5 free kids Easter holiday activities that could save you money!
It would be so easy to spend a small fortune on kids activities during the Easter holidays. These easter holiday activities will keep you busy for a few days. Plus not only will they not cost you money, they could actually save you money!
5 activities for kids in the Easter Holidays
- Visit some local working farms!
Kids love going to farms. Instead of paying to go to one, you could take them to some local working farms. They get to see the animals and learn about where their food comes from. You might be able to walk through the farm along public rights of way.
Farm shops can be expensive. Look out for farms which sell product from the farm gates. It can work out cheaper than shopping at the supermarket. Our local egg farm sells trays of 30 organic free range eggs for £4, which is a brilliant price. If you find a product at a good price but the farm is too far to visit regularly, you could create a buying group. Find a few friends and take it in turns to go and buy it. I do this with eggs. Although it does take a bit of organising it has worked really well and saved me lots of money!
2. Do a toy swap!
Spring is traditionally a time for cleaning and having a clear out. Get your kids to join in by sorting through their books, toys and games. Once they have decided what they no longer want host a toy swap party. They will feel like they will have gained some new toys and you haven’t had to pay for them! I recently wrote an article for the Mirror on how to get toys for free.
3. Grow some vegetables.
It’s a great time of year to get the veg garden going. I have lots of tips for how to do that on a budget. It is easy to get the kids involved with planting seeds or planting seedlings out in the garden. It won’t cost you much and in a few months time you will have food to eat! If you don’t have a garden, plant some herbs instead!
More low cost activities
4. Go charity shopping.
Fun aside, the holidays are also a time to do practical things! Eg, buy new shoes or clothes for the kids. You will be spending money on this one, but the savings will be worth it! As long as you stick to your shopping list! Plus charity shops are usually very child friendly. Most have a toy section and generally no-one minds the kids fiddling with all the toys. If you give your kids a bit of pocket money they can spend their own money on toys, or books. Meaning you can peruse the kids clothes section.
5. Get a haircut
Another practical activity. It takes up a bit of time and they love it. It doesn’t have to cost anything though if you can find a salon who wants models to practise on. There is a website which will help you find places looking for models local to you. Read more here.
How do you keep the kids entertained on a budget in the holidays?