As I am off on maternity leave this will be the first time that I have mbeen off for the whole summer since I was at school which was a very, very loooooong time ago. So this year I want to make the most of the summer and spend as much time outside as the weather will allow. Noah already has his sun hat, sunglasses and factor 50 ready for the summer season. Although he is a bit young for some of these, hopefully it will be things we can do in the future. So here is my list of things you can do this summer.
15 Things You Can Do This Summer
- Go to the beach – whether you live on the coast or need to travel, a visit to the sea and sand is something you should do at least once over the summer. Remember to tip out your bag and shoes as you leave, you don’t want to take half the beach back with you! I’m sure I’m not the only one this happens to.
- Have a picnic – pack up some tasty bits and head off to the park, beach, castle grounds or even your garden to eat it. If it is a cold and wet day (likely, we live in the UK) you can turn it into a carpet picnic and eat it in your living room while you watch a film. For young children you could make it a Teddy Bears Picnic with their sandwiches cut with a bear shaped cookie cutter.
- Go strawberry picking – or any other fruits. You can then eat your haul with cream, in an ice cream sundae or make it into jam.
- Make some money – free up some wardrobe space and get rid of some clutter by having a car boot sale or selling on eBay.
- Al Fresco dining – whether you are having a bacon roll for breakfast or a salad for dinner, eating it outside means that you won’t miss out on any sunshine.
- Love ice cream? – Make a sundae and chuck everything on it; mini marshmallows, fudge chunks, gummy bears, chocolate sauce, crushed meringue, etc.
- Be a tourist in your city – chances are there are places that you have either never set foot in or haven’t been in many years even though you pass them quite often. So visit the art gallery and museum, go sightseeing and take lots of photos or even go on an open aired bus tour. You will likely find out things you never even knew about the city you live in.
- Make your garden more bee friendly – by planting heathers, lavender, etc; making a bee water station and if your diy stretches to it then you could build a bee hotel.
- Get fit – the Summer months means that the nights are warmer and lighter so make it much easier to go out running, walking or maybe you are inspired by Wimbledon and take up tennis.
- Have a barbecue (or many) – sunny days mean that it is the law that the barbecue must come out at least once during the summertime. Get a few burgers/sausages and buns and serve along with some salad. Or if you are feeling fancy chuck on some steaks and some fruit kebabs.
- Walk in the countryside – there is so much to see in the countryside with wildlife and farm animals. Take a picnic with you and make a day of it.
- Movie Marathon – chances are there will be quite a few rainy days during the summer so why not binge watch a box set or watch all your favourite films. Popcorn and pizza are optional.
- Go to a theme park – if rollercoasters and scary rides are your thing then head to a theme park near you.
- Spend a day at home – if you have access to a garden then you can spend it reading or fill a paddling pool for the children to splash about in. You could even camp outside for the night if the weather allows it.
- Go to your local park – grab a frisbee or if there is a few of you take a bat and ball to play rounders.
I hope that this list helps you to find something to do this summer. If you have any other ideas then I’d love to hear them.