If you’re wanting to get out and about on family trips but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is an article for you. We share some ideas to keep the whole family entertained,  without it costing the earth.

Woodland walkstravel must haves

Put on your hiking boots or wellies and burn off some energy in your local woods. There are boundless paths just waiting to be explored, new sights to be discovered, and a good woodland walk is simply rewarding for all. To help stretch out the fun, educate yourselves with foliage, flowers and wildlife by taking along a spotter guide.

Head to the beach

If the weather is nice, head to the coast! Explore the coastal paths, build castles, take a ball for volleying and a net in case there is a chance to go crabbing. Plus, fish and chips all round for tea!

We’ve also created a guide for those rainy days. Let’s face it, we’re bound to have a few.

Cheap cinema tickets

Cinema tickets

During the weekends and school holidays many cinemas offer discounted prices to watch movies on the big screen. From as little as £2.50 a ticket you can enjoy some of the latest, kid friendly releases. Just search for your local cinema to find out more.

Go for a bike ride

Hop on your bikes and go on a long and enjoyable bike ride. Be sure to pack plenty of drinks and snacks to stop and enjoy the sights along the way.  Check out Sustrans family friendly routes to have a care-free day. Whatever kind of ride you fancy taking, they’ve got a route idea for it all.

Our cycling feature has plenty more recommendations including safety advice for long trips.

Explore history

There are lots of museums and art galleries all around the country that have free admission. A day at the gallery makes for a fab, educational and fun day out. With any interactive exhibits for children and lots of interesting displays to read about, you can easily keep them entertained for a good few hours.

Pack a lunchbox for them to enjoy at lunch and you can enjoy a lovely coffee (and 5 minutes peace) at the café. Or, if the weather is nice, head to your nearest park and have yourselves a little picnic before enjoying more sights.

Please note that many museums and galleries are still closed so we’d recommended checking to see if the museum you’re hoping to visit is open before traveling.

Do you have any suggestions on free trips to enjoy with your family?

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