With steep prices now common place across a number of different sectors, it can often be difficult to find ways to blow off steam that don’t break the bank. Luckily there are still some cheap alternatives out there, which can provide a break for you or your family in 2018.
- Check out free apps on your smartphone
Keep your eye out for free gaming apps on your iPhone or Android device. While there may be a hidden purchase inside, you can usually play a fairly engaging trial game for free. These games may not be the most advanced on the market but if you are looking for a quick, cheap, alternative bit of entertainment in your work break or just to pass the time on a lazy Sunday you can’t go wrong here. Gambling apps also offer cheap thrills with lots of slots available on the go, which can be played in ‘free mode’. You can also head online and check out the major sites such as Dream Jackpot, dreamjackpot.com, that offer hundreds of engaging games to keep your idleness at bay.
- Visit a free museum
In cities across the UK there are hundreds of famous museums that offer countless free to access exhibitions all-year-round. Not only is this inexpensive but due to the vast number of museums, you are sure to find something that you or your family could enjoy, from the National Football Museum in Manchester, to the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum in London featuring incredible interactive exhibits. These museums do have paid for attractions that are optional but it is best to always check online beforehand to avoid disappointment.
- Go for a walk
Great family days out or solo adventures don’t have to be expensive or complicated. Sometimes, just embarking on a walk can be fun and relaxing. From wandering along rivers and spotting wildlife, there are plenty of walks across the UK that is bound to take your breath away. Why not take the Stepping-stones trail down to the River Mole at Box Hill in Surrey or marvel at the wild beauty and fantastical landscape of the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim.
- Learn a language
With the proliferation of technology, it has never been easier to learn a language with hundred of websites and online courses to choose from that offer relaxed teaching environments and do it yourself style packages. Similarly, if the prices are too steep you can always make a trip to your local public library to see if there are offers on programs online there. YouTube may also have free lessons you can access.
- Be on the look out for cheap movie offers
Cinemas have become much more expensive over the years, but most do offer cheaper showings for families or discounted tickets in the quiet periods that you can take advantage of. Simply check the website to see if your local cinema is advertising any special movie programs or events.