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Carve out a summer of fun

By 25th June 2020 No Comments

Summer of Sport

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? Has that racket seen better days? No need to have a John McEnroe tantrum, you can head to Sports Direct to grab yourself some stylish tennis attire or a pair of the latest white trainers from Clarks.

If it’s not so much about the game but the experience, head off for a picnic in the park or garden with some juicy strawberries (cream optional), chilled Robinsons squash or a glass of Pimm’s. You can grab all the coolest picnicware you need from Poundland whilst you soak up the summer sun. And 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.

Festival vibes

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? Argos has a huge selection of camping equipment available right now while the weather’s good.

If you don’t want to brave the outdoors, you could set up a sound system in your front room, 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 festival make up trends you can head to Boots or Savers 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 the latest team kits from Sports Direct, hang out the flag bunting, get in the snacks and watch all the re-runs you can find on TV.

And if that gets you in the mood for a game of footy, you can set up some goal posts in the garden or park to recreate your favourite goals. Or how about a Subbuteo tournament for the family? After 90 minutes you could even take it to extra time and teach your kids a new European language – WHSmith has a selection of self-taught language phrase books.

Olympic games at home

Going for Gold

Instead of a summer of Olympic excitement, 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? We recommend the following stores to get your own Olympics off to a winning start: Sports Direct
and Poundstretcher

Whatever your summer feels or looks like, we can guarantee that St Georges 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!