20 Budget-Friendly Activities

With the cost of living affecting so many of us, we have made a list of budget-friendly activities and ideas for you.

  1. Camping in the garden – set up a mini campsite or fort at home
  2. Fruit picking – this could be blackberry picking from a hedgerow near you, or strawberry picking from your local farm
  3. Enjoy a meal out with ‘kids eat free’ offers – many restaurants offer these, especially over the holidays
  4. Visit a museum – these are usually free with an optional donation
  5. Go on a bike ride, or long walk to get the legs moving
  6. Do some gardening together – plant some flowers or grow some vegetables
  7. Get crafty! – do some painting, sewing, or modelling with Play-Doh or paper mâché
  8. Do some baking, or make homemade pizzas
  9. Create a treasure hunt by leaving clues around the house, or the garden
  10. Play board games – dust them off and no bickering allowed!
  11. Visit a splash pad or a local park
  12. Make your own bottle rocket – grab a bottle, baking soda, and vinegar (step back!), and watch your rocket blast off!
  13. Get creative and write some stories together
  14. Make a picnic, grab a blanket and head to the park, or even stay in the garden
  15. Do a workout using YouTube – the kids love some of the energising Joe Wicks workouts
  16. Check out a virtual zoo or aquarium – you can find these on Google
  17. Create your own music video and watch it back
  18. Make bird feeders
  19. Practice mindfulness
  20. Take a trip to the seaside – bring a packed lunch and enjoy the sea air

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