Did you get up super early and hit that refresh button like your life depended on it?
Only to then be disappointed when the screen told you all tickets for your fave festival had SOLD OUT, almost instantly!
Don't panic, festivals aren't the only option for your summer plans! Sure, they can fun but they're also quite pricey.
Take Glastonbury, for example…
- Ticket - £238 (+booking fee)
- Travel (roughly) - £50
- Food and Drink - £50+
Total Weekend = £338
If spending a weekend in a field isn't your cup of tea, or you just couldn't get hold of those Glasto' tickets then here are 5 alternative summer plans...
Ranging from £39 for a 1 county pass and £184 for a global pass (30 countries) interrailing gives you the chance to visit tons of places you might not usually get to see, all in one go! Book into hotels, hostels or camp to save even more cash!
What are you waiting for? Climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris, party in Lisbon, and pose by the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy! The world really is your oyster.
- La Tomatina
Rather than getting down and dirty in the mud, why not get covered in tomatoes instead? Every year thousands of people head to the town of Bunol near to Valencia in Spain for the 'World's Biggest Food Fight'. Don't worry, it's just squashed tomatoes you'll be hurling at each other in the street!
Find out how to buy tickets for the festival
- Road Trip
A totally American concept but that's no reason why you can’t jump on the bandwagon and do it here in the UK. Grab a couple of your mates, a map, a sense of adventure, and drive!
Hit the Highlands for views of Scotland’s icy lochs; check out the Lake District’s beautiful hills and valleys; explore the coastal roads of Ireland, or just make up your own route!
- Get on your bike
Challenge yourself and take on the famous route from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Why not do your bit for charity and take it on as a sponsored event? Either way, just make sure you take some breaks along the way to appreciate the incredible views.
When you've finished, you’ll have an impressive story to tell your family and friends!
- Palio di Siena
Fancy something totally different? Travel to the wonderful city of Siena in Itlay and watch the traditional horse race that takes place through the Piazza Del Campo (medieval square).
The race is held once on 2nd July and again on 16th August. Whether you go down to the Piazza itself or watch the action in a local bar, the atmosphere is spectacular.