The Summer holidays for kids means fun and no school for 6 weeks. For parents however it can mean expensive trips out to keep them entertained and it can be hard to think of lots of things to do. The top attractions can be far too expensive and aside from your local freebies/cheap days out such as parks, museums and farms it really can be difficult to come up with other ideas.
I have put together a list of fun things that should be available to most people depending on where they live and how far you can travel. Some great ways to go to some of the best attractions for a lot less.
Search for any local events such as family fun days, charity events, festivals and so on.
Always search for discount codes/vouchers/coupons before going somewhere.
Check out the social media pages for the places you are going to see the latest special offers and to find out about events.
Keep an eye out for flyers, magazines, news papers which are posted through your letter box or handed to you on the street and always have a check to see if there are any vouchers/discounts in there. Also packaging on food will sometimes have discounts for attractions such as cereals.
You can grab vouchers for meals out, days out, cinema tickets, rail cards all for very little in clubcard vouchers! A railcard is normally £30 for the year however if you have £15 in clubcard points then you can grab yourself a years Railcard, which will then save you up to 1/3 off train tickets!
Sign up for a 2 month trial to Sun + for only £1 to have access to their perks. They have deals/discounts on eating out, take kids free to top UK attractions, free cinema tickets and more. Make sure to cancel your subscription within the 2 months to avoid being charged the monthly £7.99 subscription fee.
Grab a 12 month family savings pass on Groupon for only £19 saving families up to 57% on over 300 attractions which also includes Haven holidays!
Download O2 priority moments app if you are with o2 and make sure to check for deals and freebies on there. Lots of discounts on meals out!
Check restaurant websites for membership discount cards. For example Jamie’s Italian (link below) has a Gold members card which gets you various different freebies from £10 off your meal to a free dessert and so on. So make sure to sign up to the all the different free memberships available.
Things to do
Kids football party for up to 10 children including 90 mins of football and skills time plus party food and ice cream only £65 (multiple locations) – could be a great cheap day if each parent chipped in making it only £6.50 each!
Know of any fantastic days out that are great value for money or any deals that you think should be mentioned?? Comment below and let us all know!