35 of the best free and cheap activities to try in summer 2020

Fun things to do at home, outside and with friends

Are you looking for ideas for what to get up to this summer on a budget?

Get inspired by these suggestions from the TSR community, and share your summer bucketlist with us in the Summer Beach Hut 2020 forum.

Things to do at home

1. Study
2. Learn something online
3. Watch a movie online
4. Watch YouTube
5. Do some arts and crafts
6. Sell your old junk on eBay
7. Spend (waste) time on TSR
8. Set some goals and achieve them
9. Have fun with your family
10. Read a book
11. Play videogames
12. Prepare for the next academic term
13. Grow some plants
14. Build something
15. Start a blog
16. Make a photo album
17. Start a YouTube channel
18. Do some gardening

Things to do outdoors

19. Have a beach day, complete with food, music and a swim in the sea
20. Have a picnic
21. Go cycling
22. Relax in the sun
23. Go trainspotting, plane spotting or even bus spotting
24. Go running
25. Walk or play with your pets
26. Head to your local countryside beauty spots
27. Go birdwatching
28. Hike up a hill or mountain

Things to do out and about

29. Go to an exhibition (just don't forget your face mask!)
30. Visit galleries
31. Gain some experience for your CV
32. Do volunteering work in your community
33. Go to museums that are cheap or free
34. Go swimming
35. Try sailing this summer with free or low cost sessions through the RYA

What are you doing this summer that doesn't cost the earth?

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