Recent studies claim that parents spend nearly £ 2,500 to keep their kids entertained throughout the summer holidays. Add up days out, the annual holiday as well as ice-creams, activities and entry fees to local attractions and the number doesn’t come as a surprise. Good news is, having fun during the summer holidays doesn’t have to break the bank.
There are lots of fun activities that you can don with your kids that are completely free (think pavement chalk games in your backgarden, going to the park or summer picnics in the park), but if you think of hitting the big attractions or going out for a meal with the entire family, there are discount code websites such as VouchaCodes that will save you a pound or two.
If you’re not intending to spend more than you absolutely have took, take a minute and check out some of the things you can save money on this summer:
Alton Towers, Legoland or international themeparks like Disneyland Paris are a dream come true for children and teens. For parents on a budget, their extortionate entry fees are an absolute nightmare. With VouchaCodes, you can save up to 40% on a trip to Sea Life or Legoland and meet Minnie & Co for a whopping £23 off the usual ticket price.
Thinking of taking the kids to soak of some history at the Tower of London or rubbing shoulders with the stars at Madame Tussaud’s? English Heritage Sites offer a deal of 20% off their annual membership and the world’s most famous wax figure cabinet opens its doors for you for an impressive 40% of the regular price when you buy one of their multi-attraction tickets.
Zoos & Farms
Local zoos and farms offer great discounts for families who want to breath in some country air. There’s a 2 for 1 offer at Whitehouse Farm Centre in Northumberland, 10% off London Zoo or 2 for 1 at Sea Life in Great Yarmouth for those who prefer some underwater action.
Food & Drinks
Eating out with the entire family can get expensive, all the better to have restaurants who offer fantastic deals on meals and drinks. Pizza Express has a 2 for 1 deal on dough balls and pizza (always a winner with kids), Ask gives you 25% off your food bill and at La Tasca you can save a whopping 40% – what’s not to like?
How do you save money during the summer holidays? What are your top tips for keeping the kids entertained without breaking the bank?
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