Summer Spectacular Week Seven

Summer Spectacular Week Seven

To help keep your holidays super fun, creative and budget friendly, there will be 63 unique activity ideas to unlock. Each week, another seven ideas, plus a puzzle, will be released. This is Week Seven. Check out the full schedule here. We hope you find some great ideas to keep you entertained!

It's International Youth Day this week - is there a better excuse to act like the biggest kid this summer?! Remember, you don't have to be a kid to have fun with these activity prompts - perfect for kidults too. Take a peek below to see what fun ideas are on the cards this week...

Plus, in case of rainy weather, there's another puzzle for you to crack. Teresa Trayals is off on her summer holidays this week, but she's left behind a colourful puzzle for you to crack while she's away. Can you crack the clues to reveal how many coins are at the end of the rainbow? Check the answers here when you've solved it.

Here are the seven activities for this week...

Saturday 12th August

Play location rainbow bingo! It's really easy - all you need to do is list each colour of the rainbow in a notebook, then you for a walk.

Tally up how many times each colour appears in street art, shop fronts, posters, nature, etc. Which one is used the most? Which colour is used the least? Which is your favourite?

Need some inspiration? Check out the Colours of the UK blog for some colourful suggestions, or try solving this rainbow puzzle!

Play rainbow bingo

Sunday 13th August

It's time to go foraging! August is a fantastic month for wild food - blackberries should be ripe enough to pick, elderflower will be long gone and replaced by elderberries, and you might even find some hazelnuts.

Before you start picking, make sure you're familiar with how to identify the wild foods you're looking for and how to forage sustainably.

If you're struggling to find any wild food in your area, why not visit a pick-your-own farm? There are plenty across the country, and you'll be able to get your hands on all sorts of fruit and veggies, like strawberries, broad beans and currants.

Go berry picking

Monday 14th August

Calling all board game fans! Now's the time to put your board gaming knowledge to the test and come up with a brand-new game. You could be inspired by an existing game you've played, or come up with a new concept, so long as your final game and its rules are unique.

Gather art supplies or tap into your tech skills and design a prototype of your game. Ask your friends or family to do the same, then host a games night to test them out.

Design a board game

Tuesday 15th August

Spend the day exploring a castle, historical house or ancient ruins that you’ve been eager to visit but haven’t had the chance to yet.

Make time to pause and read each notice board you come across, and follow a guided or audio tour if one is available.

What unexpected facts have you learned about the place you've visited? When was it built? Who used to live there? Would you recommend a visit to a friend, and would you come back again?

Explore a castle

Wednesday 16th August

Start keeping a journal and dedicate time over the following weeks and months to keep it up.

How you do it is up to you. You could try keeping a nature journal, an adventure journal, a travel journal, or a personal journal to track your moods and habits. You could include drawings, paintings, writing, records, and even stick in things like pressed flowers and tickets. The options are endless!

Or, you could keep a daily or weekly diary, with a written record of what you've been up to if you'd prefer.

Start a journal

Thursday 17th August

Identify three birds, three trees and three plants that can be found in your local area. You might have spotted some when you played Wildlife Bingo last week.

Learn about tree identification guides and try to work out which trees are which based on their leaves. Download an app like Merlin to distinguish the birds by their calls. Discover when the plants you've identified bloom and whether they grow fruits.

Identify local plants and birds

Friday 18th August

Host a scavenger hunt with your friends or family. Find a list online of things to find, then search for them in your local area.

You could look for physical things that can be collected from the outdoors, like a feather, a twig, and a fallen leaf. Or, you could try a photograph version, where you take a selfie in front of the item - a church, a lamppost, a sign with the letter S on, etc.

Who can find the most items on the list? Find a prize for them!

Host a scavenger hunt

Looking for even more ideas?

Every Saturday, a new week of fun ideas will be unlocked. This is week seven, and there are heaps of ideas already available - check the main page to see what you've missed!

If you can't wait until Saturday, head to our Hidden Treasure blog to discover even more activity and exploration inspiration, like Holiday Bingo and the 30 Days Outdoors challenge.