Summer Date Daytime Activities

summer date daytime activities

Going on dates with Matt is one of my favourite things to do. Whether it’s something lavish and expensive like going on holiday, or simply just having a cosy night in together, spending time with my favourite person is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

In today’s post, I thought I’d share some ideas that you and your bae could indulge in on a lovely summer’s day. However, with the British weather being *quite* unpredictable, I’ve split this list into two categories, so you have the option of both indoor and outdoor activities.


  1. Spend the day playing board games.
  2. Build a fort and make lots of yummy snacks, and enjoy spending some precious time with your SO.
  3. Watch your favourite movies or TV shows.
  4. Make some summer snacks together- think fruity cocktails, summery salads and yummy fruit bowls.
  5. Make a scrapbook full of summer memories.
  6. You could have an indoor picnic.
  7. Try out a Pinterest DIY together.
  8. Make homemade ice lollies.
  9. Have a day pampering each other with face masks while watching a cheesy film.
  10. Spend a rainy day in bed eating ice cream and cookies.
  11. You could go bowling or go to the cinema to watch the latest movie.
  12. Make some delicious pizzas.
  13. Play old video games together.

summer date daytime activities


  1. Spend an afternoon in a beer garden – you could even get a group of friends together!
  2. Go to a theme park.
  3. Have a water balloon fight.
  4. Spend a leisurely afternoon in a park having a picnic.
  5. Go to an outdoor cinema with bae and watch a romantic film.
  6. Play card games in the garden drinking cider.
  7. Spend a day at the beach eating ice cream and playing in the arcades.
  8. Go on a road trip together.
  9. Watch the sunset on a hill while drinking prosecco.
  10. Go camping and spend the evening watching the stars.
  11. Enjoy a bike ride together.
  12. Go on a long walk and spend time getting lost in the woods.
  13. Pull an all-nighter and watch the sunrise.

What are your favourite activities to do with bae? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. Chloe Rennard
    16th July 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I love these ideas! Sometimes it’s easy to forget date nights when you’re living that domestic life! I love how you’ve split them into indoor and outdoor too – important to have plan Bs with this weather!!
    chloe ||

    • chloedickenson
      16th July 2017 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks girl! Date night/day is one of my favourite things ever so I love having a list of things to do! Xx

  2. 16th July 2017 / 8:20 pm

    This is the perfect post for me to find right now. I’ve been looking and trying to find date ideas for a while now. I want to do all of them! Going camping sounds so cute and long walks I already love so why not do it with a partner? Love this,
    Lois x

    • chloedickenson
      16th July 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Aw thank you so much Lois! Xx

  3. 16th July 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Brilliant ideas! I have the whole summer with my little lad, my husband is working the whole of August so have little man to myself… will be making many memories ♥️♥️ Xxxxxxx

    • chloedickenson
      16th July 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Aw that will be so lovely 🙂 xx

  4. 16th July 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Omg, for my fiance’s birthday I made a DIY date picker. So every time we have a day off together we blind pick a date acitivty. Last one was a trip to Fort Willaim. I will have to add a few of these to the game!

    • chloedickenson
      16th July 2017 / 10:09 pm

      That’s such an awesome idea omg! X

  5. 16th July 2017 / 10:19 pm

    love these ideas! xx

  6. 16th July 2017 / 10:32 pm

    An all nighter and then watching the sunset seems like the perfect outdoor date! It’s definitely my favorite date idea, but literally all of these sound like they’d be so cool to do. I’ll definitely be referring back to this list for date ideas when I get a boyfriend lol. Pinned!<3

    • chloedickenson
      17th July 2017 / 12:22 am

      Thanks so much lovely! X

  7. 17th July 2017 / 7:07 am

    These all sound so good! We usually binge watch Netflix xx

    • chloedickenson
      17th July 2017 / 10:16 am

      That’s a great way to spend the day! Xx

  8. 17th July 2017 / 7:07 am

    These all sound so good! We usually binge watch Netflix xx

  9. 17th July 2017 / 7:22 am

    All of these sound great ❤️ Will definitely be trying a few out this weekend 😍

  10. 17th July 2017 / 5:02 pm

    This is the perfect post for me. I love finding things for my boyfriend and I to do. There is a lot of date ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of, great post xx

    • chloedickenson
      17th July 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Thanks lovely! Hope you enjoy doing them! Xx

  11. abbeylouisarose
    17th July 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I think it’s wonderful to hear that you and Matt enjoy whatever you do together, and that it doesn’t have to be a big fancy or expensive date for you guys to have a great time! Playing cards is something I love to do, and a water fight sounds like such fun!

    Abbey 🌸

    • chloedickenson
      17th July 2017 / 6:30 pm

      That’s so nice of you Abbey! Sometimes the most simple things turn out to be the best! Xx

  12. Debra-Bow
    17th July 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I really appreciate this post because when it comes to it I get really lost on ideas of what we can do other than our usual routine of things so I’m 100% going to favourite this post on my safari and come back to it during our free days! Lots of love xxx

    • chloedickenson
      17th July 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks gorgeous girl! It’s nice to have a list of ideas, especially if the weather isn’t playing ball! Xxx

    • chloedickenson
      17th July 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you lovely! X

    • chloedickenson
      18th July 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks so much, and watching the sunset is so beautiful! X

  13. 18th July 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I love posts like this – it’s so easy to forget/run out of ideas on activities to do! It has been years since I played a board game – I wish my family were up for it!

    • chloedickenson
      18th July 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much! You should get them to do a games night! X

  14. 19th July 2017 / 9:38 am

    I’ve never been to an outdoor cinema! Scotland’s weather is far from reliable to be fair haha!

    • chloedickenson
      22nd July 2017 / 5:58 am

      I did! Thank you Kimmiee xx

  15. 21st July 2017 / 10:57 pm

    These are great, I’m going to bookmark this as my boyf and I are saving money after holiday so need lots of low-key ideas of things to do on our days off without breaking the bank x

    • chloedickenson
      22nd July 2017 / 5:59 am

      Thanks lovely! X

  16. Olivia Mulhearn
    22nd July 2017 / 6:27 pm

    ooo some great ideas there! much easier in the summer to find places to go!

    • chloedickenson
      23rd July 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks lovely x

  17. 23rd July 2017 / 8:16 pm

    A movie/TV marathon has always been one of our favourite activities to do together. We’ve spent many hours on the sofa, binge-watching Netflix. It can be hard to find nice things to do with your partner without spending a fortune, but you have a great set of suggestions here.

    • chloedickenson
      23rd July 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks love! Sometimes just chilling and watching TV is the best thing you can do together! Xx

  18. 25th July 2017 / 9:59 am

    These are such greta ideas!! Beer Gardens are my favourite thing about summer haha!!! xxx

    • chloedickenson
      25th July 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Haha I love spending time in beer gardens! Xx

  19. Harriet Day
    26th July 2017 / 8:30 am

    All of these seem like such good ideas, my favourite is watching a sunset which I would absolutely love to do.

    • chloedickenson
      27th July 2017 / 8:22 am

      That is such a lovely one to do! Xx

  20. 27th July 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Some great ideas here!

  21. Lauren
    30th July 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Oh there’s some brilliant ideas here! I used to love playing board games with my ex, it was such a fun laid back idea.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

    • chloedickenson
      31st July 2017 / 9:11 am

      That is such a lovely thing to do x

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