It's officially the summer bank holiday season. From Easter weekend to the May bank holiday, there are plenty of long weekends around the corner that you can enjoy without breaking the bank.

It's time to get creative with free events you can do over the long weekend. Whether it's crafting, hiking or binging Netflix - there are plenty of cheap and cheerful activities to keep you entertained this spring.

Days out in nature

If you're a nature lover, bank holidays present an opportunity to explore the great outdoors without spending a fortune. Hiking in national parks, visiting local nature preserves or walking along a nearby lake or woodland area can be an exhilarating way of spending your extra day off.

And if you're feeling extra adventurous, have you tried geocaching before? Geocaching involves searching for hidden treasures or caches with the help of a GPS device or a smartphone app. You don't need to spend hundreds of pounds on package holidays when you have the great outdoors on your doorstep!

Visit a museum

Bank holidays are the perfect time to visit the local museum. Many museums offer free entry, and you can explore fascinating exhibitions on a wide range of topics. This activity isn’t just educational but also fun and interactive for the whole family.

Get crafting

Who doesn't love a good crafting session? Bank holidays are an ideal time to get those creative juices flowing and make something fun and unique. You can use items you already have at home or purchase inexpensive crafting materials online or from your local store. Whether it's painting, knitting or making collages, there are plenty of ways to get creative and have an enjoyable time without spending much.

Have a picnic

A picnic is a budget-friendly way of enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Pack some sandwiches, snacks and drinks in a picnic basket and head to your nearest park or beach. You can play games, soak up the sun or simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. A picnic is an inexpensive way to have fun and make memories and an eco-friendly option.

Movie night

Finally, if you're looking for a low-key evening under the stars, why not host a movie night? You can do this at home or set up an outdoor theatre in your backyard or local park. Bring blankets, snacks and some of your favourite movies or TV shows to watch. This activity is perfect for those who would like to enjoy a quiet evening with friends or family without venturing too far from home or spending too much.

In conclusion, there are several affordable and enjoyable ways to spend your bank holiday. There are endless possibilities, whether hiking in nature, visiting free museums or indulging in crafting, picnicking or hosting a movie night. Spending time with loved ones is more important than anything and it doesn't need to cost a fortune. Whatever activity you choose to do, cherish the memories and have fun. Happy Bank Holiday!