Cheap stuff to do in the Summer Holidays

School is out for the summer!!!  Time for parties, pyjama days and long, lazy, lie-ins.  But 6 weeks is a long time!  Once you’ve caught up with sleep, social media and Netflix, what next?

Here are some ideas on cheap ways to have the best summer yet!

Go to the beach

Take a bus or train to Weston Super Mare or Weymouth and spend the day chillin’ on the beach

Window shopping

Even if you haven’t got any money to spend, shopping can still be fun. Go to your favourite shops with friends, try stuff on, take pics and then when you do have money, you will know exactly what to buy.

Go Skateboarding

There are a few good skateparks nearby. Why not try Victoria park or Midsomer Norton Skate park?

Have a Movie Marathon

Never watched the Hunger games, Lord of the Rings, Fast and furious or Twilight films? Invite your friends' round, stock up on snacks and watch them back to back.

Camp in the garden

Pitch your tent in the garden and pull an all nighter. Maybe tell ghost stories and download a scary film or your tablet or watch a chick flick under the stars.

Makeover your bedroom

Chuck out your old stuff, paint a wall, move your furniture around and give your bedroom a new look – it'll make you finally get around to tidying it too!

Have a pamper day

Invite some friends around and set up a home spa!  Make some home made face packs, slice some cucumber, paint each other’s nails and catch up on all the gossip at the same time.


Making cup cakes is a great way to spend an afternoon and you have a tasty treat at the end of the day. Or why not think of your favourite Nando’s meal or another takeaway and find a recipe and make it yourself from scratch.

Hang out in the park.

Parks aren’t just for little kids. Set a time and a place, put a shout out to your friends on social media and meet up in the one of the many parks in and around Bath. Bring a picnic, maybe a Frisbee or a bat and ball for a game of rounders

Make a Playlist

The summer holidays is a great time to organise all your music downloads.  Make playlists for different moods, remove the stuff you always fast forward and spend some time researching new music.

Make a movie on your phone

Make a movie or vlog with your friends. There are loads of templates on apps like iMovie which make it really simple and you can have hilarious results.

Get on your bike!

There are great places to cycle around Bath – the two tunnels, the Bath to Bristol cycle path and the Kennet and Avon canal towpath. Either take a picnic, or stop at pubs and cafes along the way.

Let us know if you try out any of these ideas  and if you’ve got any other suggestions  to fun stuff to do in the holidays we’d love to hear them!

Blog by: Jane , OTR SEND Advocate