Summer is the perfect time to get out and explore your town/city, or take a trip somewhere new! But it can also be easy to overspend on activities and attractions.
Here are 5 budget-friendly activities that you can do this summer With The Family:
1. Visit a local park or nature reserve – most places have free admission and there are plenty of picnic spots to enjoy.
Spending time outdoors is great for your mental and physical health. It can help reduce stress, improve your mood, and boost your immune system. Local parks and nature reserves are perfect places to get some fresh air and take in the beauty of nature. If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend your day, then this is the perfect option. You can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery while getting some exercise at the same time. If you have kids, they’ll love playing in the open space. So whether you’re looking to take a leisurely stroll or an adventurous hike, a visit to your local park is sure to please.
2. Have a DIY movie night – pop some popcorn, make some snacks and snuggle up with a good film
Looking for a fun and easy way to entertain yourself and the family? Look no further than a DIY movie night! Whether you’re in the mood for a classic film or something new, all you need is some popcorn and a few snacks to get started. If you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own movie-themed decorations to add to the fun check out Pinterest to help you get started. So grab the kids, settle in with a duvet and some blankets, and enjoy a night at the movies!
3. Go stargazing – find a dark spot away from city lights and see how many constellations you can spot
We love stargazing because it can remind us of the infinite possibilities that exist beyond our everyday lives. When we look up at the stars, we can’t help but feel a sense of wonder and possibility, do the children ask what stars they are when they look up? There are plenty of apps you can download for free that will help you identify them. Stargazing is a great way to bond with friends and family, and it’s also a great way to relax and clear your mind. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or you’re just getting started, you’ll definitely enjoy spending some time exploring the night sky snuggled under some blankets and you could roast some marshmallows too if you have an outside fire pit. It will something the children talk about and want to every year.
4. Go on a scavenger hunt – make a list of items to find on a nature walk or around your neighbourhood.
A scavenger hunt is perfect for groups and they work great too with a mix of ages, so adults and children can join in together. If you are looking for a fun, friendly way to spend some time together then this could be an option or geocaching is another option. All you need for Geocaching is a smart phone, (data on the phone is required) and some good walking shoes!