Fifteen fab ideas for free outdoor fun

School holidays can be an expensive time for parents especially if you’re keen on getting your children outdoors and doing something active.  Why is it that everywhere your children want to go costs money?

There are lots of family-friendly places to go in Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool & Wirral, and Wrexham & Flintshire and many of them are free or low cost.  But sometimes you just want to do something simple, outdoors, without having to go too far or spend too much money.

So here are fifteen suggestions for simple outdoor fun activities your kids can do today which require no expense, no particular preparation and no special equipment …


  1. go for a bike ride
  2. play a ball game in the park
  3. pack a picnic
  4. take a woodland walk
  5. make sandcastles on a beach
  6. explore a nature reserve
  7. feed the ducks
  8. fly a kite
  9. try geocaching
  10. play hide and seek
  11. learn how to skip
  12. walk a dog
  13. climb a hill
  14. play frisbee
  15. climb a tree

If none of these appeal, we’ve got lots more suggestions in our blog Unplugged! 100 free things to do this summer, 10 ideas for free summer fun and  free things for kids to do at home on a rainy day.


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