With summer firmly landing on our doorstep, it’s time to savour those lazy, hazy days and squeeze every last drop of goodness out of this season. While it can sometimes feel overwhelming (read more about ways to manage), if you strip it all back to its sun-filled essence, you can make summer feel like a breeze.
Whatever your holidays may look like, here are our top ten ways to savour the summer season without venturing too far from home.
1. Pack a picnic
You can’t beat a good old-fashioned picnic with homemade treats and all your favourite picky delights! And you don’t have to venture far either - head to your nearest beach or local park, and if that still feels too far afield, you can always lay that picnic blanket out in your own back garden.
2. Tourist in your town
If it’s been a while since you popped into your local town to wander aimlessly around your hometown, then the summer is the perfect time to soak up all it has to offer. Whether that’s visiting a local museum, grabbing lunch in your favourite cafe or restaurant, or just taking your time to grab an iced coffee and leisurely stroll with no end destination in mind, spend a day being a tourist in your town.
3. Iced tea lollies
Enjoy the taste of summer by making a batch of homemade ice lollies. Pack them full of fruit and goodness as a great swap for sugary shop-bought lollies (perfect for the kids). Try these peach and orange ice tea lollies, which are super refreshing and made from all-natural ingredients.
4. Garden glamping
Make the most of the balmy summer nights (without enduring the delights of camping toilets and cold showers) by glamping in your back garden. Enjoy a night under the stars with hot chocolate, marshmallows, and classic campfire tales.
5. Outdoor cinema
This one is definitely top of our list! Catch a movie at the outdoor cinema and make a real night of it! From new releases to cult classics, make a picnic, pack your favourite tipple and make the most of these long summer nights!
Why not build your own TreatBox with popcorn, sweet treats, and a cheeky cocktail?
6. Boogie nights
From local festivals to seeing your favourite bands, there are so many live events this summer, and we welcome them with open arms (it’s been a while, hey)! So add it to your summer bucket list, don your glitter, and dance the summer away!
7. Pick your own
There’s nothing quite like the taste of juicy strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries, especially when you’ve picked them yourself! So, find your nearest pick-your-own farm and spend some time in the great outdoors and enjoy the fruits of your labour!
8. Open gardens
The National Garden Scheme is a great way to see some beautiful gardens in bloom this summer. Find your nearest open gardens and get inspired - some even offer homemade cream teas and refreshments!
9. Seasonal summer salads
Tuck into some fresh-tasting salads and enjoy that summer flavour. Eating with the seasons is a great way to get the most out of your summer and is better for the environment too! Try these delicious seasonal salads - they work great in picnics as a substitute to the classic sandwich and make tasty leftovers too!
10. Summer of self-care
Can’t make it to the spa? Let us bring the spa to you with a homemade pamper day. We have treats galore for indulging yourself in some much-needed summer relaxation. So send yourself a gorgeous TreatBox, and make some time for YOU!
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