Let Toyota make your summer better

Enter our 50 Better Ways competition with a brilliant idea on how to spend summer in the UK, and we’ll make the best a reality. We will even provide the Toyota of your choice to reach your destination, and cover costs of up £2,000 associated with your experience.

We’ll choose one idea every month between June and August; the most interesting and original ideas submitted in 150 words or less will win. Check out the first winning entry from David Chambers. The closing date for the second of our three draws is 6th July 2012.

The UK is hosting a huge range of events this summer and we’re looking for the most original and imaginative ideas out there. To help get you started, we’ve provided a selection of great reasons to stay in the UK this summer, starting with the biggest event of the calendar – the London 2012 Olympic Games…

London 2012 Olympics

The world’s largest sporting event comes to Stratford, London this summer. Over 200 countries are set to compete, with around 300 separate events taking place around the UK. The action kicks off with the opening ceremony on July 27th.

The Secret Garden Party

The Secret Garden Party is a music festival with a difference. Held in a 10 acre landscape garden bordering a river and lake near Huntingdon, in Cambridgeshire, the organisers describe it as a “garden-party-gone-crazy”. The festival offers an eclectic line-up, including performances from Orbital, Willy Moon and Tim Minchin.

Wings and Wheels

Wings and Wheels is a fantastic event for all the family held on the 26th – 27th August. Held at Dunsfold Park, home of the Top Gear test track, the show provides both air and ground based entertainment, with more than 100 planes and 500 vehicles involved. Supported by the Royal Air Force and the Brooklands Musuem, highlights include a 1940s themed area plus the aptly named Stunt Zone.

Paul Simon, Graceland in Hyde Park

As part of the Hard Rock Calling Festival on 13th – 15th July and to celebrate 25 years since the launch of the legendary album Graceland, singer Paul Simon is due to perform the whole album in London’s Hyde Park. He’ll be joined on stage by Jimmy Cliff and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Tour of Britain

Starting in Ipswich on Sunday 9th September, The Tour of Britain cycle road race will visit many parts of the UK including Nottingham, Scotland, the North West, Wales and Devon before the final stage in the Surrey Hills, finishing on Guildford’s cobbled High Street on Sunday 16th September.

Countryman Fairs

Countryman Fairs offer a wide range of attractions all based on life in the British countryside. Entertainment ranges from falconry and jousting, to dog shows and ferret racing. All the events are held at some of the UK’s most prestigious stately homes. At the upcoming Lowther Game and Country Fair on 11th- 12th August, there is also a food festival and a Countryside Alliance Ball.

To enter the 50 Better Ways competition, visit the Toyota UK Facebook page and submit your idea.

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