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Looking for fresh ideas for activities to do during the Summer holidays, but don’t want to break the bank?

Look no further! We’ve come up with three ideas to have a lovely time with friends and family without having to splash too much cash.

If you do need to top up on snacks, you can save money with Asda and Sainsbury’s, two of our reward partners, via our cashback offering.

Whenever you shop with them, you will get 3% of the money you spend back in your account in a lump sum at the end of the month.

Here are our suggestions for ways to have fun without leaving your garden!


Inspired by all the delicious smells coming from your neighbours’ gardens?

Fire up the grill and invite your mates over for a feast! As well as good old burgers and hot dogs, there are loads of recipes you can try out.

Have a scroll through some of these finger-licking recipes from Asda, one of our partners, meaning you can also claim 3% cashback on all purchases.

If you don’t already have a barbecue, you can get them at a reasonable price from Asda’s outdoor and garden range.


There’s nothing like a good march in the countryside to blow away the cobwebs and explore the local scenery.

You don’t have to leave the city to find beautiful green spaces. Nature reserves, country parks and forests are perfect for getting a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The beauty of hiking is that you can adjust it to your ability level. If you’re not keen on walking for hours, you can find easier routes – but if you prefer a challenge, you can find rougher terrain to push your limits.

Our retail partner Argos has the outdoor supplies you’ll need, from sturdy boots to waterproof jackets to protect you from the rain. You’ll get 3% cashback on everything you spend.


You can’t beat getting your favourite people together, spreading a blanket on the grass, and enjoying a nice lunch in the sunshine.

A picnic can be as simple or as fancy as you like. If you already have what you need in the fridge, it doesn’t have to cost you a penny!

But if you want to stock up on tasty, summery snacks, our cashback partner Sainsbury’s has some smashing deals on picnic food and ingredients.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. So get creative with what you’ve got, and make the most of the sunshine!

With Vox budgeting tools and cashback rewards, you can do more with less. An online wallet is just one of our tools that can make your money work for you.

To access cashback rewards, and a range of budgeting tools, sign up for your brand new Vox money account today!

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