Lots of us are feeling the pinch right now. Perhaps you’re on a strict budget and money is tight? It could be that you’re saving for something and so most of your money is going towards something like a house deposit? Maybe you’re simply watching the amount that you spend every month because you’ve noticed an increase in your expenditure? Whatever the reason you’re watching your wallet, it doesn’t mean you just need to sit there and be bored. There are loads of ways to be entertained without spending any money.
Loads of popular TV and music streaming services give you free trials before they start charging you. Play the free trial game of jumping from one to the next and you can get months of entertainment and access to great content without paying a penny. Simply keep on top of when you need to cancel your subscriptions so you don’t get charged and you can enjoy awesome entertainment, for free!
Learn A New Skill
How do you fancy learning a new skill? It could be anything! There are loads of cheap online courses, as well as some free ones too. Check out Open Learn from The Open University. They have a range of amazing courses which you can complete for free. Gain skills you’ve been missing out on or complete courses which will further your career. The options on offer include Collective Leadership, Creative Writing & Critical Reading and Childhood In The Digital Age.
Why not get the kids learning a new skill too, how about a skill such as coding? JetLearn is a great learning platform that teaches kids to code via 1:1 online lessons, they have curriculums for all age ranges and they can learn about things such as how to code games and animated stories, learn about AI and augmented reality, how to create mobile apps, learn Python and even robotics!
Online Escape Rooms
Lots of us love the thrill of an escape room. The mystery, the riddles, the laughs! Did you know that you can do these online, for free? Some of them even let you team up with friends over the internet and work together. What a great way to spend an evening these escape rooms are! Get your brain thinking and figure out how to escape!
Get Crafting Or Colouring
When was the last time you sat and enjoyed some crafting? It could be croqueting, knitting, graphic design! Get hands-on with some crafting, which could even be upcycling some old furniture or clothing! Adult colouring books are fantastic for your well-being. Not only will you enjoy relaxing, you’ll feel much better!
Have An Ice Cream Sundae Party
Who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s a firm favourite in our household but what really makes it are the toppings, there are so many ways to top an ice cream so why not make your very own DIY Ice Cream Sundae Party! Why not get fancy and make your own Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups to replace your bowl or cone, crush up some biscuits as toppings (I’d love Biscoff biscuits on my sundae!) and top off with a delicious dessert sauce from Dessert Parlour
You don’t need a games console to game at home, you can do it straight from your computer! I’m not overly keen on games that are too involved, I don’t like having to learn about what all the buttons do, I’d rather have something nice and simple that I can really zone in on when playing and I have found the perfect site for this and it’s called Plays.org.
Plays.org offers free and fun games that can be played straight in your browser and they have a whole host of different game categories to choose from, I’m a big fan of puzzle and strategy games and have been playing Flight Sim and The Sorcerer a lot the past few weeks, it becomes a challenge to beat your previous score and is a great way for me to take a break from work for 15mins or so.
Learn The Lingo
There are plenty of free ways to learn a new language. Maybe yo chose the wrong one at school? Or you’ve never had the chance to learn one, even though you’d love to? It could be that you want to plan a trip to a specific country that has a hold on your heart and you’d like to learn some of the lingo before you get there. Log on or download a free app to start learning today!
Boost your wellness and relax your mind with a free online fitness class. There are lots of videos available for free over on YouTube and you can find the perfect class for your ability. If you’ve never tried yoga or Pilates before, you’ll find videos for you. How about some aerobics or cardio-focused classes? Whatever you fancy, you’ll find a free course online.