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Going on the hunt for five of the best events this summer in the UK

When the weather heats up your social calendar becomes a lot more packed, there are so many things to do in the summer months that it’s hard to know where to start.

Fear not. To celebrate Original Penguin’s wild new Urban Safari collection we put on our best camouflage kit and went on a hunt for the most fun things to do on a summer day in the best UK cities.

Here are our top five events to discover in your own urban jungle this summer.

Parklife Festival

What is it:

There’s a fantastic line-up for this Manchester festival, including Stormzy, Frank Ocean, Jess Glynne, The 1975, Wiley and Rag‘n’Bone Man. It’s in June, so you can be hopeful of good weather, but it will be great times even if it rains.

Where is it:

Heaton Park, Manchester

How to get involved:

10-11 June, get tickets here.

Robots at the Science Museum

What is it:

Until September, the Science Museum will be overrun with mostly lifelike robots, creeping the hell out of everyone as they tell the story of how far we’ve come in creating realistic animatronics. Educational, fascinating and faintly terrifying.

Where to find it:

The Science Museum in London

How to get involved:

Open until 3 September 2017, get tickets here.

Dine In The Sky

What is it:

This is the absolute ultimate dinner with a view, because you’ll be eating at a table suspended 100ft in the air. It’s more than just novelty though. The restaurants taking part will be some of the best in Newcastle. Don’t look down.

Where is it:

Sage Gateshead, Newcastle

How to get involved:

24-29 August, book your spot here.

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Lady Chastity’s Reserve

What is it:

‘Escape the room’ games are a great test of a) your ability to solve puzzles in a short space of time, and b) how long you can be locked in a room with your friends without falling out. This one is excellent fun and if you win you get wine.

Where to find it:

The People’s Park Tavern in East London 
The Four Thieves Pub in South London
Black Lion Pub in Brighton

How to get involved:

Various sessions each day, click here to book your slot.

Manchester Game Jam

What is it:

One for amateur coders, or fans of amateur coders and their wares, this event brings together game makers and challenges them to create a working video game in just a few hours. These people are the future.

Where to find it:

MadLab, Manchester

How to get involved:

Happening April 22 & 23, get tickets here.

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Now you know where you’re going you need the right outfit for it. The Original Penguin Urban Safari collection has plenty of looks to make you look sharp on a day out. Hope for sun and get your legs out with palm print shorts coupled with a simple orange T-shirt – plus a waterproof jacket to top it off, because you’re optimistic but practical.

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