Improving The World, One Smile At A Time

We all have good days, bad days, days when we don’t feel in the mood, days when the thought of getting out of bed. Is. The. Absolute. Worst!

According to some scientists, smiling through the fun times (and the tough times) can significantly improve your mood, no matter what.

We have Harvey Ball to thank for World Smile Day. Harvey Ball was an America designer in the 1960s who invited the smiley face (something we all know and love)! After Harvey died in 2001, and the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created to honour his memory, with the slogan “improving the world, one smile at a time.”

Nowadays, World Smile Day happens on the first Friday of October every year.

So, if you’re not feeling yourself, or you could use a real perk-me-up, these places are bound to put a smile on your face.

Sea Life – Scarborough

There have been tonnes of studies on the effects of aquariums and happiness. Something is soothing about watching the sea life go about their business in the blue water. If you’ve had a particularly stressful week or you just fancy some down time, visit Sea Life (available in Scarborough and Manchester).

Alton Towers  – Stoke on Trent

Admittedly, this is a very extreme way to get your kicks on World Smile Day. But, if you’re a thrill seeker and adventurer, Alton Towers is the place for you. Thrilling rides, twirling, swirling and mind-bending illusions, old-school arcade games and circus performances – all wrapped up in one great day out for all the family!

Bikram Yoga London – London

You don’t need us to tell you the benefits of yoga for your health and wellbeing. But perhaps you’re a beginner and feel nervous about attending your first class? Bikram Yoga in London has designed a course for every level or ability! Other courses are available including Hot Vinyasa Flow, Inferno Pilates, Hot Power Flow, Jivamukti, Candlelit and BYL Music Beats Express.

Flowers by Design – Staffordshire

Who says you can’t buy flowers for yourself? A beautiful bouquet is likely to brighten any living space (as well as your mood). Flowers by Design in Staffordshire offers flowers for all occasions, gifts, cards and plants as well as professionally designed flower arrangements. Pick up a bunch of flowers if you’re in the area.

As always, you can find exclusive offers on these venues and loads more when you download the ENTERTAINER UK app. We hope our post put a smile on your face today!


Laura Marie Parker