side destination on a hot summer’s day. With a selection of waterside pubs and restaurants, boating trips with the choice of canoeing, vessels or river tours, there is something for the whole family. You can also swim in selected areas of open water, for the ultimate British summer experience.
Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1RY