The Best Things In Life Are Free.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on family days out or keeping the kids amused. There are so many things you can do for free that are great fun. Have a look at our list of ideas to keep the whole family entertained for hours.
1. Take walk in the countryside.
Countryside walks are the perfect way to spend time with the family. How far you walk is entirely up to you, take a short stroll around a couple of fields or a hike for several miles. Keep the kids amused by getting them to look out for local wildlife or try to name plants and trees, take a notebook with you so they can jot down everything they see. You can even make a day of it by taking a picnic. Play games along the way like rolling down hills (make sure there haven’t been any cows around first!) All the fresh air is good for your health and will wear the kids out too!
2. Explore hidden coves and beaches.
There are so many beautiful beaches to explore all over the UK and Ireland. Searching for fossils, exploring rockpools, building impressive sandcastles or just taking a dip in the sea are just a few of the things you can do around the coast. For the romantics out there, why not take an evening stroll along the beach and watch the sun set over the sea? Search for hidden coves and find places you have never been before.
3. Go stargazing.
Dark Sky areas are amazing. There are no street lights or light pollution, making it perfect for stargazing. Learn about our solar system, search for planets and moons and try to spot famous constellations. You might even be lucky enough to see a shooting star. Kids will love learning about space and the world beyond our planet.
4. Search for the fruits of nature.
Autumn is the perfect time to hunt for wild foods. Blackberries are in abundance, nuts are falling from the trees and elderberries have ripened and are waiting to be picked. Not only are you getting food for free, you will be teaching your kids what is safe to eat in the wild. It is a good idea to do your research before you go out scavenger hunting as there are many things in nature that must be avoided as they can be very dangerous, for example, many types of mushrooms can make you extremely sick, so it is very important to know what you can and cannot consume.
5. Find a play park.
Kids love play parks. Swings, slides, climbing frames and see-saws, hours of fun to be had, all for free! Take a ball for a kick around, fly a kite, make up games like treasure hunting, chase or hide and seek. Family fun like this is the perfect way to bond and create happy memories, something kids will remember for many years.
We hope you have got inspiration from our list and have saved a few pennies too! Take a look at our website www.theholidaycottages.co.uk for ideas for your next holiday destination, where you can put our money saving ideas into practice.
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