The smell of fresh cut grass lingering in the air, summer blooms sprinkling the landscape with bright, beautiful colours, bees and butterflies bustling around keeping busy and Pimm’s O’clock now a daily necessity- oh it must be summer! HOORAY!
After many months of wind, rain, doom and gloom, us folk in the UK just can’t help but rejoice at the first sight of sunshine. We can finally escape the winter hibernation and take up residence at one of the many glorious beaches we are so lucky to have. As Summer is a big deal, we believe that it should celebrated and welcomed in a truly joyful manner. So, here are eight ways to celebrate the sunny season and make the most of the sunshine!
1. Be a Beach Babe
Go on a mini adventure and seek out a new beach that you’ve never visited before. Explore some caves, play in the waves, build a sandcastle! In Devon, our gorgeous home, there are soooo many hidden beaches to discover and no single beach is the same!
2. Make The Most of Those Summer Events
There are always loads of events organised for summer, so why not make the most of them?! Some events you can keep an eye out for:
- Festivals- music, art, cultural, sports, entertainment, craft
- Flower Shows
- Outdoor Cinema
- Food and Drink Fairs
- Farmers Markets
- National Trust
3. Make Some Summer Sangria
What better way to celebrate summer than making Sangria. Grab that red wine, it’s time to revel in the sunshine!
4. Just Relax…
Take some time to genuinely enjoy the summer. Read a book, watch the sunset, take a stroll in a picturesque location. Often at home we forget to press pause on our hustling and bustling lives and don’t take time to just chill out- be it long or short have a stay-cation!
5. Organise a Summer Shindig
Get your friends and family together and make the most of those long summer evenings. We’re talking bbq, salads, drinks and games!
6. Spend Time as a Family
It can be hard to find time and to find an activity to suit everyone in the family, but there is no better season than summer to get the family together. Here are a few ideas for the whole family to get involved with:
- Go for a bike ride
- Play mini golf
- Build a sandcastle or an entire sand village
- Go camping- even if it’s just in the garden!
- Go to a pick your own farm
- Make a butterfly garden
- Visit the coast and explore a costal walks with a pub lunch!
- Go for a picnic
- Visit a National Park
- Simply eat dinner together outside
7. Try Something New!
It’s summer, try something new! Surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, roller blading, anything! You may try a new activity and just love it!
8. Put Down the Technology
We are all busy bees and keeping up with our daily tasks is made 100% easier with the help of technology. Sometimes though, it’s nice to just enjoy the people and environment around us. Here are some more traditional forms of entertainment that can be even more fun than our normal digital pastimes:
- Board games
- Star gazing
- Flying a kite
- Card games
- Build a bonfire to cosy around
We hope you have an amazing summer with many wonderful adventures and memories!