Visit the coast
Add summer colours to your makeup
Create a summer playlist
Enjoy a homemade cocktail
Read a book
Go on a walk
Take a photograph
Watch a beautiful sunset
Enjoy eating al fresco
Make ice-lollies using fresh fruit
Visit a fairground
Go for a wild swim
Create a summer holiday scrapbook
Keep your summer mementos inside a pretty scrapbook such as photographs, tickets or add some pressed flowers. I love the La De Dah series as the scrapbook comes with a pen, glue, a pocket to store items and the pages are beautifully illustrated.
Connect with the great outdoors and nature. Cool Camping is a wonderful resource for finding the perfect campsite, from gypsy caravans and Shepard’s huts to treehouses and wigwams. Simply refine your search by choosing facilities available, type of camping and area in the UK to find the perfect retreat.
Turn your gaze towards the heavens and watch the stars twinkle against the nights sky.
Enjoy a picnic
Pack savoury and sweet tempting treats to relish on a summer’s day. Need some ideas? Check my ‘how to host the perfect picnic’ post here.
Head to a country cinema
Independent cinemas are thriving in country villages and towns. As a backlash against the proliferation of multiplexes, picture houses, usually privately owned are for watching great cinema in unique spaces. From converted barns and abandoned churches to Victorian railway stations and old libraries. Here is a small list:
- Lyton cinema, Devon.
- Kino Rye, Sussex.
- The Station cinema, North Yorkshire.
- Screen in the Barn, Suffolk.
Visit a farm
Enjoy the delights of a working farm and livestock. Not just a great day out for families, farms allow you to meet the animals, watch demonstrations and even bottle feed some of the animals. Here is a list of some wonderful farms to visit:
Take a stroll through a walled garden
Both practical and pretty, these historical retreats help delicate plants and flowers thrive and provide a wonderful sensory experience. Here is a list of some pretty walled gardens to visit:
- The Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire.
- Charlston House and Garden, East Sussex.
- Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk.
Complete a craft
Relax and unwind by completing a craft project. There are lots of crafts from sewing and mosaics to candle-making and scrapbooking.