The summer holidays are halfway through…the adults can see an end in sight! The school holidays may be fun for the kids, but hard on the bank of mom and dad. Which is why we’re here to help with our list of things to do on a budget during the summer holidays!
Let’s get into it!
Pack A Picnic
Whether you organise a themed picnic (like Italian, a specific colour or your kid’s favourite foods) or simply make their normal lunches but to be eaten outside!
We have some pretty cool inspirational picnics which could change your lunch game!
Fiesta At A Festival
Did you know it’s the world’s BIGGEST street festival? It’s the perfect free London event to head to.
27th - 28th August
Head To The Beach
Everyone loves a beach day. Whether you build sandcastles or a moat in the sand or fly a kite and play frisbee! Get the cooler boxes and fill them up with juice boxes, sandwiches and snacks – it’s time to head to the beach!
If you have furry friends that also deserve a day out, there’s plenty of beaches around the UK for them too!
It’ll keep the kids busy for a couple of hours as they let their imaginations run wild! From drawing pictures in all sorts of colours to fun activities like hopscotch and more!
Then if it rains, the chalk will wash away leaving it looking like brand new! Plus, it encourages the kids to leave their iPads inside and get some well-needed fresh air!
Make A Splash at a Splash Pad
Best of all…they’re really cheap or even FREE! It’s the perfect place to cool down this summer. PLUS, they have water features, water jets and slides to have fun on. Its one of many super cheap activities you can enjoy this summer.
Splash pads and splash parks will keep you cool, but amp up their summer fun!
Embark On A Hiking Adventure
Grab your walking boots, sunscreen, and caps and discover a whole new world – outside! Whether you hike along the coastline, up mountains or down the rolling hills. There’s plenty to discover in the UK. You don’t even have to stay local, travel out and explore somewhere new. From Cheddar Gorge and Malvern Hills to the Lake District and Snowdonia National Park!
Get those 10,000 steps in, and feel the fresh air blow your hair and the rush of endorphin flow through you. It’s the school summer holidays, after all, the time for making memories with family days out!
Make this adventure one of them.
Sit Back and Stargaze
There are plenty of places and dark sky discovery sites in the UK – it’s about time we check them out!
From the Peak District national park where you can take in stunning panoramic views to Brecon Beacons, where the sky will twinkle with thousands of stars. Take in the world above you, and you might even spot a shooting star!
It’s a brilliant idea for kids to learn about the constellations in the northern hemisphere too. Did you know there are different constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres? That’s a fact you can teach your kids!
Bring some blankets, hot drinks and wrap up warm in case it’s cold!
Catch a Cinema Flick
You can even be in the chance of winning FREE cinema tickets each month!
Whether you book a Odeon kids movie night or looking for some cheap scares and thrills. Cinema nights create everlasting memories.
Visit A National Trust Site
Whether you reenact an iconic scene at a castle, discover a trickle or a gush of an ethereal waterfall or navigate your way through a yew maze!
National Trust has a plethora of beautiful and enchanting locations to visit. You could road trip to one every week! During the summer, many of them have all kinds of family activities going on. From themed workshops and scavenger hunts to family fun activities for kids and more!
It’s a brilliant and active way to enjoy the six-week summer holidays before term time creeps up on them.
Attend A Crafty Workshop
From sunflower crochet bags to clay bead rainbow making! If they love colours, then there’s a tie dye class kit that can be sent home to try, as well as kids summer clay creatures and windchime making!
You can book workshops to attend or book ones where they send the creative kits home!
Build A LEGO Project
There are hundreds of sets to choose from, and you can pick one to build for only £3.00! You’ll need to book in advance and can only build one set at a time (we don’t want any brick mixing!).
It’s a fun-tastic activity to keep the kids busy and you can have a munch too!
2-3 East Parade,
£3.00 per table
Visit A Sunflower Farm
Capture picture-perfect moments this summer with the backdrop of sun-shining flowers and maybe even the setting sun!
Some maze attractions have their own sunflower patches! So, you can enjoy two activities at once! Like the Great Worcestershire Maze Maize!
So, we hope we’ve sprinkled some summer inspiration for things to do on a budget during the summer holidays! Not every activity has to break the bank, so enjoy these for less and keep your bank happy a bit longer!