The days are longer and the weather is warmer, so sitting around the house just won’t do – especially after those long difficult months of lockdown!
Of course, these times have been difficult for many of us and money is tight. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time!
Here are some wallet-friendly ideas to keep you entertained this summer.
1. Hit the Beach
The benefits of sea air are well-documented, and you’re never that far away from the beach if you live in the UK, The East or The West Coast of the US or Australia. The best bit about a trip to the beach? It costs next to nothing, provided you don’t have to splash out on a new bucket and spade!
2. Find Some Boots Made for Walking
If you live close to one of the many stretches of beautiful countryside the UK has to offer, then why not stride out and find some natural wonders near you! If you need to invest in some proper footwear and other gear, check your finances first, but just think, you could even be camping under the stars for your next summer adventure!
3. Rediscover a Love of Animals
The zoos are back open, but they’re likely to be very busy and tickets can be expensive. If you have farms local to you, many operate cheaper alternatives by letting the public walk around and see some typical farmyard creatures. You might even get to hold a chick or feed a sheep!
4. Be a Tourist at Home
If you live in or near a big city, why not see a new side of it by checking out all the sights. You might find a new favourite spot in your hometown by acting like a visitor for a day.
5. Get Your Feet Wet
Love swimming? Forget booking a slot at your local pool; whether in rivers or lakes, wild swimming is growing in popularity and is a sure-fire way to get the blood pumping. Safety is key when swimming in natural water, so make sure you go with a buddy and take things steady.
6. Get Your Education Fix
Museums are beginning to reopen and many are free to enter, so fill your boots! If you’ve found it difficult keeping up with the kids’ home-schooling schedule over the last few months, a museum might be the perfect way to give them a new lesson.
7. Get on Your Bike
Have you got a two-wheeled beast sat gathering dust in the shed? Well, it’s time to get back out on the road! Just remember your bike safety rules and have a pleasant and relaxing experience.
8. Classic Railways
Many of the historic railways dotted across the country are selling tickets again, taking safety guidance from the public transport that has remained open during lockdown. Again, it could be a novel way to keep the children entertained, and teach them a little history at the same time!