The summer holidays can be an expensive business for parents – all those admission prices and extras for activities on days out really mount up. And that's before you've factored in snacks, drinks and ice cream costs!
But don't despair. There ARE some activities that cost nothing (or almost nothing) and we don't just mean lovely walks in the woods, picnics in country parks and days on the beach.
We've rounded up some of the best free sporting activities, cinema events, festivals, shows, fun activities and more to inspire you. With a little planning and research, you can save yourself from summer spend-out (so there's more left for you to treat yourself to that extra-large ice-cream you've been lusting after).
Well, you deserve it...