Summer activities

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but here we’re far from being back to normal after the corona shut down. Festivals, markets, city celebrations and all other activities with big groups of people have been cancelled. There’s still rules and laws in place about how many we can gather in one place, and on bad days it does feel a bit like Summer have been outlawed.

So today I’m gonna share 10 activities you can do, that still bring that summer feel.


Nothing screams summer like a BBQ. If you don’t have a garden, there’s often a lot of public places where grilling is allowed. Our local parks and forest have designated spots for grilling.

Trail walking

Trail walking alone, with family or a great friend, is an amazing way to get moving, enjoy the weather and nature.

Tea party

Another great thing to do either outdoor, or smaller version indoor. Let yourself be inspired by the mad hatter and serve silly cakes, and dress up.


This is one of my favorite summer things (and a great way to use all those left overs in the fridge). Make a picnic basket with loads of finger foods, grab a blanket and find a spot in the sun. We often go to either the local park or the castle garden.

Horse back riding

Okay, so this one is something I haven’t done in 15 years. But I loved to go out horse back writing when I was a kid. It was some of the best things ever. I’d pack a bag with some food for me and apples and carrots for my horses, and then spend the whole day outside. It was so nice for everyone, and I still go all “sigh” when I get the scent of horses on a warm summer day.

Sleep a night in the forest

Going on adventure doesn’t have to mean traveling to another country. When was the last time you went to a forest and spend the night under the open sky? Our forest have open shelters you can use for free, and it’s definitely something I plan to do with the kids.

Visit gardens

In some area’s people open their gardens to the public. It’s still a new thing in Denmark, but it’s very enjoyable to go see gardens that people are truly passionate about. And if that’s not a thing in your area, there’s often more public gardens worth a visit.

Go swimming

Lakes or the sea, swimming is just such a summer thing to do. We’re lucky we live 5 min walk from the beach (perk of living on an smallish island)and we often go down there to spend a few hours, or even just for a quick evening dip.

Go stargazing

Grab a blanket and head outside the lights of town. Find a spot, lie down and watch the stars. If you got a significant other, you can even pretend you’re in a romantic movie 😛

Leave happy notes for strangers

Grab a pen and some paper. Write a bunch of happy little notes, and then go for a walk, sticking them on surfaces with tape (make sure it’s metal or other surfaces that doesn’t get ruined by the tape). Putting a smile on other people’s faces is about the most summer thing you can do.

what’s your favorite summer activities? Let me know in the comments.

Love, Tea

12 thoughts on “Summer activities

  1. I love the note idea! That is really cute.

    Who thought the prospect of summer would be so uncertain, It is such a weird time but you’ve got a lovely list here. Thanks for sharing x


  2. Aaaw, I love the idea on happy notes for strangers! Might as well do it since I’ve started to go for daily walks in the nature and by the beach. One of the positive habits that the lockdown forced me to adopt. We’ve already had one incredible picnic and will have many more, and horseback riding is something I’d LOVE to do. I’m going to Finland for Midsummer and there’s a farm with horses near our Summer house. If I can pluck up the courage I’ll walk there and ask if I can have a go 🙂 Would be the best! I miss it.

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  3. With the pollution levels low in the sky because of the lockdown – I get to see more stars than usual and that makes me such a happy little kid all over again. I wish you have a happy summer xx

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  4. I LOVE the idea of leaving little notes for strangers!! I’m going to have to try this with my little boy 😊

    Sleeping in a forest sounds amazing, and something I’ve never done before.

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