Everyone likes to take a break from time to time so we've found some events to help you enjoy yourself for free!


  • Science Museum

  • Natural History Museum

  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

  • Southbank Winter Festival

  • British Library Exhibitions (currently the Harry Potter and the History of Magic exhibition where you can get £5 student tickets)

  • National Portrait Gallery

  • Imperial War Museum

  • Camden Market

Other attractions include: Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Stepney Green City Farm, Tate Modern, Borough Market and Portobello Road Market.

London, Winter Wonderland



  • Roundhay Park

  • Kirkstall Abbey

  • The Hop Pub Quiz

  • Leeds City Museum

  • Royal Armouries

  • The Henry Moore Institute

  • Free gigs at Brudenell Social Club, Smokestack and Headrow House

  • Leeds Art Gallery

  • Golden Acre Park

  • Leeds Minster

Other attractions include: Yeadon Tarn, The HUB where you pay as you feel about the theatre, Leeds Waterfront Heritage Trail, The Cow and Calf, Verve’s Comedy Cellar with a free comedy night on a Tuesday and Horsforth Village Museum


Leeds, Kirkstall Abbey



  • Merseyside Maritime Museum

  • Albert Dock Tour

  • Rice Lane City Farm

  • A walk through Childwall Woods

  • Sefton Park

  • See the Steel Men at Crosby Beach

  • Victoria Gallery and Museum

  • Formby Squirrel Reserve

Formby Squirrel Reserve, Red squirrels catching up after a long winter



  • Museum of Science and Industry

  • The Whitworth

  • National Football Museum

  • Manchester Art Gallery

  • People’s History Museum

  • The Lowry

  • The Trafford Centre

  • Albert Square where the Christmas market is held

Other attractions include: The John Rylands Library, Manchester Museum, Levy Market, The Northern Quarter and Greater Manchester Police Museum.

Manchester, Museum of Science and Industry



  • 24 Doors of Advent

  • Light Night

  • National Museum of Scotland

  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

  • Scottish National Gallery

  • The Writers’ Museum

  • Potter Trail

  • East Princes Street Gardens

Another interesting attraction is the coming Christmas Market.

Edinburgh, Light Night



  • Climbing at Heeley Park

  • Heeley City Farm

  • Weston Park Museum

  • Bank Street Arts

  • The Winter Gardens

  • Sheffield Cathedral

  • Graffiti walks

  • The Botanical Gardens

  • The Millennium Gallery

  • Graves Gallery


Sheffield, The Botanical Gardens



  • Chinese Guardian Lions

  • The Harley Gallery

  • Nottingham Contemporary Gallery

  • Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust / Attenborough Nature Centre

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park

  • Thorseby Courtyard Gallery

  • New Art Exchange

  • Stonebridge City Farm

Other attractions include: Rufford Abbey Country Park, Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, Bestwood Winding Engine House, Nottingham Arboretum, Chapel Art Gallery, Sherwood Pine Forest Park.

A white, grey and black rabbit sitting in grass with hens eggs in front of them

Nottingham, Stonebridge City Farm



  • Birmingham Tolkien Trail

  • The Mac Birmingham- free exhibitions

  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

  • Martineau Gardens

  • BBC Birmingham at the Mailbox

  • Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve

  • The Custard Factory

  • Birmingham Donkey Sanctuary

Other free attractions are: Lapworth Museum of Geology, Thinktank Science Garden and Library of Birmingham where you can get your uni reading and research done in peace (with free entry).

Birmingham, Custard Factory



  • The Donkey Sanctuary

  • Saddles and Paddles

  • The Bear Trail

  • Exeter Ship Canal

  • University Exeter Outdoor Pool

  • Babbacombe Model Village

  • Tiverton Merchant’s Trail

  • Exeter Canal Cycle Route

  • Exeter City Wall Trail

  • The Granite Way

Exeter, The Granite Way



  • Grease free screening

  • Daily Glass Blowing Demonstrations

  • Saddle Skedaddle

  • Newcastle Cycle Tours

  • Gallery North

  • Tea on the Green

  • Catpawcino

  • Hoochie Coochie

Newcastle, Glass Blowing Demonstration

If you have your own suggestions then tell us in the comments below!

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