As travel is still uncertain and many choose to stay in the area on this holiday, how can we make the most of an extra day off, without spending money or traveling too far? SoapHub offer 5 free activities for this holiday Monday.
The weather is great for this weekend, and there is so much we can do with family – and our friends – without breaking the bank.
Discover your local museum
While visiting a museum is a typical activity on vacation abroad, many of us tend to overlook the museums and galleries that are right next to us – many of which are completely free. “Especially since a vacation abroad is still unlikely, a great way to experience the culture is to visit the museums and galleries that are nearby,” advises SoapHub. Searches for “museums near me” increased 9,900% in May 2021, as lockdown restrictions began to ease as more and more of us stay local with our days off.
Check your local council’s website, as many local councils will not only list local museums and galleries, but also exhibitions and events.
Organize a potluck dinner
As lockdown restrictions have relaxed, which means we can now invite another household or stick to the Rule of 6 indoors, why not have a potluck dinner? “During a potluck dinner, each guest brings a dish to share with the group,” explains SoapHub. “Not only is a potluck a lot of fun, but sharing the cooking load means less pressure – and less expense – on the host.” It can also be a good way to show off newly learned cooking skills, whether it’s sourdough or banana bread.
Go pick up the trash
It is estimated that over two million litter is dumped in the UK every day, with around eight million tonnes of litter ending up in the ocean each year.
Not only is marine life in danger, but birds, foxes and even hedgehogs are frequently caught in the litter.
More and more people are leaving their homes with a garbage bag and a garbage collector to clean up the garbage left behind.
DIY spa day
Organizing a spa day at home with a few friends, or just yourself, will help you relax and unwind.
Home spa experiences are increasingly popular, especially since the pandemic, as “homemade face masks” saw a 707% increase in Google searches from March 22 to April 26 last year.
Using natural products that can be found in the fridge or cupboard, like oats and honey, is not only good for your skin, but it’s much more durable than buying a sachet of a used mask. unique. Great for the budget and great for the environment too.
Organize a group workout
A study from the University of Oxford in 2015 found that group exercise leads to bonds that improve training ability, meaning that training with a group of friends might even help you train better.
“Gather friends and visit a local park for a group workout, or go for a group jog in your area,” advises SoapHub. “Not only will you have fun, but you may also see improvement in your exercise.”