5 Things To Do On The Longest Day Of The Year

The Longest Day Of The Year

Summer Solstice is almost upon us, and it’s always a good time of the year as the summer comes to say hello, the sunshine comes out, and we get to enjoy it all for that little bit longer, with it being the longest day of the year.

But what to do on such a day? While our bingo app never sleeps, with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the likes of online slingo games on the go, there are tons of different things you can make the most of the extra daylight with, including…

Find a Good View

Watching the sunset on solstice day is a longstanding tradition with Brits, with places such as Glastonbury Tor and Stonehenge particularly, thanks to their connections to the druids. Hundreds flock to the area, but don’t worry, there are plenty of incredible spots across the country, from hills to beaches, to the top of car parks in city centers.

Countryfile recently named their top six spots in the UK to watch the summer solstice, which were:

  1. Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  2. Saltwick Bay, North Yorkshire
  3. Place Fell, Ullswater
  4. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
  5. Glastonbury Tor, Somerset
  6. Avebury Henge, Wiltshire

Watch Euro 2020

June 20 is of course the middle of the European Championships and it’s a bumper day of games with the final two games of Group A, which includes Italy v Wales and Switzerland v Turkey. Both games kick off at 6pm, and it could be all to play for as the Welsh look to replicate the success they had back in 2016.

Have a BBQ

June 20 is also the final day of Meet a Mate Week, so why not celebrate the longer evening by having friends over for a barbecue? The wafts of burgers and sausages will no doubt be making their way across streets and avenues across the country, and, let’s face it, is there a more mouth-watering smell?

There are some incredible recipes out there for both meat-eaters and vegans, while we also ran through some fantastic options for the grill in our recent 4th of July blog, another day perfect for getting the coals hot.

Take a Long Walk 

With the evening light until close to 10pm and the solstice marking the longest day of the year, it’s the perfect time to get out for a walk. No matter where you are in the country, Britain offers some lovely walks, from reservoirs to hills, seas to canals, and even plenty within cities. 

With the solstice falling on a Sunday, you can enjoy a wonderful Sunday stroll, or even cap off a weekend away somewhere new with an evening watching the sun go down.

Take Your Dad Out

Of course, June 20 isn’t just a day to celebrate the solstice, but also one to celebrate Father’s Day. So if you have the opportunity, why not treat your Dad? You could do all of the above with him and make it an extra special one, as well as a solstice and Father’s Day to never forget.

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