How to maximize your summer fun, while saving money


What is it about the heat that makes us want to head out and start enjoying life? No longer are we confined by the dark, cold evenings. Instead, we have hours of daylight to explore the world. We can go anywhere we want! Well, that is until our bank balance reminds us we need to keep a leash on our spending. So rather than missing out on everything this season, here’s how to maximize your summer fun, while saving money.

Try stargazing

Okay, so you need to wait until nightfall for this one, but the views will make it all worthwhile. If you’re lucky enough to live near a national park or are looking for a weekend away, then this could open your eyes to a whole new world. Our world. All you need is somewhere that is far enough away from light pollution, and it’s best to opt for a night with no clouds and a new moon. Then it’s merely time to sit back and enjoy the wonders of space.

Head on a picnic

You don’t need to head to a fancy restaurant to maximize your summer fun. After all, they are expensive. Picnics are a great romantic getaway for any couple or could be a chance to get all your friends and family involved. As well as taking time to enjoy the heat, you can have plenty of fun choosing the food, making the sandwiches, and finding the perfect picnic spot. Take a few games with you, such as a frisbee or football, and you could have yourself an entire afternoon of entertainment that won’t cost a fortune.

Pick up geocaching

This is quickly becoming one of the latest crazes to sweep the entire world, and now it’s time for you to feel like a real-life pirate as you hunt down your very own treasure. All it takes is downloading a free app, and you can see all the geocaches in your area. Then it’s time to hunt them down using your GPS until you stumble across their hidden location and sign your name in the logbook. You could soon discover miles of walks all around your hometown that you never even knew existed before.

Visit the local fair

Many towns all across the nation have fairs that roll around every year. Whether you want somewhere for a fun summer date or need a place to hang with your friends while saving money, then the local fair could be the answer for you. Sure, you might need some cash to splash out on a corn dog or two, but the games and rides usually only cost a few dollars. Plus, the buzz of the atmosphere will offer plenty of entertainment this summer.

Slip ‘n slides

You don’t need a fancy new toy to make a slip ‘n slide. In fact, all it takes is a hosepipe and bit of tarp to create your own version in your backyard. You could soon find yourself the talk of the town thanks to your new addition, as well as holding the key to cooling down after a long day of hot summer sun. The best bit? There is no age limit for slip ‘n slides. Whether you’re throwing a kid’s party or getting your friends round for a night of fun, everyone can get themselves one of these invites.

The heat and sunshine can be enough to make anyone want to head outdoors and take in the beautiful world around us. So if you’re looking to maximize your summer fun, but need to save money, then we have you covered.