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Hobbies/activities that don’t cost money

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66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
Or that cost very little (say under a pound per hour of entertainment)

I’m trying to think of some, this is what I have so far:

Going for a walk / appreciating the countryside
Gardening
Books / films from a charity shop

Any others?

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    Great discussion topic @66Mustang :) Those are all good suggestions, I especially like spending time in the countryside. I'll add:

    • Maybe baking, especially as Easter is approaching? You could even find some ingredients while on a walk, like berries
    • Visiting a local museum, usually smaller museums are free entry
    • Puzzle books
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,642 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    A lot of museums are free and hold alot of information, art gallery's can be free too, If you like that sort of thing. Birmingham, I know is miles away from you probably have 1 that's about 4 floors, all free,  london has free 1s too. There dotted about. Good thing with London, if you have a train ticket you can a booklet that gets you up to half price on tourist attractions like London Tower and a river boat etc. Also there are lots of free tours on line to places like Windsor Castle, Parliament buildings, I did a jack the ripper one recently.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sounds good @Sandy_123 lots of the big national museums in London are free, and that's a great tip with the booklet- we sometimes stock London Planners in my local tourist information, I think you may be able to find offers on the London Planner website too :)
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    I had many of discounts with it in the past  the Tower and boat ride, madam tusards, just really tires me out london. Too much todo
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I agree @Sandy_123 it's exciting going, but always very tiring. There's almost too much choice!
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for the responses.

    Baking is a good one. I was actually thinking that cooking could actually come at a negative cost because it’s usually cheaper than buying ready meals or takeaways. If you have fun cooking and don’t buy a takeaway then it’s a win-win!

    I like the museum/gallery suggestion too. I live quite near Cambridge myself so have quite a few I can go to most of which are free.
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Great question @66Mustang got my brain working anyway.
    Yes walking especially in the country side is very good for your sole- you could get a pocket book on tree's/birds/fungi/wild plants and see how many you find on a certain walk.
    During lock down one of my grand children started growing veg tops in water ie; she put the cut part of the top of a carrot and a root end of the end of a leek on to wet kitchen roll and they both grew, not into the veg them selves but leaves. x
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks @SueHeath :) that sounds like a fun idea with the vegetables
  • Jo_2022
    Jo_2022 Community Volunteer Host Posts: 297 Pioneering
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    Hello @66Mustang, me too I enjoy going for walks! I would suggest maybe listening to music and painting or drawing to unwind  :)

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Jo_2022 nice to meet you :) thanks for the suggestions. I completely forgot about music, that’s a great suggestion, it is indeed totally free on places like YouTube. I like your other ideas too though I’m not too good artistically myself. :p
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