Free things to do

Having fun doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here at Playpennies we've got tons of ideas on free things to do for couples, families and solo explorers!

FREE Kids Craft Workshops @ Hobbycraft

We're counting down to Halloween, and if your kids are into arts and crafts there are lots of free Halloween Craft Workshops coming up for half term at Hobbycraft. For this Halloween it's Slime Making, and it's being held on a selection of dates at the end of October and the beginning of November. Click…

FREE Children's Activity Packs To Download @ IKEA

If you're running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays, here's a free one. Ikea have free downloadable activity packs on their website, with craft and play ideas to make at home. Click here for FREE Children's Activity Packs To Download @ IKEA* My favourite is the Solar System Mobile,…

FREE LEGO Giveaway @ Smyths Harry Potter Event

If you're running out of things to do with the kids during the Summer holidays then why not pop to this awesome Harry Potter Event at Smyths! They are even giving away FREE LEGO!! Click here to view the Harry Potter Event @ Smyths* This event is in all UK and NI stores on Saturday…

FREE Expectant Parent Events Now Booking @ Mothercare

Mothercare are about to start their next lot of FREE Expectant Parent Events in selected Mothercare stores across the UK, and booking is now open! If you or any of your friends are expecting you need to book your place soon, as they always get booked up very fast and places are limited. Click here…

FREE 'The Highway Rat' Activity Trails & Forest Feasts

If you have been on The Gruffalo Trail or the Stick Man Trail before with the kids then we have great news for you - this year you can take part in The Highway Rat Trail, and it's free! Click here for The Highway Rat Activity Trails @ The Forestry Commission Like previous years this…

FREE Kids Craft Workshops This Summer @ Hobbycraft

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained over the long school summer holidays? If they're into arts and crafts there are loads of FREE Kids Crafting Workshops being held through the summer at Hobbycraft, and booking is now open. Click here for FREE Kids Craft Workshops @ Hobbycraft* There are sessions timed to suit…

FREE Jurassic World Day With Giveaways @ Smyths

If your kids are dino-crazy we have a real treat for them. On Saturday 16th June all Smyths Toys stores are holding a Jurassic World Day event, and it's FREE! Click here for FREE Jurassic World Day With Giveaways @ Smyths The event is from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 16th June in all Smyths…

FREE Parents To Be Events @ Mamas & Papas

If you are expecting a baby the next round of free Parents To Be Events are coming up at Mamas & Papas stores, and booking is now open to reserve your place. You'll get FREE advice, a goody bag and refreshments too! Click here for Parents To Be Events @ Mamas & Papas* The next…

FREE Swim Safe Outdoor Swimming Sessions

Booking is now open for this year's FREE Swim Safe Outdoor Swimming Sessions, where children can learn to stay safe in and around open water. The sessions are free of charge, and organised by Swim Safe and the RNLI, with 60 minute sessions for children aged between 7 and 14. There are free sessions at…

FREE Store Party In All Smyths Toys Stores On 26th May

Fancy a FREE party with the kids this half term? Smyths Toys are holding a FREE Store Party in every one of their stores on Saturday May 26th from 9am – 2pm. There will be freebies and fun and it won't cost you a penny! Click here for FREE Store Party @ Smyths Toys* Kids…

FREE Events On Open Farm Sunday 10th June 2018

Sunday 10th June 2018 is this year's Open Farm Sunday, an annual national event where working farms all around the country open their doors to visitors, many of them for free. This has been a hugely popular event with families the past few years, and if you haven't been before then don't miss it! There…

FREE 30 Days Wild Wildlife Pack @ Wildlife Trust

Are you up for a wildlife challenge with the kids? The Wildlife Trust have launched their 30 Days Wild campaign, and you can get a FREE Wildlife Pack to help you join in. They're encouraging people to do something 'wild' every day throughout June, with 30 fun 'Random Acts of Wildness'. Click here for your…

FREE Entry To Dippy The Dinosaur On Tour

Kids mad on dinosaurs? You can take them to see a full sized Diplodocus skeleton, as Dippy The Dinosaur formerly of the Natural History Museum in London embarks on a tour of the country, and entry to see him is free. Here's when and where you will be able to see Dippy On Tour: Dorset…

FREE My Pet Pals Easter Workshops @ Pets At Home

Looking for activities to keep the kids busy this Easter? If the Peter Rabbit film has got them all excited for little furry creatures Pets At Home are running their My Pet Pals Easter Workshops, and they are free! Just check the link below to find your nearest event and reserve a place for your…

Breakfast With Santa With Free Gift For Children @ Ikea

Anyone got an Ikea Family card? If you live near Manchester, Warrington or Nottingham you can take the kids to have Breakfast With Santa at Ikea, and they get an early Christmas gift for free! It's exclusively for Ikea Family members, and places are open for booking now. Click here for Breakfast With Santa @…