Thinking of coming to the UK to work in a school? Perhaps you’re already here?
If you’re stumped for ideas of things to do over the summer break, here’s a taster of the incredible activities open to you during the six-week summer holiday:
The British Museum
Open almost all year round.
- Sunday – Monday: 10am – 5pm
- Tuesday – Thursday: 11am – 5pm
- Friday: 11am – 8:30pm
Is history your thing? Look no further than the British Museum!
Dedicated to human history, art, and culture you’ll have a great time walking through the largest museum in the UK. The museum is free to enter with access to permanent galleries, although it’s important to remember that special exhibitions usually require a fee.
Fun fact: the British Museum has been used in a number of movies, such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Essex Serpent, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
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The Lyceum Theatre – The Lion King
If musicals are your thing, then visiting The Lyceum Theatre in London to see Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ should be on your ‘awesome days out’ list!
This West End theatre opened in 1834 with a seating capacity of over 2,100. People of all ages can be sure to have a fantastic time here.
‘The Lion King’ musical is now on its 24th year of performing at the Lyceum Theatre, it’s 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an interval (a break halfway through the performance). You have until 15 October to catch it.
The Blackpool Tower Circus
The Blackpool Tower Circus runs from 11 February – 5 November 2023
The Blackpool Tower Circus started in 1894 and is an incredible experience. The show consists of numerous acts from all over the world, awe-inspiring stunts and comedy acts to keep you thoroughly entertained.
The show is two hours with a 20-minute interval.
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And if you’re not a fan of heights there are many more activities to do in Blackpool, such as visiting the arcades, the Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark, and much more!
UK National Parks
Open to the public all year round for FREE.
Grab your walking boots because the UK has 15 national parks, all of which are available to the public and protected by law. There are ten in England which cover 10% of the land area, three in Wales which cover 20% of the land area, and two in Scotland which cover 7.3% of the land area.
There are many things that you can do in these beautiful, protected lands, such as walking or even cycling through nature, birdwatching, stargazing. There’s no light pollution, so you’ll have a front row seat to all the universe has to offer. Take your camera for all the photography opportunities. Do your research first, but there are safe lakes for swimming, plus a range of water activities such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, etc.
National Parks: South Downs, New Forest, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Pembrokeshire Coast, Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Peak District, Broads, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North York Moors, Northumberland, Cairngorms, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.