There are some lovely events in the UK that are typically British, and make for really enjoyable day out with friends or family. Of course, like all British events – it’s always a little bit ‘weather depending’ but you’ll usually have a great time regardless if it rains or not!
I’ve tried to choose a variety of events for this list, a few sporting events, and of course a festival too! So whatever you’re into and whatever you’re interest, hopefully one of these British events will be a good match for you!
Here are some of my personal favourites:
A big racing event here in the UK, this is an excuse to get dressed up, place a bet (or two), and enjoy some exciting horse racing. It’s a fun day out for sure, and if you’ve never experienced a day at the races, Cheltenham Festival is a great place to start! It’s tradition to put on your poshest clothes (it’s a posh-do!) and it’s also traditon to place a bet or two on the day too. Most horses have silly names – so even if you don’t know much about betting, it’s still great fun to put a £1 on a random horse! The average attendance over the four-day period of The Festival is around 60,000, so it’s a great chance to meet new people, or socialise with friends!
This famous British tennis championship / tournament is held in South London every summer. This July you’ll be able to go and watch all your favourite tennis players and hopefully enjoy some typically British snack (strawberries and cream anyone?) in the British sunshine. Wimbledon is always packed, and runs over the course of a couple of weeks – so there’s plenty of opportunity to visit and enjoy a day out. We recommend taking a hat and suncream, because if the sunshine does come out, there’s very little shelter and shade for audience members.
British Grand Prix
A classic British event, this motorsporting race is a two day event near Milton Keynes. It’s a mix of glamour and traditional sporting, and you’ll be able to sport some of the world’s biggest and most famous F1 racers doing their thing. You can opt for camping tickets (if you want to be part of the action) or perhaps book a swaky hotel and drive in for the races each morning. You’ll have the qualifying race on the Saturday, and the actual race on the Sunday – so double the enjoyment!
This Scottish festival of creative arts and theatre is one of Scotland’s summer highlands.The city during this month is absolutely buzzing and it’s one of the busiest peak times for Scotland too. The weather will probably be great, and it’s really hard not to fall deeply in love with the surroundings.Loads of people flock to the city in the summer to enjoy independent theatre and shows, and see the city really come to life. Obviously there’s loads of other things to do in the city, but visiting during the Fringe Festival means you can jam pack your itinerary with loads of different shoes and performances too.