The summer holidays can be an expensive time with days out and activities to keep the children occupied.
Here are some ideas on how to save money this summer:
Make the most of your local area; you’ll be surprised how many free things there are for you to do.
- Visit your local library or park take a picnic and make a day of it.
- Do you have a local museum? They are often free to visit.
- Search on Google or local websites for events
- Checkout local listings on netmums they are full of places to go and do in your area
Look for Discounts
Theme parks and days out can be expensive so make the most of discount vouchers and online deals.
Here are some of the offers we found online.
Legoland – Save 25% when you purchase at least 7 days in advance online
Drayton Manor – Save when you purchase tickets online. Adult tickets £20 instead of £36 and Children’s £12 instead of £25
Alton Towers – Save up to 40% online plus free early ride time and no booking fee when booked 7 days in advance
Camelot Theme Park – Save up to 28% when you book online
Chessington – Save up to 40% when you book online at least 7 days in advanced
Chiquito – Children eat free, download voucher from their site.
ASK – Children eat free, download voucher.
La Tasca – Children eat free Monday – Friday
If you travel by train then invest in a Family and Friends railcard. You save a 1/3rd on adult fares and up to 68% off children’s fares.
Visit your local train company’s website they often have special offers including discounts on attractions.
Travel by coach as this can often be a much cheaper option though they make take a bit longer to get to your destination.
Take a Pack Lunch
You can save a fortune by taking your own food on days out including drinks. Its quickly adds up when you have hungry mouths to feed. Save the pennies for a treat like an ice-cream.
Set a Budget
Set yourself a budget for your day out and stick to it. Take out the cash you need and leave the cards at home. You don’t need a lot of money to have fun.
Whatever you do in the summer holidays have fun!
Checkout our local listings on Kids One Stop Shop