summer

Record-breaking summer for Dutton Cuisine’s ‘Pig Restaurant and Bar’

Ian Dutton, owner of The Pig restaurant and bar in Windermere, has declared this summer its ‘best ever’.  Takings at the popular and unique establishment on Crescent Road, in the heart of the village, are up 15% on the same period in 2017, with August up 8%, despite a slow April.  Ian took a massive gamble when he opened the 40-seater Pig in March 2016, following a refurbishment which took just five months and cost more than £400,000.  With more than 70% of its menu offering based on ‘pork’, it remained to be seen whether the fickle consumer would get on-board with his unusual vision.  

A Third Of Millennials Refuse To 'Slum It' At Music Festivals This Summer

New research reveals that Millennials are reluctant to ‘slum it’ at festivals and are being put off by a lack of everyday essentials such as warm showers, clean toilets and a comfortable bed.

A poll of festival-goers aged 18 to 35 by ibis hotels found that over a third (38%) of Generation Y have avoided going to a festival because they’d miss their home comforts. More than half (59%) admitted to being less tolerant of festival conditions as they get older.

The ‘Grow Your Own’ trend takes hold across Scottish gardens and households

Edible gardening projects have been springing up in gardens all over Scotland this summer. The rise of community cooperatives, small scale vegetable exchanges and public allotment schemes is continuing to fuel the ‘grow your own’ movement in Scotland. From window boxes and crop containers to allotments and , plant enthusiasts are increasingly challenging themselves to produce their own food, according to experts at Discover Scottish Gardens.

Partying in the park? Litter louts costs local councils thousands

Barbecue and booze mess blights our open spaces

With summer drawing to a close, people are taking advantage of the last of the sun to have a barbecue in their local park – but leave it looking like a rubbish tip when they go home.

That's the opinion of a national waste and recycling company which says that local authorities are having to shell out thousands to clear up after lazy families and groups of friends who leave food waste and rubbish behind.

Enjoy magical waterway days with the Canal & River Trust's free summer guide

Tell the time with a dandelion clock, watch the dabble of ducks and dazzle of damselflies or count the spots on a ladybird. Make some time for the great outdoors this summer with the help of the Canal & River Trust's free, family-friendly activity book. Full of fun, inspirational activities the guide will ensure your family heads outside and has a real summer of adventure.

Wyevale Garden Centres’ Braziliant Adventures — 2nd to 25th August

To keep kids entertained during the summer holidays, Wyevale Garden Centres has put together a programme of fun activities called Braziliant Adventures

Between 2 and 25 August, children and their families are invited to enjoy an array of events at one of almost 50 centres that are taking part in the festivities. A range of craft and baking activities have been planned and they all involve making something fantastic that can be taken home with you. 

Let the kids games commence!

This Summer KidZania London is gearing up to celebrate the summer of sports by hosting the City’s very own KidZania Games.

Inspired by the global sporting event, children visiting the 75,000sq ft. child-size City are encouraged to take part in a series of specially crafted games which will be broadcast live throughout the City’s replica radio station and television studio.

Jack Griffo & Kira Kosarin get set for Nickelodeon’s Slimefest

Tickets for SLIMEFEST now on sale at Ticketmaster

The Stars of Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans and YouTube sensation Roxxsaurus Join the Line-up for Nickelodeon’s First-Ever UK SLIMEFEST in Blackpool on 3rd September

ack Griffo and Kira Kosarin, stars of Nickelodeon’s hit live-action series The Thundermans, are heading to Blackpool for Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST on Saturday, 3rd September, 2016.

Summer Events 2016

11th – 14th August, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol: Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest hot air balloon festival with over 100 balloons gathered in the grounds of the stunning Ashton Court Estate to take off at dawn and dusk each day.

A jam packed four days of fun for the whole family, with breakfast and balloons at dawn to the night glows on Thursday and Saturday after dusk, when the balloons glow to a soundtrack of music. Over half a million people attend each year.