Summer 2018 is coming

It's no surprise that slowly but surely, in the next coming weeks the weather is due to rise to temperatures of 19oc. 

Here at CSL we've put together a comprehensive list of the most cost-effective and time saving hints and tips to make the most out of your Summer!


Flight & holiday destinations

Ultimately, most students want to find the best value for money flights and destinations of good quality. If you're dying for a holiday within budget and want some inspiration on where to look, you've come to the right place.

If you're looking for a Winter holiday, fly by January 7th - March 5th (but watch out for an increase in prices from Feb 11th - 24th!)

If you're wanting to go somewhere with a cocktail in hand and sunbathing in mind, travel by June 19th before Summer pricing kicks in on June 20th.

Towards the end of the year, September time is your best bet as prices start to decrease but there's still hints of warm weather left (temperatures in selected destinations around 20oc!)

Upon researching we've found our top 3 favourite picks to ensure you find the best deals out there! 

Travel Supermarket - Compares the best travel deals in once place. Take your pick from flights, hotels, care hire and board types. Our Marketing Executive recently booked a holiday to Spain in September with flights & hotel for £160 for 5 days...

Kayak - Searches hundreds of travel sites at once to make sure you choose the right decisions for you based on the criteria you've entered. Usually the cheapest options are at the top of list, and continue scrolling down to see what extras you can get for a little more money.

Cheapflights - Search and compare over 4 million flight deals all over the internet for free. Rock bottom prices from over 300 airlines and travel agents.


Do you want to get fit and/or change your diet?

1. Become a front leader

If you're trying to slim down, try and consume most of your calorie intake by 3pm. People who eat their biggest meals early in the day shed more weight than those who eat the same number of calories later on in the day! (Credit:

2. Keep track

To successfully stay healthy and active, keep tabs of your fitness. Buy a calendar and note down the days and time you plan on doing specific exercises so you can arrange other plans around your workouts.

3. 5 A DAY

Fruit and veg are a good source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and potassium regulates your blood pressure. 

4. Working out

In Chester there's a wide variety of gyms spread across the area. At Total Fitness premium tenants can get a free trial week and no joining fee with your CSL keyfob! Chester University Gym is great for those living in the Graden Quarter area as it's only a stones throw away, where you can either pay as you go, pay monthly or for the year at a discounted price. There's also a Puregym based at Greyhound Retail Park and much more, so you have a variety of options in various locations to suit you best.

5. Make the most of what you've got

Gyms aren't for everyone, so why not try some home exercise? On Youtube you can find tutorials of basic work outs to do from the comfort of your own home, or perhaps try jogging down the River Dee. 


Summer in Chester

Chester is a beautiful city with lovely scenic areas to spend your days relaxing in the sun.

Chester Racecourse is open to the public and is a great place to take yourself down for a walk with friends for some fresh air. If you're interested in race fixtures, take a look here and pick a day to bask amongst a great atmosphere and edge your bets on which horse you think will win. You may even turn a profit...

The Roman Gardens are a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, as it's a quiet oasis amongst a busy part of the city located by The Groves Ampitheatre. 

roman gardens

Explore the City Walls! Chesters' presitigous walls offer a unique perspective and take you from the beginning on the city centre through to the 14th century water tower and the tower where Charles I stood to watch the Battle of Rowton Moor during the English Civil War. It boasts an impressive circumference of 2 miles.

city walls

Grab an ice cream at Grovesnor Park - Chester's 20-acre public park is a popular spot during the summer months due to its picturesque setting and large area for the kids to run around.



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