Now we all know how expensive it can be to go on holiday! Especially when you’re a university student you don’t kind of have that money. But, I’ve got a holiday that costs under £20 and it’s still filled with fun and memories. Now the most expensive part of holidays is the travel cost and accommodation. Here are the steps I took to create my budget holiday by having a staycation.
Accommodation & Travel
We choose to camp as this is the cheapest option of accommodation. Lucky for us both of our parents own tent so we could borrow one which cost nothing. Now to camp at a campsite can add up so we decided to be cheeky and ask my boyfriends parents if we could camp in their back garden. This was free so up to this point we hadn’t spent anything. We borrowed, an air mattress from my parents and a sleeping bag. Of course, there was no travel costs except petrol from our flat to my boyfriends parents, which was very little cost.
Now, of course you have to eat on holiday so we decided to do a small shop at our local Tesco. This can be a little pricey so we stuck to own brands such as Tesco value. Our shopping total came to £5. We bought some sausages to barbecue one night and to have another morning for breakfast we also bought, pasta and bread. My boyfriends parents were very good at supplying some extra treats here and there, such as hot chocolates and chocolate biscuits.
When camping you have the whole day free so of course I had to pass the time. I brought a book with me to read and we also planned to go on some local walks. We went on a walk around a local reservoir which was lovely. Another good idea is to find local food places. We visited a local ice cream parlour and shared a waffle with ice cream to save some money. This cost us £5 and it tasted delicious!
Unfortunately, the weather isn’t something you can guarantee but since we have being having this heat wave during our trip it was amazing!. In the day time we avoided the tent as it turned into a greenhouse but at night it was beautiful to lay and listen to the wildlife. Although, it did get a little nippy at around 1am so I made sure I had extra layers to add on.
Let me know if you’ve ever had a staycation?
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