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7 ways to celebrate your graduation


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You've graduated, and graduation and family times go hand in hand - so we've put together some unique and some more traditional ideas for what to do as a celebratory day out. From the London Eye to the brand new Lee Valley VeloPark, we found seven fantastic days out for you to truly celebrate that degree grade.

1.      Snozone MK

Where? Milton Keynes, Xscape

When? Throughout the summer

It may be summer, but that doesn't mean you can't hit the slopes. Summer is a great time to learn a brand new sport at your own pace, and Snozone at Milton Keynes' Xscape offers quieter slopes and great quality snow. Theres the opportunity to take part in day-long sledging sessions, which costs only £6.00 per person, and seven-hour main slope passes are £40 between 11am and 6pm. Expert tuition, lunch & refreshments, plus exciting activities within Xscape such as indoor skydiving are also available.

2.      Lee Valley VeloPark

Where? Lee Valley VeloPark, Stratford

When? All summer

After the hype of London 2012, the Lee Valley VeloPark is open to the public. The indoor velodrome was where Team GB triumphed at London 2012, winning medal after medal throughout the summer. The 250 metre track is the fastest in the world and everyone from beginners to elite will be able to ride it, following in the tracks of Olympic and Paralympic champions. You can choose from cycling the track in the iconic velodrome, racing on the road circuit, tackling the mountain bike trails or jumping on the re-modelled Olympic BMX track. Get your helmet on and get biking down to Lee Valley to celebrate!

3.      The Shard

Where? London Bridge

When? Once a month

Where else would you go to celebrate that graduation? The Shard is the new iconic buildin in London and they have even started their own silent disco. The silent disco phenomenon reaches new heights as you pick your own channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away at 1,000ft. The Shard, with unparalleled, panoramic views offers graduates a unique perspective on the capital.

4.      White Water Rafting

Where? Lee Valley Water Sports Centre, Stratford

When? All summer

Want to celebrate with an adreneline rush? Lee Valley White Water centre is open for the summer and is offering you the opportunity to fulfil an experience of a lifetime. Book now for your own white water adventure and experience the thrills of white water activities at the same world class venue that Team GB won Gold and Silver in Canoe Slalom. They are offering a range of white water activities from canoeing and kayaking to white water rafting, so why not go and experience something a bit different for that graduation day out?

5.      Ragdale Hall Hotel and Spa

Where? Ragdale, Leicestershire

When? Any day, any time.

Who doesn't like a spa? The original and still the best dedicated spa retreat in the United Kingdom, Ragdale Hall is a large, comfortable country house set in attractive gardens, with an on-site spa within the grounds of the estate. Ragdale Hall Spa is good quality, well priced and delivered by people who really know their stuff in their field. It is the perfect day for mother and daughter to sit back and relax whilst celebrating that well earned degree. Ragdale have varying spa days available for a range of prices across the summer holidays so visit the website to see how much you can pamper yourself in one day.

6.      Rooftop Cinema Club

Where? Various locations across London – Stratford, Ealing, Peckham Rye and Shoreditch.

When? All summer until September

The No.1 outdoor screening blockbuster Rooftop Film Club returns this summer for another film-filled season of classic, cult and recent releases on London's finest rooftops. Film lovers are able to eat fabulous food, enjoy cold drinks and watch their favourite movies on the big screen as the stars begin to sparkle; this really is an incomparable film experience in the fresh air of a warm summer's night. Whether it's a cult movie with your mates or a rom-com with your other half, the Rooftop Film Club has something for everyone. See Crazy Stupid Love in Hoxton, Trainspotting in Stratford or Amelie in Ealing. The unique way to celebrate your degree!

7.      London Eye

Where? London Eye, Waterloo

When? 4th July – 22nd August 2014

Turn your Friday nights around this summer, with exclusive late night experiences on the London Eye. Summer lates are running every Friday night until 22nd August, with Standard and Fast Track tickets until 11.30pm every Friday night. Cocktail or Wine and Tapas experiences are also available to make your experience that extra bit special so you can celebrate your graduation in style!

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