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Summer Lovin'

12th July 2018

Summer comes with longer, hotter days, school holidays and sunshine! If you use your time wisely, these three things are a recipe for fun! We’ve come up with some super fun, super cheap, summer date ideas for you. Whether you organise a date with your boyfriend, your crush or even your best friend, these ideas are sure to give you both a summer to remember!

Brunch

Brunch is the perfect meal for a date! The food options are delicious (and instagrammable), you don’t have to wake up early (or you have plenty of time to get ready) and you have the rest of the day ahead of you are enjoying each other’s company so much that you want to continue the date!

Mini Golf

If you’re lucky enough to live close to a mini golf course… use it! A game is cheap and you can get involved in a bit of friendly competition, with the chance to chat along the way! The loser has to buy the winner ice cream… it’s only fair…

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Give yourselves the chance to explore the area you live even more and have a fun day finding things to take pictures of! Download and print out scavenger hunt list and challenge yourselves to check them all off!

Hike

If you are quite active people, a hike is a great option! It’s mostly free to do and it can be as short or as long as you want. Hiking is very intimate as it’s just the two of you and nature, it’s the perfect time for long chats and getting to know new things about each other whilst exploring and exercising!

Stargazing

Days may be longer in the summer, so you’ll have to wait until later on at night for this date, but the sky is mostly very clear during the summer. Grab a blanket and some snacks and take yourselves to an outdoor space, lie back and enjoy! You can also download a stargazing app on your phone to help you work out which star is which. Keep reading for some fun astronomy facts to impress your date with!

Picnic

On a hot summer’s day, there is no better way to enjoy your lunch than on a blanket on the grass. You can go to a park or even sit in your own garden! Choose your favourite foods and drinks and head out to enjoy the sunshine. Don’t forget a Frisbee for a light activity after your lunch!

Bike Ride

If you both have bikes, or even know somewhere you can hire bikes then a bike ride is a great option. You can go anywhere you fancy and lets you explore further than you can walk, without a car! Enjoy a cute date while getting some great exercise!

Game Night

You can do this with just two of you or make it a double, or even triple, date. Get your favourite games together and enjoy! You could play video games, board games, card games or spoken games, there are so many options! Make sure you have a prize lined up for the winner!

Cook Together

Instead of going out for a meal, why not challenge yourselves to cooking a meal? Take inspiration from your favourite restaurant meals and give them a go! Stick on a playlist of your favourite songs and get cooking together. So romantic and delicious! If you don’t fancy a full meal, try out a cookie or cake recipe.

10 Fun Astronomy Facts to Impress Your Date!

1. You could fit 1,000,000 Earths inside the sun!

2. The sunset appears blue on Mars!

3. The tallest mountain known to man is on Mars and is 3x taller than Everest!

4. If you could drive a car straight up, you could be in space in just an hour!

5. Only half a billionth of energy released by the Sun reaches Earth!

6. One day on Venus is longer than a whole year on Earth!

7. The sun is 400x bigger than the moon but the moon is 400x closer, making them look the same size!

8. If you stepped on the moon, your footprint would be there forever

9. Light takes so long to reach the Earth that the stars you look at could already be dead!

10. You can cry in space but your tears won’t fall!

Bonus Fact: The Centre of the Galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum (full article coming on this soon… stay tuned)!

We'd love to know if you go on any dates inspired by these ideas! Send us your snaps on twitter (@magazinewonk) or instagram (@wonkmagazine). Have a fun filled summer!

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