50 things to do on a no spend weekend.

Hey readers,

If you haven't heard of no spend weekend it is basically what it says in the name where you set the challenge of the weekend to not spend a penny other then going for a wee ;). 

There are several different noes spend challenges ranging from one day, weekend, a whole month and if your feeling a brave a whole year (hats of to you people who have achieved a no spend for a whole year not sure I could stick it out that long). 

The idea of the no spend is to stop you from spending money basically automatic times and it really does make you stop and think about your consumptions. It also reminds life doesn't always have to be about money. You can also save money and get you thinking in that frameset. 

In this post, I have put down 50 ideas of things you can do on a no spend.

1) Organise and plan your future money. 
2) Volunteer your time.
3) Watch movies.

4) Help your kid/s with their homework.

5) Start a blog.

6) Try geocaching.

7) Try a board game.

8) Draw and paint. 

9) Make greeting cards.

10) Visit local free museums.
11) Read.
12) Visit a park.
13) Clean the house.
14) Do some baking.
15) Cook something new.
16) Spend some quality time with a partner. 
17) Assess your goals.
18) Start a diary.
19) Catch up on the news.
20) Colour in.
21) Read.
22) Sleep. 
23) Make a to-do list. 
24) Have a bath.
25) Organise your wardrobe.
26) Sell stuff on eBay.

27) Teach yourself origami.
28) Watch a ted talk. 

29) Go for a walk. 

30) Go to the library.

31) Write a  letter to a friend from far away.

32) Make a vision board.

33) Go for a picnic. 

34) People watch.
35) Listen to some podcasts. 

36) Play Pokemon Go.

37) Stargaze.

38) Cloud watching. 

39) Scrapbooking. 

40) Host a dinner party.

41) Attend a free community festival. 

42) Practice yoga.
43) Have a cup of coffee and relax.
44) Think about ways to earn extra income. 
45) Go fly a kite.
46) Collect rocks, paint them and hide them for someone else to find. 

47) Reorganise cd/DVD collection. 
48) Declutter your wardrobe. 
49) Check out trending videos on youtube. 
50) Built a fort with the kids. 

What free activities do you like to do? I love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X


  1. Thanks lots of great ideas here. It is so easy to spend without thinking so setting aside times we have no spend time is a great idea. Especially now we are all a little overspent from Christmas. #KCACOLS

  2. A day at the beach is right up there for me, there is walking the coast path, playing in the sand and swimming and surfing. The woods is another favourite #KCACOLS

  3. Visiting local museums is such a great one. We have so many little museums in Kent that are run by volunteers and are free entry. They often do fantastic children's trails too. #KCACOLS & #AnythingGoes

  4. Great ideas given here#blogginggoodtime@,globalblogging@_karendennis

  5. We actually have quite a few no spend weekends. After a week of school, college and work my family is happy to stay home and relax. x

  6. I haven’t heard of this challenge, but it makes sense! #MMBC

  7. Great ideas. Perfect timing for this post. I bet a lot of people want to do a no-spend weekend so soon after Christmas!

  8. Always good to have such ideas of great things to do and the fact they are no spend or can be is even better. Will use some of them to get us active after the Christmas break #AnythingGoes

  9. Yup, so many things we can do and enjoy without having to fall into the marketing trap that we have to pay for that show, cinema, concert or whatever adventure - it's not the money spent that make for a great experience... #globalblogging

  10. Things to do for FREE! Im in! I love all of your ideas! Im taking note of some of them to try out with my boys

  11. These are some awesome suggestions! I love the 'watching' ones--clouds, people, stars :)

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  12. Some great ideas here - thanks for sharing. I love to go for a walk, read a book, do a face / hair mask or have a nice long bath. Watching movies is also a good one :) Best of luck for your next 'no spend' weekend #KCACOLS

  13. Some great ideas here. We love going for a walk in the free places around us. So much better for your purse and the environment. #KCACOLS

  14. This is a great idea, especially in January when we are all feeling a bit squeezed financially after Christmas. I could do with a few weekends like this for the next month or two! Excellent suggestions - thank you for sharing them on #globalblogging x

  15. Great ideas for a no spend weekend. We do a lot of these and going for walks and getting outdoors has got to be our favourite! xx

  16. I do find it really hard spending little or no money at the weekends, especially if the weather is bad & you need to get out of the house #MMBC