Budget breaks in summer

Cheap UK holidays in summer

Thinking you can’t have a fun-filled summer holiday without breaking the bank? Think again. We have plenty of ideas for cheap weekend breaks that will take the pressure off your purse without sacrificing the fun, from free things to do to budget friendly activities. Visit Stoke-on-Trent’s free museums, activities and attractions including the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found, enjoy stunning views and beautiful wildlife as your stroll along the Northumberland Coast Path, and head down the farm for family fun on a camping trip in the Cotswolds.

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Discover the seaside charm of South Shields

Discover the seaside charm of South Shields

The picturesque coastal resort of South Shields is full of quintessentially English seaside experiences, gorgeous sea views and good food.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

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Enjoy family fun in Bath for free

Enjoy family fun in Bath for free

Enjoy a family break in Bath without breaking the bank with some outdoor fun at Bath Sykline’s woodland play area and exploring a top art museum.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Enjoy beach sports on Brighton beach

Enjoy beach sports on Brighton beach

Brighton beach is famously full of pebbles, but at Yellowave there is plenty of sand making it the place to go for all kinds of beach sports.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Make a splash at the original North East seaside resort

Make a splash at the original North East seaside resort

Sandcastles, surf and smiles is what you’d expect from any traditional seaside town and South Shields has them all in spades!

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

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Enjoy stunning public art at Sculpture in the City

Enjoy stunning public art at Sculpture in the City

Visit the eastern part of the City of London where exciting sculptures from some of the world’s leading artists can be found.

Location: London, Greater London

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Explore the Thames path on a cheap weekend break in Windsor

Explore the Thames path on a cheap weekend break in Windsor

Enjoy a stroll along the Thames from Hurley to Runnymede, which runs through some of Berkshire’s gorgeous countryside and its quaint villages.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

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Explore the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Explore the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Delve into Oxford University’s scientific archives, surrounded by beautiful neo-Gothic architecture.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Save the pennies on a budget break in Nottingham

Save the pennies on a budget break in Nottingham

Spend a day soaking up the sun on the beach, take in a show and enjoy a hearty meal as you visit Nottingham on a shoestring.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Grab a beach spot for the world's biggest airshow

Grab a beach spot for the world's biggest airshow

This free festival brings together the thrill of gravity-defying displays in the air and an abundance of family entertainment on the ground.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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Blow away the cobwebs along the Northumberland coast

Blow away the cobwebs along the Northumberland coast

Get your walking boots on, pack a picnic and enjoy fresh air, stunning views and beautiful wildlife along the Northumberland Coast Path.

Location: Creswell, Northumberland

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Lose yourself in the Allen Valleys

Lose yourself in the Allen Valleys

Strap on your walking boots and explore a countryside full of contrasts. Prepare to be blown away by this picturesque part of the North Pennines.

Location: Allendale, Northumberland

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Celebrate the arts on a budget break in Devizes

Celebrate the arts on a budget break in Devizes

Head to Devizes in Wiltshire for a colourful break on a budget when the street festival and carnival comes to town.

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

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Scenic cycling around Bath

Scenic cycling around Bath

Grab your bike and get ready to pedal through the longest cycle tunnel in Europe.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Camping with a touch of class in Sussex

Camping with a touch of class in Sussex

For those who like the outdoors but also like a solid roof over their heads, then Housedean Farm’s Shepherds Hut offers camping without the canvas.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Camp at Rocks East Woodland

Camp at Rocks East Woodland

Hone your survival skills in a stunning West country setting.

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Find fabulous free fun by the sea in Portsmouth

Find fabulous free fun by the sea in Portsmouth

If you're looking for a great break that won’t break the bank this summer then Portsmouth is the place to be.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Go picnicing at Rye House Gatehouse

Go picnicing at Rye House Gatehouse

The medieval Rye House Gatehouse makes an imposing background to any picnic.

Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

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Explore Leicestershire’s beautiful waterways at Foxton Locks

Explore Leicestershire’s beautiful waterways at Foxton Locks

Enjoy summer walks past the colourful narrowboats and along the unique waterways surrounded by Leicestershire’s picturesque countryside.

Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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Enjoy the energy of the South Tyneside Festival

Enjoy the energy of the South Tyneside Festival

This eclectic summer festival brings three months of free entertainment to the vibrant seafront resort of South Shields.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

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Follow Lancashire's Mythical Coastline Sculpture Trail

Follow Lancashire's Mythical Coastline Sculpture Trail

With stunning wildlife displays, a beautiful coastline and a rich maritime history, a visit to Fleetwood and Cleveleys won’t break the bank.

Location: Cleveleys, Lancashire

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