The British summer is finally here and you’ll be forgiven for not noticing. We we’re here to remind you of the wonders waiting out there for you and your family and friends. We may also give you a heads up if you should bring your brolly or not (the answer is always yes… no questions). Whether you’re enjoying school holidays or not – the summer is a great time to hunt down exciting new adventures with your friends and family. Whilst escaping themed rooms is pretty high on our to do list no matter what time of the year, we really love one off events which are unusual and a guaranteed barrel of laughs! We’ve locked down some of the most exciting events taking place across the country in the next month and we’d suggest you clear your diaries.

SeaLife Aquarium – Silent Disco

  silent disco sea life aquariumThere is something about a silent disco which certainly makes me revert back to being a child and dancing like no one is watching. Seemingly taking control of your night out through choosing the tunes you boogie the night away to (there are normally at least 2 channels worth of cheesy tunes and crowd pleasers for you to select on your head set) with a cool beverage in hand sounds like my kinda party. Throw in a clown, jelly and a longhorn cowfish and I’ll be there in a flash! As you can imagine this is an 18+ event so if you’re looking for a spot of child friendly entertainment the continue reading. You can attend this magical event on 25th August, 29th September or 22nd of December 2017 at SeaLife Aquarium, London for £29. What do you get? Access to a silent disco with bar. The entrance ticket includes a welcome drink and the opportunity to join the chill out jelly tour.

Fringe by the Sea, Pirates and Mermaids - Family Rave

  bflfevents If the sound of an evening of shaking your tail feather was up your street then why not continue it on into the day – but this time with your mini clones? You read that right, family raves are all the rage now. Fancy boogying on down with your baby cousin or younger sibling in a child friendly club? Well your prayers have been answered! Admittance is only allowed when an adult is accompanied by a child, there are tons of fun non dance related activities to get involved in and there is a high likelihood you will bare witness to almost too much Dad dancing. Winning at life if you ask me :D This event is taking place on 11th August 2017 (13:00) at Palais des Glaces Spiegeltent, North Berwick. You will pay £8 for an adult, £6 for a child and pre-walking infants go free (but still require a ticket). There's a licensed bar, play areas, safe volume levels for your little ones, soft mat space for babies only, glowsticks and transfer tattoos – the list of activities included is endless as well as fun, fun, fun!

Durdle Door, Dorset

  durdle doorAfter all of that raving your dancing shoes, and you, may need a little break. Well where better than to do that by the seaside? A pleasant and challenging hike is waiting for you on the Jurassic coast. Home to a natural limestone arch near Lulworth in Dorset – it’s a site worth seeing at any time of the year. Bring your little ones or grown friends to take in the natural beauty and clean air off this gorgeous coast. With plenty of accessible modes of transport to the coast there are no excuses so chop chop! Mother nature is waiting!! The beauty of this getaway is you can go whenever you like. Just head to Lulworth, Dorset and leave nothing and take only memories, this is a natural site which is open to all. The only thing you’ll need to deal with is inclement weather, check the forecast before you head off!

Time to Escape

After that’s said and done, we would always opt in for our favourite team based pass time of an escape room. There are a number of great deals available over the summer that we’d be mad not to mention. Look Key Escape in Leeds are offering an awesome 20% off all new bookings in August (for Monday – Thursday slots). Use code SUMMER20 to get escaping. Escape Time in Sutton Coldfield are also pretty excited about the summer and why would they not be?! During August on booking slots from Monday to Friday you and your team of 6 pay £60, saving a whopping £30 on your overall booking. Finally, Escape Room Centre in Blackpool are running a ‘ridiculous 40% off all games’ running Monday to Thursday between 3rd of July and 31st of August. All you need to do is use code SUMMERSIZZLER to take advantage of this deal. Escape Room summer road trip anyone? ;)

By: Nicole Thompson - Vassel

On: August 3, 2017