With the children on holiday it is a little harder to be frugal. Two teens that graze all day and a little one that needs some entertaining always ensures that purse is open and the pounds fly out! However I have been able to make a few smart choices on the way. This week we had a short break in Devon. We stayed in a beautiful three bedroomed lodge at Hawkchurch Spa and Resort. The price was great for this time of the year, I paid £450 and would thoroughly recommend this place again. It is not for younger children as it is not an active park but for us with older children it was great.
The ways I made this break good value included:
- Eating in. The lodge was huge and therefore we did not get cabin fever and need to go out to eat in the evening. Instead I cooked and we chilled out. Much like we would at home! We also make sandwiches for the day ahead rather than buying them each day.
- I booked a place with a spa. Yes it was for me, yes it gave me a break and cost nothing extra to use once here. This week I needed a break and I have had one by relaxing in the spa area in the late afternoon.
- The children were given their pocket money and told that’s it. They bought their own ice creams, hand made fudge etc they don’t tend to ask constantly if they have to manage their money!
- We reinsured Chloe’s car on the learner driver insurance we found before. It offers such good value and is effectively pay per use. This is seriously a great way to save money for learner drivers.
- Taking Chloe out driving regularly has also reduced the amount of driving lessons she has had to pay for.
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