Are you already bored of sitting on the terraces with a  glass of wine? Are you ready to get up and actually do something this upcoming summer? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Did you know that doing activities outside can boost your mood? Being outdoors has lots of important benefits for your body and mind, including reducing stress and increasing happiness and well-being. That’s why we’re here to give you 5 fun activities which you can do with your friends this summer.

1. Badminton

Badminton is often forgotten as a team sport. But it’s more than just an activity you play during holidays. You can easily play it at the local park or in your backyard. Invite some friends and have a competition. Also, playing badminton is a great idea during a hot summer. Because it’s less intensive than tennis or squash. Invite some friends and play some badminton

2. Speedminton

Badminton not fast enough for you? Try speedminton. With this game the only thing that differs from badminton is the shuttle, which is called a speeder. The speeder is heavier than a normal shuttle, hence why you have to be even more alert. This can also be played on whatever ground suits you best. From backyard to driveway, it’s all possible.

3. Outdoor roller skating

Did you know that roller skating can burn up to 600 calories per hour? Well, that’s if you do it intensively. When skating moderately, you can burn 300 calories. Which is also quite a lot. Roller skating is great for building muscles such as hamstrings, quads and glutes. But besides those benefits, outdoor roller skating is a fun activity for you and your friends and family. So, get those skates out of the garage and skate around the neighborhood. Don’t forget to bring your water bottle to stay hydrated.

4. Outdoor laser gaming

Well, this is a great activity to do with your friends and family during the summer. If you’re competitive you’ll love this. Because you get to play in a team and win (or lose)! Outdoor laser gaming is mostly played in the woods. So, drive to your nearest outdoor activity center with your friends and have fun. Don’t know how to get there? Rent a van (Dutch: personenbus huren), which you can easily rent online. Do you have a big family? Renting a bus for 9 people (Dutch: 9 persoons bus huren) is a great way to get from A to B.

5. Paddleboarding

In other words, standing up paddle. This is a great way to cool off during hot summer days. Paddleboarding can be done in lakes, rivers and basically everywhere where there’s water. So, gather all your friends to have a great time! The only thing you need is balance. And if you don’t have balance, you need perseverance. It will definitely work out for you in the end. 

So, have fun and enjoy these sporty activities this summer.