The weather has not yet matched last years glorious spell, but 2019 will definitely be seen as a great Summer of Sport. We’ve had the Women’s World Cup which threw up some great games and a well deserved winning team in the USA. The cricket World Cup followed, and wow, what an amazing final, with England lifting the trophy for the first time. There was an amazing Wimbledon men’s final, the longest lasting on record, only spoiled for me in that Federer wasn’t the winner, and now we have the start of the English football league and premier league just around the corner.
If this Summer of Sport has wetted your appetite, and you are looking for some sporting activities to take part in over the Summer, here are a few things you could be doing.
Visit a Football Ground and Do a Stadium Tour
A stadium tour is a great day out, even if you are not a football fan. The chance to take a look around an iconic ground, whilst enjoying learning about the history of a club is not only fun and informative, but is something you can do as a family.
Buyagift has some brilliant stadium tours amongst their family days out packages, including trips to Old Trafford, The Etihad and Stamford Bridge. If you are looking for something to do with your soccer mad kids whilst they wait for the football season to begin, this could be the perfect option.
Attend a football friendly
If your kids have become interested in football this Summer, but have yet to attend a match, going to a pre season friendly is a great way to introduce them to the game at a fraction of the usual ticket price.
My son’s (now 10) first game was when he was five when he went to a pre season friendly between WBA and Port Vale, he loved the atmosphere and was instantly hooked, which was great, but if he had hated it, we wouldn’t have been out of pocket. You can check the website of your chosen team to see the details of their remaining friendly matches.
T20 Blast Matches
If the Cricket World Cup win has wet your appetite for the game, then the excitement of the T20 blast matches are something you will really enjoy. I love the blast matches, which have to be finished on the night, and love to watch the Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston.
T20 blast matches have a party atmosphere, with lots of music and all generally brilliant for families to watch together.