Most children have now broken up for the school holidays for a long six weeks off and if you’re wondering how you are going to keep them from being bored on a budget, here are five cheap days out that are a lot of fun but won’t break the bank.
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1. The Beach
Going to the beach doesn’t have to be an expensive day out. Find somewhere quiet away from the tourist areas and the lure of the arcades and the fair and have a fun filled day in the sun. Take a bucket and spade, your swimsuit and some beach games and keep the family entertained all day long. Don’t forget to take a packed lunch or a picnic and then all you might have to pay out for will be an ice cream!
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Another fantastic and cheap day out by the sea is crabbing. This inexpensive day out is a lot of fun when you have little ones, especially if they are fascinated with nature and animals. All you need is a crabbing line which you can often find in the pound shop, a bucket and some bait, try a pack of bacon, that works really well. Why not have a competition and see who can catch the most crabs.
3. Go Camping
If you want to go away for a few days, take them camping! If you don’t mind sleeping in a tent, you can often find some really cheap deals. I recently got two nights for just £15! Let them stretch their legs in the great outdoors, it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Enjoy days out exploring and nights around the tent with a barbecue. If you get the bug for camping, invest in a good tent and you will get lots of use out of it time and time again!
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4. Strawberry Picking
Get them outside and eating healthily with a spot of fruit picking. Whether that’s strawberries, blackberries, raspberries or even gooseberries, going fruit picking is fun whatever your age. Especially if you love to have a sly munch on the way around. We’ve all done it! It’s a relatively cheap day out as you only pay for what you pick but at least you have some fresh grown fruit to take home with you.
5. The Library
Encourage your child’s learning this summer with trips to the library. Just because schools out, doesn’t mean they should stop reading. With so many books to choose from, get comfortable and read with your child. Get your little one involved in the summer reading challenge and help them get their certificate simply by reading six books. This year’s summer reading challenge is inspired by Roald Dahl.
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