If you’re a football fan in the UK, you’re part of a community of people who go out of their way to watch and attend as many games as they can.
So we have some of the best UK football experiences for any sports fan:
Visit Wembley Stadium
This is the place where fans from around the world come to re-live the tragedies and triumphs of English international soccer. As one of the most celebrated sports stadiums in the world, there are a number of great ways you can enjoy this stadium. Book a tour and take a walk through the England changing room, before raising a FA cup replica (pretending you just won it for your team perhaps?) step in the tension-filled footsteps in the players’ tunnel, and see the dressing rooms where the biggest stars prepare before playing in the biggest games in history.
Win money watching
There’s only one thing better than watching football, and that’s winning money while you’re doing it. There are a number of awesome football betting websites where you can back your team, and if they win, so will you.
See Hampden Park
Located in Glasgow, this is Scotland’s shrine to soccer, and packed with interesting, rare items like the oldest international match ticket in 1872, along with hundreds of other interesting historical mementoes.
Eat at Liverpool Cafe Sports
This cafe is owned by Jamie Carragher, a Liverpool footballer often seen celebrating wins with his teammates. Many European footballers visit the cafe after matches to eat and relax, so if you visit at the right time you could be sitting next to the biggest talent in Europe and all their wives and girlfriends.
Visit the National Football Museum
Located in Manchester, the National Football Museum opened in 2012, and is free to enter. If you do happen to donate £6, you’ll get 2 Football Plus credits, a Visitor Guide, and can even take your photo with some of the most famous trophies, along with a 40 minute guided tour so you can learn more about the museum and the sport. This is an excellent choice for kids, as you can pass along some of your knowledge and maybe even learn something yourself.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt, and the 1966 World Cup Final ball.
Football in the River
You’ll find this event held in Bourton-on-the-Water every August, and you’ll definitely need to bring a camera. Locals play a game of football while knee-deep in the river. Another fun option is the Swamp Soccer World Championship which is just what it sounds like- football played in a muddy swamp and held in a different place every summer.
As you can see there are a ton of UK football experiences available for you and any other sports fans in your family. Be sure to try out some of the above options this year.