We’ve pulled together some ideas to inspire you to make the most of the great British Summer come rain or shine, and spend quality time with the family – be it simply enjoying your back garden, or even visiting far-flung places!

Here are our top suggestions of awesome things to do  - and what’s more, all of these great offers can be purchased using a One4all Gift Card!

Make the most of your garden

Where could be better to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and balmy nights than your own garden? Get friends and family round for a BBQ, relax with a glass of wine as the sun goes down, or get healthy and start growing your own fruit and veg

There are endless possibilities with your garden no matter how small. B&Q has lots of great offers on everything you could need to turn your space into a little piece of paradise, from outdoor lighting, barbecues and outdoor heating, to decking and garden plants.

We love this cute Else Rattan Effect Bistro Set - perfect for morning coffee or evening wine, al fresco.

Now just £60 at B&Q– a saving of 30%...


Get fruity

Enjoy the hot weather with some healthy smoothies and juices. Chuck in everything from British strawberries to more exotic fruits like mangos and bananas.

Smoothies are not only great fun to make, but they’re great, healthy treats for the kids in summer.

Get the kids involved and create your own recipes or try Jamie Oliver’s suggestions. You’ll need the tools of the trade so invest in a high-powered blender from Argos. And when summer comes to an end and the weather turns cooler you can use it to make soups!

Save 20% on this Phillips Jug Blender, now £39.99, Argos.


Get on your bike

The UK has some great cycling routes, perfect for an active family day out, and many have a selection of parks, pubs and restaurants along the way to keep the whole family happy.

The Halfords Journey Planner has a great range of routes listed all over the UK, perfect for a family day trip out.

They’ve got everything you’ll need to kit the family out with kid’s bikes starting at just £39.99, while mum and dad can pick one up from £79.99 each. They’ve also got an online Bike Wizard service, which makes sure you pick the right bike for you.

This five-star rated Trax TFS.1 Womens Full Suspension Mountain Bike is only £99.99 from Halfords.


Do something different

Why not do something a bit out of the ordinary this summer, and create a memory that will last a lifetime by ticking something off your bucket list?

Experience days are a perfect way to do all of the above, either in a group or alone. Try anything from a hot air balloon ride or a cookery master class – or even have lunch at The Shard in London…

Red Letter Days and Virgin Experience Days offer heaps of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to choose from. We like the Downton Abbey Country Film Location Tour for £190, or the Supercar Blast - make like Bond and drive a Ferrari or Aston Martin for just £59!


Enjoy a new read

There’s nothing better than enjoying a good book whilst lying in the sunshine, and filling your summer with stories. Waterstones have up to 30% off best selling paperbacks and a huge selection of children’s books. They also have over 150 million used books on their Marketplace site, including both popular and even valuable or rare items - so there really is no excuse not to bury your head in a book this summer. Bestselling children’s book The Scarecrows’ Wedding is now £9.97 at Waterstones, saving £3.25.


Become a wine connoisseur

Sipping wine in the garden whilst basking in the sunshine or whilst chatting amongst friends is a great way to unwind after a long day at work. is home to some of the best-known brands of wine from right across the world and will bring you the best brands you know, love and trust - direct to your door.

So if you fancy using your One4all Gift Card to increase your knowledge of world wines, then save the hassle of parking your car, trawling the aisles and carrying heavy wines home and shop online at supermarket prices.

Dave up to 50% on the Summer Red collection at just £34.97 for the case!

We hope you’ve been inspired to get out there and enjoy the rest of the summer; it looks like the good weather is here to stay so here’s to many more weeks of warm days and nights.