A Summer 14’ Destination Guide for the super adventurous friends!
Thorpe Park, Surrey
In my opinion, the best theme park ever. I mean come on, where else can you find a rollercoaster that goes backwards…in the dark?
Drayton Manor, Staffordshire
Drayton Manor is just one of those places that makes me feel nostalgic! Even with it’s latest addition of Thomas Land, it’s still what I like to call “theme-park” home. If you’re a theme park junkie, then DM probably won’t seem like anything spectacular but if you’re the ‘less is more’type of gal like me, it’s good enough…especially when you get the chance to go on your favourite rides more than once without having to wait in queues long enough to drag you into the 22nd century. Thrill rides you definitely ought to go on: Apocalypse, The Bounty, Maelstrom, Pandemonium, Shockwave, Stormforce 10 and new for 2014 – Air Race.
Häagen-Dazs Restaurant, LondonCadbury World, Birmingham
They say ‘a visit to Cadbury World is not a factory tour’– they’re right, it’s not. It’s a place to discover the chocolate unknown, extraordinary history, the making and magic of Cadbury confectionery and experience the weird and wonderful sights, smells and tastes of the place where chocolate really comes to life! New for 2014 is the 4D cinema experience where you can join Freddo and a whole host of Cadbury characters as they whisk you away on an adventurous journey, complete with motion seats. And they say diving into a bowl of liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk and riding the Crunchie Rollercoaster can only ever happen in your dreams…I can’t wait to try this!
A Music Festival of some sort, UK
As far as I can recall I’ve only been to one music festival in my life, and it’s honestly one of the most exhilarating feelings ever! The vibes, the buzzing crowds upon crowds (not that I like big crowds), nevertheless it’s something you’ve gotta do at least once in your precious lil skool life. I know some of the biggies coming up include Global Gathering and Fusion Festival (just to name a few). Be sure to check out The UK Festival Calendar, which has a whole host of music festivals, which you’ve probably never even heard of!
A Food Festival of some sort, UK
Just like good music, food is a universal language that brings people together. I’m definitely an advocate for food festivals and enjoy tasting a luxurious specialty dish or two, whilst soaking up the fumes from a bbq stove, I’m aware this maybe toxic and highly dangerous for my lungs, but what’s Summer without bbq smoke? Again check out The UK Festival Food Calendar for a guide to all food events this Summer.
The Beach, UK
The Summer holiday is never really complete without sand. Some of my favourite beach resorts include Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and Skegness Pleasure Beach. Personally, I’m too OCD to go in the water but sitting on my beach blanket building sand castles and watching the waves ripple just makes Summer all the more real, you know?
Spitafields Market, London
To all fashionistas looking for inspiration, or that off beat quirky hand printed t-shirt, paintings or handmade jewellery, this is definitely the place to come and get some unique finds. I love, love, love Spitafields, so much to the point that even if I have no money to spend, I’ll go and sit on a bench and soak in the market vibe.
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