Summer sports are a UK institution, with people taking full advantage of the warmer months to get out and enjoy the two months of sun that show up a year. And this year is no different: a full schedule of exciting events are happening all over the country! So whether you’re visiting and wanting to get a taste of British sport or just looking for a weekend trip destination, there’s sure to be something to suit you.
Summer sees the cricket season in full swing with England v West Indies kicking-off at the end of May. Aficionados will probably want to plan a special trip in July when ancient rivals England and Australia battle on the pitch for cricket glory, you’re guaranteed a good show.
You have to admit, football fandom practically defines the term “institution” in the UK. And what do you know, the Championship League, League One and League Two are just finishing up their season. It’s definitely a great event to check out wherever you end up in the country.
In fact, if you’re already a fan league sponsor, npower, is giving away £30,000 to the team that wins their Fanpower Stadium giveaway.
Dust off your tennis whites and grab some strawberries and cream because Wimbleton is back this June! So if you’re looking to get in on a great tradition as well as see some court stars, Wimbleton is probably the trip to take. This highpoint of the tennis calendar is also the summer event to see and be seen at among London society. Not to mention, it attracts the tennis cream of the crop to compete, making for some heart-pounding games.
The Open Championship in July (this year at Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s in Lancashire) is where top-class golfers from all over the world come to test their skill on some fantastic British courses. Crowd favourite Darren Clarke is the one to watch this time around, though competition’s sure to be fierce as always. You still have time to nab tickets, so if golf sounds like your cup of tea, hurry up and book before the end of this month!
Got a different spectator sport in mind? Check TicketMaster; there’ll more than likely be an event to suit your tastes near you!
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