Things to do in England in good weather spring/summerToday has been ridiculously lovely; I went on a road trip to explore the most beautiful gardens in the most beautiful weather.  On my way home (stopping for ice cream), I started wondering about all of the things that suddenly become possible, or at least more attractive, come Spring/Summer.  Needless to say, there are hundreds of options, but for now I've put together 10 dreamy suggestions!  Oh and do let me know in the comment section below what events/activities you associate with these gorgeous warmer months of the year...

1 - Upgrade a picnic with a pre-purchased hamper

2 - Book a flower show (take a peek at my review of The Chelsea Flower Show)

3 - Rooftop drinks - because there's something special about watching a sunset in stilettos, with a drink in hand

4 - Arrange to enjoy outdoor film screenings and music/plays eg. Kew the Music and West Green House Opera.  Alternatively check out The National Trust website for a ton of outdoor plays taking place on warm summer's evenings at their many historic properties/grounds

5 - Book a short stay.  Bruges is still one of my fave city break destinations, especially since spending my birthday there last summer

6 - Visit the seaside - a lot can change on seafronts in a short space of time eg. I discovered the enormous British Airways i360 on my last visit to Brighton!

7 - Take a spontaneous boat trip eg. Thames river cruise, Windsor to Boveney Lock

8 - Book a day course eg. Fabienne Egger Floristry Class, try your hand at mixology, photography day-course or chocolatier class (yum!)

9 - Walk through gardens.  The most obvious of the bunch, and yet probably the most enjoyable.  Kew Gardens is always a safe bet, along with National Trust grounds and any of the 3300 gardens part of the National Garden Scheme in the UK.  Alternatively, if botanical gardens are your thing, explore Compton Acres, or the Eden Project.  

10 - Themed road trip!


With love,

Gabrielle x