5 Things to do this Half-Term for FREE

If you are anything like me Half-Term has rocked up but your pockets are bare. Most days I hate going out and when we do it normally costs us loads. I made it my mission to get out more and take the boys places.


Here are my Top 5 things to do for FREE!

  1. Park, Picnic and Balls – A trip to the park may not be something special but take a picnic and a ball and it will kill a few hours. My boys have fallen in love with a park in a small village on the outskirts of Peterborough so we often take a picnic there.
  2. Local nature reserve – Most local reserves are free to enter and you often have the opportunity to feed ducks. Some have parks and again an ideal time to take a picnic.
  3. Geocaching – If you haven’t heard of Geocaching you can learn all about it here.  Think of it like a real treasure hunt. Using your phone you can download an app which tells you where to find caches (the treasure).
  4. Craft activities – Okay so they might be a small cost involved but once you have a supply your good to go. Crafts such as Conditioner Play Dough can create amazing smelling play dough which can entertain for hours!
  5. Visit family and family – Rather than untidy and mess your own house visit family or friends and mess theirs instead! It is free to visit, you can get a coffee and the kids can explore a new environment.

    Free activities

If you are looking for more frugal and free activities then check out Hayley from MissManyPennies post here.


  1. February 16, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Great ideas. We have days out which we pay for but always take our own drinks and snacks to cut down the cost and other days we dog walk, walk in the woods, the beach with a fishing net and bucket, picnics. As long as we’re making memories 🙂

  2. February 21, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    Aw great list! Think I saw something similar on another blog the other day! Always so helpful to get ideas!

  3. February 21, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Ooh, I’ve never heard of geo caching. Is it like Pokémon go? Sounds fun anyway. Love your suggestions. Yvadney x

    • February 22, 2017 / 10:13 am

      It is more like a treasure hunt. You have to find the treasure at the end using the map. Great family fun!

  4. February 21, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    Lovely. I don’t think you can beat a bit of outdoor time with a picnic and a ball when the weather’s nice

  5. February 21, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Lovely. I don’t think you can beat a bit of outdoor time with a picnic and a ball when the weather’s nice. x

  6. February 22, 2017 / 12:53 am

    Great ideas. We love a visit to the park but only when the weather is mild as I’m a wuss for the cold!

  7. February 22, 2017 / 4:06 am

    I’m always on a hunt for free activities to do with my little one. You have some great suggestions. We also love arts and crafts.

  8. February 22, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Oh this is so helpful, half term can be a isn’t expense so it’s great to have some free ideas.

  9. Emma Bowden
    July 22, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Hi there
    Can you tell me where the park in the village with the zip wire is please. Sounds fun and would keep my 3 boys entertained!
    Emma x

    • July 22, 2017 / 8:34 am

      Emma, it is Folksworth Park. You turn into Townsend Way and just drive to the bottom 🙂

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