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Free ideas this summer! PLUS Free places to go in South Wales

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Places to visit


Here are some free places you can visit in South Wales...

1) Cardiff Museum - Located by Cardiff city hall, this museum is full of detailed history and they also have art there too! Entry is free!


2) St Fagans- The museum of welsh life- I always love a trip to St Fagans! So much there to explore and learn and there are also a couple of traditional shops where you can buy some yummy treats or buy some lovely gifts if you wish! ENTRY FREE- Parking charges apply though!


3) Welsh mountains!- There are so many hike routes! The sugarloaf and Blorenge in Abergavenny, Breacon Beacons, Pen-y-fan! The Skirrid and many more.

Parking is usually free for these routes but can be popular in the summer (especially Pen-y-fan) when its nice so get there early! You wont be disappointed the views are incredible!


4) Cosmeston Lakes & Country Park- Beautiful lakes with plenty to do! Located just outside Cardiff (Pernath) The park has previously been used as a filming location! Take a picnic and a camera!


5) Ebbw Vales Owl sanctuary- I adore Owls! Located next to Festival park ( small shopping village) Free entry! You can see a range off different bird of prey!


Here are some other great places that are free (Parking charges my apply).

6) Margam Country Park

7) Roath Park Cardiff

8) Usk Castle & River Walk

9) Newport Wetlands

10) Pontypool Park- Shell grotto and folly tower


Other free things to do this summer!


  • Local free events! Keep any eye out, there is usually lots happening :)

  • Go for a walk, even 10 minutes walk a day is not only healthy but also fresh air will make you feel better :)

  • Bike ride!

  • Art/Craft day- on your walk or bike ride collect bits from nature and create art from them.

  • Camp! Go camping or even in your backyard/garden :)

  • Explore your local library

  • Go volunteer in the community- help someone and feel good for doing it.

  • Help out a friend

  • The to do list- Tackle it!

  • Learn a new skill

  • Write a letter to your future self

  • Invite some family/friends over for dinner

  • Take an online course

  • Create your bucket list

  • Have a pamper afternoon- A bit or R & R!

  • Plan your next holiday or a dream holiday!

  • Learn a new language

  • Have a BBQ

  • Make a scrapbook of all your pictures :)

  • Visit friends or family


Rainy day?


  • Bake

  • Binge watch a tv show

  • Try a new recipe

  • Read- Not just a book, other blogs or a magazine...

  • Play a video game.

  • Declutter one room in your home

  • Play with a pet :)

  • Take note of things that need to be done, Declutter your mind!

  • Make a playlist of your favourite music

  • Confidence boost!- Make a list of things you have done that you are proud of!

  • Declutter your social media! Make a positive change, unfriend or unfollow anything that is negative.

  • Colour! Adult colouring is great, it helps relives stress.

  • Make a blanket fort! Relive your inner childhood days :)

  • Get food creative- Try a new dish with ingredients from your fridge and cupboard, see what you can come up with!

  • Check something off your to do list.


There are many other ideas you can indulge in but these are just some to get you started!


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