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7 Low COVID Risk Outdoor Summer Activities

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Summer 2020 is going to be prettyyyy different to normal. The plans we made and the holidays we booked back in January are well and truly scuppered thanks to COVID and the effect it’s had on the world. But 2020 is all about staying safe and healthy and keeping our families safe and healthy. So today we’re sharing some low COVID risk outdoor Summer activities for you to enjoy!

Outdoor Summer Activities

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With Spring being an absolute washout, most of us want to make the most of whatever Summer we have after a pretty dreadful start to the year. We need to try and salvage what’s left of 2020, before it’s New Years Eve once again. Most of my Spring and Summer plans for this year got cancelled and I’m absolutely gutted about it. But I’m determined to at least try ad make the most of this year.

But going forward, we’re certainly all going to be a bit extra wary of our health and safety and that of our loved ones. We’re all going to have to adapt to this new normal we’ve found ourselves in, filled with face masks and rubber gloves and socially distant meeting with friends and family.

So despite the fact that this Summer is going to look vastly different, there are still plenty of fun outdoor Summer activities you can do which are also low COVID risk. Because safety comes first!

Summer Outdoor Activities

7 low COVID risk outdoor Summer activities

Go for a walk or a hike

Starting with a pretty obvious one but going for a nice walk or a hike is a pretty low-risk activity to do this Summer! Either on your own, with your partner or with a friend in your “bubble”, a Summer walk or hike will boost your mental and physical health too.

Go horse riding

For any animal lovers out there, horse riding could be a great outdoor Summer activity to pick up that is low COVID risk. I’m kinda scared of horses myself. They’re so beautiful but so powerful. And their power scares me. But I’d love to have the guts to try horse riding one day. If you have a horse as well, it could also be a good time to invest in their upkeep if that’s something that needs doing, such as equestrian buildings from Vale Stables.

Visit a farm or animal sanctuary

Keeping with the animal theme for a second, it could also be a great time to visit a farm or an animal sanctuary. Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is relatively near to me and I absolutely love it there. I can’t wait to visit again. But I do know that they’ve put in place loads of safety measures for when they open to guests again.

Visit National Trust sites

Anywhere that’s big, open and preferably outside is a good option for a low COVID risk outdoor Summer activities. And if you want to add a bit of culture into your activities too, why not explore some National Trust Sites this Summer?

Spend time in your garden

There’s so much potential for a seriously low risk Summer right in your backyard! Now is a great time to learn how to make the most of your garden because if you’re lucky enough to have that outdoor space to yourself, you should use it! Do some gardening, have a BBQ, buy a paddling pool, build an obstacle course. The possibilities are endless!

Go on a bike ride

It’s hard to catch COVID if no-one can catch YOU! I kid, I kid. But a bike ride is a brilliant way to get outdoors, in the sunshine and make the most of what’s left of Summer. Bike round your local park, the countryside – wherever. Cycling is also mega good for you too!

Camping in the backyard

Another outdoor Summer activity you can do from the comfort of your own garden. If camping is something you’re going to miss this year or something that you’re not comfortable doing in public right now, there’s always the option to camp in your garden. Toast some marshmallows, tell scary stories, stargaze. What a perfect evening!

Outdoor Summer Activities

What outdoor Summer activities are you planning to do this year which are low COVID risk?


  1. I used to looove horse riding when I was a kid, it’s so fun and so much less scary when you’re actually sitting up there haha! We’re really looking forward to moving at the end of the month as our new place has a fairly big garden. It’s going to be so nice to have our own outdoor space for the last bit of summer!

    1. Ooh that’ll be lovely. In our old house we had a massive garden, it was beaut. The thought of sitting on a horse is terrifying haha!

  2. Love going on bike rides… if I had a bike!! We love geocaching. That gets us out of the house and exploring new places. I recently stumbled across UK Treasure Trails and have picked out a few that we would like to do on the weekends too. It’s like a cross between an escape room and geocaching!

    1. Oh wow that sounds so much fun!

  3. I would LOVE to go horse riding, I haven’t been since I was a kid! I am so ready to get out and have a bit more of outdoor adventure!

    1. Same girl!

  4. Visiting some national trust sites is a great idea. I’m very appreciative of the fact I live somewhere it’s easy to walk without bumping into too many people x

    1. You’re so lucky!

  5. Tonyalee says:

    My son wants to start a garden! It shall be fun. And I’m just gonna say that horse back riding is the best workout for legs lol I miss it so much

    1. Awh that will be fun!

  6. Hello! Great post. Thanks for the advices, the horse ride sounds very optimistic!

  7. Sarah says:

    I really want to camp in our back garden!!

  8. I would love to go horse riding x

  9. Our neighbour’s kids have already done the camping in the backyard and they had a blast.

    1. Awh sounds fun!

  10. Camping in the garden would be so much fun! We’ve been going for lots of walks during lockdown but have started venturing out a bit further now including to the seaside which was much more relaxing than I expected it to be! xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    1. Ah that’s great to hear! I’m kinda far from the sea which I’m always so sad about!

  11. Great ideas! I’m so grateful to have outdoor space at home and also live near a park especially right now! I’ve been making the most of the space that I have with BBQs, gardening and general outdoor activities x


    1. Yeah I live right next to a park too! Have been really enjoying my evening walks over there 😌

  12. Alice Anne says:

    Ah I haven’t been horse riding in years! I’ve really made the most of getting out for walks etc during the last few months but there have been loads of times I’ve said about wishing I had a bike xx

    1. That’s great to hear. I’ve been thinking about getting a bike too.

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