UK Unplugging Day is a UK-wide 24 hour break from the digital world to enable us to disconnect from our devices and reconnect with our family, friends, loved ones and communities in real life. Although we’d like to encourage everyone to Put down their devices all day we know that it can be daunting at first with all that FOMO! So we suggest everyone starts by making a conscious and mindful effort to use their screens less during the day – with the goal of building up over time to a full day off devices. We know that if you try even small steps towards a digital detox you’ll love the results. Give it a go!
Rediscover the power of real-world connections by unplugging on UK Unplugging Day.
UK Unplugging Day is always held on the 4th Sunday in June. Forward dates are below:
2020 – 28th June 2020
2021 – 27th June 2021
2022 – 26th June 2022
2023 – 25th June 2023
2024 – 23rd June 2024
2025 – 22nd June 2025
"Amazing! The experience made me realise how much I use my phone as a distraction. Not having my phone meant I could really escape from the stresses of everyday life. From now on I’m deleting work email from my phone at the weekends and I’ll be checking my phone a lot less regularly.”
"Small talk becomes big talk and silences become longer, more comfortable. It occurs to me how frantic technology makes me."
"Time To Log Off offers retreats in places such as Hawaii, Italy and Cornwall. Perhaps for 2016 we should all have a go at stashing away our digital addictions ... and indulge in some good old analogue fun.