There’s nothing like waking up on a sunny day, packing up the car and jetting off for a day of hiking and adventure by the lakeside. If you ever need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and have a moment of calm, a trip to the waterside is the perfect remedy for the body and the soul.

Take A Walk

One of the best ways to work up your body and stay healthy is by walking. Walking is something which gets your heart beating, your blood pumping and keeps your muscles strong. Starting of a day by the lake with a walk around the circumference can be the perfect way to get the family talking, relieve some of the stress from the week and enjoy being out in the open. We don’t often get the chance to revel in nature and stay completely away from technology. But a day in the countryside is the perfect time to turn the phone off and simply enjoy the here and now.

Rent A Boat

If you want to make a day of it by being on the water, you can go to a marina and rent a boat for the day. Make sure you pack you and the family a lovely picnic, put on a few layers and jet off into the middle of the lake for a sense of calm and to get away from the real world. You can play games, take photographs of the scenery and enjoy lots of fresh air.

Feed The Ducks

Ducks and geese are everywhere. If you are by the lake, you will be sure to see some of these guys waddling around and swimming in the water. Take some time to let the kids feed the ducks and geese and have fun watching your child laughing and smiling at being so close to wildlife. If you visit a lake where the ducks are often fed, you may even be able to put some seed in your hand and have them eat it straight from your palm.

Have A Picnic

If the sun is shining and it isn’t too cold outside, the perfect way to spend your weekend is to go up to the lakeside, find a grassy spt and lay down a blanket and basket. Bring lots of food and drink with you such as sandwiches, crisps, chips and dip and fruit. Enjoy spending the day out in the country with the family while eating your lunch.

Ride On A Pedalo

If you are on a date or you simply want to spend some time alone with your partner for the day; you can start off the day with a stroll around the lake and then hire a pedalo to venture out onto the lake and have some fun trying to steer it in the water. It will be a fun way to spend the afternoon, as long as one of you doesn’t fall in and get soaked!