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4 Fab Ways to Embrace Life & Learning this Summer

May 26, 2023

With summer fast approaching, you may be wondering how best to spend those warm sunny days and light evenings. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie that craves adventures or a nature lover keen to uncover beautiful scenery – there are so many ways to enrich life and learning through the summer months. What inspire you?

Embrace the Great British Outdoors

Are you a nature lover? Then get out there and explore! Why not jump on a train to Cambridge to set your sights on the iconic architecture and do a spot of punting along the river? Or head to the Lake District to hike through the stunning natural park. Maybe the coast is calling you for some sun, sea, and sand at one of Britain’s best beaches. Durdle Door in Dorset, Whitby in Yorkshire, and Blackpool Sands in Devon are ideal for sunbathing, walking, and swimming. It’s all just waiting to be discovered…

Get Active

If you’re keen to expand your horizons this summer, then why not try a brand new sport? If you love being outdoors consider trying cycling, horse riding through the countryside or surf lessons. If ball sports are more your thing look into tennis lessons or hiring a squash court or you could head out on the golf course to perfect your swing.

Cook up a Storm

Long, lazy evening are the perfect excuse to send more time in the kitchen – why not perfect your cuisine skills at a local cooking class? There are plenty of amazing cookery schools across the country, including the Jamie Oliver Cookery School which allows you to take part online and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s cookery class which you can do at River Cottage itself. Once you’ve taken some lessons show off your skills with a swish dinner party – you could even eat al fresco to enjoy the summer sun. Bliss.


Perhaps you’re looking for a more therapeutic way of relaxing over the summer months and fancy developing your craft skills? Try setting up a spot in your garden so you can enjoy the summer sun while you craft. away. You could experiment with textiles and try knitting, crochet, rug tufting or a spot of painting. Treat yourself to some art essentials like notebooks, canvases, paints, brushes, and pencils, then get creative – the paper (or canvas) is your oyster!

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