Carve out a Summer of Fun

Summer Is Not Cancelled!

With Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since WWII, and Glastonbury missing its 50th birthday celebrations, we’re all feeling a bit low about this summer. But never fear, we’ve put our thinking hats on and we’re here to tell you how you can recreate some of the fun and excitement at home…kind of:

Game, Set, Match!

With no Wimbledon this year (sad times) you can still recreate your own slice of The Championships!  Are your whites looking a little grey, or has that racket seen better days?  No need to have a John McEnroe tantrum, you can head to The Pavilions Shopping Centre and grab some new summer whites from our fashion retailers:

Perhaps it’s not so much about the game but the experience? If you fancy a picnic in the park or garden with some juicy strawberries (cream is optional), chilled Robinsons squash or a glass of Pimm’s – you can grab all the coolest picnicware and grocery supplies you need from Sainsbury’s whilst you soak up the summer sun.

If you’re missing the game itself then we have a sneaky feeling that the BBC will be showing some classic replays to recreate that atmosphere.

Glastonbury Glory Days

Gutted about missing Glastonbury? We’re here to help ease the disappointment.  Why not set up a tent in your back garden? Or simply set up a sound system in your front room?  The Works has a selection of Bluetooth speakers for you to play the best music from bands who have appeared at Glastonbury over the years.

No festival is complete without the frenzy of festival fashion – to get the latest make up trends, head to any of the following stores Claire’s , Boots, Savers or Superdrug either online or instore for your one stop festival glam shop.  We can almost guarantee you’ll feel like you’re at Glastonbury, and at least you won’t have to queue for the toilets!

Missing the Beautiful Game?

With no Euro Championships, you can still get involved from the comfort of your home.  Wear your team kit, put up the flag bunting (check out ) get in the snacks and watch all the re-runs you can find on TV.

If that gets you in the mood for a game, you can set up goal posts in the garden or park to recreate your favourite goals. How about a Subbuteo family tournament? You’ll find some fabulous toys at One Below and after 90 minutes you could even go to extra time and teach yourself or your kids a new European language – WHSmith has a selection of self-taught language phrase books.

Going for Gold!

Instead of an Olympic summer of sport, how about setting your own Olympic challenges: obstacle races, high jumps, long jumps, races around the block, football, tennis – you name it, why not try and do one different sport every day as a family?  Or you could simply eat the food from each of the countries that would have participated! We recommend the following to arrange your own Olympic summer of fun:

Whatever your summer feels or looks like, we can guarantee that The Pavilions Shopping Centre will offer you all the latest in retail and with more shops starting to re-open we hope to see you back here soon to bag a bargain.  In the meantime, please stay safe and keep in touch!