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Here are 6 plans you need to make this summer so you don't get bored

With summer just around the corner, you might need some motivation to push through your work.

I love having things planned so I have something to look forward to. Here are a few ideas on what you can get up to this summer on a student budget:

1. Go to a theme park

Last year, Thorpe Park offered cheap student tickets and I'm sure they'll do it again this year. Even if they don't, you can save money at theme parks by taking your own food and drinks and by avoiding gift shop purchases. My favourite thing to do over the summer is to go to a theme park and enjoy a good water ride.

2. Go to a beach or swimming pool

Some people are lucky enough to live right by the beach. But if this isn't the case, you can get cheap coach tickets to beaches around the UK. Why not take a picnic, a speaker and a book to keep you and your friends occupied as you have a day at the seaside? Some beaches even have family-friendly piers, with arcades, rides and food. Similarly, swimming pools often offer a student discount and this is another great summer activity—just don't forget your sun cream.

3. Go on holiday

If this is in your budget, why not go away for a few days? Of course, going on holiday isn't going to be the cheapest activity, but websites like Wowcher offer extremely great deals at more affordable prices. Or book a last minute holiday at the airport for the cheapest deals. Some places that are next on my list are Greece, Rome and Iceland. On Wowcher, you can also find great deals for day trips, camping, weekends away and other fun activities.

4. Have a barbecue

Barbecues are a fun way to bond with friends and family. It can be done on a budget and in the comfort of your own home and is great for celebrations in the summer heat.

5. Spend a day in London
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Last summer I went to Camden Market for the first time ever. It was the perfect summers day, with shops, food and people everywhere. This doesn't have to be an expensive trip; the food is often affordable and you don't actually have to pay entry or buy anything. Why not sit down with a beer and take in your surroundings?

6. Go to the theatre

If you go to the box office on the day of a showing, tickets will be significantly cheaper and sometimes student tickets are available. This being said, you can still find relatively cheap tickets online if you shop around. I love going to the theatre, although I know it can be expensive. The theatre is a great experience and it's always brilliant to support the arts community.

Hopefully these ideas can give you some inspiration. It's nice to have a break from university work and have fun - let us know how you plan to spend your summer in the comments below.
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