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100+ really cheap days out –

Introduction πŸ‘‹

It can be difficult to think of days out, especially when you’re on a budget!

We’ve done the hard work for you, by putting together a list of “100+ really cheap days out“!

Outdoors – 68 ideas

Indoors – 33 ideas

Outdoors 🌳

  1. Foraging/fruit picking – maybe bake a cake with the fruit you’ve collected!
  2. Hiking – local waterfalls, parks, beaches, lakes
  3. Wildlife drawing πŸ“
  4. Rock collecting
  5. Take a book outside with you, and find somewhere nice to read it! πŸ“–
  6. Take “cuttings” of plants in your local area, then try to grow them at home!
  7. Cook on a campfire πŸ”₯
  8. Make a “fairy garden” with rocks and flowers
  9. Go to the local dog park to watch the dogs!
  10. Photography day – go on an adventure and take photos
  11. Go “nature bombing” – buy a cheap packet of flower seeds, then hunt for places to plant them across the neighbourhood!
  12. Go bicycle riding 🚲
  13. Play frisbee
  14. BBQ on the beach!
  15. Watch local rowing/boat races
  16. Help out at your community garden πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ
  17. Go running with a running club
  18. Search online for “free walking tours” for your area
  19. Play “Pooh sticks” – throw sticks in a river and watch them race to the finish line!
  20. Create some “wild art” from sticks and flowers at your local park
  21. Picnics
  22. Offer to paint people’s walls/fences for them
  23. Go sunrise/sunset hunting – find the most beautiful spot to watch the sunrise/sunset
  24. Make a kite – then fly it!
  25. Write cute notes/draw little pictures and give them out to people in your community to brighten their day!
  26. Make your own waterslide
  27. Hang out at your local park 🏞️
  28. Go caroling to raise money for charity
  29. Support your local schools at their sports matches!
  30. Treasure hunting πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ
  31. Do outdoor meditation or yoga
  32. Go aeroplane/car/bus/train spotting!
  33. Sightseeing
  34. Go river paddling – find safe local rivers to go paddling in
  35. “Pick your own” vegetable farms
  36. Build a den! πŸ•οΈ
  37. Ask a friend to give you a tour of their neighbourhood
  38. Litter picking – helping your community can make you happier
  39. Do some gardening!
  40. Have a group “sleep out” to raise money for the homeless
  41. Go cloud watching! Did you know that there are different types of cloud, with different names?
  42. Make a “wildlife house” for insects out of sticks
  43. Make your own mini golf game using leftover packaging, or wood from outside!
  44. Star gazing!
  45. Offer to help with dog walking – check out the website Borrow My Doggy!
  46. Go puddle hunting – throw on your wellies and find some big puddles to jump in!
  47. Play “adventure bingo” – make a list of things you want to find on an adventure, first person who spots them all wins!
  48. Go to the local skatepark to watch skateboarders do tricks!
  49. Wild swimming – check out your local beach or lakes (where it’s safe)
  50. Act out a play/dance performance in the park!
  51. Go cave exploring
  52. Paint rocks and hide them around your area to brighten people’s days
  53. Make a nature diary – go for a walk and write down what you see!
  54. Go insect, bird, or wildlife spotting!
  55. Make a crown out of flowers and sticks from your local park
  56. Go rock skimming – find smooth small rocks and try to throw them to make them bounce off water!
  57. Set up a local dog walking group 🐢
  58. Outdoor film nights with a cheap projector
  59. Make a swing
  60. Build sandcastles at your local beach
  61. Car boot sale
  62. Street party! πŸ₯³
  63. Play football
  64. Look for cheap boat rides nearby
  65. Feed the wildlife – buy some cheap animal food, then find local birds/animals to feed
  66. Find hills to roll or sled down (make sure you do this safely of course!)
  67. Go tree climbing!
  68. Visit a free outdoor gym πŸ’ͺ

Indoors πŸŽͺ

  1. Go to the library – they offer free books to read, and often set up clubs and activity days!
  2. Look for free TV show recording tickets πŸ“Ί
  3. Free sports days/events – sometimes local sports centres offer free family days for things like tennis and swimming
  4. Look for free plays/acting performances in your local area
  5. Volunteer as staff at entertainment performances/events in exchange for free tickets!
  6. Go to a friends’ house 🏘️
  7. Get a big group together to take advantage of “group booking” discounts at restaurants
  8. Free comedy nights/talent shows at your local pub
  9. Find independent coffee shops to visit in your area
  10. Volunteer at your local homeless shelter or soup kitchen
  11. Art galleries 🎨
  12. Play pool/snooker at a local pub
  13. Check out the small businesses in your area
  14. Museums
  15. Look for “indoor gardens” to visit
  16. Try out speed dating
  17. Join a book reading club πŸ“–
  18. Trampoline parks
  19. Indoor rock climbing
  20. Arrange a “potluck” dinner with friends where everyone cooks!
  21. Volunteer at an animal rescue
  22. Free book reading performances for children – check your local leisure centres and libraries!
  23. Castles/historical tours 🏰
  24. Buy a cheap return bus ticket, see where it takes you!
  25. Go to indoor shopping centres to do drawing
  26. Find free board game events at your local game shops!
  27. Quiz nights at your local coffee shop, restaurant or bar
  28. Bowling 🎳
  29. Cinema
  30. Offer to go shopping for your neighbours/elderly
  31. Support local musicians by going to their free gigs
  32. Bring gifts/treats/activities to nursing homes
  33. Collect food/volunteer for your local food bank πŸ’ž

Conclusion πŸ‘

So that’s it!

Here are 100+ really cheap days out for you to try.

Take a look to see which ones you’d like to do! Finding cheap days out can be fantastic for both your budget and your wellbeing.

Why not share this list with friends/family, to choose activities to do together?

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