Four hobbies to start over summer 2022 that won’t break the bank

With longer nights and more energy from the sunshine, Summer is a great time to start a new hobby. However, picking up something new doesn’t mean you also have to be out of pocket. There are plenty of fun hobbies that will leave you with enough cash to continue making the most of the good weather and enjoying the next few months of sunshine. Take a look at our four best picks of hobbies that won’t break the bank this Summer 2022…


While the British weather can sometimes be a little unpredictable (even in the Summer), Hiking is a great hobby to take up to make the most of the warmer months. There are hundreds of great hikes in the UK that range from long multi-day adventures, to an hour or two at most. Better still, you don’t need much kit to get started – just make sure to pack a waterproof in case the weather does take a turn!


Like hiking? Take it up a notch by going camping for the weekend. Camping is a great low-cost hobby for those that love getting outside in the sun, and want to disconnect from things for a little while. It’s also a perfect thing to do with friends and loved ones. Chances are, you’ll be able to get your hands on some camping gear by just asking around, the hardest part is deciding where to go.


For those that want to stay a little closer to home, cooking is a new inexpensive skill guaranteed to impress. Just like riding a bike (also a good hobby to pick up this summer), being able to cook will stay with you for life – and will always be a skill highly valued by your friends. Experiment with different ingredients, cook from cuisines from around the world, or mock up that family recipe that has been passed down through generations – just make sure you invest in some good quality equipment like sharp knives and pan sets to make the most of your new culinary hobby!


Whether you’ve got a big garden, a small patch of greenery, or just a few plants on your balcony, learning to garden is an easy way to enjoy the British summer without stepping too far from your house. And by planting fresh fruits and vegetables, this is a hobby that can have you living and eating for free as a reward, as well.

Stop yourself from twiddling your thumbs this summer with our four hobbies that won’t leave your purse dry, and remember, inexpensive doesn’t have to mean boring! Especially when you’re out in the sun…