Today – 50 fun things to do at the seaside on a budget
Are you looking for fun things to do at the seaside on a budget? Beaches are so fabulous aren’t they and a wonderful place to spend time as a family. Beaches lend themselves to lots of free (or nearly free fun) I asked twitter for their ideas of fun things to do at the seaside and this is their rather brilliant list of
What to do at the seaside
Bag of chips on a bench by the sea
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Digging for worms where you see the curly wurly lines in the sand
Buckets, spades & fishing nets are all you need for hours of fun, we keep ours in the car now!
Scrunch buckets are great!
Take plenty of toys/games so you don’t get stung for buckets/spades/balls/frisbees/fishing
Take some of those large silicone baking pans that are in shapes. Children can fill them up and make unusual sandcastles
Don’t forget acamera to make a scrap book of photos
More things to do at the seaside ……
Sand pie making – take wooden spoons, plastic bowls and cups,
Treasure fun – bury pirate coins for little pirates to find
Searching 4 the strangest looking crab under rocks & in rock pools. Make it a competition, with an ice cream as a reward
If it is cold then it is who can escape the waves, all walk forward and see who can hold their nerve longest when waves come
Sand angels are fun
Treasure hunt – list of things to find in a bucket,
Take a picnic.
You can also make sand cars / boats – a large one to sit in – hours of imagination
Collecting shells and stones for crafting or
Creating “landart” with shells and stones.
Fly a kite
Sand hurdles – little piles of sand to jump over,
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Wave jumping (holding hands with a grown up)
Create pictures of people with seaweed for hair, shells for nose and eyes
Following animal tracks
Paddling of course
I always take five small coloured plastic balls in the sun cream bag and we make a track with hills and tunnels and sandcastles and then you flick a ball each around the track to see who wins – hours of fun
We have a pot at home and save up 2ps to take to the arcades in the holidays.
Look up the local tourist office for discounts / bargains and offers in and around the beach
Write your name in the sand or the name of those you love
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Sand dune jumping,
Comedy photo burying kids up to their neck and pretending its someone’s head fallen off,
Making homemade flags for the castles
The old fave, grab a hand full of stones and have a competition to see who can be the first to hit a large pebble
Hunting in rock pools 🙂
Play French cricket
Take homemade rock pool treasure hunt sheets with you to identify shells, seaweed etc
We make villages (they fight over one) – do you know the best bit though – smashing it up again lol
Races are fun in the sand – it’s harder work.
We like finding pebbles to take home and paint
Scavenger hunt! Make list before hand. Stone with hole in, green seaweed, drift wood, etc.