Cheap outings over the summer

@maximax8 (28547)
United Kingdom
April 27, 2013 10:06am CST
Yesterday I saw the Baker Dolphin coach and remembered happy days out. We went to a lovely sea side town in Wales and to a natural like bird park. Sometimes I drive on a day out like to did last year for a Thomas the Tank Engine day out. It was mega rainy that day and it was in July. The weather can be unreliable in my home country. We sometimes go for days out on trains. I have a rail pass that gives me discounts on off peak fares. The secondary school usually have one week of activities like 2 hours a day for free and a day out which costs a little money. In the last school holiday I paid 10 pounds for all 3 of us to go to an adventure park. It was a great bargain day out and we took food with us for lunch time. We might go up to the disabled children's park. Do you have ideas for cheap days out in the summer time?
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@Porcospino (18573)
• Denmark
27 Apr 13
Next month I am going to visit two different islands in our local area. My husband, one of our friends and I are going to visit the islands together. The island are called Skaroe and Drejoe and we will be able to visit both islands on the same day if we start early in the morning. The ferry tickets are not very expensive if we don't bring the car. So we are not going to spend a lot of money there. It is cheap summer activity and I really look forward to exploring those islands. I have never been to Skaroe. I visited Drejoe as a child, but I don't remember much from that trip so it will be nice to visit the island again. I also plan a picnic on my own island, and maybe I will finally be able to visit the souvenir museum on my island, I have often thought about that.
@maximax8 (28547)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 13
That sounds excellent to me and I hope that you will have a fantastic time. I like it when foot passenger ferry tickets are economically priced. I know your home country has many lovely islands to explore. Having a picnic on your own island will be blissful. The souvenir museum will be lovely.
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
Well, in my country where beaches are so famous especially this summer time, we usually look for alternatives. There are falls which are not yet flooded by tourist and we only walk to go there, so it is pretty much cheaper compared of going to famous beaches where it is flooded by people.
@maximax8 (28547)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 13
I am sure the beaches in your home country are gorgeous and I would prefer a time with fewer people. I am not a fan of large crowds of people. The waterfalls sound ideal and wonderfully refreshing. Well done for finding a great alternative.
30 Apr 13
I am keen to vist some working farms this summer for cheaper days out as there are lots to do liek feeding the animals and getting cream teas made frsh on site!
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 13
That's the trouble isn't it, we are heavily reliant on the weather, and when you book a coach tour, you can never be guaranteed of the weather. I love Thomas the Tank, even as an adult, well, why should he be just for the kids! I remember when I worked in a nursery I would always put on Thomas the Thank dvds for the kids, so I could sit and watch it with them, I don't know who enjoyed it most, me or the kids. Cheap days out would be to take a picnic to a park or the beach, eating out can be so expensive when you have a family and they can be picky, taking your own picnic you can choose the foods they like and you can buy cheaply at a supermarket, and make your own sandwiches, it's easy to economize. I love going to parks with lakes with ducks on them, I sometimes take bread to feed them, I often see parents pushing pushchairs around and kids in tow with bread ready to feed the ducks and birds.
@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
we enjoy a very cheap staycation with the help of intex lol, and go party at the backyard with barbeque while kids enjoy the all time favorite large intex pool, though it took me time to fill it with water but I say it is cheaper
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
27 Apr 13
We are in a place where tourist destination is just a ride away. One of those is the Mayon Volcano. We can go to the place just for bonding time together and definitely we can do it for a low cost. Have a great summer!
@GreenMoo (11842)
27 Apr 13
We really enjoyed a series of free museums last year. I looked them up on the internet. Even though they weren't perhaps what I would have chosen (mainly aircraft), they were all really well put together and the volunteer staff there were amazing. The kids had a fabulous time.