Sunday, 16 June 2019

9 free things you can do with the family in the summer

Hey readers,

Summer holidays are almost approaching and for some, it can be a daunting time as it can be quiet expensive. Do not fear as I bring you my top 9 things to do with the family during the summer that are free.

1. Local parks. 

Have a look around the area you live in and there will most likely be a park. I don't know about your children but my boys love the park. It is a great way to get some fresh air which in turn means they also get a better night sleep. What else you can do when visiting the park is to pack a little picnic making the day out longer.

2. Museums. 

Where I live we have a couple of free museums which means a great day out. One is cars and the other is art based both fab and a great way to learn about your local history.

 Be mindful though that there are events within the museum that are not free and do come with a price tag so also check beforehand if they are free or not.

3. Geocaching.

Geocaching is a free app and it basically is kind of like hide and seek where you look on the app at the map to locate a cache and go hunt for it. It is normally something small like a pencil and you can replace it and log it on the app. It is a fun activity that all the family can do plus a great way to get exercising in.

4. Library. 

Libraries are amazing places for children not only are they free to join and take out books and audiobooks but there are things on for children to join in. With rthme time for younger children to be introduced to the idea of books through songs and stories. There is story time. Coding activities for the older child. Not to mention the summer reading challenge that is nationwide. It involved a  six-week reading challenge where you sign up at your local library to join. The aim of the challenge is to read 6 books during the summer holiday. If you achieve the reading challenge you will be rewarded with a certificate and medal for your achievement.

5. Swimming. 

Check out your local swim baths as during the summer some swimming centres offer free swim lessons. This is because it is a great opportunity for swim teachers to learn and children get free opportunity to enhance their swimming skills. 

7. Go to a pet store. 

A fun thing to do for free is going to your local pet store and see the rabbits and fish. Check out Pets at Home as they offer petting sessions and educational events that are free and run throughout the summer. 

8. Woods.

If you go to woods they are free and they have fun nature trails plus if you download a nature checklist of Pinterest is an additional element of fun for the kids to enjoy. 

9. Local festivals.

A good website to check out is the website of the place where you live in as it will give you important information about what is on and local free festivals you can attend. 

What places do you like to go that are free with the family? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Cheers for reading X


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