In the UK, summer is a time that everybody looks forward to; a time of sunshine, adventure and making memories that last a lifetime. But the question is, what can you do to make the most out of this always too-short season?

In this blog we have compiled the perfect list of summer essentials to add to your seasonal shopping list, to help make your summer the most fun-filled one yet.

Hit the Water in Style – Paddleboards and Kayaks

As summer beckons, there’s no better way to connect with the outdoors than by hitting the water in style with paddleboards and kayaks. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing outing or adventurous thrills, they offer endless opportunities for fun and relaxation during the summer season. For those craving a tranquil escape, paddleboarding provides the perfect balance of calm and exercise. Glide across calm waters and soak in the sights and sounds of nature as you paddle at your own pace during the warm summer months. Whether you prefer a leisurely paddle, or the challenge of mastering yoga poses on the board, this activity offers a way to unwind.

On the other hand, kayaking offers an adventure for those craving more excitement and exploration. Whether it’s navigating winding rivers, exploring hidden coves, or braving the waves of the open sea, there are many journeys to embark on. And, with options ranging from solo kayaks to tandem vessels, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re seeking a solo adventure or a group outing with friends and family. So, grab your paddle and your sun cream and make a splash this summer!

Barbecue grill with fire flames. Barbecue ready to use

Beach BBQ’s and Summer Parties

Having a barbecue is arguably one of the best things to do during summer! Whether you buy a 1-time disposable barbecue to cook your beach feast or invest in a high-quality portable BBQ that fits in with your summer itinerary of camping and get-togethers with friends, you can enjoy sizzling sausages, juicy burgers and the laughter of friends and family as the scent of grilled goodness fills the air. But make sure not to forget to pack the essentials like cutlery, tongs, and a good selection of your favourite condiments for the ultimate barbeque experience!

Rear View Of Couple Hugging On Top Of Hill On Hike Through Countryside In Lake District UK

Hike Your Way to Happiness – Essential Gear for the Summer Trail

There is something both invigorating and rewarding about exploring nature on foot during summer. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a weekend warrior, having the right gear is crucial. Start with sturdy, comfortable boots that offer good ankle support, and a breathable backpack is a must-have to carry essentials like water, snacks, sun cream and a first-aid kit. Once you’ve got all your gear together, you’re ready to set out and explore on your next adventure!

Group of friends playing with frisbee on the beach

Outdoor Games and Activities

Unleash your inner champion this summer by stocking up on outdoor games that will give you, your friends and family the chance to connect and make the best summer memories! Outdoor games and activities can bring huge amounts of fun and excitement, so maybe give giant Jenga, or bowls a play – they are both great options to bring a bit of friendly competition to your summer gatherings. You could even toss a frisbee around or set up a swingball set; and for parties of more than 2, take it in turns or adapt the game to have 30 seconds for each participant to try and keep the ball swinging while others watch and keep score. The possibilities are endless, so go out there, play hard and make this summer unforgettable!

Stargazing Friends

Stargazing Adventures

Turn your nights into some of the most memorable! Snuggle up in a comfy blanket or reclining chair, download a stargazing app, or grab a star chart to navigate the constellations. The addition of a red LED torch will help you find your way around without ruining your night vision. For the ultimate view, consider a telescope to get a more in-depth look! Whether it’s on your own or with a group of friends, stargazing can be a fun and inexpensive activity for spending time with loved ones.

With these summer activities, you’re all set for countless adventures, delicious barbeques and unforgettable experiences. Soak up the sunshine and make this summer one to
remember! Don’t forget, these are just a few of the many summer activities you could get stuck into, so if you have any more ideas or want to adapt these in any way, feel free!

When the summer season is officially over again for another year, don’t worry if you are left with more items than you have space for, or that you want them out of sight and out of mind until the season restarts; you can store your summer goods here at Beehive Storage. We have a wide range of units tailored to your needs, so get in touch today!