Do you ever feel like your friendship group is running out of ideas? While heading to the same old spots time after time can be reliable, you’re unlikely to discover anything new while you’re at it.
Yet with two in three of us Brits admitting to regularly feeling lonely, it’s important to keep trying. Sometimes all it takes is an exciting plan to get everyone back together – so here are five ideas to try out next time you’re stuck for something to do.
Going out for poached eggs can feel a little too familiar, especially if you’re a millennial like me. Have you ever tried it while drinking endless refills of prosecco though?!
Book you and your friends in for a bottomless brunch and see if you can get your moneys’ worth. It’s a great way to loosen everyone up for the rest of your day out – just make sure to stay hydrated!
Be tourists in your hometown
It can be easy to take where you live for granted. You might even turn your noses up at tourists. They must be visiting for a reason however, and re-discovering a place you thought you knew with old friends can feel liberating.
Make a day of it and fit in a meal and drinks afterwards too. Remember to take a cross-body bag for all your essentials.
Explore the countryside
Most of us spend too much time in front of screens, so why not suggest getting a little fresh air? I lived in central London for years and would often find myself desperate to get out to the countryside.
Walking or hiking are easy options and the UK is littered with well-marked routes. Try your hand at mountain-biking if you’re looking for more of a rush.
Soak up some culture
Britain has its fair share of museums and galleries too, and a good proportion of them are totally free to enter. It’s easy to spend a few hours ambling around places like the Tate, and exhibitions change all the time.
Even if you don’t consider yourselves art or history buffs, the buildings alone are often worth a visit – not to mention the cafes and gift shops.
Try an art class
We all know learning a skill can be fun – but how often do you take the opportunity to try something new? An art class makes a change to the pub, and you might just uncover your next passion.
You might also never want to go near a paintbrush again, but either way you’ll have a story to tell.
Has it been too long since you caught up with your pals? Put forward one of these ideas and see who takes you up on your offer.