Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Incredible, cheap ways to enjoy the Summer | Lifestyle

Summer is the best time to get out and about, even if there might be the occasional risk of getting caught in a shower. Even if you're not going on holiday, you can do lots of things in the evenings and at weekends to have fun. Whether you're on your own, with friends or a partner or have the kids with you, you can find things to do. However, it can get expensive if you aren't careful. If you're strapped for cash, you don't have to stay inside and give up on enjoying the summer. You can have a good time on your own, with your friends or with family, and you don't have to end up penniless. Here are some of my tips for having fun without spending too much.

Explore Your Local Area
A lot of people yearn to get away from home in the holidays, but I say there's no need. Many people don't know their local area as well as they think, and you might realise you still have a lot to explore. Maybe there are some tourist attractions you've never visited or some new places to go to in the next town over. Even going for a short walk or drive can help you discover a new pub or cafe, where you can sit outside and enjoy a drink.

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Save on Events and Activities
You might think you have to avoid any structure events or activities if you want to save money. But there are lots of things you can do for little money or even for free. If you wish to buy event or attraction tickets, look for ways you can reduce the price. Sometimes all it takes is going on a particular day or as a group. There are also lots of free events or activities you can do, especially if you live in London or in another large city.

Have Fun in the Garden
If you have a garden, it's a great place to have fun alone or to invite all your friends around. Do some gardening or sit with a book and a cold drink if you want some peace and quiet. Or you could hold a garden party or barbecue. To save on food and drinks, get everyone to bring something so that you aren't paying for everything.

Make the Most of the Outdoors
As well as your garden, there's a whole world outside that you can explore. If you're trying to get fit, walking or riding your bike are excellent ways of getting out and having fun. You can go alone, take some friends or make it a family day out.

Share the Costs
Going out with friends is one of the best ways to spend less. You can split the cost of petrol, taxis or other expenses, so none of you are spending too much. If you're with your kids, you could team up with other parents. For example, two mums and two children could get a family ticket in a lot of places.

There are so many ways to have fun in the summer, and you don't need to spend a lot. So get out there and enjoy yourself.

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