The lazy hazy days of spring and summer provide the perfect opportunity to seek some adventure, try something new and explore new places. Take a look at our suggestions for making the most of the extra daylight hours!
Make time for exercise
During the darker and colder months of the year it can be difficult to find the time – or inclination! – to squeeze in some exercise during the working week. However, when the clocks switch to BST nature spoils us with the chance to boost our endorphins in the extra hours of daylight before or after the working day – a sure fire way to make you feel happier and healthier during the spring and summer months. Find your nearest parkrun for a Saturday morning burst of energy, or sign up for an outdoor ‘bootcamp’ (such as those run by British Military Fitness) to make the most of the season. If you prefer your exercise classes a little more ‘zen’, try joining an outdoor yoga class – one popular class in Bournemouth takes place on the beach!
Explore the great outdoors
Those extra daylight hours mean that there is even more time to discover the beautiful English countryside and coastline that we are so fortunate to have on our doorstep here in the South! Find a green space nearby (or stretch of coastline if you are lucky enough to live close to the sea) and take a stroll around – or venture further afield to find a new favourite haunt. You might even be lucky enough to see some of the gorgeous displays of bluebells that blanket woodland floors throughout the UK during April and May!
Catch up with friends and enjoy some alfresco dining
The longer evenings and milder temperatures of spring and summer provide the perfect opportunity to catch-up with friends over alfresco food and drinks. Head to your nearest rooftop bar to drink in the summer evening atmosphere and sample delicious cocktails or find a beachfront restaurant to enjoy views of the ocean whilst you eat. Alternatively, dust off your barbeque and fire up the grill to entertain your friends in style at home!
Make some home improvements
The brighter days bring the perfect opportunity to undertake a thorough spring clean and make improvements to your home! Let the sun shine through sparkling windows and give your walls a fresh lick of paint to brighten your home. Install some decking to provide a stylish space for dining during high summer and wind solar lights through plants and trees to give your garden an enchanting glow as dusk falls.
Plan a holiday
What better time to book some annual leave than during the spring and summer months? Whether you choose to jet off abroad, remain in the UK or even stay at home, the extra daylight hours will help you make the most of your time off and inspire you to get out and about. If you are holidaying at home, don’t forget to keep an eye out for discounted rail tickets to help you explore new places for less!
What will you do with your extra daylight hours?
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