Things to do on a money-free weekend

Our goal with these weekends is to discover and try new things that we might have overlooked if we simply allowed ourselves to spend money.

Whether you prefer to spend your weekends alone or with friends, the biggest challenge for most people is dodging boredom. Below, we have come up with ideas for things to do on a money-free weekend;

Host a movie night

Invite your friends, make some popcorn, and put on your favorite double feature. You might even want to have a total throwback night and play a marathon of your favorite 90’s movies.

Meet your neighbors

If you don’t know your neighbors well, reach out to some of them. See if any of them are out and about, on their balcony and just say hello and introduce yourself. Getting to know your neighbors a little provides an opening for friendship and future opportunities for borrowing and sharing.

Cook something new

Buying ingredients at the local market will save you plenty of money compared to dining out. You can improve upon recipes you always loved to make, or do some research and find new ones to try online instead.

Take some cool photos

Several items on this list involve exploring and going on walks. Take a camera with you and capture anything and everything that’s interesting. Text them to friends.

Visit friends

Organize to meet with friends and spend the day talking and having fun.

Rearrange the furniture in a room

Thinking about how a room can be arranged differently and then putting those ideas into practice can be a lot of fun. Simply moving the furniture around to give a room a new look can make your home feel new and more roomy.

Volunteer work

Consider doing some volunteer work for a charity. As experience it can go on your CV, can introduce you to new people, and provide a welcome feel-good factor.

Visit free museums

Check out websites for information about the free museums in your area and go out to find things you didn’t know about.

Visit a zoo or wildlife reserve

Visiting a local zoo or wildlife center is a great way to spend an afternoon. You can explore many adventures.


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Have a board game day

Want a break from the internet? Try classics like: Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Chess, Risk, Cluedo, Checkers, Battleship, or Snakes and Ladders.

Listen to the radio or podcasts

Purchase a radio, if you don’t already have one, and enjoy some free entertainment. It’s an often forgotten, but very enjoyable, service.


Reading is a great accompaniment to your life. Head to your local library for classics.

Learn a foreign language

Nothing is stopping you from taking up French, Japanese, Italian etc. Try some websites for for a wide range of language courses.

Take an online course

You can learn anything you like on various sites. Just explore all the skills or interesting things you’d like to learn more about and take one of those courses.

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Go on a YouTube marathon

It’s an amazing resource for fun and creative videos; go on a wild search for the funniest videos you can find. Also, typing “Full Movie” into a YouTube search brings up dozens of free films to watch.

Go swimming

Find your nearest leisure center and go for a swim.


Turn on the radio, or stick on your speakers, and dance away to your favorite songs.

Community sports

There are many community football, cricket, baseball or basketball teams you can join. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet new people whilst working out.

Challenge yourself to a money-free weekend this weekend with some of these ways to add some excitement to your weekend.

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