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Cheap activities to fill your free time

February 15th, 2017 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

It you’re tired of sitting around twiddling your thumbs in your free time, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on entertainment, then you’ll appreciate this list of cheap activities. Each of these will provide you with a source of entertainment without your wallet having to take a hit! Whether you have free time on your own to enjoy, or you’re looking to spend time with family or friends, there is plenty you can do.

Home Alone?

It’s always nice to have those moments where you are home alone, with nothing to do and no place to go, and it’s just pure relaxation time. Obviously you want to make the best use possible of this free time. Here’s a look at some cheap activities you can do on your own.

Read a book. Yes it sounds simple, but how many times do you actually get to sit down in pure silence and enjoy a book? In order to keep this activity cheap you can borrow a book from a library, or maybe swap books between friends/family.

A little gaming action can be just what you’re after. If you’re the type that loves to hit up the casino but find you spend too much, then online casino games and slots may be a better option. You can check out the Leovegas blog for the latest news on the top slots. Many of the online versions offer free sign-up bonuses, promotions, free coins, etc.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not take on that recipe you’ve been meaning to perfect. You won’t have any distractions, and you can make your way through it without feeling rushed.

Activities Outside the House

While spending time on your own at home is great, and it’s certainly relaxing, sometimes you’re in the mood for an activity that is a bit more social. Here’s a look at some activities you can do with friends/family.

A community calendar can be a great source of information when it comes to cheap activities. Here you can learn about festivals, concerts, book readings, art shows, and more taking place in your own town. Many events offer free admission and then it’s up to you how much you want to spend.

While getting together with friends at a restaurant to share a big meal is fun, it can also be rather expensive. A cheaper, but equally fun alternative is to set up a pot-luck picnic. You can all bring a dish or two and then meet at the park. You’ll be able to socialize, share a great meal, and not worry about an expensive bill at the end of the visit.

Think Outside the Box

Often all that is required of us in order to take part in cheap activities is to think outside the box. Instead of choosing the typical activities, think of fun twists you can add to them and ways you can go about them without spending as much money.

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