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5 Weekend Activities to Do on a Budget

When the weekend rolls around, it’s time for fun and excitement. In today’s world, the weekend opportunities are endless, no matter where you live or what age you are.

However, it is worth mentioning that (in these times) most people don’t want to splash tons of money at the weekend. Instead, it’s all about having fun on a budget.

Luckily, this guide has thrown together a list of 5 weekend activities that are perfect to do on a budget. Got your notepad and pen? Let’s take a look!

1. Play Live Blackjack Online

Fancy a weekend indoors? You’re not alone. This weekend, millions of people up and down the country will be relaxing at home while playing video games.

At the top of the agenda for most gamers will be the live blackjack hosted by a real dealer, which you can play online. Essentially, this is when you play blackjack over the internet that’s hosted by a real human card dealer. This makes the experience more realistic as it makes you feel like you’re actually in a physical casino. If you’ve never played blackjack before, you’ll need to scrub up on your skills and knowledge before the weekend’s action.

Blackjack is a simple card game. The aim is to get a hand total as close to 21 as possible without going over it. If you do, your hand is ‘bust,’ and you lose the game. In blackjack, you’re not playing against other players – instead, you’re playing against the dealer (the house), who also has a hand of cards that are placed down on the table.

2. Go Hiking

Right now, petrol is super expensive! Knowing this, most people don’t want to go on super long road trips at the weekend due to the fact that the fuel alone will cost a ton of money.

This is why it’s much better to go hiking at the weekend. Across the UK, there are thousands of amazing hiking spots, and you likely live within close vicinity to at least one of them.

Remember, you can go hiking with friends or alone – whichever you prefer. Just make sure to take all the essentials that you need in a backpack, from water to a portable smartphone charger.

3. Go the Library

You can’t beat the feeling of reading a paperback book. Best of all, you can read paperback books for free simply by renting them from your local library. All you have to do is open an account, get your library card, and then scan as many books as you like to take home with you for the weekend!

4. Volunteer

At most weekends, this is when community organisations come together to do volunteering work.

For example, many homeless shelters accept volunteers during the weekend so that people can help to feed the homeless. This is a fantastic activity to do if you want to give something back to society whilst also meeting lots of interesting people.

You can also volunteer with the NHS at weekends if this is something you would be interested in doing!

5. Go Window Shopping

Window shopping is a lot of fun – even when you don’t buy anything. It gives you a chance to make a mental note of which things you want to buy in the future, whether it’s new clothing or fresh décor for your home. Plus, you can window shop online if you don’t feel like going to your local shopping centre.