Fantastic Family Days Out That Don’t Cost The Earth

The holidays are here! For many parents, weeks of entertaining kids await. So, how do you keep your kids amused without spending a fortune? If you’re looking to plan some fun days out this summer, here are some fantastic ideas that won’t break the bank.

The beach

If you’re lucky enough to live by the beach, you can enjoy endless days of fun and frolics without spending much. Pack up your towels, sunscreen, and a picnic and enjoy the sunshine. Take a ball and set up a game of beach volleyball. Or take a cricket set, a baseball bat or some body boards. Grab a cool box and fill it with drinks before you go to save money when you get there. Invite other members of the family or friends along and make a day of it.

If you live a little further away from the shore, why not organize a camping trip and go for a couple of days? Pitch your tent at a cliff-top campsite and enjoy sleeping under the stars and listening to the waves.


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The park

The park is a great low-cost option for a sunny day. Take a frisbee or set up some goals and take a football. Make sandwiches and salads before you go and get a group together. Chill out with a book or a magazine, go for a family bike ride or get your skates on.

Fantastic Family Days Out That Don't Cost The Earth

Theme parks

Enjoying the thrills and spills of theme park rides is top of many children’s wish-lists for the summer holidays. Going to theme parks is great fun. But it can be a pricey affair. To save money, book tickets online and collect coupons. You can often find 2-for-1 vouchers on the Internet. If you visit attractions on a regular basis, it may be worth investigating membership. If you’re allowed to, take your own food in with you. This will save you a huge amount of money, as on-site eateries tend to be expensive.


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Outdoor adventures

Summer is a perfect time of year to get and about and explore. Go for a hike in the forest or climb a mountain. Take your bikes or hire some kayaks. You can try all kinds of activities in national parks, and many are free of charge.

Family-friendly festivals

Festival season is in full swing, so check out what’s going on in your local area. Many family-friendly events are free for kids, and they offer an array of activities, which keep children occupied all day.

Al fresco flicks

If you’re keen to enjoy the outdoors without venturing far from home, why not set up a screen in the back garden? Put some bean bags and floor cushions down and fill bowls with popcorn. Snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy your own outdoor cinema experience at home.


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Preventing boredom in the school holidays can be tough. Many of us would love to arrange outings every day, but the cost soon adds up. If you’re looking to have a summer to remember without spending a fortune, why not give these suggestions a go?




  1. We have made a bucket list of stuff to do this summer that doesn’t cost a lot. Looking forward to checking out some local sites we have been meaning to but never have and all cheap 🙂

  2. yeah we quit going to our EX in saskatoon when the ticket prices hit $45 for rides (and thats buying it ahead of time on sale) the cost to park is nuts, the cost to walk into the EX is nuts, but a lot of times they do have free concerts. They have lost so many food booths over the years though, that its not even funny. Who ever heard of the EX without elephant ears? very sad

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