Junior's Guide To A Summer Of Fun
Excellent events, grand days out, rocking festivals and fabulous family activities – we've got your summer sorted, come rain or shine
It's that time of the year again. The end-of-term madness has finally come to end, the start-of-summer excitement has only just begun. So, how to fill those glorious days of freedom? Let us be of assistance...
We've scoured the country for brilliant summer events, whether you live in the North, South, London, Midlands, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Fancy a spot of shopping? Then couple your trip with some splendid entertainments. We'll be adding more excellent events as the summer goes on, so be sure to keep checking back.
Looking for a grand day out? Then take a gander at our compendium of Best Ever Days Out. Plus, we
unveil the most thrilling new rides and attractions at theme parks across the land and present our pick of urban beaches.
Wellies, tents, cool music and family enterainments beckon fun-loving clans to the UK's summer festivals – check out what's going down and when with our canny guide to The Best Family Festivals 2011.
Or embark on some amusing activities of your own making with our brilliant ideas for things to do – in the garden, at the beach, in the park, in the kitchen or to brighten up a rainy day.
And when you're just looking for a little chill time, there are few greater pleasures than simply curling up with a book. Get into the swing of summer reading with our round-up summer books.
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