The last year has been challenging for everybody with the pandemic, and as lockdown restrictions are easing in the coming months in the UK, people are preparing to get back outside and returning to some kind of normal. If you’re eager to start making plans for this summer, why not try some of the below that are great for families, gathering with friends, and solo days out alike.
Visit a Stately Home
There are loads of incredible historical sites to visit in the UK, and stately homes have grand estates to explore and enjoy a picnic in, as well as tours throughout the property to learn about the people who used to live there. If you want to take the kids on an educational, fun day out, why not visit an English country house? What’s even better is that a lot of these properties are an affordable day out and are perfect for the sunny weather.
Go to the Beach
If learning about history isn’t quite up to your street, why not take a trip to the beach instead? The UK has some excellent coastal spots, some are classic seaside retreats like Brighton or Blackpool, but others are more picturesque if you don’t fancy walking along the piers and taking the kids to the arcades. Although the water might be a little cold, it’s always nice to go for a quick dip in the sea or a stroll along the dunes, and this is an activity that can be enjoyed at any age. You could even treat yourself to some delicious ice cream or some fish and chips for your dinner!
Walking in the countryside or city parks has been one of the only activities to get people outdoors this last year, and this might have left you with walking fatigue. However, now that it’s easier to venture further afield, going out for a day or the weekend to some of the UK’s best hiking trails could be a great activity to do this summer, and even better, it’s free! It’s the ideal way to have an adventure this summer and is good exercise. Plus, with pubs reopening soon, is there anything better than sitting down with a cold beer and some food after a long walk through the hills?
If you love fast rides, then perhaps visiting a theme park this summer is a better activity for you? They’re great for families and groups of friends to get a bit of an adrenaline rush, and there are plenty to choose from throughout the UK. The most popular are probably Alton Towers or Thorpe Park, but if they’re a bit too far away, see if there is one that’s closer to you that you can visit, or make the most of the park’s hotels.
While some people might be dreaming of going abroad this year, others might prefer to have a stay-cation until things settle down a bit more. Camping is a cheap holiday option that can be a lot of fun, and there are even glamping options for those who still want a few luxuries. Whether you go for a long weekend or a week, a camping trip can be a great experience for friends and families alike.
If you’re looking for fun things to do in the UK this summer, why not try a few of these out?