Summer has arrived and the sun is shining. While we may well have been content to laze about the house and tuck up in front of the TV during the colder months, our energy levels seem to rise hand in hand with the rising temperatures. There’s something about the sun’s rays and longer days that make us want to get out and about actually doing something with our time. Now, there are plenty of traditional summer activities that you are probably going to engage with as time goes on. People are already lighting up the BBQs for backyard parties, taking picnics in the local parks, and enjoying long evening strolls when the evenings bring in cooler breezes. But alongside these things, you might want to try out a few different alternative activities too! Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Rowing a Boat
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream! If you live near any waterway or canal system, chances are that there will be a variety of boats for hire along the way. Rowing is great exercise and fun at the same time. Go with a partner to make it romantic or friends to enjoy a fun day out on the water. The easiest option for beginners is perhaps a pedalo, otherwise known as a paddle boat. These are generally two person boats which are human powered – you simply pedal to move forward. Another option is a lightweight rowing boat. You will be given a set of oars which will help you to glide seamlessly along the surface.
If you fancy a break from the glaring midday sun, you could try out some fun indoor activities too. This will allow you to have fun while avoiding sunburn and enjoying the benefits of air condition. Of course, there are plenty of different indoor activities to try out, but why not try out something a little different like an Escape Room first? An Escape Room challenge is essentially a breakout puzzle game on a grand scale. You are given different scenarios for each room and then use brainpower and clues to figure out how to escape the situation.
If you want something to occupy your time without proving too physically draining, bird watching may be for you. The favourable weather means that you’re more likely to spot a wider range of birds than the regulars you see hopping around your garden, taking seeds from your bird feeder. The best time of day to catch sightings is the early morning. As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm! So grab a pair of binoculars, a bird watching guide, and see how many species you can tick off your list.
These are just a few different ideas to get your imagination whirring. But there are plenty more out there. While traditional summer activities may be fun, you should consider stretching your wings and reaching outside your comfort zone a little every now and then.