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Cheap Things to Do This Summer

100+ Cheap or Free Things to Do This Summer

When we think of childhood Summers, we think of balmy nights, walking barefoot on hot sand, and hours of fun that didn't cost a thing. Just because we're adults doesn't mean we have to drop a ton of money to celebrate our favourite season! There are endless activities you can do this Summer, and we've rounded up ones that you'll love when you're feeling lazy, when you're ready to get a workout, or when you're in search of an adventure. The best part is they will barely cost you a thing!

  1. Go to a free music festival.
  2. Make potpourri from seasonal flowers.
  3. Do a walking tour of your nearest city.
  4. Pick strawberries.
  5. Go stargazing on a warm Summer night.
  6. Man a stall at a Summer fete.
  7. Blow bubbles.
  8. Make guilt-free ice lollies.
  9. Wash your car. Properly.
  10. Pick wildflowers.
  11. Take a road trip to the nearest beach or lake.
  12. Ride a bike.
  13. Go canoeing.
  14. Practice yoga in a park.
  15. Visit relatives.
  16. Create cool things with flower DIYs.
  17. Throw a BBQ for friends and family.
  18. Take a day hiking trip.
  19. Attend a parade.
  20. Play minigolf.
  21. Make fun things with old pool noodles.
  22. Lie out at a community pool.
  23. Go camping.
  24. Fly a kite.
  25. Visit the library.
  26. Take a walk and listen to a podcast.
  27. Learn how to juggle.
  28. Upcycle your leftover fruits and vegetables.
  29. Pack a picnic.
  30. Join a recreational sports team.
  31. Go fishing.
  32. Visit a free museum.
  33. Jump rope.
  34. Take photographs in nature.
  35. Go to the zoo.
  36. Read a book that will change your life whilst sat outside
  37. Go to an outdoor film screening.
  38. Play football.
  39. Skim stones at a pond.
  40. Go grape stomping at a vineyard.
  41. Have a garage sale.
  42. Walk barefoot.
  43. Go swimming.
  44. Go to a polo game.
  45. Take a nap in a hammock.
  46. Plan your next holiday.
  47. Clean up rubbish in your community.
  48. Try your hand at sculpting or pottery.
  49. Do some gardening.
  50. Upcycle paint samples.
  51. Go to a zoo or city farm.
  52. Have a water balloon fight.
  53. Take your dog for a walk.
  54. Mow the lawn.
  55. Plant a tree in your community.
  56. Volunteer on a farm.
  57. Start a collection of things from nature.
  58. Play in the sprinkler.
  59. Sleep with your windows open.
  60. Feed the ducks.
  61. Make tie-dyed t-shirts.
  62. Help an elderly neighbour clean up their garden.
  63. Eat a slice of watermelon.
  64. Babysit a child and take them to a playground.
  65. Play disc golf with friends.
  66. Make DIY gifts for friends and family.
  67. Go water skiing or jet skiing.
  68. Tour a brewery.
  69. Go see a Summer film.
  70. Paint outdoor landscapes.
  71. Make a slip and slide in your yard.
  72. Find fun shapes in the clouds.
  73. Make gardener's hand scrub.
  74. Play a game of capture the flag.
  75. Catch butterflies.
  76. Try some Summer DIYs.
  77. Window shop.
  78. Camp in your backyard.
  79. Build a sandcastle.
  80. Make a Summer love playlist.
  81. Participate in a scavenger hunt.
  82. People watch.
  83. Play torch tag.
  84. Give yourself a day to do fun activities alone.
  85. Ride a roller coaster.
  86. Collect seashells.
  87. Press flowers to make bookmarks.
  88. Make your own insect repellent jars.
  89. Buy ice cream from an ice cream van.
  90. Paint your toenails with bright Summer colours.
  91. Watch the sunset over water.
  92. Dance in the rain.
  93. Paint your furniture.
  94. Try out some amazing car hacks.
  95. Go to the farmers market.
  96. Have an outdoor tea party.
  97. Clean out your garage.
  98. Make wishes in a fountain.
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