20 Adventurous FUN Things to do in Summer…
Instead of sitting around, or doing the housework, I’m guessing you’re looking for something fun to do with your day? Here’s a list of 20 fun and adventurous things to do; you’ll definitely find at least one that you fancy.
1. Watch the sunrise or sunset from a peaceful spot
This one suits both the early birds and the night owls, you pick which one you prefer. Sit on the beach or climb a local hill or mountain in time for sunrise or sunset. Maybe even take your favorite hot or cold beverage and some blankets and snuggle up to watch the sky do its thing. Bliss.
2. Go for a picnic and enjoy the fresh air
Who doesn’t love a picnic? We certainly do! Pack all your favorite picnic delights and head off to one of your local parks, rivers, hills or whatever outdoor spots you prefer. Lay out your picnic blanket and enjoy your nibbles in the fresh air.
3. Climb a mountain and enjoy the view
Pick a mountain, set off early and spend the day reaching new heights. You will feel accomplished when you get back down! But best of all you’ll have enjoyed amazing views. We haven’t climbed a mountain yet that hasn’t had spectacular views going up and best of all from the summit. Download the app AllTrails to find a route to suit you, it’s a great app for hiking and walking. We also have some hiking routes, find them here.
4. Go wild swimming and soak up the ice-cold waters
If you’re feeling brave and adventurous, there’s nothing better than some cold-water therapy. Although taking the plunge into the ice-cold waters may be difficult, once you’re in, the feeling will be more than worth it. There are so many beautiful spots in the UK that you can take a dip in. Check out the spot in these pictures here.
5. Go on an adventurous road trip
What’s more adventurous than a road trip to somewhere new! Decide what distance you want to travel; pick a place you’ve never been to, put together a playlist of your favorite tunes and pack a bag of your go to snacks! Off you go…
6. Bring out your inner Tarzan and climb a tree
Nothing brings out your inner child like climbing a tree. Pick a tree you feel safe climbing and go for it, climbing trees can help you connect with nature, as well as, providing you with a great view! And what’s more it’s free!
7. Take a walk somewhere new
Take a stroll in a new area, maybe pick a park or a nature reserve you’ve never been to. Lace up your walking boots or trainers and off you go! Walking in your favorite place never gets old, but exploring new places can be much more fun and exciting. Maybe check out our hiking routes page too!
8. Rent a boat and set sail down the river
Many rivers and other waters have boats to rent, from a motor boat to a pedal-o, or even a canoe. Then set sail for a watersports adventure. The River dee, Chester (pictured below) is a great place for this!
9. Try your hand at a new skill
Think of a skill you’ve always fancied your hand at? We tried Pole Fitness, this is something I’ve always wanted to try, so I asked Adam to come along with me! He’s really good at it actually! But yours can be anything… Fancy sewing, knitting, painting, juggling? Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to play an instrument. You can learn to do anything online these days, so spend some time learning a new skill. Great for those rainy summer days indoors.
10. Go green and grow your own herbs
Imagine making your Mojito on a hot summers day and then being able to pick the mint from your very own herb garden… We grow some herbs, Mint, Basil, Parsley and Chives. It is so satisficing to watch them grow from nothing and then even more exciting using them in your food and drinks. Welcome to the 30s club! Ha Ha.
11. Set your sights on the stars: star gazing
Take a blanket and lie on the grass looking up at the night sky. It’s so amazing what you can see, and you’ll be there for hours without realizing. What’s more, you may even see a shooting star!
12. Ground yourself, practice Yoga outdoors
Grab your yoga mat and head outdoors! Yoga is relaxing as it is, but doing it in the fresh air just makes it that little more grounding and gets you in touch with nature, while you stretch.
13. Dust off your helmet and go for a bike ride
If you don’t have bikes, you could hire them. Places like Delamere Forest have a bike hire facility along with cycling trails. If you do own bikes, you could use an app like Bikemap, Strava or Komoot to find a route to go. Or you can just head off around your local area. Wherever you cycle, you’ll have a fun adventurous day.
14. Get creative and do some crafts
Even on a rainy summers day, you can do something a little different to your everyday. Why not do some crafts? Use old cardboard or other bits of recycled materials that you might have and make something, anything! Or maybe there’s something you’ve been meaning to get crafty with for a while… go for it!
15. Read your favorite childhood book
We did this, out of the Adventure Challenge book. The charity shops are a great place to find childhood favorites! Surprisingly we both found our favorite childhood books eventually. We then read them to each other. This was such a fun way to spend a spare day.
16. Go off grid, wild camping
If you are in Scotland, I think I am right in saying you can wild camp almost anywhere. If you’re not in Scotland, you would need to make sure you find somewhere safe and legal to wild camp.. or pack up your stuff and head to Scotland for the weekend :). This is certainly both fun and adventurous!
Further more, websites such as campsite.co.uk might be useful if you are new to wild camping. Some places you can look at include: The Isle of Sky, Scotland, Exmoor National Park, England, The Lake District, England and Brecon Beacons, Wales. But there’s many more places to be explored too!
17. When life gives you a beach, build sandcastles
Go to your closest seaside, grab a bucket and a spade and make sandcastles! Everyone loves making sandcastles, right? (Ad clearly does, & my two little models (nieces) certainly do!) I did also build sandcastles this day, but Ad was too busy with his pink spade to take a picture ha ha.
18. Build your very own den (indoors or outdoors)
Another nostalgic one, build a den! You can do it in the trees or just use your cushions and throws. Both equally as fun. Or even large cardboard boxes make great dens! We’ve built many dens with our nieces and nephews and they love it!
19. Get stealthy with a secret treasure hunt: Go geocaching
Find geo caches in your area! Download the geo cache app. Grab your walking boots and go! You may need to take a pen, some tweezers and a torch too. Read up on the rules of Geo caching before you go to keep it stealthy. Geo caching can be so fun and it’s adventurous too, but you need to put your thinking cap on :).
20. Visit a mesmerizing waterfall
Lastly, but a personal favorite… Find a beautiful waterfall to go and explore. I don’t know what it is about waterfalls, but they are just so mesmerizing. Some of our favorites in the UK so far are Aber Falls, Ingleton Waterfall Trail and Three Shires Head. Check out our hiking routes page for more information on our faves!
Thank you for reading, we hope you found at least one new thing to do this summer. If you enjoyed this blog or have any other Adventurous FUN things to add to this list, please leave a comment below.
Lu & Ad x
- Watch the sunrise or sunset from a peaceful spot.
- Go for a picnic and enjoy the fresh air.
- Climb a mountain and enjoy the view.
- Go wild swimming and soak up the ice cold waters.
- Go on an adventurous road trip.
- Bring out your inner Tarzan and climb a tree.
- Take a walk somewhere new.
- Rent a boat and set sail down the river.
- Try your hand at a new skill.
- Go green and grow your own herbs.
- Set your sights on the stars: Star Gazing.
- Ground yourself, practice Yoga outdoors.
- Dust off your helmet and go for a bike ride.
- Get creative and do some crafts.
- Read your favorite childhood book.
- Go off grid, wild camping.
- When life gives you a beach, build sandcastles.
- Build your very own den (indoors or outdoors).
- Get stealthy with a secret treasure hunt: Go geocaching.
- Visit a mesmerizing waterfall.
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Some really great ideas here! I’ve saved it to my summer holidays list so we can work through it! Xx
Lu and Ad
Oh fab! Glad you found it useful 😊 thanks for reading & for the feedback 😀 xx
Great read and some good ideas thank you. I especially want to visit the waterfalls you have mentioned ! 😍
Lu and Ad
Glad you enjoyed the read 😀 yes you’d definitely should! 😍 don’t forget to download the FREE pdf check list at the bottom of this blog 💛