Summer unfortunately doesn’t last forever, and we have to make the most of the few bits of sun we are blessed with on our little Isle. Below are our favourite low-key and relaxed ways to enjoy the Great British summer:
1 Check out a local community calendar to see if there’s any events to get involved in, even if it’s just as a spectator. You’d be surprised at how many free events which happen in and around your area, or sports leagues are meeting for you to spend an afternoon watching. There are food festivals, football games and so much more to go get stuck in to, or to just enjoy the light exercise. Pack some sun-cream and a picnic lunch and hope the weather holds out, just make sure to pack the umbrella too!
2 Take a low-maintenance walk around a local place of interest, or if you’re willing to travel further afield, check out this website for accessible Wildlife Trust sites. If you’re a wheelchair user, or have a little less mobility then these places are great for getting a breath of fresh air, as well as seeing some beautiful scenery. Why not take the camera with you too and perfect your photography skills?
3 Get involved in a low-intensity sport such as walking football. It’s a great way to socialise and the best part is that there’s no running allowed, so it’s low-risk and low-maintenance whilst still being good for your health! Click here to find a walking football club near you by clicking on your area on the map, which will bring up a list of all the clubs nearby.
4 Be a tourist! It’s easier than ever to be a tourist with buses, cheap coach deals and trains able to transport us anywhere. Check out this list of Britains most accessible tourist attractions.
5 Go out with a friend/spouse/family member for a nice lunch at your favourite restaurant or afternoon tea. If the weather is nice, sit out on the terrace in the sun and soak up some vitamin D. Explore your town’s eateries and cafes, you might find a hidden away café which has an adventurous menu where you can try new foods and flavours.
6 Do some amateur stargazing. If you live near the countryside, or in a small suburban area, it’s easy to sit in the garden and watch the stars. In the summer there are some great events happening in the cosmos for keen stargazers to look out for. It’s sometimes possible to see the International Space Station floating by! Check out the ISS website and enter your postcode to see if the space station will be visible near you. Then take a chair and a cup of tea outside and enjoy a few moments of peace as you watch it move across the sky.