As the summer approaches spending time outside becomes almost compulsory. Whether it is spending time in your garden, the local park or taking a trip to the beach, spending time outside in the summer months is a must. Here at Fishpools, we specialise in furniture for outdoor living that will make you savour every moment outside. So, we decided to uncover the five most important reasons to spend more time outside as the first signs of summer start to appear.

1.    Enjoy the sunshine

The summer months are a special time for the family. It means long periods of warm weather, summer holidays and spending quality time in your garden. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a garden that enjoys long periods of uninterrupted sun or have the perfect secluded sunspot, you’ll want to ensure you’ve got a sun lounger. Our range of Rattan loungers are designed to suit any garden style and provide luxurious comfort. For those of you that want slightly more protection from the sun, there is an optional Biarritz parasol.

Nassau sunbed rattan lounger from Fishpools outdoor furniture range

2.    Host a BBQ for family and friends

Hosting a weekend BBQ for friends and family is a fantastic way to spend a summer’s day. The two most important aspects of cooking are the food and having enough seating to accommodate your guests. While we aren’t able to help you with the cooking and stop the sausages from burning, we can ensure you’re dining in comfort with our Rattan dining sets. Or if you’re looking for a more informal setting take a look through our garden bar table options.

3.    Socialising with family and friends

Inviting your family and friends to spend quality time with you outside is an experience you’ll find extremely rewarding. Offering to host the gathering in your garden will give you plenty of opportunities to treat those that mean the most to you to a great day out, and show-off your new outdoor furniture. If there is a particular reason to celebrate, or not, we recommend the Naples corner group with an ice bucket table; meaning you’ll be keeping the drinks chilled and the conversation flowing.

Naples corner group with an ice bucket from Fishpools

4.    The Perfect Place to Relax

The outdoors is an idyllic setting for a day of relaxation; you could do this on the beach with the sound of the sea in the background. Alternatively, you can invest in one of our fantastic garden day beds; trust us you’ll soon forget about the beach. The garden day beds are like transporting your bedroom to the outside. Why not enjoy the Summer days with your favourite book or simply lie back and watch the world go by?

Miami daybed from Fishpools

5.    Take in a Deep Breath of Fresh air

Wherever you spend time outdoors make sure it is somewhere that offers fresh, clean air. Taking time to be away from urban pollution will leave you feeling healthier and refreshed. A long walk in the countryside or along the coast is also an enjoyable way to exercise without even thinking about it.

The outdoors holds almost limitless possibilities for fun, exercise, socialising or relaxing. The most important thing is that you are taking time to enjoy nature whether it’s in your garden or the wider world.