How To Have Your Most Memorable Summer Ever

It’s time to get planning for summer 2023.

Summer is well and truly on the way, and if you’re already counting down the days to freedom you’re not alone. If you’re already making your summer plans and need some inspo on just how to make sure summer 2023 is one to remember, we’ve got you covered!

From affordable days out in the UK to eay ways to travel smarter, here are some of the ways you can make sure that this summer is unforgettable.

Visit a theme park

If you’re looking for a fun day and affordable out with your friends without breaking the bank or having to leave the country, Merlin attractions have you covered. Whether you opt for Thorpe Park Resort, Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort or LEGOLAND Windsor Resort–– there’s a theme park for everyone, regardless of whether you love big rides or prefer the smaller ones. Plus, if you’re not a huge fan of thrilling rides, you could even opt for keeping your feet on the ground and visiting a SEA LIFE centre or Madame Tussards instead.

Thanks to our wide range of student discounts, you can save on attraction tickets for you and all of your friends, so we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to check out more than one attraction this summer!

Get a student discount on a Merlin Annual Pass

Book your flights with Virgin Atlantic

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After the last few years of travel restrictions, this summer is the perfect time to book a trip abroad with your friends or to visit family. With travel restrictions now all but gone, there’s never been a better time to take that trip and bring that Instagram feed back to life!

Why not take that tropical retreat to the Maldives or explore the city of stars in Los Angeles? Grab a coffee in Central Park or put yourself on island time in Jamaica? Whether you’re homebound or holiday-bound, this summer is the perfect time to get your flight booked and start making precious memories again. Travelling can be expensive but thanks to our student discount at Virgin Atlantic, students can save some money when booking flights so you won’t feel the pinch! If you get FOMO scrolling through Instagram and seeing your friends jetting off all the time, now’s the time to take the plunge and book that trip you’ve been dreaming of.

Get a student discount at Virgin Atlantic

Make friends around the world


If you’re thinking of travelling, you need the Hostelworld app in your life!

Hostels are a super affordable and social way to travel, and whether you’re thinking of going solo or in a group, you’re guaranteed to meet adventurous people. The Hostelworld app also allows you to connect with travellers even before you set off. You can see who will be in the same city or hostels as you and start chatting with travellers to share tips or make plans to hang out.

Popular student travel and solo travel destinations include Portugal, Japan, Spain, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and Croatia. Search your dream destination on Hostelworld and you’ll find available hostels rated and reviewed by millions of travellers who have been there and done it. So, where will you go, and who will you meet? Let the adventures begin!

Get a student discount at Hostelworld

Find fun attractions in different cities

Whether you opt to stay in the UK or travel abroad this summer, there are loads of fun and affordable attractions you can add to your wishlist. If you’re visiting a new city and need some inspo for what to do when you get there, Viator is the place to check out.

You can easily research and book memorable experiences in cities worldwide, and you have the flexibility to cancel for free too in case you change your mind. If you’re visiting somewhere new and you want to check if an attraction is worth it before you book, you can access millions of reviews for advice and tips on how to make the most of it and what times are best to visit.

Get a student discount at Viator

Nail your summer beauty regime

As soon as summer hits it’s time to stock up on essentials such as SPF or that all-important aftersun. If you want that effortless glowing summer look, you’ll want to stock up on summer makeup must-haves.

Upgrade your look with a tinted moisturiser or lighter coverage foundation instead of a heavy full-coverage foundation and choose haircare products for beachy voluminous waves. Not to mention, finding a perfume or moisturiser that smells good so you can smell like summer all day every day, even if you’re not jetting off to a beach.

Plus, if you’re travelling you’ll want to stock up on travel minis to take in your suitcase as well as plenty of suncare if you’re going to be in the sun all day! You can find all of this and more at LOOKFANTASTIC to help you nail your summer glow-up, plus you can get a student discount too to help you save some cash on your summer must-haves.

Get a student discount at LOOKFANTASTIC

Upgrade your summer wardrobe

If you’re all about the comfy and casual vibes for summer, now’s the time to upgrade your wardrobe with all the essentials. From cool summer shorts and t-shirts to baggy hoodies for the evenings, New Era has everything you need to look good this summer.

Plus, if you’re travelling everyone knows that comfort is key and wearing anything other than a tracksuit is going to be a long and uncomfortable flight. Make sure you have all your travel essentials to keep you stylish but comfy when travelling and don’t forget to use your student discount too!

Get a student discount at New Era

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Merlin Attractions, Viator, New Era, LOOKFANTASTIC, Hostelworld and Virgin Atlantic.