Summer Solstice Date Ideas

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Stone HengeThe Summer Solstice on the 21st June marks the longest day of the year, with sunrise at 4.52am and sunset at 9.21pm. So, you’ll have even more time to fit a ‘muddy’ date in to your day with all that lovely daylight.

Here are some Summer Solstice themed dates to enjoy with your ‘muddy match’.

Head to Stonehenge – The most famous place to celebrate the Summer Solstice is at Stonehenge in Wiltshire. On the 20th and the 21st, the ancient monument will be surrounded by thousands of people who are keen to see the sunrise. If you’re happy to share the spectacle of the sunrise with 40,000 people, then Stonehenge is the place to be.

English Heritage have advised visitors to take public transport to the event to help with traffic management.

Welcome the Soltice at Bryn Celli Ddu – Watch the sunlight stream in to the prehistoric burial chambers of Bryn Celli Ddu in Angelsey and enjoy a tour of the neolithic site from 11am to 4pm on 20th June.

Try midnight golf in Orkney – Fancy a round of midnight golf? Then take a trip to Stromness Golf Club where you can welcome the solstice while playing 18 holes.

Get sporty in Birmingham – From June 20th to 21st there will be 24 hour programme of sports in Birmingham to celebrate the longest day. Whether you fancy joining a bat walk at 3am, or trying late night boules, there is a whole host of events to enjoy together.

Watch the sunset at Banba’s Crown – Take a trip to Ireland’s most Northerly point to experience the sound of local music as you watch the sunset on 20th June.

Enjoy the view in Greenwich – Royal Observatory Greenwich is hosting a Summer Solstice Sun Day where you can look through solar telescopes, learn about solar astrophotography and make a solar projector.

Kayak in Windermere – If you fancy paddling your way across lake Windermere in the long race (10.5 miles), or short race (5.5 miles), head to the Windermere Canoe Kayak website to take part in the Summer Solstice race. You could race together or compete against one another.

Take a garden tour in Sandwich – If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land and to see beautiful flowers, head to The Secret Gardens of Sandwich in Kent and join their Summer Soltice Tour.

If you are meeting for a first date, make sure to meet in a public place and to follow our safety advice.