Summer is nearly here, and the world is slowly returning to normal. We can finally hug our friends and family, go out to bars and plan a jam-packed summer. 2021 is the year to push ourselves and try new things, especially since we’ve been stuck at home for so long! Read on to discover some great new activities to try this summer.
Volunteer for the local community
Given the year we have all just had, many people are in a difficult place. It is therefore more important than ever to help out the local community and give back. Volunteering not only helps those in need but makes you feel good – so help out at a food bank or deliver meals to the elderly.
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Join a new exercise class
Group exercise classes are now permitted in the UK (outside, of course) so why not take the opportunity to join? It gives you the opportunity to meet new people, whilst giving your body a much-needed workout. Alternatively, go with a friend to benefit from a class together.
Go on a walking tour
A walking tour is a fun way to learn more about your local area, and most towns and cities offer free tours that you can download and follow. Or you can create your own tour by researching local landmarks. For a great day out, invite a friend and go on an adventure together.
Host a barbecue
According to government guidelines, we can now see up to 30 people outdoors. A barbecue is a great opportunity to see family and friends, whilst maintaining social distancing. Gather in your garden or a local park, grab some burgers and get cooking! If you’re feeling anxious about meeting in a large group, get everyone to take a Healgen rapid Antigen test to give everyone piece of mind.
Rearrange your home
It’s safe to say that we’re sick of being stuck at home – so why not revamp it? Do some shopping to spruce up your house interior or rearrange your furniture for a free way to make your home look fresh.
Have a picnic in the park
Whether solo or with friends, enjoying a picnic in the park is a great way to unwind and watch the world go by. Grab some snacks from the local supermarket or make your own picnic for a fun lunch time activity. Bring a book if you plan to stay all day.
For the adventurous kind, rock climbing is an exhilarating way to exercise. If you’re a novice then join a local class to learn the ropes, or head out with your friends and have a blast in the countryside – just make sure you bring the right equipment!
Go to your local museum
As the world reopens, why not take the opportunity to head to your local museum and take in some local history and culture. Many museums are free to visit, making it a cheap yet interesting day out. Spend the whole day there to fully take in your surroundings and learn about something new.
Have an at home spa day
Having a pamper is one of the best ways to relax after a long and stressful day. Shuffle some spa music, grab a face mask and chill in the comfort of your own home. For a full spa experience, light a candle or buy some new skincare products – your mind and body will thank you!
Paint a picture
Embrace your creative side by painting a picture; try doing it outside in the sun for a fun summer activity or draw a friend or family member. You don’t even need to invest in paint – grab a pencil and paper and give sketching a go.