The Lending Stream Guide to Budget UK Breaks


At Lending Stream, we’re firm believers that you don’t need to spend a fortune in order to enjoy new places and see the sights around the UK. Our blog series on things to do and see on a budget, in some parts of the United Kingdom that you might not have visited before, is one way for you to find somewhere different to take a short break.

There are thousands of things to do for free (or very nearly) across the UK, whether you’re on the lookout for a great night life, a perfect family day out, a big chunk of history or culture, or all of the above. We’ve brought together some of our favourite places for a weekend away or a short city break in the map below.

If you fancy enjoying the great outdoors in North Wales, getting your beach on in Brighton, having your mind blown by Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, spending some quality time with the Angel of the North near Newcastle, or trying to find your inner Robin Hood by visiting Nottingham, we’ll hopefully give you some great ideas for your next UK travel adventure.

Hover over the location buttons to see more info and click through to read our top tips for free, or nearly free, fun in that area.*

*The information presented is accurate as of January 2017. Please check all prices before you go!