Low Budget / Free Outdoor Activities for The Dads

Dadischeap/ July 11, 2021/ Activities on a budget/ 0 comments

Dads, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a good time. Here are some ideas to inspire you on your days off…


Get out into nature and breathe in some fresh clear air! If you didn’t already know, hiking has so many benefits. It can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression by connecting you to nature. And needless to say, it keeps you fit and healthy. Even if you’re living in a city, there will always be somewhere close by that you can go to for a hike. You’ll most likely discover new places and for free! So find a scenic trail, grab your friends (and bag) and set off.

Plan a sports activity with friends

Playing sports is also beneficial in many ways. It can help you keep in shape and maintain your fitness. It will distract you from any hardships you’re experiencing too and it’s almost guaranteed you’ll enjoy yourself. You can choose out of many different sports such football, basketball, tennis, hockey, golf, watersports and so many more. Find your friends that enjoy the same sports and gather them together. It will give you hours of free fun. And it’s actually a great way to make new friends too. Get your friends to bring their friends along for a game and connect with new like-minded people.

Go fishing

Fishing can bring you lots of enjoyment mainly because of the challenging aspect of it. It’s a great feeling when you come back home with a bag full of fish ready to cook for dinner! It’s a fun outdoor activity that is absolutely free. Many men have claimed it gives them a primal hunting urge, a sort of man vs nature feeling. You don’t need to train to be good at it, you just need to know the good spots and be patient. So anyone can join in on a fishing trip with little or no experience. And you also get to immerse yourself in nature.

Find free tours, festivals or events

You’ll be surprised at how many free tours, festivals and events will be on offer in your town or nearby. Some of them might not be completely free but there is usually only a small entrance fee. It’s fun to check these things out and see what’s on offer. Usually, there is lots of entertainment and you’ll have a great time. Just bring enough cash for some beers and a hotdog and you’re good to go!

Go camping

You really don’t need much money to go camping. Just get some snacks and drinks and invite some of your closest friends to join you. You’ll soon realise that the enjoyment you get out of things considerably depends on who you’re around. You’ve probably heard of the saying ‘it’s not what you do, it’s who you do it with’ right? It’s unnecessary to splash out on a five-star hotel resort when you can have just as an amazing and memorable night for free. Never underestimate how magical a night with your best pals underneath the star lite sky can be.

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