Eat ice cream
Nothing says summer quite like eating ice cream at the beach, lake or park after a hot day frolicking in the water. Could you buy an entire box of ice cream at the supermarket for the same price as one from the gelato bar? Sure, but where’s the fun in that?
Walk barefoot in the grass
Strolling barefoot through soft grass is the perfect way to get out of your daily bubble and smell the roses (literally!). The smells, sounds and feel of nature will soothe your work-weary soul and melt away stress. It may even offer some unique health benefits; according to proponents of ‘earthing’, walking barefoot can help with insomnia and other afflictions.
Read under a tree
Unplug and take a fun novel, gossip mag or other light-hearted read outdoors. Set up under your favourite tree and enjoy the stillness and tactile pleasure of reading a real paper book. Bonus: Everyone looks smarter reading under a tree. It’s pretty much science.
But for something a little more active, run away on a runcation.