Sport has traditionally divided the sexes and while the days of men going to the football as their wives and girlfriends go shopping may not exactly be completely gone, there is more equality at the country’s sporting arenas than ever before. Finding sports you can both enjoy together is a great way to spend some quality time with your loved one, while tickets to some of the most glamorous sporting occasions can make perfect gift ideas for two. Some sports are better suited to an afternoon of combining sporting excitement and romance than others, so if you don’t fancy the idea of strolling hand in hand to Old Trafford or stealing a smooch during the rugby at Twickenham, here are some of the best sporting occasions where you can still find romance in the air:
So romantic they even made a rom-com about it. The quintessential English sporting occasion attracts fair weather fans like no other and the penchant for sipping champagne and tucking into strawberries and cream among well-behaved crowds while the sun shines makes it a perfectly civilised day out for two. You’ll see some world class tennis as well while you’re there.
No sporting occasions ooze regal splendour more than a day at the races and it’s not known as ‘the sport of kings’ for nothing. Splashing out on tickets for Royal Ascot will see you swept up in the fervour of one of the most glamorous and showy occasions on the racing calendar, with no shortage of celebrities and famous faces turning out every June. Plush bars, extravagant dresses and high class restaurants make this a sport you can enjoy together in real style.
As far as spectator sports go, watching sailing from a peaceful seaside viewpoint while the sun shines on the water is about as romantic as it gets. Throw in fine restaurants, quaint fishing villages and cosy pubs and you’ve got the perfect retreat, with the world class yachting just an enjoyable aside. Cowes Week attracts more than 100,000 visitors to the port town on the Isle of Wight every July, with the stunning sight of more than 1,000 boats and 40 races a day complemented by a busy social diary of spin-off events around the town throughout the week.
Formula 1 Grand Prix
Another sporting occasion where the occasion almost outweighs the sport for many of the spectators. While motor racing enthusiasts will be transfixed by the high octane action on the track, thousands of visitors will be equally enamoured by the glitz and glamour around Silverstone. Couples can revel in the unique atmosphere, with post race parties, chic champagne bars, air displays and fine cuisine. You can even snuggle up in a tent together if you want to make a weekend of it with camping available for three day tickets, or you can book a room at the super stylish Snoozebox hotel at the heart of the action making this one of the top Gift Ideas to share together.
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