15 Must-dos This Summer For Over 40s

Summer inspires us to do more with our weekends than cuddle up on the sofa. Time to look for an escape from your daily routine and plan some day and weekend trips to look forward to this season!

We’ve selected a range of days out and weekend trips to choose from, whether you want relaxation, fun or something a little different.

Enjoy a Yoga retreat

Rydal Lake 7.20pm tonight. How lucky those herdy hut guests are this weekend.

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1. What: Herdy Huts
Where: Lake District
Prices from: £350 pp
Grab a friend, a yoga mat and enjoy a weekend of beautiful Lake District views and relaxing yoga classes. Sarah makes everyone feel so welcome and has created a place where everyone can get away from the complications in life. This retreat is for anyone, from the Yoga beginners to the gurus.
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BYOB (Bring your own basket!)

2. What: The Hill aka ‘Murray Mound’
Prices from: 
£8 (Grounds admission)
With grounds admission, you can join the excitement on the famous ‘Hill’, nicknamed ‘Murray Mound’ to watch the matches on a large screen. Soak up the atmosphere with a picnic and a bottle of wine. Don’t forget to go and grab some strawberries and cream before you get too comfortable!
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A freshly trimmed Hill 🌱 #Wimbledon

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3. What: The perfect picnic spot
 Flatford, Suffolk
Prices from: Free!
One of the National Trust’s top picnic spots, Flatford offers beautiful views with plenty of places to take a picnic with friends or family. After lunch continue your day in the sun with a hired rowboat or a boat trip up the River Stour!
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Work on some R&R at a Spa

4. What: Dormy House
Where: Worcestershire
Prices from: £195
With a range of indulgent spa days & breaks to choose from, enjoy a day of luxury to recharge at the Domy House Spa. The treatments here are focused on making you feel fabulous. Their award-winning spa promises soothing therapies to beautify the body and soothe the soul.
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Not moving all day…

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5. What: The Scarlet
Where: Newquay, Cornwall
Prices from: £580pp (based on three nights)
Fall asleep to the sound of the sea on a deep relaxation spa break in Newquay.
The Scarlet promises an escape from your daily life with a variety of spa breaks that will treat aching muscles and stressed minds.
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A vineyard experience

6. What: Chapel Down Vineyard
Where: Kent
Prices from: £15
Take a tour of the Chapel Down vineyard. Every guided tour includes a tutored tasting of their award-winning wines. This day trip is perfect for a couple or a group of friends if you’re looking to soak up the sun on a warm day while sipping some good wine.
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See a free comedy show

7. What: The Angel Comedy Club
Where: Islington, London
Prices from: Free!
Free and funny, every night. Enjoy an evening of comedy at the legendary Angel Comedy Club. Go along with a group of friends to enjoy some hilarious comedians… you may even see some big names as this is a regular spot for some of Britain’s best to try out their new material!
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Cycling enthusiasts?

8. What: C2C Cycle Route
Where: Whitehaven to Sunderland
Prices from: Free!
Why not challenge yourself to the C2C cycling challenge? As the UK’s most popular challenge cycle route, ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland. If you’re an avid cycler, take the 140-mile challenge this summer!
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Head to the beach!

9. What: St Anne’s Beach Huts & Apartments
Where: Lytham, St Annes
Prices from: £75
If you’re anticipating sunny weather or looking for a special day at the seaside, these beach huts are perfect for you! With the best spot on the beach, they are filled with everything you could need for a luxury seaside picnic (minus the sandy sandwiches). If you want to make it a weekend trip, they offer family apartments!
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10. What: Bournemouth Beach Lodges
Where: Bournemouth
Prices from: £625 (based on a 4-night summer break)
Look over the Bay from your own private deck at this beach side getaway. For all the family or a group of friends, take a trip to the seaside for a long summer weekend. Sink your toes in the sand, just a few steps from your doorstep.
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Track down an exciting pop-up

11. What: The Nomad Cinema
Where: London
Prices from: £7
The Nomad Cinema has plenty of outdoor pop-up cinemas planned over the summer for you to enjoy. Immerse yourself in a new kind of cinema with catering, goodie bags and a big group of movie lovers. With every genre catered for, from Grease to E.T, you’re bound to find something you love.
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12. What: Cocktails in the City
Where: Bristol, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow & Edinburgh
Prices from: £12
Coming to a city near you- find the cocktail masters bringing you new twists on classic cocktails with a variety pop-ups from some of the of the best bars, all under one roof. Get together with friends for an evening of pop-up hopping and cocktails!
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Still 1.5 hours of sipping awesome #cocktails to go. Yas! 🙌 #CITCLIV

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Try an alternative Summer Festival

13. What: The Great British Beer Festival
Where: London
Prices from: £11
Use the festival’s beer finder to work your way through the huge range of ales, ciders, craft beers and more. Definitely, one for a large group of friends, take a day trip to London with your stomachs lined ready for a day of fun, food, music and plenty of beer!
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14. What: Soul Circus- Yoga & Wellness Festival
Where: Gloucester
Prices from: £199
This is different to any festival you have experienced before! Start your day with a sunrise yoga class, followed by a broad mix of music throughout the day. Stay fuelled with delicious local food that meets your cravings, whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or a tasty treat.
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15. What: The Big Feastival
Where: The Cotswolds
Prices from: £69 (Based on a Friday ticket)
Tuck into a variety of street foods and chefs special menus while enjoying music and the sun! The Big Feastival has plenty for the family, or just a group of friends, with a VIP lounge and cooking classes to take advantage of. Embrace the eclectic mix of foods on offer whether you’re a foodie or just have a big appetite.
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Do you have a secret summer hideaway? Have you enjoyed a weekend getaway or been on the perfect midsters day out? Share your experiences with us on social media, and enjoy planning some great summer activities!


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