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Have Fun This Summer Holiday Without Breaking The Bank 2016


The Summer holidays for kids means no school for 6 weeks and lotsss of fun. However it can be quite stressful for us parents, as it can mean expensive trips out and always trying to think of lots of things to do. The top attractions can be ridiculously 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 another list this year 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 and also inside magazines and newspapers.

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!

Grab a 12 month family savings pass on Wowcher for only £29.99 saving families up to 57% on over 300 attractions which also includes Haven holidays!

Or get 90 days kids pass for £1 but make sure to cancel before the 90 days otherwise you will be enrolled in to a membership

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

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 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.

Eating out/takeaway

Things To Do


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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  • Reply tracey

    we are doing pamper days as there are mainly girls in our cul de sac,6 to 11yrs make up nails hair, movie days if raining, move and home made popcorn, going on walks as thats free, fair ground on half price nights in porthcawl and anything else we can think of so there is no boredom 6 weeks of fun not shouting and screaming grey hairs growing where old hair is falling out lol, thanks for all the tips and ideas.

    20th July 2016 at 8:34 pm
    • Reply Fran

      Such brill ideas :)

      2nd September 2016 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Anita hargreaves

    It was a nightmare keeping my tot occupied, some years back and only child. Best I did was going on a bear hunt with her, it kept her amused but wore me out x

    26th July 2016 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply Fran

      That sounds like fun and a great way to tire out little ones! x

      2nd September 2016 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Rebekah Jones

    Love some of your ideas on here .. We have been using a website called Days out with kids.. that gives you the price you will pay etc and has lots of free days out ideas .

    30th July 2016 at 2:07 pm
    • Reply Fran

      Great advice :)

      2nd September 2016 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Katy (What Katy Said)

    We just used our Tesco points for a trip to Longleat- it was fab! So many great ideas here, going to bookmark it! x

    30th July 2016 at 7:41 pm
    • Reply Fran

      Naughty jetpack didn’t let me know you had commented so just seen this now! Sorry for not responding! Tesco points are so fab, you get some amazing deals. Xx

      2nd September 2016 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Sam | North East Family Fun

    Fab ideas – we used a groupon deal for dino crazy golf this week and it saved us loads of £ :D

    31st July 2016 at 10:17 pm
    • Reply Fran

      For some reason I never received a notification for this comment. Sorry I didn’t reply! I saw that deal and was tempted but it was a bit of a mission for us. X

      2nd September 2016 at 1:16 pm

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