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5 Great Days Out Reopening On Super Saturday

Charlie Moir

Over the last three months, the highlight of our week has changed from seeing an amazing concert, play or exhibition to having an unexpectantly short queue when doing the weekly shop. However, following the recent relaxation of lockdown rules, a host of businesses are set to reopen this weekend (socially distanced of course). This has given us something to look forward to other than the 1000th Zoom call. Here are our picks of 5 great socially distanced days out reopening this weekend!
 
English Heritage
 
Up first, English Heritage has really spoilt us for choice by announcing the reopening of 45 of its historical sites on Saturday 4 July. From immaculate palaces to Roman ruins, the sites are reopening across England meaning you'll be sure to find something to take your fancy wherever you live. Notable locations include Dover Castle (pictured below), The Home of Charles Darwin and even the iconic Stonehenge!
 
As with all of the places listed here, staff will be working hard to ensure the safety of all visitors. However, this does mean that tickets must be booked in advanced to ensure effective social distancing. Find out more about this here.


Image © EH Dover Castle via Facebook
 
PUBS!
 
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Finally, we can complement the (occasionally) warm British summer with a freshly poured ice-cold beer. Although much welcomed, a quick trip down the local can’t really be considered a day out, even after three months of Netflix binging. However, a pint in London's largest beer gardens accompanied by mouth-watering food stalls and views across the city starts to sound more exciting. This is exactly what you’ll get at Alexandra Palace’s South Terrace starting from Saturday 4 July.
 
Book a table for up to 6 friends and enjoy your first evening out in style. Whilst you’re there be sure to explore the beautiful surroundings of Alexandra Park. Tickets cost £5 per person.
 

Image © Alexandra Palace

Henry Moore Studios and Gardens
 
Although art exhibitions are permitted to reopen from 4 July, many remain shut for a couple of weeks as they undergo lengthy preparations. However, the home of sculptor Henry Moore in the magnificent Hertfordshire countryside is set to reopen this weekend providing us with the idyllic combination of tranquil nature and phenomenal sculptures. Henry Moore Studios and Gardens showcases more than 20 of the artist’s most famous works along with providing delicious refreshments from the onsite café.
 
Tickets must be booked in advance to ensure socially distanced arrivals, prices range from £11 for Adults to £6 for children.


Image © Henry Moore Studios and Gardens via Facebook

Cinemas
 
Although the TV has served us all well over the last 3 months, let’s face it nothing really beats the big screen. Since the lockdown relaxation, cinemas across the country have been working hard to accommodate the movie-goers of the COVID era. Due to delayed movie releases Picturehouse, Vue and Cineworld have postponed reopening until 31 July. However, Odeon and Everyman cinemas will reopen a limited number of venues from Saturday 4 July. Click the links to find out which cinema is reopening nearest to you.


Image © Simon Myke
 
GoBoat
 
Let’s face it, COVID has been stressful. So, what better way to spend a day out than by floating down the Regents Canal or River Thames with a picnic and a bottle of wine? Well, that’s exactly what GoBoat is offering from 4 July. Become the captain of your own self-drive boats with no previous boating experience required on either the canal in Paddington or the river in Kingston.
 
Tickets cost £79 for 1 hour, £109 for 2 hours and £139 for 3 hours. Boats have a maximum capacity of 8 people. Be sure to read GoBoat’s COVID safety update on their website before booking.


Image © GoBoat via Facebook
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