It’s important to take it easy from time to time and to give yourself a treat. Often, a day out with your family or a friend can be just that. However, it can sometimes be that, especially in 2021, options are limited to us. For this reason, finding a day out that feels both safe, restorative and productive can be more important than it seems.
Heading out and spending some time walking in the part can be nice, but what if you want to be around people, if not ‘near’ to them? What if you want to enjoy a striking piece of normality despite the difficulties of the last year? The weather is about to get warmer, and in this context, we too can enjoy a process like this. We just have to know which direction to take and where to go.
So, let this guide help inspire you to get out, stress-bust and find some balance. In difficult times, that can be all we want to ask for, and exactly what we deserve to enjoy:
A Garden Centre Day Out
Garden centres have stood firm as not only an enjoyable day out but a beautiful means of gaining inspiration for your own garden. In the midst of a pandemic, spending more time in your garden cultivating your vegetable patch, applying flower themes, installing new furniture or path arrangements, and generally taking creative inspiration from those around you can be worthwhile. This is why certain outlets, such as Poplar Nurseries, not only offer an amazing garden centre for browsing but an intuitive online presence. This ensures that no matter if you choose to visit them or to have their product library make your garden sing, you’ll always have something to enjoy.
Outdoor shows have taken on a (positive) light of their own in recent years, and especially the last year, showing that theatre need not be constricted to indoor environments. From plays like The Secret Garden hosted across museums across the country, to Shakesperian outfits still trying to offer that time-honoured work to young audiences in outdoor theatres, to castles showcasing historical jousting as part of their broader strategy to retain tourism, no matter who you are, an outdoor show can be restorative and a fantastic day out – as well as a great means of staying safe in these times.
Historical visits are also important to curate and consider. For instance, you might decide to attend a public geological dig tour, or walk around a museum’s socially-distanced and pre-booked showcase. There are many opportunities like this for a day out, a day out in which you can learn, without having to put your family in harm’s way. At the very least, online tours and digital showcases, offered by many public and subsidised cultural institutions, can help you browse the amazing options currently open to you.
With this advice, we hope you can enjoy the best of a restorative day out, even in these tough times. Sometimes, that can be more than enough.