Fifty Cool Summer Activities

Camping, sailing, theme parks and festivals, family and solo activities, it is time to take a look at your diary and start planning your summer.1. Sailing, rowing, white water rafting and messing about on the river are all great ways to let off steam.

2. Enjoy some summer indulgence and book a luxury summer weekend break.

3. Take part in a charity fun run and exercise while making money for a needy cause

4. Go fishing

5. Adventurous types might take a walk on the wild side and feed their need for excitement through sky diving, bungee jumping and quad biking.

6. Mountain bike trails can be both gentle for the novice and more challenging depending on level of ability.

7. Redecorate a room: whether it’s grandma’s bedroom or the playroom, the summer’s a great time to do some home decorating.

8. Get a taste of history by visiting an art museum, history museum or science museum.

9. Pack a picnic lunch and head for the countryside or a favourite park.

10. Volunteer to get involved in community, church or charity summer fund-raising activities.

11. Play golf

12. Go hiking or climbing

13. Enjoy nature

14. Hone your photography skills while travelling

15. Horse riding

16. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

17. Join a Summer Volunteer Program

18. Visit family and friends overseas

19. Join a Historical Society

20. Throw a garden party

21. Lie on a beach or paddle in the sea

22. Run barefoot in the meadow

23. Teach the kids how to make a daisy chain

24. Build a Tree House

25. Play football in the park

26. Sunbathe in the garden and catch up on your reading

27. Photograph wild flowers

28. Swim in the sea, a lake or river

29. Go surfing

30. Art and craft outdoor activities

31. Take the kids to a theme park, aquarium, zoo, country farm or adventure park.

32. Visit the circus

33. Fly a kite

34. Book the kids into an Activity Day Camp

35. Check out what Summer Activity Clubs are on offer in your area

36. Take your children to the beach and hold a sand castle contest

37. Get the family involved in team sports

38. Use a garden sprinkler for a water fight or have water balloon fights

39. Give your child a corner of the garden that they can plant and look after themselves

40. Gardening

41. Throw a barbecue

42. Play paintball

43. Plan a holiday with family and friends to a favourite destination.

44. Get outside, play tag, ballgames, blow bubbles and have some fun in the sun

45. Join a National Park Volunteer Group and learn new skills while making new friends

46. Take a driving holiday

47. Check out any Historical Re-enactment and Craft Events

48. Visit a Live Music Event or Outdoor Theatre

49. Check out any puppet shows, outdoor concerts, art events and festivals going on in your area.

If summer’s the season your family have been waiting for, there are plenty things to do that will make this a summer of fun and enjoyment.

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