Lifestyle | Summertime Special: Six Fantastic Things To Do In The Sun

Ruth Hartnup

Okay, so the weather might not be warm just yet, but wait a couple of months, and the sun will be back to stay. I’ve already started to plan what I am going to do this year, and so I wanted to share some inspirational ideas with you. I just love the summer months, because there are loads of things to do and, of course, it is festival season. Read these six fantastic things to do and see if you can add some to the list as well.

1. Start making ice cream 

If you love ice cream (and, who doesn’t like ice cream?), you should try making some for yourself. You can pick up an ice cream maker on eBay or Amazon for around £30. You will quickly make your money back, though because you can make tasty treats for yourself all summer long. It would be a fun idea to experiment with different flavours and make some bizarre concoctions. Why not try a jelly baby and chocolate mix? Or maybe, strawberries and fudge? Go on, you know you want to.

2. Plan a romantic picnic 

If you want to spend some quality time with your partner, now is your chance to do so. A picnic is always romantic, and so you don’t have to try all that hard to make this activity special. You should pack a lunch for the two of you in a wicker basket. Take two plastic wine glasses and a bottle of the finest vino with you as well. If you head to a local park, you can sit down and enjoy the summer sun in peace.

3. Have a water fight 

Sometimes, it is hard to act like an adult all day every day. Don’t you want to be a kid again? Of course, you do, and you can. When there is a hot day this year, you have the perfect excuse to get out a water pistol and start a full-on water fight with people. If you happen to have housemates or a (willing) boyfriend, you can challenge them to a water fight in the garden.

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4. Ride a roller coaster

Are you a thrill seeker? If you love white-knuckle rides, you should take a look at some of the incredible theme parks around the country. Most of the time, you can get attraction tickets online before you visit the park. That way, you don’t have to spend hours queuing for tickets when you get there. Simple.

5. Plan a summer outfit 

Summer fashion is always fun to design. If you want to give yourself a little makeover, there has never been a better time to do so. When the weather is hot, you can afford to experiment a bit with your sense of style. That means that you can try a few different things out and see what suits you. Hit the high street and see whether you can get some summer bargains this year.

6. Go to a festival!

As you know, I can’t wait to get tickets for Download Festival this year so that I can see Kiss. It doesn’t matter what type of music you listen to, you can bet that there is a festival to suit your taste. If Download sounds a little heavy, you might want to try Leeds and Reading or Glastonbury. Some of the festivals have already begun to release the lineups. That means that you can check out which bands are playing which festivals and choose one to suit you.

These ideas should inspire you if you are not sure what to do in summer 2015. If you have any fun ideas for the sun, don’t forget to leave a comment!

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