FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

The Summer holidays can drag on forever and you end up with the kids whining they’re bored for most of it. You’re tearing your hair out and counting down the days they go back to school! Not to mention the costs of trying to keep them entertained with days out, activities ect.. Having two kids myself I have already hunted down some free things to do this summer and thought I would share with you lovely lot to make your summer holidays less stressful and costly and more FUN and FREE!!


FREE Activity Boxes

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

You can get TWO free activity boxes. They both include all sorts of craft and outdoor materials for you and your child to do from making your own popcorn to planting seeds, painting and scavenger hunts! Make sure that once you receive your box you cancel your subscription if you don’t want to receive any more boxes. Get your FREE boxes here>>>

FREE Weekend Box

FREE Toucan Box  (usecode:A1014)


Tesco Lets Cook Club

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Sign your kids up to the Tesco Lets Cook Club for free, fun and practical cooking courses! They will get to create some yummy food that they then get to take home!

CLICK HERE to find a Lets Cook Club near you.


FREE Treasure Hunting 

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Ever heard of Geocaching? It’s fun FREE treasure hunting for all the family! There are millions of little boxes hidden all over the world and all you need to do to find them is download the free app and follow the GPS and clues! It will also show you how many geos are in your area! For more on Geocaching CLICK HERE.


FREE Kids Bike Workshop

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Every Wednesday in August Halfords are offering FREE bike workshops for kids. They will teach 7 to 11 year olds basic bike maintenance. CLICK HERE to book a slot at your local shop.


FREE Printable Activities

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

There are hundreds of FREE things you can print off online from colouring pages to cake toppers! CLICK HERE to see a full list of FREE printables!


FREE Football Coaching 

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

The FA Skills offers FREE football coaching during the school holidays at Skills Centres throughout England. Sessions last the duration of a morning or afternoon and are completely FREE! CLICK HERE to find a programme near you.


FREE Tennis Sessions

FREE/Cheap Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

On Sat 1 Aug & Sun 2 Aug your kids can get a FREE tennis session. Thousands of free events will be taking place across the country for the whole family CLICK HERE to find a session near you.


Fairy Glow Jars

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

I love this idea! All you need is some old glass jars and some glow in the dark paint. Watch THIS VIDEO to see how you can make them.


50 Things To Do Before You Turn 11 and 3/4

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

The National Trust have a huge list of 50 things to do before you turn 11 and 3/4. From tree climbing to bringing up a butterfly! Check out the full list HERE.


Make Your Own Puppet Show

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Get a cardboard box (Ask at your local supermarket) Cut a hole at the front. You could even paint is if you wanted! Grab some bargain paints HERE. You can even get the finger puppets from only £1.50 HERE.


Make Your Own Play Doh

FREE/Cheap Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

It’s so easy and cheap to make your own play-doh! You can even make it glow in the dark! See the full recipe and instructions HERE.


Bake CupCakes

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

The easiest recipe I now know off by heart is 4oz of flour,butter,sugar and 2 eggs! This will make 12 cupcakes. You can always double the amount to make 24. My kids have so much fun decorating their cupcakes. You can find so many cutters and decorating equipment really cheap from only 55p HERE.


Dress Up Play

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Instead of paying huge amounts for dressing up clothes , Hunt around the charity shops and carboot sales to find second-hand clothes for the kids dressing up box. We have quite a big collection of big hats, shoes and all sorts of bits and bobs. You can get so much more for your money!


Family Movie Night 

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Enjoy a movie night by taking advantage of

FREE 30 day Amazon Prime with movies and box sets

Now T.V Box Sets & Movies 30 days for £1 !

Netflix FREE 30 day trial


FREE Road Trip Activity Book

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If you have a road trip planned this summer grab a free activity book for the kids! We all know how bored they can get on long journeys. CLICK HERE to get yours.


FREE Family Festivals 

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Eid festival on Trafalgar Square London, 25th July

Food festival offering a variety of cuisines from across the world and live music and performances to entertain the family. Children can get their faces painted, learn calligraphy, get a henna design and even play some sports. To top it all off this is all FREE!!

CLICK HERE for more info.

Notting Hill Carnival, London, 30th August

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Notting Hill Carnival is famous for being Britain’s biggest street party! It’s a Parade for mainly Children who show off their extravagant costumes as they spin, whirl and twirl along the carnival route. Throughout the day, on almost every corner you can find tasty Caribbean food, drink and much more!

CLICK HERE for more info.

Air Shows, various locations around the UK

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Enjoy watching the planes do all kinds of dare-devil stunts!

There will be free air shows in Bournemouth, Blackpool, Sunderland, Swansea, Dawlish, Eastbourne,Herne Bay, Clacton and Portrush

Bristol Balloon Fiesta, 6th – 9th August

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Every year in Bristol they hold a huge hot air balloon fiesta and this will be their 37th year! There will be four fantastic days of FREE family fun and games and amazing themed balloons including a giant minion!!

CLICK HERE for more info.

Bristol Harbour Festival, 17th, 18th and 19th July

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

The Bristol Harbour festival is another fantastic and free festival. Throughout the day there’s going to be circus acts, dance performers, arts, boats and much more for the family to enjoy. There will even be a children’s area with a village, tiny gardens and lots of activities.

CLICK HERE for more info

The Big Cheese Festival, Caerphilly, 24th, 25th & 26th July

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Caerphilly will be holding a big cheese event with music, dance, street entertainers, living history encampments and much, much more.

CLICK HERE for more info

Cardiff Carnival, 8th August

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

There will be a daylong event in Cardiff that will include music from around the world, street theatre, Bollywood dancing, magic shows and lots more.

CLICK HERE to find out more

Riverside Festival, Nottingham, 31st July – 2nd August

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Over three days the banks of the River Trent will be overflowing with attractions, stalls and family entertainment.   There will even be a children’s zone with workshops, arts and crafts activities. On the Saturday night there will be a spectacular fireworks display planned! And of course it’s all FREEEEE

CLICK HERE for more info.

Edinburgh Book Festival, 15th -31st August

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Charlotte Square Gardens will be hosting a huge book festival with workshops, a café and space to play. Entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome.

CLICK HERE for more info.

The Red Sails Festival, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, 19th – 25th July

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

The annual red sails event includes live music, Irish dancing, arts and lots more including children’s activities and a teddy bear picnic!

CLICK HERE for more info

FREE Fun Day 5th August Apex Park,Burnham-On-Sea,Somerset

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

Every year Apex park host a huge fun day with tons of activities such as animal petting, abseiling, bouncy castle, A huge teepee with the man from story mountain, Archery, fishing.

Also appearing are:
Climbing wall, golf, kick boxing, Dreamscheme tombola, Model Boats, Parachute games, Somerset Wildlife, Splatt messy play, Action Pussycat, Archery, Arts and Crafts, Circus Skills, Bubble Man, Jolly Babies, Magician, Story Mountain, Mobile Museum, Paddle boards, Paintballing, Rugby Tots, Safe Fishing and Zorbs. Everything is FREE!!

CLICK HERE for more info

FREE Apple Workshops

FREE Things To Do In The Summer Holidays 2015

three-day workshops where kids aged 8 to 12 bring their imaginations to life. They’ll learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. And each workshop ends with the Apple Summer Camp Showcase so kids can share their finished projects.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

Check out our Summer Holidays Pinterest Board for even more fun crafts and activities!

If you come across any other free or cheap things to do in the holidays feel free to leave a comment below 🙂

kez

 

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