Go barefoot, try rockpooling, and catch an al fresco film - no better season to take your life outside.
"What? This is England!" we hear you cry. That's right and, as we like to say at The Simple Things, rain will never stop play...
This month, join us in celebrating all that's wonderful about summer and the great outdoors. Whether you're in the garden, park or on the beach, remove your shoes and embrace the pleasures of going barefoot.
When you walk without shoes you awaken and massage the many nerve endings in your feet. Godolphin House in Cornwall has a dedicated barefoot trail where you can reintroduce your toes to exciting different textures you probably haven't felt underfoot since you were a child.
While your shoes are off, why not go rockpooling? The Wildlife Trusts have a list of the UK's best spots from the Isle of Mull to the Isle of Wight.
When it's time to eat, try to enjoy as much fresh-air food as possible. As well as barbecueing, try cooking a one-pot wonder like a fish stew or some breakfast pancakes over a campfire. If you're going out in the evening, do something you can only do in summer, such as catch an al fresco film or theatre production. The Picnic Cinema is screening classic and cult films in locations across the country from castles to forests where you have the chance to camp overnight after the film.
Leeds Castle is hosting the largest open-air classical concert this month and theatre company, The Pantaloons, will be putting their unique twist on The Tempest. If you'd rather escape the crowds, try wild camping on beautiful Dartmoor or Brecon Beacons. The National Trust have details of where wild camping is permitted. Just you, your tent, your choice of company and the great outdoors. Heaven.