10 Aug 2014

Ideas for Free Family Summer Fun

It does not take a lot to have some family fun in the summer. Here are some great ideas for you to enjoy your summer holidays without the need to break the bank. 

1) Visit the local park. The play areas and vast expanses of green are an excellent way to expend all that pent up holiday energy.

2) Spend a day at the sea-side. Dip your toes in the water or go for a paddle. Build castles in the sand. Ride a donkey or fly a kite. Fun guaranteed. 

3) Take up the summer reading challenge at your local library. It is a fantastic way to get the little ones to keep reading through the holidays.

4) Most towns and cities have museums with free entry. Education and entertainment all rolled into one.

5) Go for a long ramble. Just walk aimlessly in your neighbourhood or dare to deviate from the beaten path. You can even wander further afield and go fell walking or climb up a mountain. 

6) Hop on to your bicycles or join the latest scooter craze. Either way, you are sure to have tons of fun.

7) The back garden is a treasure trove of exciting experiences if you know where to look and what to do. From outdoor messy play to nature trails to more boisterous physical activity, there is nothing you cannot do in your own garden. We love our mini beasts, so go looking for spiders, ladybirds and snails in our garden.

8) If all else fails, you are stuck for inspiration, or the heavens have opened up to rain down on your well-laid summer plans, there is no place like home. You can always have a stay and play date in the comfort of your own home. Invite some friends over for extra fun.

Whatever you do and wherever you go, don't forget to pack a sumptuous picnic. The deliciously cheeky wink of McVitie's BN biscuits make the perfect addition to any picnic basket. Having fun can be hungry work after all!

This post is an entry for 42 Days of Summer Linky Challenge sponsored by McVitie’s BN. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1mRpMCL

Disclaimer: We received free samples of McVitie's BN biscuits. All opinions are my own.


  1. Even now I can spend hours sitting in my local park watching the ducks, totals fascinating x

  2. Love picnics and I'm hoping to go on one with OH!

  3. Great ideas, we love the beach the best x

  4. I think this is a list I will need to come back to in the next few weeks!

  5. Park picnic days are the best, I could live on a set of swings, I never grew out of it when I grew up, I still love them now!

    Sara | This Girl Loves

  6. We've been doing a lot of these ideas this Summer as well.

  7. Seaside and museums are places I have always loved going, even now.

  8. always lots of ways to have fun for free, kids or no kids! great ideas :)

  9. We love going to our local beach and I am all for free summer fun!

  10. We've done lots of these this Summer - thanks for sharing x

  11. I love your list. We're never short of ideas, there's always plenty to do, you just need to be open to it. Tonight my 9-y-o and I are off to our local library to see an outdoor performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest by the touring Driftwood Theatre company - can't wait! (Hope the thundershowers hold off!)

  12. Some great trips for days out for free or on the cheap. Must pack the homemade sandwiches and biscuits when on a day out too :) nice to have a snack without having to pay a fortune.

  13. We spend a lot of time at the beach and always choose a different spot for a bit of variety

  14. Great list - I am desperate to get to the seaside! Hoping for summy weather so we can go this weekend and take a picnic!


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