Published On: Sun, May 29th, 2022

Top 50 things about summer – including visiting seaside and not having to carry a coat

Other clothing-related points included being able to wear summer outfits and open-toe shoes.

Having the windows open, sitting in a pub beer garden, and bank holidays also featured.

It also emerged more than three-quarters think the sunny season positively impacts their mood, leaving them feeling happy (48 percent), relaxed (44 percent), and healthy (36 percent).

And 59 percent believe the weather helps add a bit of sparkle to their everyday routine, with 74 percent saying everyone is happier during summer.

The research, commissioned by evian to celebrate the launch of its new “Sparkling” drink, found other things the nation is excited for this year are Wimbledon – in particular seeing Emma Raducanu – as well as playing sports outside, and hosting and attending barbeques.

Dillon McEvoy, from evian UK, said: “Almost half of those polled admitted this will be their first “normal” summer since pre-pandemic.

“We’re glad to see key summer moments, such as picnics and eating outside, topping the list, and not having to wear a coat everywhere coming in at the top spot – it’s clearly the little moments that help add a touch of sparkle to our lives.

“As a longstanding sponsor of Wimbledon, we’re particularly excited to invite our Global Brand Ambassador, Emma Raducanu, in our VIP Suite at The Championships, and can’t wait to get cans in people’s hands – whether that be after a game of tennis, or during barbecue with friends.”

The study also found almost two-thirds (64 percent) said the majority of their socialising takes place outdoors in summer, with people expecting to attend an average of five picnics and five barbeques this year.

The favourite summer dining occasions include eating in the garden (41 percent) and picnics in parks (29 percent).

And a further 72 percent of those polled, via OnePoll, said summer makes even the most mundane tasks enjoyable.

Supporting evian’s “Sparkling” campaign is former Made in Chelsea star and renewable energy activist, James Dunmore.

He said: “This summer, I’m most excited to spend time with my friends and family, including my wife Lucy and the dogs, of course – whether that’s at the beach or by having a picnic.

“Spending time with the people closest to me is what adds a touch of sparkle to my every day.

“This is why I’m thrilled to be part of this campaign and learn how other Brits enjoy spending their warmer months.”


  1. Not having to wear or carry a coat everywhere
  2. Day trips with family and friends
  3. Wearing summer outfits
  4. Having all the windows open in my home
  5. Waking up to daylight
  6. Sitting in pub and restaurant gardens
  7. Going to the British seaside
  8. Reading outdoors
  9. Seeing wildlife outdoors
  10. Growing plants/vegetables in my garden or allotment
  11. Having picnics
  12. Watching sunrises and sunsets
  13. Wearing sandals
  14. Buying barbeque food and drinks
  15. Wearing open-toe shoes
  16. Getting a suntan
  17. Eating meals outside in friends’ gardens
  18. More bank holidays
  19. Hosting/attending a barbeque
  20. Finishing work in daylight
  21. Lunch break outside
  22. Having big family get-togethers or holidays
  23. Wearing new clothes
  24. Al-fresco dining in a restaurant
  25. Wimbledon 2022
  26. Drinking cocktails
  27. Going abroad for the first time since pre-pandemic
  28. Taking my dog for walks
  29. Swimming in the sea
  30. Throwing a garden party
  31. Sporting events
  32. Riding my bike
  33. First drink of water after being out in the sun all day
  34. Hearing the sound of ice-cream vans
  35. Getting the paddling pool out in the garden
  36. Getting my nails/toenails painted in summer colours
  37. Playing sport outside e.g. tennis
  38. Having after work drinks and nibble with colleagues
  39. Working from home in the garden
  40. Watching live sport outside e.g. golf
  41. Watching Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon
  42. Going running in the sun
  43. Festivals
  44. Attending a summer wedding
  45. Making sandcastles
  46. Going to a music festival for the first time since pre-pandemic
  47. Wild swimming
  48. Taking my child on their first ever holiday
  49. Holidaying in my campervan
  50. Teaching my child how to ride a bike

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