Whilst enjoying an early summer (and holding our breath that it lasts), we've realised what a wealth of wonderful activities there are much closer to home. Here are a few UK activities and events happening during the summer holidays. Do let us know if there are any more you've spotted.

Regent’s Park open air theatre

has an amazingly intimate feel and hosts a range of theatre, music and comedy productions. Tickets are on sale now for shows running until October.

Natural History museum after dark

a chance to get enjoy exhibitions, events and jazz in the evening. It's free to enter the museum, but be sure to book tickets to the events that are running. Running on 24 June, 29 July and 26 August.

Wilton’s music hall

after getting refused funding from their recent heritage lottery bid, this historic gem is in need of a little love and attention. There are a range of music, comedy, cinema and theatre productions and make sure you stop by their atmospheric Mahogany bar for a glass of wine and a bagel.

Ledbury Poetry Festival

Now in its 15th year, the festival takes place from 1-10 July and features poets from all over the world. There are live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam and much more. This is their fifteenth year.

The Scoop

open throughout the summer months, the sunken amphitheatre outside the Mayor of London's office hosts theatre, music and film viewings. Best of all it's free, but get there early, we're not the only people to have heard about it…

Kew the music

sees Jools Holland, Blondie and many others take to a stage at Kew gardens. More tickets have just been released.

Somerset House summer concert series

see Blondie (she's clearly embracing the outdoors this year), The Eels and others taking to the stage in such an intimate venue, a nice contrast to their winter ice skating.

The Udderbelly

at Southbank holds host to a giant purple cow-like structure showing comedy and entertainment. From April for 12 weeks.

The Game Fair

held at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on 22 - 24July. As a National countryside show, where you can enjoy shooting and fishing shows, and exhibitions of food, gardening, gamekeeping, forestry to name but a few. We've got a stand, so come and say hello.

Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival

on Clapham Common, London 1 - 3 July - the first boutique festival with obviously top notch food and live music to match. As Jamie words it 'bringing together the best things in life'! He probably meant to include travel - maybe next time. All the profits go to the Prince's Trust and the Jamie Oliver Foundation so all our gorging will go to a great cause.

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