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Summer Savers Series: Free and low cost activities for summer

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Pelena Cosme

Digital Content Producer

Here are some fun budget-friendly summer activities for the entire family. 

In the fourth instalment of our Summer Saver series we are highlighting four free or low cost summer activities that the children can enjoy over the six week holiday. We have sourced examples of activities that are available up and down the country but stress that you check the activities thoroughly via official websites to see if it’s something you want to take part in. Also do look for similar activities closer to home based on these sample activities and enjoy.

1. Visit a splash park


Splash parks offer great days of fun, water and games for the entire family. Take spare clothes, towels and enjoy some refreshing water to keep you cool and smiling throughout the summer heat.

2. Visit a museum


Museums are amazing for keeping the children entertained and cool during the hot days. They provide an educational element over the summer and tend to have family-friendly activities throughout the holidays to enjoy.



3. Join an art session

arts and crafts

Creating art as a family is a perfect quiet time choice to let the children express their imagination and creativity without boundaries or restrictions. It also can encourage busy parents to rediscover their creative side and bond over paint and mess that they don’t have to clean up!


4. Visit a farm

family farm trip

The farm is more than interacting with animals, it helps children experience nature and can be a couple hours away from the busyness of summer for a more relaxed experience.

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Plan your summer today

So summer saver is there anything that sticks out that you want to plan first from our list? You can always supplement activities with a family picnic or take portable games and toys with you and make it a memorable experience whatever you decide.

Here at CAP we want to equip you with ideas and resources so click below for our budget help. Last pay day before the six week holiday and we are here to support!

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