The UEFA Euro Championship kicks off tonight and though this is brilliant news for a lot of people, football isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
The good news is that for those of you who aren’t exactly enthralled by a summer of footbal, we’ve come up with a few alternative ways to spend your time over the next month.
From a day at the races, to a touch of tennis, here’s our run down of what’s on this month.
Don a hat for Ladies Day at Royal Ascot
A lot of women will be losing their partners to the football over the next few weeks, so what better time to grasp the opportunity to plan a day out with your girlfriends? Ladies Day at Royal Ascot is one of the top social events the year and there are few other places you get to sport an extravagant hat! Gather your friends together, get a lovely new frock and pop open some fizz. Now there are worse ways to spend a day aren’t there?
Catch some comedy at the Udderbelly Festival
If I told you to go and spend your day inside a giant purple upside-down inflatable cow you’d probably think I’m mad, right? Trust me though, with acts varying from stand up comedy, to acrobatic circus performances, the Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre is really worth a visit. Plus there’s plenty of tasty food and drinks on offer at one of London’s biggest outdoor bars, located on the banks of the Thames.
Eat some strawberries and cream at Wimbledon
If tennis is more up your street than football, Wimbledon will probably be of more interest to you! The tournament kicks off on the 27th June for two weeks and though ballot tickets have already been distributed, you can still queue to get tickets on the day or purchase tickets the day before the match via Ticketmaster. If it’s the atmosphere you’re after, you can visit the grounds for the day, or even watch the matches on the big screen on Henman Hill (or Murray Mound?!) with a tasty treat of strawberries and cream!
Watch you favourite flicks at The Edinburgh Film Festival
Film Fest in the City is returning to Edinburgh for it’s fifth year, so if you fancy catching some of your favourite flicks on a big open air screen, head down to St Andrews Square this weekend! They’ll be screening a whole range of films, from cult classics such as The Breakfast Club, to family favourites like Finding Nemo and Jurassic Park. The event is free to attend, so what are you waiting for?
Put a bounce in your step at Ping! Bournemouth
Kicking off from the 10th June, Ping! Bournmouth is a summer long ping pong street festival, with tables springing up around town in locations such as Central Gardens, Queen’s Park and Tuckton Tea. Anyone can play for free, all you have to do is grab a bat and ball and you’re good to go!
If you’re looking for the perfect summer’s day out, a spot of table tennis, followed by a trip to the beach doesn’t sound so bad does it?