Having a young family is hard enough, but trying to organise and plan activities for the whole family can be near impossible, not to mention the price it can cost to entertain everyone can be very daunting.
It’s not all doom and gloom though; here are some tips on how to entertain the whole family on a budget.
National trust days
From stately homes to adventure parks, National Trust parks are a great way to entertain young families for the whole day.
Get your little ones out and about on one of their short walks where there’s plenty to keep everyone busy. These family trails through woodlands feature wildlife, kick-about parkland and natural play areas to keep your little ones entertained.
It’s one of the many challenges of parenthood – how do you keep a flock of hyperactive children amused on a rainy day? There are plenty of things to do in National Trust parks that are inside.
Such as Belton House’s indoor adventure play area or Beningbrough Hall’s interactive galleries are open all year round and offer the chance to dress up as one of the many characters that shaped Beningbrough’s past.
Travelling on a budget
Another stumbling block when trying to entertain kids is how are you going to get around?
If you are going to London then there is the Routemaster. The top deck of a proper double decker bus is more fun for kids than a tourist bus (and a lot cheaper).
Or why not book a taxi? Taxis are a great way to get around big cities, so you can avoid the stress of driving and parking. Also new Taxis like Allied Vehicle’s are spacious and comfortable and even have tracking technology if you leave something behind. So you never have to stress about leaving your luggage in a taxi again!
Travel Comparison sites
Before you spend possibly hundreds of pounds on organising a day trip or a couple of days away, make sure you have shopped around. Travel comparison websites are a great way to make sure you are getting the most for your money.
Some of the websites also have exclusive deals that you can look out for, and if you are a good barterer, they are good for getting the price down for a trip you are looking at as you can show providers that you can get a trip for cheaper and many of them will match your price.
So if you follow these easy hacks you can make sure that you and your family are entertained for the best price you can get.