9 ways to Have Fun without Spending Money

9 ways to Have Fun without Spending Money

Let’s face it, there are plenty of things you can do to have fun. You can go to a concert, go on holiday, go shopping or arrange a party for friends, but everything is so expensive these days. The cost shouldn’t stop you in your quest to have fun, but if most of your salary is spent on bills what can you do? It’s important to have fun though. Having fun makes your life that much happier and more memorable, so don’t worry about a thing, here are 9 ways to have fun without spending money.

Draw a picture

There are endless subject materials in the world around us, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home in order to draw. Grab a pencil and paper, look around for something interesting and create your own drawing. It doesn’t matter if your artistry skills aren’t up to scratch, the fun is in creating your own masterpiece.

Fun things to do without spending money
My Art


Ever wanted to put pen to paper and write something? Do it! Write about what you’ve done that day, write about a favourite book or movie or simply write down your thoughts. Start a blog and really get those creative juices flowing. You never know, it might be something that you continue with and make it part of your life.

Fun things to do without spending money
Write something

Go for a walk in the park

Leave the car at home and take a walk around your local park. Not only is it good exercise, but the sheer joy of walking, surrounded by trees and ponds, as you listen to the chirping birds and watch the squirrels scampering around is one of the simplest pleasures in life. And it’s completely free. Being outside in the fresh air makes you feel better too.

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Beautiful nature – right on your doorstep

Bird watching

This might not be an obvious choice, but bird-watching is another way to make the most of the great outdoors and have fun at the same time. You don’t have to go far, birds are everywhere! Remember to take your camera because half the fun is taking a photograph, but the other half is finding your subjects!

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Backyard birds

Photography challenge

Get out and about with your camera. You don’t have to have the latest model, you’re phone will do. Set yourself a challenge for the day and go out and see what you can find. Look for the small details, choose a colour or photograph one subject in different places, like doors or windows. It’s amazing what your eyes can see when you really open them and take in your surroundings.

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Photographing the details

Listen to music

Listen to your favourite music and play tunes that you haven’t heard before – the shuffle option on your playlist is good for that. Music has a way of lifting our spirits, so kick off your shoes and dance around your living room like no one is watching. As the song goes – the best things in life are free!

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Listen to music – Source: Max Pixel

Learn something new

Ever wanted to learn something new? A language? History? Philosophy? Learning doesn’t cost a penny, not if you take advantage of the wealth of information on the internet. It’s all right there at your fingertips and it’s free, so choose a subject and educate yourself. Not only will you develop your own knowledge, but you’ll be exercising your brain too!

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Learning is fun – Source: Pixabay

Go on a walking tour of your hometown

There’s no better way to learn about your hometown than to walk around it. When you go abroad, you’re a tourist and you spend time learning about your destination and taking lots of photographs, so why not do this in your own back yard and discover something you didn’t know.

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Walking tour of your hometown

Do some exercise

Exercise makes us feel good, but all that sweating and hard work might seem far from fun. To combat this, try hula-hoop dancing, belly-dancing or some other exercise that is upbeat and makes you smile. It feels a lot less like exercise, but it’s still great for your body and mind.

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Do some exercise

Have fun without spending money! 🙂

26 Replies to “9 ways to Have Fun without Spending Money”

  1. All great ways to have fun without spending too much money, Gill!! Being creative is one of the most rewarding things in life, I think. 🙂 xx

          1. I’m not much a fan of colored pencils either, Gill, but I do love what others can do with it. I think you know Darren from The Arts Plantsman? He’s a true genius with them! xx

    1. Thank you so much Lisa. In fact, YOU have inspired me so much with your posts, I have been out today to buy new paints and pencils, so I can do some more 🙂 xxx

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