Summer event ideas from the experts
I’m sure that we can all agree that summer can’t come quick enough! From feeling the warmth on your skin and beer garden weather to longer days and getting back to nature, summer is an event enthusiasts dream with more options than usual at their disposal. With so many summer event ideas to choose from, it’s hard to settle on just one.
Too many summer event ideas floating around your mind? Keep your cool!
Read our list of the 8 hottest summer event ideas and don’t forget to arrange summer event insurance.
Water based events
Water based events are a great way to have fun, stay active and cool off during the hottest season of all. Nothing says summer quite like hitting the waves and enjoying the adrenaline rush only water sports can provide. Whether you are kayaking over an idyllic lake or taking on white water rapids, water based events are best enjoyed during summer.
Don’t splash out on insurance
While most insurers are unable to provide water based event insurance cover due to the hazardous nature of this type of event, our underwriters look at things differently. With the appropriate safety measures and risk assessments in place, our team can look to provide you with competitive summer events insurance that includes many different types of water-based events. These can extend to sailing events, regattas, dinghy racing, rafting, dragon boat racing and water sports activities and festivals.
Summer fetes are a great way of getting the community together for a day full of activities and celebrations while providing loads of fun for the kids. Whether you’re aiming to raise money, bring your local community together or just host an exciting event, a fete is a staple of the British Summertime and bound to rake in a happy crowd.
Specialist fete insurance
No matter how you choose to move forward, ensure that your summer event is comprehensively insured against financial liability if the worst was it happen. Even if you are just hosting a stall at your local fete, secure stall holder insurance – just in case.
Festivals come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from quiet holistic festivals all the way to weekend festivals headlining the biggest names in music. During summer, the popularity of festivals skyrockets with Brits looking to make the most out of the warm weather. Whether you’re looking to party hard, dance the night away, soak in some culture or just do something different, festivals can provide entertainment for everyone. Don’t forget to arrange your festival insurance to ensure you have protection in the event of an unfortunate incident at your festival.
Protection for festival organisers
Over the years we have insured many festivals in the UK, from large to small with each carrying their own potential risks. Our clients are not only comprehensively covered but can also receive access to highly competitive rates.
Sports events are enjoyed by the majority of the British population as both participants and observers. Making up a significant proportion of the events industry, it’s not a surprise that sports events become even more so popular as the weather becomes better. From golf and hockey to kayaking and surfing all the way to rock climbing and abseiling, there is a sport for everyone to enjoy.
Run your sports event with peace of mind
Sports event insurance provides protection for organisers of both amateur and professional events. Our independent brokers can provide insurance for any kind of sports event, ranging all the way from a small local event with less than 100 visitors to national televised sports fixtures. Whatever your summer sports event, we’re confident we can comprehensively cover it.
With the welcomed warmer weather there’s no better time than summer to get out in nature. Why not get together with your loved ones and host a garden party full of great food, drinks, and even better company.
It’s better to be safe than sorry
When hosting an intimate gathering such as a garden party, you’re likely to not consider taking out special summer event insurance. However, even when it comes to our loved ones, when things go wrong people look for someone to blame. As the one off event organiser, you should always take the necessary steps to protect yourself financially from any claims that may come your way. From our 50+ years of experience, we have learned that is it better to err on the side of caution rather than regretting it later.
You don’t have to wait till Bonfire Night to enjoy a fireworks display. Thanks to the weather, summer is the perfect time to organise a fireworks display. Fireworks are a great way to impress the masses and leave a lasting impression in your attendee’s minds.
Make sure your event goes off with a (safe) bang
Whether it’s a small private function or a large public display, we provide insurance for firework or bonfire events. As the event organiser it’s your duty to protect those who are attending or consequently face claims against you if someone was to get hurt.
Arts and crafts fayre
Holding an arts and crafts event is a great way to keep the kids entertained and encourage their creativity over the school summer holidays. Not only is it a great family bonding exercise, arts and crafts are proven to improve mental wellbeing and act as a positive outlet for stress and anxiety, for both kids and adults.
Protect yourself against the ‘what ifs’
If you decide to host an arts and crafts event this summer, you may consider not taking out cover for the event due to the perceived ‘lower likelihood of risk’. However, this is unfortunately not the case. It is always better to protect yourself against potential incidents or damages that could occur at the event, even with face painting.
A great way to build community spirit and celebrate summertime is to organise a street party for yourself and neighbours. A staple in British culture, a street party brings locals together to eat, drink and party while building a sense of community only a summers street party can.
Host your street party with confidence
There is a very real risk of serious injuries or damages occurring during a street party resulting in significant financial losses for the event organiser. After all, it is better to have protection in place rather than wish you had.