Free Holiday Activities
(or ideas which don't cost a lot!)

You will probably want to find some free holiday activities or ones which don't cost too much when you go on holiday as often as us caravanners! We have tried to think of some free and cheap things that we have done when on holiday which maybe you could try too. We like to try and do different things which we wouldn't normally think of doing at home.

Here are our ideas:

  • Visit local museums, historical monuments or houses
  • Go crabbing
  • Fly a kite
  • Go rock-pooling
  • Visit the local church
  • Swim in the sea
  • Try to make a sand sculpture
  • Visit the RNLI museum
  • Go on a picnic
  • Visit a lighthouse or a windmill
  • Go to a local Farmers Market (although you may end up spending rather more than you wanted to!)
  • Take a nature walk
  • Visit an animal sanctuary
  • Have a tide fight (when you try to stop the sea coming in by digging holes and building walls with stones)
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Go to a Maize Maze (great fun)
  • Organise a campsite football match (or whatever game you feel like playing)
  • Go to the local library
  • Go beachcombing
  • Buy an I-Spy Book (remember them?!) - kids love these.



Barrie has made the following suggestion for our Holiday Activities page:

Have you tried Geocaching? Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

To find out more click on www.geocaching.com .

We certainly think this sounds like fun and will be finding out more and perhaps having a go!!


If you have any free holiday activities we have not mentioned above which you think may be of interest to other caravanners, please contact us.

Look for free local publications - these will have details of things to do or see in the local area.

Visit the local Tourist Information Office for brochures, leaflets and timetables, etc.

Before your holiday try to research the local area on the internet to find places you would maybe like to visit or things to do while you are there.

We hope that you will try some of our ideas - it's often the most simple old-fashioned ideas which children love the best!