Cheap burgers at the Northern Rivers Hotel, North Lismore
Cheap burgers at the Northern Rivers Hotel, North Lismore Mike Richards GLA081013BUGR

8 things you can do for under $10

MONEY’S tight and you are bored.

What can you do in the local area for only $10 that can entertain, feed or simply just distract you.

We’ve put together a list of places and activities that would be willing to take your last $10 but you may have some ideas of your own you could share with our readers.

Try out a game of bingo for under $10
Try out a game of bingo for under $10 Tony Martin

1. Bingo

Most local clubs and pubs have bingo going on during the day and in the evenings.

Usually for the cost of around $6 you can buy a book of games in the hope of winning groceries, a meat tray and even sometimes cash.

Bring your own pens or bingo markers.

2. Burger and beer at The Northern Rivers Hotel, North Lismore on Wednesdays. 

We have it on good authority that your $10 will buy you a good feed and even a drink at The Northern Rivers Hotel in the middle of the week.

You also get the added bonus of networking with locals.

Square dancing at Lismore Heights Bowls Club each week.
Square dancing at Lismore Heights Bowls Club each week. Vicki Wood

3. Square-dancing

Each week at Lismore Heights Bowls Club keen square-dancers get together to dosey-doe their feet off.

At only $7 it definitely meets the criteria for cheap entertainment.

Pricilla Dollery, Josh Lock, and Charlie Turner promote the latest exhibition at Alstonville's Crawford House, Gowns, Veils, Vows and Ties: The Rituals That Bind.
Pricilla Dollery, Josh Lock, and Charlie Turner promote the latest exhibition at Alstonville's Crawford House, Gowns, Veils, Vows and Ties: The Rituals That Bind.

4. Visit a museum or historical society display

Most of the local museums and historical societies are open at certain times and are manned by volunteers.

Entry may be a gold coin donation or a nominal fee.

As an example Crawford House in Alstonville has a display “Gowns, Veils, Vows and Ties: The Rituals that Bind” currently on and the adult entry is $3 with school children $1.

5. Visit an art gallery

Like the museums, local art galleries have exhibitions happening from time to time.

Entry may be free or for a nominal charge.

An example is Ballina Art Society is currently holding its 44th annual Art Exhibition at Lennox Community Centre. Entry to this is free.

6. Visit a public garden or park

There are plenty of parks and gardens with free activities such as swings and play areas if you have young children.

Summerland House with No Steps at Alstonville is free entry and has a water park and picnic area.

There’s also opportunities to spend that $10 at the gift shop and grocer.

This image released by 20th Century Fox, Taron Egerton, left, and Hugh Jackman appear in a scene from
This image released by 20th Century Fox, Taron Egerton, left, and Hugh Jackman appear in a scene from "Eddie the Eagle." currently showing at Ballina Cinema. Larry Horricks

7. Cheap movie tickets

Movies at Ballina Cinema can be viewed for only $9.50 per adult on Wednesdays.

Check out the latest session times each week.

8. Gollan Hotel meals

Try out the Ten $10ers at the Gollan Hotel Bistro as it is one way to get a good meal with a limited budget.

You can test out the 200g rump steak with chips and salad and let us know what you think.



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