As parents, we want to do what is best by our children and families. However, if we are experiencing financial problems and don’t have as much money to spare for days out with the family, we can feel depressed because we aren’t providing enough fun and entertaining activities for the people we love. If this is how you feel, don’t be too down, as you will see from the following article there are plenty of ways to have great days out together as a family without it costing a small fortune.
It’s interesting that the least expensive activities are often then most enjoyable and fulfilling. This is very true of nature trails. They do not cost a thing to participate in and because you are getting out and about in the countryside with your children, learning about the different animals, insects, plants and flowers they are very educational.
You could be forgiven thinking that fishing sounds a bit too uneventful and boring for children. Although there is a lot of sitting around and waiting, rather than seeing this as a negative you should see it as a way for them to learn how to be patient. Whether you catch something or not, it is also just great to be outside in the fresh air. There are plenty of free fisheries up and down the country and although you will have to spend a bit of money on buying some cheap rods or renting them, you can save a bit of money by investing in some second hand tackle and bait.
National Museums and Galleries
As surprising as it may be, but almost all of the 50+ national museums and art galleries in the UK are completely free to enter. This is probably one of those cheap days out that you should reserve for a rainy day when you can’t get out and about, but you and your children will enjoy learning about historical events and looking at some of the greatest paintings of all time.
Most national and city parks are free to enter in the UK as well, unless there is a special ticketed event. Nowadays, parks are more than just a body of water and a couple of swing parks. At some of the bigger parks throughout the country you will find a whole selection of interesting things to see and do – from skate parks to miniature golf and mini petting zoos.
As you can see from the above suggestions, having a tight budget does not mean you can’t have fun with your family. We hope you have enjoyed this article and found it interesting. If you have we hope you will take a look at www.quietcountrylife.com for more ideas on how to make the most of your time together as a family and other household hints and tips and that you will check out www.parentslate.com who have just released a free to download eBook that is full of great ideas for cheap days out with the family.