Hit the Farmer’s Market
This time of year welcomes the popping up of local Farmer’s Markets. Visiting these gems is a great way to while away a beautiful spring day. You’ll be outside, enjoying the sunshine and moving around, which is great for your health and your mood.
Let’s face it: it’s not only kids who find things like go-carting, crazy golf and paintball fun. These are awesome sober activities because they’re not only lots of fun, they’re also often in sober locations by default.
This time of the year there are lots of other great things available for kids such as Easter egg hunts and trails, chocolate tasting at famous landmarks and special activity days at local theatres.
Local Festivals and Fairs
Spring is the right time to find art fairs, carnivals, craft festivals and more all around town. So, take advantage of that. Spend the day outside shopping for little souvenirs, watching creative performances, spinning around on a ride, listening to live music, trying new foods or learning about other cultures.
Concerts and Shows
Whether it’s an old standby rock show you know you’ll love or an interesting new experiment in a kind of music or dance you’re not familiar with, seeing a show is a great way to stimulate your mind and creativity while relaxing. You can go with sober friends, or just enjoy the experience yourself. Expanding your horizons is an excellent strategy in enjoying life, not to mention sobriety and recovery. Bonus: in summer, you’re more likely to find outdoor concerts and shows.
Car Boot Sales and Flea Markets
Being clean and sober usually means we actually get to see the light of day and are able to be up and about earlier in the mornings. Take advantage of this by going and bagging yourself some bargains. Alternatively, take this time to do some spring cleaning and sell any unwanted items. You could even use it to raise money for your favourite charity.