The top things about summer include visiting the seaside, having picnics – and not having to carry a coat everywhere.
A study of 2,000 adults unveiled the top 50 things they are most excited for as the warm season nears.
Other clothing-related points included being able to wear summer outfits and open-toe shoes.
Having the windows open, sitting in a pub beer garden, and bank holidays also featured.
It also emerged more than three-quarters think the sunny season positively impacts their mood, leaving them feeling happy (48%), relaxed (44%), and healthy (36%).
And 59% believe the weather helps add a bit of sparkle to their everyday routine, with 74% saying everyone is happier during summer.
The research, commissioned by evian to celebrate the launch of its new “Sparkling” drink, found other things the nation is excited for this year are Wimbledon – in particular seeing Emma Raducanu – as well as playing sports outside, and hosting and attending barbeques.
Dillon McEvoy, from evian UK, said: “Almost half of those polled admitted this will be their first “normal” summer since pre-pandemic.
“We’re glad to see key summer moments, such as picnics and eating outside, topping the list, and not having to wear a coat everywhere coming in at the top spot – it’s clearly the little moments that help add a touch of sparkle to our lives.
“As a longstanding sponsor of Wimbledon, we’re particularly excited to invite our Global Brand Ambassador, Emma Raducanu, in our VIP Suite at The Championships, and can’t wait to get cans in people’s hands – whether that be after a game of tennis, or during barbecue with friends.”
The study also found almost two-thirds (64%) said the majority of their socialising takes place outdoors in summer, with people expecting to attend an average of five picnics and five barbeques this year.
The favourite summer dining occasions include eating in the garden (41%) and picnics in parks (29%).
And a further 72% of those polled, via OnePoll, said summer makes even the most mundane tasks enjoyable.
Supporting evian’s “Sparkling” campaign is former Made in Chelsea star and renewable energy activist, James Dunmore.
He said: “This summer, I’m most excited to spend time with my friends and family, including my wife Lucy and the dogs, of course – whether that’s at the beach or by having a picnic.
“Spending time with the people closest to me is what adds a touch of sparkle to my every day.
“This is why I’m thrilled to be part of this campaign and learn how other Brits enjoy spending their warmer months.”
Top 50 things Brits are looking forward to this summer
- Not having to wear or carry a coat everywhere
- Day trips with family and friends
- Wearing summer outfits
- Having all the windows open in my home
- Waking up to daylight
- Sitting in pub and restaurant gardens
- Going to the British seaside
- Reading outdoors
- Seeing wildlife outdoors
- Growing plants/vegetables in my garden or allotment
- Having picnics
- Watching sunrises and sunsets
- Wearing sandals
- Buying barbeque food and drink
- Wearing open-toe shoes
- Getting a suntan
- Eating meals outside in friends’ gardens
- More bank holidays
- Hosting/attending a barbeque
- Finishing work in daylight
- Lunch breaks outside
- Having big family get-togethers or holidays
- Wearing new clothes
- Al-fresco dining in a restaurant
- Wimbledon 2022
- Drinking cocktails
- Going abroad for the first time since pre-pandemic
- Taking my dog for walks
- Swimming in the sea
- Throwing a garden party
- Sporting events
- Riding my bike
- First drink of water after being out in the sun all day
- Hearing the sound of ice cream vans
- Getting the paddling pool out in the garden
- Getting my nails/toenails painted in summer colours
- Playing sport outside e.g. tennis
- Having after work drinks and nibbles with colleagues
- Working from home in the garden
- Watching live sport outside e.g. golf
- Watching Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon
- Going running in the sun
- Attending a summer wedding
- Making sandcastles
- Going to a music festival for the first time since pre-pandemic
- Wild swimming
- Taking my child on their first ever holiday
- Holidaying in my campervan
- Teaching my child how to ride a bike