Get whittling

When was the last time you carved a piece of wood? Many adults have done this at some point in their childhood, and it’s a very satisfying past-time. Even if you don’t plan to carve anything specific, whittling is a peaceful and calming activity for people of all ages. Best of all, you only need…

Cuddle your favourite tree

If you don’t have a favourite tree already, now’s the time! Find a tree that means something to you, and show it some love. “Tree hugging” is often associated with a hippy lifestyle, but there is evidence out there that hugging a tree is good for you. Simply being outside, especially in green spaces with…

Stay up late and watch a sunset

Reflect on the passing of the day, and enjoy the sight of the setting sun. You can check the time of your sunset using the BBC Weather wesbite, or most weather apps will also give you the times you need. Find a comfy spot about half an hour before sunset time, make yourself a cup…

Wake to a sunrise

It’s time to set your alarm early tomorrow, get up with the birds and enjoy the rising sun. Most of us have seen a sunset, but have you ever seen the sunrise? You can check your sunrise times using the BBC Weather wesbite, or most weather apps will also give you the times you need….

Dip your toes in wild water

When was the last time you got your feet wet? Today’s the day to ditch your shoes and socks, and feel the water between your toes. This activity is especially enjoyable on a hot day – find your nearest shore, clean stream or river, and get splashing! Take the time to enjoy how the water…

Make elderflower cordial

With just a few additional, elderflowers can be quickly and easily harvested to make some delicious, tangy cordial. First fo all you have to find some elderflowers! You can often smell the frothy white blooms of flower heads before you see them, but if you need some help identifying an elder plant, have a look…