We all need a bit of adventure in our lives, right? It’s so important for our physical and mental health to get out there and take in new scenery, but it can be hard to find or plan something to do in the precious free time that we have.

When it comes to giving your loved ones the gift of a fun-packed summer day out, whether you want to surprise your kids with exciting summer activities, or treat your partner to a romantic trip, we’ve got you covered.

Here are some exciting things to do in the summer that are sure to scratch that adventurous itch! 

Dive Into Your Favourite TV Show

Your children probably often wish they could use a magic gadget to teleport themselves inside the TV screen. Sadly you might not be able to give them such a magic gadget as a gift, but this is the next best thing: travel to the locations where your favourite films and TV shows were made. 

Still a bit of an insider tip, this travel trend is rapidly getting more popular. They’ll be able to see, hear, smell and taste the world that dazzled them and millions of viewers on screen. Why not make them a movie soundtrack playlist for them to listen to and they will feel just like their favourite characters!

The National Trust looks after some of the most breathtaking castles, mansions, gardens and parks the UK has to offer, so many filmmakers from all over the world have come knocking on their doors. Whoever you are treating to a day out, a National Trust Gift Card gives them the choice to pick their favourite location.

They could immerse themselves in the world of Game of Thrones by visiting Castle Ward in County Down, have a day out for couples, reimagining a summer ball scene from Bridgerton, filmed at the Temple of Venus in Stowe, or go on a hunt for clues with the kids by discovering Benthall Hall, which Enola Holmes and family called their home in the recent Netflix film.

Recharge Your Mind and Body

Fancy some chill time in a jacuzzi or in deep need of a massage? It can be difficult to unwind at the end of the day, so why not immerse yourself in a location that really allows you to relax? It’s important for both our physical and mental health to take proper time out and recharge, and what better way to do this than to treat a loved one or your entire family to a spa day?

Choosing a Gift Voucher for Spabreaks.com gives your giftee the choice of break to suit their needs and keep things flexible. Their offers range from outdoor spas and city breaks, to couples spa experiences and girly escapes all situated in stunning scenery across the UK, such as Hoar Cross Hall in Burton-upon-Trent, or Ringwood Hall in Brimington, which is one of their many pet-friendly spas too. 

Follow Your Appetite

Few things are more comforting than being treated to a meal at one of your favourite restaurants. Whether they are on a city break and starving for a hearty helping after a wild shopping hunt, or craving a mouth-watering meal after a long walk in the countryside, you can’t go wrong with the Restaurant Card

With a choice of Bella Italia, Las Iguanas, Cafe Rouge, or The Mulberry, this gift cards can be spontaneously redeemed in-store, so they can just wander into the nearest restaurant included, and treat themselves whenever they might feel like it. This appetising gift will allow them to spice up even those drab days tainted by rain showers and make their day a special and memorable one - and, of course, it takes the washing up off you, too. Yes, please!

Climb To The Top

It may be your children who are calling for an adventure, but it could just be that your partner secretly wouldn’t mind coming along on one either. It’s tiring enough to be grown up all week, go crazy on a day out - we all need some summer fun! At Go Ape’s high ropes outdoors activity, you can combine healthy summer exercise with that exciting adrenalin kick. Fancy zip trekking after sun down, speed climbing, or a treetop challenge?

Why not let your children choose and let them look forward to a great day out when you buy a Go Ape Gift Card with us? There are over 30 locations to choose from, including Normanby Hall in the North, Haldon in the South West, or even Battersea Park for a great day out in London. What are you waiting for? It’s time to monkey around! 

The Show Must Go On

Lights up! There’s just nothing like the real thing when it comes to live events. You probably won’t remember when you first listened to a song on Spotify, but the first time you saw your favourite band in concert? You’ll probably remember the shoes you were wearing or what you had for breakfast that day, already buzzing with excitement. Giving this as an experience to a loved one, or as a memory to share for the whole family makes Ticketmaster Gift Cards something super special. 

This gift will give them a memory to look back on for years to come! With stars like Tom Jones and Ricky Gervais taking to the stage, and musicals like Disney’s Frozen from the West End promising family fun, Ticketmaster have a huge range of events, including sports and family attractions, ready for you to go crazy over. Know someone else who could use a top tune or some cracking comedy to brighten up their day? One of our egift cards for Ticketmaster could be just the thing!

Days Out that are Something Else

This is one for the thrill-seekers! Sightseeing from a helicopter or doing a tropical cocktail masterclass is a seriously exciting way to give their weekend a kick. Virgin Experience Days feature fantastically fun trips for two or for the entire family.

With a Virgin Experience Days voucher, how could your partner refuse the chance to pick between things like a Murder Mystery Thames Dinner Cruise and a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight? Or you take your family along for a crazy summer activity like a spy hero escape room game for four. Are you ready for your wow-moment?