We want to help you spend less when having fun with the family out and about. Holidays can be expensive, so it pays to have a plan. Here are some useful tips that we keep up our sleeves.
1.) Plan your day by spotting freebies
Museums and galleries quite often offer free activities and fun games during school holidays. These are specially designed for kids so that these visits don't feel BORING for your little ones! Check official websites for the latest events on at the places you are looking to visit.
2.) Get more for your money
Some attractions allow you to visit again without paying any more money, over the next 12 months. For example Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Chatsworth House and many more offer this unlimited visit option.
3.) DIY Snacks
Most parents take packed lunches to save money, but snacks really add up too. Keep a selection of snacks in a carry bag.
Take a picnic and perhaps if your little (and big) monsters deserve it, buy them an ice cream at the end as an extra treat.
4.) The more the merrier
Sometimes it pays to go in a larger group. Attractions such as Alton Towers you can save 30% on tickets if you book as a group. Also Whipsnade zoo offers a great discount if booking together with others.
5.) Plan ahead
Check ticket details for your selected attraction as most offer reduced rates for tickets booked in advance. For example Ripleys offer huge advanced ticket discounts!
6.) Rewards a plenty
Look for deals that you can get with your supermarket loyalty card – you can save over £100 on a family day out to a place like Legoland in return for a small amount of reward points.