How are the school holidays going – now that we are half way through are you starting to feel the pinch? The first few weeks are often taken up with things that you have planned and budgeted for but as the weeks pass the days get more expensive as children get bored. Have you hit that wall yet?
Therefore I have been considering the ways that you can save big money in the last few weeks but still give the children the fun and adventures that they want during their summer holidays. These ideas don’t need to break the bank or have you reaching down the back of the sofa looking for pennies. You can still deliver family fun and Think Money have accounts that can help you organise your money and keep track of what is left for spending on summer fun.
- Picnics are always a cheap option for family fun. Pack up a basket and head to the park with friends. Add in some skipping ropes, bats and balls and the children should be able to come up with hours of entertainment. Rope in some school friends and hopefully mums and dads will get a bit of a reprieve and will be able to sit back and have a chat.
- Blackberry picking is both fun and a great way to get some fruit into children. Collect the berries and then make a crumble which the family can enjoy for dessert.
- Use Meerkat Movies for cinema trips. Meerkat Movies give you buy one get one free on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you don’t have the codes – pop online and buy the cheapest one-day travel insurance that you can find. It will give you access to the codes for a year. Another way for cheaper cinema films is to watch them on a Saturday Morning when there is the Movies for Juniors at £1 a seat.
- Use the Kids Pass for eating out – kids can eat for just £1 in a huge number of places including Prezzo and Zizzi. You can register quickly for just £1 and the pass lasts for 40 days giving you unlimited deals. Have a look by clicking this link here NOW!
- Slime making is still as popular as ever and there are plenty of recipes online and will keep the children busy and quiet for a few hours!
- Playrangers visit local parks and do all sorts of activities with children including den building and games. Google playrangers and your area to find any local sessions.
- Lastly make the most of free activities taking place in your local library. Many have sessions running so just check. Likewise, shopping centres and even HobbyCraft run free workshops to keep the children entertained.
We hope these ideas will give you some inspiration for the last two weeks of the summer holidays. Let me know in the comments how you spend your days.