Nothing beats the British summertime and – although this year has proved to be a little out of the ordinary – there are plenty of reasons to get outdoors and make the most of the sun.

Here at the Bridges, we’ve pulled together a selection of our favourite products from retailers across the centre, to help you enjoy the warmer weather.

Debenhams, Four pack multicoloured dinner plates

Now that the restrictions allow backyard gatherings and even hosting another household indoors, there’s never been a better time to update your cookware. These bright, summer colours are perfect for a barbecue with friends.

Price: £12

TK Maxx, Tequila Dictionary

While many bars have now reopened their doors, lockdown has encouraged many of us to get creative. Whether you’re treating yourself to a tipple after a long day of working from home or entertaining some guests in the garden, make something delicious with the Tequila Dictionary.

Price: £6.99

Waterstones, Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

There’s nothing better than getting lost in a book so why not make the most of the good weather at the same time? Take a walk to Mowbray Park or head to the coastline to find a scenic spot to read.

Price: £8.99

Primark, Picnic Blanket

You can’t beat a good old fashioned picnic, so after you’ve picked up a colourful blanket from Primark, head to Tesco in the centre to choose some nibbles for your family to enjoy.

Price: £8

The Entertainer, Out and About Racket Set

Whether you play in your back garden or venture to the park, this simple game provides hours of fun with the added bonus that you can play it socially distanced with a friend.

Price: £7

Krispy Kreme, 12 Original Glazed Donuts

And when it comes to finding something sweet for your picnic basket, the Bridges has plenty of choice. Grab something your friends and family will love at Hotel Chocolat or Krispy Kreme.

Price: £10.45