The lockdown is easing, the sun is coming, June is going to be pretty special!
The wait has been long but the gloomy weather is expected to fade away with a warm couple of weeks on the cards, plus this month also brings hope and a closer return to normality as the remaining restrictions are lifted. This summer, we’re all raring to go and luckily there are plenty of fantastic things on the horizon this June to start the season with a bang and make up for some of last year’s summer stuck in lockdown. Fancy getting your calendar jam-packed again? Check out our guide to some of the best things to do this June in Glasgow.
Join The Edinburgh Cheese Crawl for two and a half hours of non-stop cheese: from swanky blue cheese and gooey grilled cheeses, to cheesy jokes and interactive cheese-themed quizzes and competitions. Find your tickets here.
2. Move down a level!
Glasgow has spent a long time under strict measures and this month will see us move down a level to allow for further freedom. The situation is expected to improve on June 5 when Glasgow moves down to Level 2 restrictions, as figures have stabilised. You know what that means? We can finally enjoy a pint indoors!
3. Enjoy a tipple at one of these cosy and covered outdoor terraces
We all know the Glasgow weather isn’t great at the best of times but that’s not going to stop us from leaving the house. We may be made of strong stuff round here but we ideally don’t want the weather to cause a literal dampener on our alfresco dining experiences, and luckily these bars and restaurants are here to save the day. With some strong weather brewing (if it hasn’t already arrived) check out our pick of the best covered outdoor terraces to enjoy before we can retreat indoors.
4. Watch Scotland play their heart out at the Euros
A slight change of scenery to the hallowed Glasgow football grounds such as Ibrox, Celtic Park and Hampden Park, another name will be added to the city’s footballing heritage this summer, albeit briefly: Glasgow Green. That’s where a free fan zone will be set up, with huge screens allowing us to cheer on Scotland from the heart of town. First game for Scotland is against Czech Republic on June 14. Find out more details here.
A truly unique dining experience is coming to Glasgow this June, Dining In The Dark is back for a limited time only – with limited availability for sessions taking place on June 9, 16, 23 and 30. The delectable event sees guests blindfolded at their tables, before being served three courses of delectable dishes – with the ‘dark’ element of the event amplifying the senses, allowing guests to experience the flavours of their food in a whole new way. The sell-out event has proved a huge hit with fans since its launch last year, so you’ll need to book fast if you want to experience it for yourself. Book here.
6. Get some sea air and stay overnight at a beach retreat
With staycations planned for most of this summer, why not head to the coast for the day or stay overnight at a gorgeous beach hotel? From quaint, quiet retreats, to luxury seafront destinations, check out our guide to the most beautiful beach retreats to try this summer.
7. Try your hand at axe throwing at this brand new bar
This new bar was due to open last month but hopefully June is the time. The bar in Glasgow city centre features hi tech electric darts, funky beer pong, 22ft shuffleboards, American pool, skee ball, boules, curling, axe throwing, pool, and table tennis. Boom Battle Bar plans to open in St Enoch shopping centre soon and will also be bringing tasty street food, delicious ‘Instagrammable’ cocktails and a photobooth. With so many activities to get involved in, our weekends will never be the same again. Find out more details here.
8. Show your pride!
The annual parade may be TBC, but Pride will nevertheless hit the ground running this month. Talks, parties and brunches are just some of the Pride festivities running during June, celebrating all things LGBT+. As anyone who’s been to a Pride event will freely tell you, they’re literally too fun to be missed! Stay up to date here.
9. Escape to this Tunnock’s themed caravan in Lochgoilhead
There’s nothing quite like a Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer with a brew. However, it now gets sweeter as you can now stay in a specially-designed caravan inspired by the teatime (or any time) treat. One of Scotland’s most popular caravan parks, Argyll Holidays, has introduced the Tunnock’s caravan wafer featuring the iconic gold, red and white branding. Unlike their biscuits, which state on the wrapper that 5,000,000 of these biscuits are made and sold each week, this caravan is one of a kind. Find out more details here.
Fever’s dazzling array of candlelight concerts are taking Glasgow by storm, and with a huge range of musical styles and incredible venues on offer, there’s something for every music lover. This June, a string quartet will be performing Vivaldi’s well-known Four Seasons at the stunning Òran Mór. Candlelight, music and a beautiful setting- what more could you want? Grab your tickets here.
11. Soak up the sun
While June typically marks the beginning of summer, we haven’t exactly seen many steps towards it yet. But don’t fret, because a heatwave is reportedly heading our way – with over two weeks of glorious sunshine predicted right here in Glasgow. Goodbye rain, hello summer.