Have Fun With The Kids This Easter Holiday Without Spending A Fortune

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So I did a post last year on things to do in the Summer holidays and thought, why not do another one for Easter. The holidays for kids are a time for fun, 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.

Top tips:

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.

If you have been saving up your Tesco Clubcard points then now is the time to use them!!

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 £30 instead of £59.99 saving families up to 57% on over 300 attractions which also includes Haven holidays!

Always check the big deals sites such as Groupon, Wowcher, Living Social, Itison

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, free tasters and so on. So make sure to sign up to the all the different free memberships available.

Eating out/takeaway

2 months FREE hi-life diners card  for savings on eating out (just make sure to cancel the subscription within that time so you don’t get charged)

30 day FREE tastecard trial for more great savings on eating out

Jamie’s Italian Gold members card gets you freebies and money off your meal

Gusto dining club member gives you discount off your meal. Contact your local restaurant to become a member

Bella Italia discounts including 40% off mains.

Dominos 50% off £25 code – WHISPER1

25% off food at Pizza Express

Things to do

Smyths Toy Stores are having a free in-store party on Sat 26th

Free bike workshop for 7-11 year olds at Halfords stores

B&Q run free DIY workshops for adults and for kids

Odeon cinema Kids screenings, with tickets priced at around £2.50 for adults and children. Check the website for showings.

Kids AM from £1.99 at your local Vue Cinema

Heritage England and Historic Scotland have hundreds of remarkable sites to visit free of charge, with regular events.

Free holiday football coaching in England

Free tennis coaching on offer throughout the UK

Camping at National Parks – from £3 to £20 per night and camping barns from £7 per night

Paintballing for 5/10 people £5/£10 (40 different locations)

Sign up to freecinema.co.uk to be emailed each time there are free cinema tickets up for grabs! They go quick so make sure to grab them as soon as they are available!

Family Treasure Hunt (various locations) only £9 RRP £17.99

Blackpool family 2/3/4 night stay including breakfast from £49

Beauty and the Beast panto tickets only £7 – selected dates during the holidays at 6 different locations

Birmingham 1 night stay and Cadbury World tickets £109 for 4

Blackpool 2 night family glamping £49

One hour Segway experience at various locations £28

2 night Scarborough camping for 4 £39

£3 for £15 Uber Car credit for new customers

Pontins family self catering Easter break only £69 (either Southport, East Sussex, Denbighshire or Somerset)

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!

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7 Comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher
    29th March 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Perfect

    Love your ideas -having fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune thanks

  2. Debbi Ruskin
    29th March 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I always loved feeding squirrels when I was young – as I got older I even ended up sitting in a park revising for exams while they came & went helping themselves to nuts, lol

  3. dina gregory
    29th March 2016 / 9:10 pm

    i have my own group on facebook where we go on day trips out as a group and get group prices and split cost of coach. i will also post other days out on there not organised by me this group would be helpful if live in birmingham but may have others in your counties x

  4. Katherine roberts
    30th March 2016 / 9:40 am

    Fantastic ideas . I love all the discount voucher apps and use kids pass for meal discounts too .

  5. Hayley Severn
    31st March 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Brilliant ideas.
    As a mum to a school age child (and a young infant), I always feel the pressure to keep busy and entertain the little ones during the holidays. I have a habit of spending beyond my means. Children don’t need fancy days out as long as they are spending quality time with their loved ones. Fab post

  6. Michelle Sykes
    31st March 2016 / 9:53 pm

    My kids love going to the park and the seaside luckily these don’t cost a lot

  7. Kelly cooper
    2nd April 2016 / 10:10 am

    Great ideas. Always take my kids to the park and look for wildlife cheap and kids love it as well as the exercise !

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