5 Cheap Or Free Things To Do This Summer (Part 3)Posted: 20th of July 2015 by
Continuing our regular list of inexpensive or free things to do this summer should hopefully help you to stay occupied without spending a whole load of money. Summer can mean more invites out which means money spent on ice-creams, drinks, and more – let alone the cost of going to a concert, festival, or even just to the cinema. While all of these things are great, they need to be balanced by a few days doing less-expensive activities. So, here’s a few ideas for the week ahead:
- Learn To Cook
While you may need to buy some ingredients, teaching yourself to cook is certainly cheaper than going out to eat. Look online for recipes if you don’t have a cookery book to hand, and see what you can create. The pay-off is that you not only learn some new skills that you can use later, but you also get to enjoy the fruits of your labour (maybe even literally!).
- Be A Tourist
You may have lived in your hometown all of your life, but there are sure to be things you haven’t seen. All towns and cities have things that tourists might have seen but locals rarely visit, if ever! Maybe your hometown has a bus tour, or perhaps you could go and look at a few of the tourist attractions that your city has to offer. If you plan it well, it needn’t cost too much and can offer you a new way of looking at where you live!
- Water Fight!
Get some water bombs, a few cheap water pistols and a few friends. Get together in a back garden and have a water fight, but keep it private so as not to annoy the neighborhood! Alternatively, you could go for a less frenetic option – like taking a dip in the sea if you live by the coast or even checking out the local swimming pool…
- Do Some Art
You don’t have to be a skilled artist to enjoy doing art and it is a great way to spend a few hours. Get outside and do a painting or sketch some designs, colour in something in a colouring book (try one of the colouring books for grown-ups), or even make some pottery. Whatever it is you like, just get involved and do it.
- Look Into Your Career
Perhaps not as ‘fun’ as some of the other ideas, this one could be a great use of some of your free time over the summer months. Take some time to do some research into your future career, finding out what you need to do to get to your goals. If you have time you might even consider applying to volunteer somewhere that is relevant – getting some experience while you are away from college.
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