I don’t know about you but I do find the unpredictable British summertime somewhat of a challenge when it comes to finding things to do. You get yourself all set up for a picnic or a day out at the beach when the rain clouds come along to scupper your plans! So, what to do, what to do?
Well, listed below are 5 easy ways to pass the time should you find the outdoor plans need to change.
1. A Visit to the Cinema
The summer blockbuster is always a pretty big deal. With films such as How to Train Your Dragon 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Grace of Monaco and Jersey Boys, there should be something there to please everyone. There is nothing quite like grabbing yourself a large bucket of popcorn, one of the comfy seats and losing yourself in a different place for a couple of hours.
I have enjoyed going bowling since my younger years and you would find me at Charrington Bowl in Tolworth on a Saturday night long into the small hours! I even had my own ball with the finger sockets drilled out just for me :). Fast forward to more recent times and now Grace, Ross and I enjoy a game or two with friendly competitive spirit thrown in!
With all the leisure pools around these days, you can’t fail to be entertained – and why get wet outside when it is more fun – and much more convenient – to be in the pool with it’s slides, rapids, wave machines and jacuzzis!
4. Playing Online
These days technology is so common place that you can easily lose track of all time by spending it online. If you do, you may as well have some fun (so long as you do it wisely!). There are free online games for children such as BBC Bitesize – Grace loves their maths games and never sees this as homework! For the older generations there are sites such as Wink Bingo and the Google Play Games app for you to play others from all over the world.
5. Visit a Museum or Exhibition
I love a good museum or art gallery trip. I am the type of person who has to look at everything and read all the plaques to find out all the facts and figures. I am sure that I have annoyed many people over the years for being like this but, hey, I like to make the most of a visit! Some of my favourites have been the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Science Museum in London and, of course, the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
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