Top summer activities for 2024

Top summer activities for 2024

If you’re thinking “What should I do over the summer?” We have a great list of top summer activities for 2024 that you can sink your teeth into. From hampers in the park to thrill-seeking, heart-pumping rides, you’ll definitely find something amazing to explore below:

Go to the beach

Grab your swim trunks and one-pieces, it’s time to get drippy. According to Conde Nast, there are dozens of beautiful beaches in the UK and with a bit of sun cream and one of our picnic hampers, you can have the time of your life. Just don’t forget a beach brolly if you tend to burn…

Explore nature

The UK is blessed with a wide range of outdoor environments from the breathtaking white cliffs of Dover to the impressive Aira Force waterfall. If food hampers in a field aren’t your speed, why not check out a zoo + theme park in Flamingo Land, Yorkshire? You’ll be outside, getting in touch with nature by interacting with a tonne of animal exhibits. Plus, you can break it up with exhilarating theme park rides.

Attend a festival

If you love music and being outdoors, check out some of the amazing musical festivals on offer for 2024. You’ll have heard of the insanely huge Glastonbury Festival but Leeds Festival, Black Deer and Wide Awake are pretty big too and also worth a look. You’re bound to find something to suit your tastes and budget.

Find a pool

Who doesn’t like doing a few laps in the afternoon? And with this cool tool from, you can find a local pool near you in just a few clicks. It has a lot of information about family activities, the types of pools on offer and the depth etc so you can choose the right one for you. 

Go camping

Camping and caravanning are some of the great British pastimes. According to Campsites, “Camping is a fantastic way to spend a holiday: it’s fun, easy, and cheap and kids love it. Camping gets you into the outdoors, active and appreciating nature. You see the stars before you go to sleep and you wake up to the sound of birds.” Doesn’t that sound lovely? Why not use their tool to plan your next adventure?

Get working out

The summer is a great time to try a new fitness routine. Pilates, yoga, boot camps, boxing; however you choose to keep fit and healthy, it’s all valid. You could take a class at your local village hall or try out some outdoor gym equipment in a nearby park. Need more inspiration? We love these fun ideas from the British Heart Foundation.

Try watersports

Canal boats, kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats; however you get out on the water, boating and watersports are a popular pastime. If you want something more active, try venues like WakeUp Docklands. Or, for a more relaxed adventure, a canal boat holiday might suit.

What should I do over the summer?

If you’ve made it this far and you’re still asking “What should I do over the summer?” we encourage you to make a list of all the things you enjoy. It might be the outdoors, food, drink, art, music, games or something else. Then search for those activities as keywords in Google or on UK-specific activity lists like this one. That will pull up even more relevant ideas that you can evaluate against your schedule, location and budget.