This made it a bumper year for outdoor attractions and water-based activities in particular, as families flocked in their millions to cool off in the UK’s variety of splash pools, water parks, coastal spots and lidos.
Conversely, usually-popular indoor venues such as soft play, bowling and museums struggled for footfall as families made the most of sunshine, the likes of which their kids will have hardly experienced before.
This was reflected in our site queries; with outdoor pools seeing huge year-on-year rises of 720% during the heatwave.
Venues who saw spikes in footfall will have a job on their hands to match visitor numbers in 2019. One thing is for sure though – indoor attractions will be hoping for a cooler summer this time round.
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