Beyond a picnic in the park, why not try these useful ways to enjoy a memorable trip out without spending any cash?
Get into wildlife
You can join many trails guided by experts and go to wildlife-watching events (excitingly some are even at night or in the evening) organised for free by the RSPB. Check out the online RSPB Kids zone and find out what’s happening in your area.
A day at the museum…
Museums aren’t just for school trips and homework! Many museums have free activities (like storytelling, crafts and art) to suit a range of ages, and it’s usually all free, especially during school holidays.
Even little museums offer activities because they appreciate how important the local community is to them, so go to the UK Museums website and search for places near you.
Summer parks programmes
Larger local parks offer free summertime events (puppets shows and children’s entertainers), often during weekday mornings. Go to your local council’s website and find local parks – the events programmes are usually posted online, but you should find details on notices at the parks too.
Click here to find your local council’s website.
Cycling, beachcombing and natural trails are brilliant ways to get out for free. Check our hot links to Great days out.
Pass it on – no-cost holiday ideas
In rain or shine, keep the kids amused in the school holidays with these savvy suggestions.