What do you consider the first key signs of summer? Is there something in particular? Little Tikes recently did a survey to see what people thought heralded the first sign of summer!
It’s been the hottest May in decades – I can’t remember one so hot but despite these temperatures, us Brits don’t actually consider it to be really summer until the beginning of June.
Little Tikes surveyed over 2000 people and they found that most consider the first week of June as the start of summer – over a quarter surveyed said that and I must admit, I usually consider it to be the first week of summer myself despite the official start of summer being the Solstice on the 21st June. Only one in ten thought the start of summer was Solstice week and some didn’t consider it summertime until the school’s summer holidays!
Over 63% consider summer their favourite season of the four but less than a quarter (just 23%) said that warm weather mean the start of summer for them.
Does the smell of cut grass herald summer to you? You will be one of the one in ten Brits. Others love the smell of a BBQ and others think summer is the sound of children playing and having fun outdoors. Even things like the Queen’s Birthday and the first spray tan of the year are the first signs of summer for some people.
Some people like me who have hayfever (as well as the other unlucky 3% of Brits) realise it is summer when the symptoms kick in. Booking a summer holiday also means the start of summer for some people.
Almost half of those asked didn’t feel they spend enough time outdoors during the summer months and would like to change it. I am one of those people!
The Head of Marketing for Little Tikes, Michelle Lilley, says: “It’s no surprise that Summer is the favourite season for us Brits – especially with the weather we’ve had this May. There’s nothing better than getting outdoors with all the family and being able to have fun together in the sunshine and that’s something that Little Tikes celebrates.”
Make the most of the season by spending time together outdoors this summer – perhaps even with some Little Tikes products. The brand offers a full range of outdoor play products – from playhouses, sandboxes and water tables to the iconic Cozy Coupe. It also launched the new Fun Zone range this season – which features toys like Splash Face, Dual Twister, Tumblin’ Tower and Drop Zone – which can be used indoors or outdoors with a water-play twist!
You can shop the full Little Tikes range at https://www.littletikes.co.
I have been compensated with a Little Tikes product for creation of this post.