How to enjoy a day out on £20 or less

day out on £20

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We’ve had the new £5 and £10 notes and we will all be walking around with the new £20 note in our pockets as of 20th February 2020. But how far will your £20 note go? Well, that depends on what you’re planning to spend it on. With that in mind, here are a few ways to enjoy a day out for £20 or less.


You can’t really go wrong with museums. They’re a great way to unwind while learning something new and they don’t break the bank. In fact, many museums allow entry on a voluntary donation basis. That makes it a perfect option for families who want to make the most of the weekend on a budget. 

 Beach Trip

beach day out

This one is location dependent, but a beach trip can be a great way to have fun without spending too much. Of course, you might need to break into your new £20 note if the weather calls for an ice cream or two, but there’s no requirement here.


It’s been said that the cinema is no longer a budget attraction and in some ways that’s true. However, there are plenty of deals to be found online that provide great savings on cinema tickets. For example, ODEON have a weekend and school holiday offer where kids get to watch films for just £2.50. 


As with the cinema option, zoo entry fees can vary, but there are often deals to be found that will allow you enter on a budget. This can be a great way to spend a few hours with the family as you observe and learn about a wide range of animals. 

Farm Visits

Another location dependent option, but farm visits can provide loads of entertainment on a budget. Many farms will allow you to walk around and look at the animals, enjoy a coffee and slice of cake in the café, and some even have adventure playgrounds that the kids can use for free.


If you’ve never heard of geocaching, then you’re in for a treat. All you need is a GPS device (your phone) and one of the many free geocaching apps that will direct you around the local area in search of hidden goodies. Most of the time you’ll find a little toy stashed away somewhere which keeps the kids entertained, adults can also get a kick out of visiting all the locations and exploring the local area in depth.

Park Trip

A trip to the park is a classic budget experience. Many parks have play areas for kids, cafes for the adults, and some even have wildlife sections to look around. Summer months are perhaps the best option for this kind of day out but you can always wrap up warm and brave the elements if you’re the outdoors type.

There are loads of things to do on a budget that will keep you entertained on a day out. If you’re lucky, you might even come back with your new £20 note intact. 

Take a look at some of the interesting facts about the new £20 note below in the fascinating Infographic below. This has been provided by Morses Clubs (Representative 466.37% APR) up to £400 for new customers and £1500 for existing customers. 

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