Schools out for summer! And with the holidays in full swing, we want to inspire you with some ideas to enjoy the Great British Summer, right here at home. Yes, that’s right. From activities for the children, to date night for mum and dad and a competition for the ultimate beauty lover, there’s something for everyone in our summer style guide.
No more mum/dad i’m bored
Let’s face it, it’s been a worrying time for children and young people. Take a break from homeschooling, classroom bubbles and exam result waits and focus on the #bestsummerever! Here’s three activities to keep the little, and bigger ones entertained this July.
Make your own lollies
Who doesn’t love an ice lolly on a hot day? It’s a great way to help kids with their ‘5 a day’ too. Pick up some strawberries, bananas and blueberries from the local market. If you’ve not got a lolly mould check out Poundland. We think these Real Fruit Ice Lollies by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall look delicious!
Camping under the stars
Camping for a night at home has huge benefits. There’s no packing, no driving for miles to a crowded campsite, you can practically pick the weather, plus you have your own private bathroom nearby! A camp out is a fun activity for little ones and teens. Impress the kids with your outdoor skills (thank goodness the tool shed is nearby) and build something memorable. Pick up a tent from Sports Direct. Remember to buy some marshmallows for an authentic campfire experience!
Panic Room perfect for the family or teenagers
Come and visit our fantastic Panic Room experiences where adventure is just around the corner. The mission as the name suggests – to escape the room – through a series of problem-solving missions and teamwork. It is an ideal family day out as most rooms suitable for ages 8+. Children 8-11 require an adult over 18 in the room with them and it is an ideal activity for a July stormy day! Let’s hope there aren’t too many!
Finally, it’s always a good idea to get some ‘wet day’ staples. Get crafty with supplies from Poundland.
Love Beauty? A beauty of a competition this month
As each month rolls by, we reveal a new competition! You lucky guys… *wink wink*
Fill your boots (or flip-flops) this summer with this beauty of a competition from Boots! Want the chance to bag a £100 Boots voucher to spend on all of your favourite makeup, fragrance and skincare products this summer? Of course you do! To win all you need to do is tell us your top 3 treats from Boots. Simply pop over the St George’s Facebook page, follow us, comment and tag a friend for an extra entry! Good luck – the competition closes 31/8/21
Date Night Ideas – First dates, anniversary dates, mates dates
July is the perfect time to put that all important date night in the diary.
There’s been little opportunity for date night. For a long-time eateries and shops were closed. Then we had outdoor dining in April which was often a little on the chilly side.
Create the ‘First Dates’ vibe with coffee and cake at Coffee Republic. For a tasty lunch date go traditional with fresh 100% British beef pies from Sia’s Pie and Mash. They also sell delicious vegetarian Quorn mince pies which are cooked to order. If you’re single and ready to mingle, head to Elegant Beauty Bar before your big night out.
Nothing says date night like an evening at the Panic Rooms. It has secured its spot as the No1 rated Fun attraction in Kent and the 2nd best rated Escape Room in the UK out of over 250 companies.
Gents remember St George’s Flowers for those special anniversary and birthday date surprises!
Destination : Home Garden
Unfortunately, a holiday might not be financially affordable or feasible for you this year. So, this July why not bring a holiday vibe to your own back garden?
Remodel your garden with a deck, or just jazz it up with some stylish accessories for those holiday vibes! This doesn’t mean you need a big space either… you can decorate the smallest of areas with cute lanterns, wild flowers and fairy lights. Enhancing your garden assets will offer an instant wow-factor to your home and provide somewhere to sit with a homemade cocktail! You could build a Tiki Bar and pretend you’re in Marbella! Need inspiration? Visit Pinterest for ideas and YouTube for DIY tutorials!
Whether you are going all-out on DIY decking, or just adding some simple accessories, it will be worth it. Nip to Poundland for some garden bargains and don’t forget to stock up on drink supplies from Savers and summer reads at WHSmith! Add the hint of a beach for the little ones with a paddling pool or sandpit too.
We hope we have given you some style ideas for July and we look forward to seeing you soon. Even though lockdown rules have eased, the safety and comfort of our customers remains important. Whilst new Government guidelines are now in operation, we at St George’s Centre and all retailers “advise” the wearing of masks when indoors for additional protection. Please note that Panic Rooms and Don’t Panic requests that masks are worn when inside at all times. #Thankyou