The British weather likes to keep us on our toes. It can go from chilly downpours to searing heat and back again in less time than it takes to birth a baby.
So when the sun does come out to play, it comes of little surprise that the whole country gets a tad excited. The smell of freshly cut grass, eating our weight in burgers at a BBQ, the sounds of birds chirping. Ahhh. It’s absolute bliss, especially after a long and cold winter.
I think it’s fair to say as a nation, we are pretty obsessed with the weather, especially when it comes to weddings. However, it looks as though Royal couple will experience sunshine in time for their nuptials.
Last bank holiday we got out in the sun as much as possible including a visit to the Yorkshire Dales. This time we are spending the weekend on the coast and we can’t wait to get our dose of vitamin D, some salty sea air in our lungs and ice cream in our bellies. Isn’t that what bank holidays are all about?
So before the weather turns grey and miserable, here’s how you can make the most of the glorious weather we’re due to have, especially over the coming bank holiday weekend.
When the sun in shining, the first thing you should be thinking of is going outdoors. I’ve written about the benefits of connecting with nature and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about and explore.
One of the greatest ways to do so over the bank holiday weekend is by going camping. Even if camping usually isn’t your thing, the kids will love the sense of adventure it brings and being so close to nature.
Perhaps choose a campsite by the beach, you could even just stay a day and a night if camping really isn’t your style.
But when you’re surrounded by beautiful countryside, you may just find it being the perfect escape from the doldrums of every day life.
Get yourself some equipment, such as a wearable sleeping bag suit, a tent, a portable stove etc. and find your perfect location.
If the beach isn’t the place for you, you might like to go somewhere like the Lake District. It’s a beautiful place with beautiful scenery that everyone can enjoy.
You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the sunshine. A walk in your local park, followed by a drink and some food in a nice country pub close to your area is always a super way to while away a Sunday afternoon with family.
We also love taking picnics to the park. Sometimes food just tastes better when you’re out in the sunshine, plus the novelty of having a picnic may even encourage your little ones to eat what they’d usually refuse at home.
Get Everyone Together
There’s nothing better than getting everyone together when the sun is out.
Invite your family, friends or neighbours around to have a little gathering in your garden.
Celebrate the Royal Wedding and hold your own garden party, complete with afternoon tea, bunting and buckets of Pimms. Get the kids involved with some baking sweet treats for your guests and set up fun party games for everyone to get involved with.
We recently spent a bank holiday with friends who made the most of their wonderful garden. They filled it with toys for the children and best of all, a big paddling pool to cool off in.
Are you planning on getting out and about this bank holiday? How do you like to enjoy the sunny weather?
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