On a budget? Looking for free things to do? Here are our highlights of the best free and cheap things to do in the locations we love. From blockbuster exhibitions in some of the UK’s finest galleries to self-guided walks and tours, and from fabulous new-build museums to historic buildings, parks and gardens, there’s much you can do without causing fatal harm to your wallet. Enjoy.
Looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together our ideas of things to do grouped into four, loose themes: offers and freebies, short breaks, ideas for families and outdoor events and activities. Whether you’re thinking of taking a weekend break or just want to stop your kids climbing the walls, it’s all here.