Tips for enjoying a summer at home

While summer holidays abroad may seem like a distant memory, there is still plenty of fun that can be had at home. 

If you’re not able to get away this year, here are the best tips for enjoying a summer at home. 

Get outside 

Just because you’re not hitting the beach or sitting by the pool, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be lapping up the sunshine when you can. Our bodies love taking in vitamin D, and the best way to get your fix is through a little sun. UV exposure – when the rays are the least damaging (in the morning or evening) – can also help maintain your eye health and reduce your chances of developing short-sightedness. 

Hiking is a great way to explore your surroundings in a way you might not have done before. Use an app to find different routes that other people in your area have taken – you never know what treasures you might find on the way. 

Update your reading list 

Summer is the perfect time to update your reading list and buy some new books. Whether you use an eReader for downloading books, or head to the local bookstore, the warmer months are the best time to get back into reading and pass the days away lost in a whole other world. 

One annoying part of reading in the summer, however, is how difficult it can be to read outdoors. Whether there’s a breeze that keeps flapping the pages, or the sun is so bright you have to squint, it can be hard to find the perfect place to settle for the day. 

If you have a passion for reading, and want to make the most out of your summer, you should invest in a pair of reading sunglasses. You can shop for reading sunglasses – as well as clip on sunglasses or other reading glasses – at

Go out for breakfast

Most of us don’t consider breakfast as being a big deal. A bowl of cereal or some toast, and the day begins. But why not make it more exciting? 

While it’s common to go out for an evening meal, going out for breakfast feels a little more exciting and special. Plus, if you’ve not planned anything else for the day, it can be an exciting prospect for the next day when you go to bed. 

Get the family ready and dressed up smartly and head to your favourite cafe – or go somewhere completely new. You might discover a new guilty pleasure, and you’ll be set up for a day of adventure. 

Having breakfast together will also give you time to discuss what you might want to do with the day. Since you’re already out of the house, you could head to the park with the kids, or go for a stroll by the river. 

There are so many ways to make summer feel that little bit more special, even when you can’t get away from home. With a little imagination, and with the suncream packed, you can go on a totally unexpected and fun new adventure every day.