Do you ever find yourself watching major sporting events held in the UK on TV, and really wishing you’d organised yourself in advance to actually be there? Whether it’s tennis, cricket, football, boxing, motor racing or rugby, there are huge sports events held on an annual basis that many of us promise ourselves we’ll actually go to one day, rather than enjoying on TV or in the pub.
With many of these events taking place in the summer, there really is no better time than the start of the year to actually start planning, so why not make actually going to at least one of the sports events you’ve dreamed of part of your 2016 to do list, and start arranging it now?
Here are some ideas:
The British Grand Prix at Silverstone
The British Grand Prix, sponsored by Santander, is a fantastic event to go to. While this year’s race takes place on Sunday 10th of July, to truly get the most out of attending it is best to go for the full weekend. As well as watching the practice on the 8th and qualifying on the 9th, this will also allow you to really enjoy the party atmosphere, and all of the great food, drink, shopping and entertainment that will be there.
Many people opt to camp, spending all weekend among other racing fans, but if you prefer your creature comforts, book early for hotels in the nearby area like IHG Milton Keynes. Tickets for the Grand Prix are already on sale, so you could essentially book the whole thing now and have nothing left to do but look forward to July!
Wimbledon is a British institution, and even if you aren’t usually a major tennis fan, chances are that each summer, you find yourself avidly following the action and wishing you were there with a bowl of strawberries and cream too. Don’t feel that way this year – start planning now to be there courtside enjoying the sunshine and some world class sport. Getting tickets to Wimbledon is not as complicated as some people imagine it to be, and if you start planning now, even things like finding a hotel shouldn’t give you too much trouble!
The FA Cup Final
If the FA Cup Final is the event you most dream of attending, this can be a little trickier to plan well ahead of time because of course, you don’t know who is going to be playing in it! However, if you’d love to see the FA Cup final at Wembley regardless whether your team has already been eliminated, doing things like getting a hotel prepared now and planning time off work the day before may make it possible for you when this may not be so easy to do once the finalists are known.
If you start thinking about it now, you can actually organise making 2016 the year you finally go to all the sports events you’ve always wanted to with minimal stress!