It's not uncommon for money to be tight when you have a young family. However, it is natural if you want to take your kids on vacation to spend quality time together and have fun, and going abroad may not be an option for you due to a limited budget. Fortunately, you don't have to fly abroad or travel very far to have a good time, so we've collected a list of budget-friendly and incredibly entertaining staycation ideas for your family in 2021. 

Pretend to be a tourist in your own town

You don't even have to leave your hometown or city to have a staycation, so why not explore it as if it were your first time? Consider the areas you already know are tourist attractions, conduct a fast Google search for activities in your neighbourhood, and spend a few days (or weeks, depending on your schedule) exploring your hometown. You'll be shocked how much of your town you haven't seen yet! You can also keep track of how much money you're spending and only visit sites that are within your budget. Alternatively, if your children are a little older and more daring, look into and book local adventure packages, which frequently include kayak, canoe, tandem cycle, and boat rentals.

Rough it up

If you're looking for a low-cost holiday for the family, why not consider camping (roughing it)? It's a terrific way to get away from home for a few days and reconnect with nature. Camping equipment is not expensive, and once you have it, you will be able to jump in the car and spend a weekend away whenever you choose!

If you don't like the notion of camping, or if your children are too little for it right now, why not consider looking at used caravans for sale? Buying a caravan for your family allows you to take use of the amenities nearby as well as those provided by the resort. Many caravan parks feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, table tennis courts, clubhouses, children's parks, lakes with pedalos, and other amenities. Signing up for sites like Groupon will help you save even more money on your family vacation.

Go to a gig

Going to a somewhat out-of-town gig is a terrific way to convert something cool into a short staycation. Look for band tickets at your preferred venue online and turn it into a weekend getaway by renting a hotel and exploring this new location. All you have to do now is determine who you're going to see and when! The beautiful thing about this idea is that you can do it at any time of year, as many times as you want, plus you get to see your favourite musicians perform!

Go hiking

Finally, if you are fortunate enough to live in an area with lots of gorgeous landscape, take advantage of it! Pack a picnic, put on some comfy shoes, and go on lengthy treks with your family! It's a great way to burn off energy (especially for the kids) and get some much-needed fresh air.

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