Blog: Five Ideas to Enjoy Your Summer
Not sure what to do with yourself over summer? We’ve come up with our top 5 ideas to keep active or learn something new during your time off so you can enjoy your summer!
- Clean and redecorate your room
Give your room a good clean out! It’ll improve your mood, impress your parents and we’re sure you’ll find lots of things you haven’t seen in ages that have been buried or fallen down the back of your drawers!
While you’re cleaning is also the perfect time to re-arrange or re-decorate your room and get rid of anything you don’t want to keep.
- Learn how to cook
Have a go at cooking some simple dishes, make a cake or mix some drinks! There are lots of easy recipes online you can try out, you might even develop a passion for cooking or baking!
- Plan a trip
Who doesn’t love a trip? It doesn’t have to be expensive or far away, get some friends together and head somewhere you’ve not been before. Why not take a picnic?
A few places close by are Wentworth Garden Centre, Cannon Hall Farm, RSPV Old Moor, Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley Museum, Conisbrough Castle, Wath Upon Dearne Leisure Centre or Dexx Scooter Jump Ninja Warrior.
- Volunteer work
If you like helping others with your free time why not volunteer at a local homeless shelter or if you love animals work on a nearby farm, stable or animal shelter.
You’ll gain experience, skills and give something back to the community. You can also update your CV to include your new work experience!
- Take up walking
Walking is a great way to stay fit, see new places and can improve your mental health. Our top picks in the area for walking include Thrybergh Country Park, Wentworth Woodhouse, Conisbrough Castle, Manvers Boathouse, RSPV Old Moor or Elsecar Park.
These are just 5 ideas for keeping busy so you can enjoy your summer holidays, remember there are lots more, find something you love! It’s also important to look after your mental health, why not download an app such as Headspace, Mindfulness Daily, Simple Habit, 3 Minute Mindfulness or Reflectly.