Enjoying the Summer Season with Laura James - Laura James

Enjoying the Summer Season with Laura James

The summer season is in full swing, and when the weather is good it’s the perfect excuse to head out with family and friends. Summer fairs, outdoor cinemas, beach days and picnics there’s plenty of options when it comes to things to do over the holidays. Check out your local area to find out what’s on near you.  

Picnics & Sporting Events 

Whether you’re packing a picnic for the family at the local park, heading off to watch Wimbledon or cricket you’ll want to take something to sit on if you have a long day of sitting ahead. At Laura James we have a range of garden rugs available in different sizes with reversible options to suit your taste. They are easy to fold up and pack in your bag, you could take a few cushions too if you want a little more comfort.  

Of course, a delicious picnic lunch is a must have. Ensure your picnic basket is filled with plenty of tasty bites that are easy to nibble on, sandwiches, olives, cheese, biscuits not to mention fresh strawberries. Obviously, you’ll want something refreshing to drink, beers, bubbly or perhaps a Pimm’s to fully embrace the summer mood. 


Glastonbury has well and truly kicked off the festival season and there are still plenty of festivals to attend all over the UK. From mindfulness and wellbeing to food festivals and family friendly music events. If you’re an experienced festival goer, then you’ll be used to finding the best spot and pitching up a tent. If you’re heading out for a day festival, then you may want to pack some folding chairs and a picnic blanket so you can find a base and set up. With any UK festival being prepared for a change in weather goes without saying so having something waterproof to slip on is essential as well as those festival tickets.  

Outdoor Cinema 

Watching classic movies at an outdoor screen is the perfect idea for a date night or a fun evening with friends. You may need to provide your own seating, so don’t forget to take chairs that are easily portable like the stylish Kai or the classic Harbour deckchair. Both styles easily fold up for carrying. You’ll need to bring a warm blanket in case it’s a chilly evening and the popcorn of course. Now you just need to decide on the movie an animated Disney favourite or a feel-good classic like Dirty Dancing.  

Kai Garden Chairs Laura James

Summer Fetes 

There’s something very British about a summer fete, raffles, funfair, homemade cakes, and lots of stands to buy goodies. Perfect for all the family. Wandering around browsing stores and taking part in games requires minimal packing, a blanket or small rug to sit on when you need it and of course plenty of sunscreen.  

Enjoy summer events near you.  

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