Summer Activities on an Apprenticeships Budget

Summer Activities on an Apprenticeships Budget

Summer’s here, and that means it’s time to swap the office for some sunshine and fun. But wait, we hear you – you’re saving those pennies and thinking an epic summer might be out of reach. Fear not! We’ve got your back with a lineup of awesome summer activities that’ll keep your wallet happy and your Instagram lit. Ready to dive in? Grab your sunnies and let’s go on a budget-friendly adventure you’ll never forget!

1. Outdoor Adventures:

Ready to trade the indoors for the great outdoors? Whether you’re hiking up hills, chilling at the beach, or sleeping under the stars, we’ve got budget-friendly tips to help you embrace your inner explorer without breaking the bank.

Hiking and Nature Trails showcases some of the best nature trails in all of the UK even you’re new to it and looking for something easy

Beach Days

Best beaches and what to pack for a perfect day.

Camping on a Budget has a selection of budget camping sites all with reviews and a search engine to find the ones closest to you! If you’re prepared, you can also save a few quid by buying your camping gear out of season

Biking Routes

Explore the best bike paths and rental options.

2. City Explorations:

Who says you need a big budget to enjoy big city fun? From free festivals to vibrant street art, we’ve rounded up the coolest urban adventures that won’t cost you a dime. Grab your metro card and let’s hit the town!

Free Events and Festivals

Check out Visit London for free events like the Thames Festival or Notting Hill Carnival. In Manchester, the Manchester International Festival offers a mix of free and ticketed events.

Street Art and Murals

Explore Shoreditch in London for some of the best street art. Use apps like Street Art Cities to find murals in other UK cities.

Local Markets

Borough Market in London offers delicious food samples, while Manchester’s Northern Quarter Market is great for unique finds. Time Out has guides to local markets across the UK.

3. At-Home Fun:

Why go out when you can have a blast right at home? Dive into DIY projects, whip up delicious cookout recipes, and transform your backyard into a game night paradise. Let’s turn staying in into the ultimate summer celebration!

DIY Projects

Get crafty with tutorials from Pinterest or YouTube. Try making your own plant pots or upcycling old furniture.

Cookout Recipes

Check out BBC Good Food for budget-friendly BBQ recipes. Think burgers, veggie skewers, and homemade lemonade!

Backyard Games

Set up a game night with classics like Twister, charades, or even a DIY mini-golf course. WikiHow has great ideas for homemade games.

4. Cultural Experiences:

Get your dose of arts and culture without opening your wallet. From museum free days to outdoor movie nights, we’ve got all the insider tips to keep you cultured and cash-savvy. Time to get classy on the cheap!

Museum Free Days

Many museums offer free entry. The British Museum and the National Gallery in London are always free. Check Art Fund for museums with free days across the UK.

Outdoor Movie Nights

Find local screenings on Where I Live or set up your own with a projector and some blankets in the garden.

Library Programs

Local libraries often host free workshops and book clubs. Visit Libraries Connected to find programs near you.

5. Fitness and Wellness:

Summer’s the perfect time to take your workout routine outside. Discover free yoga in the park, energizing outdoor workouts, and zen mindfulness activities that’ll keep you feeling great without spending a fortune. Let’s get moving!

Outdoor Workouts

Join free fitness classes in local parks through Our Parks. Cities like Bristol and London have regular sessions.

Yoga in the Park

Look for free or donation-based yoga classes in parks through groups on Meetup or Eventbrite.

Mindfulness Activities

Practice mindfulness with free apps like Headspace or attend community meditation sessions.

6. Travel Tips:

We’ve got the scoop on amazing day trips, savvy public transport hacks, and cheap getaways that’ll satisfy your travel cravings without draining your wallet. Pack your bags – adventure awaits!

Day Trips

Take a cheap day trip to places like Brighton, Bath, or Stratford-upon-Avon. Use Trainline to find the best rail deals.

Public Transport Hacks

Get a 16-25 Railcard for a third off train fares. In London, use an Oyster card or contactless payment for cheaper travel.

Cheap Getaways

Book budget-friendly accommodations through Hostelworld or Airbnb. Check out coastal towns like Whitstable or countryside escapes in the Cotswolds.

7. Socializing on a Dime:

Throw the best parties, host epic game nights, and make new friends through volunteering – all without breaking the bank. Let’s make every gathering a memorable one!

Game Nights

Host a game night with board games or card games. Check out BoardGameGeek for game ideas and rules.

Volunteer Opportunities

Meet new people and give back by volunteering. Sites like Get Volunteering list local opportunities.

8. Resource Roundup:

We’ve compiled the ultimate list of apps, websites, and student discounts to help you find free or cheap events, food deals, and more. Consider this your go-to guide for living your best budget-friendly summer!

Apps and Websites

  • Skint London: Finds free or cheap things to do in London.
  • Freecycle: Get free stuff from your local community.
  • Groupon: Discounts on activities, food, and more.

Discounts and Deals

  • Student Beans: Student discounts on everything from clothes to food.
  • UNiDAYS: Another great source for student discounts.

Student Discounts

  • Many museums, cinemas, and restaurants offer student discounts. Always ask if there’s a student rate!
  • Take a look at TOTUM & think about securing yourself an NUS card for any businesses that offer student discounts

There you have it! With these tips and resources, your summer is set to be fun, affordable, and unforgettable. So go ahead, make the most of the sunshine without stressing over your budget. Happy adventuring!

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