The recent burst of bank holiday sunshine is likely to have got most people in Britain looking ahead to summer 2013 and planning the adventures that waits. The events calendar in Europe this summer is packed full of festivals, days out and other fun things to do.
Europe is a cultural hotbed and always has been, but summer 2013 looks set to take things to the next level. Tech-savvy culture buffs can book cheap flights to Pula and enjoy the World Festival of Animated Film, which is just a short trip away in Zagreb; well about three hours. However, Pula is worth staying on for its sheer beauty.
Would-be historians can indulge their inner curiosity at the newly-reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which explores Dutch history over the last 800 years. Sporty types who are looking for something a bit different can enjoy the Freestyle World Frisbee championships in Prague in the Czech Republic this August. These diverse events are one of the reasons why Europe is one of the world's top summer destinations – the fact that it is relatively easy and cheap to visit a number of countries mean that even the fussiest of tastes can be indulged this summer.
With cheap flights to Barcelona, Prague, Dubrovnik and Amsterdam being readily available thanks to companies like Jet2.com, more and more people are booking their summer holidays now so that they have something to look forward to when the weather inevitably turns back to good old grey British summertime.