There's nothing like crisp, bright weather to get you up and about.
Clear, bright weather can often bring the best views of the landscape. Ramblers and hill-walkers will know that reaching the high ground on a sunny, breezy, dry day, when visibility is at its maximum, can reward you with breathtaking panoramas. With some snacks, a bottle of water, sun lotion and a windproof layer, the wilder world is yours to explore.
Over the past decade or so, Britain in summer has become a land of festivals. From the enormous (Glastonbury Festival) to the modest (Wiston Steam Rally), most festivals have a broad family appeal. There are festivals of music, food, film, books, science, wine, kites, theatre and oysters, to name but a few. If you can do it in a field or the grounds of a stately home, chances are there's a festival for it this summer.
Most festivals take place at ground level, but there's also plenty to see in the sky. Britain hosts almost 100 airshows each year, between April and October, (although the majority take place in June, July and August). With a combination of historic and modern aeroplanes, and aerobatic displays, there's plenty for the flyers in all of us.
Vast and vivid heritage.
Explore Bedgebury National Pinetum.
Spare a thought for the knights of Warwick Castle who have found some ingenious ways to keep cool.
Myth-busting facts to help you stay safe in the sun
We may be heading into the autumn but there's still plenty of reasons to go to the beach. Why not wrap up warm and make the most of the remaining light nights with a picnic? Or teach the kids to fly a kite on a cold bright day? There's lots to do at the beach, whatever the weather, just make sure to be safe as British and Irish waters can be dangerously unpredictable. This summer the RNLI has been delivering a hard-hitting water safety campaign across the UK part of their aim to halve accidental coastal deaths by 2024.Read more