If you’ve got kids then you’ll know that it can sometimes prove difficult to keep them entertained during weekends and holidays while also staying on budget. Better weather appears to be here so the number of low cost days out and activities available to you are likely to increase, such as heading out for a walk in the great outdoors. However, this is the UK so it’s always best to be ready for anything! Here are a few ideas that could provide memorable days out and help you to stay busy come rain or shine.
Visit a museum
An increasing number of museums across the country are now free to access and suitable for visitors of all ages. Many have also adopted a child friendly approach – such as hosting activity days and providing hands on exhibits – that will ensure even the most energetic of kids will enjoy their time there. Two great examples of this in Manchester alone include the Museum of Science and Industry and the National Football Museum, so why not find out what’s available near you? And if you do get lured in to the gift shop then make sure you use a credit card with a good rate to save unwanted bills further down the line.
Cheap cinema deals
If the weather outside does happen to be less than welcoming, then it can be tempting to stay indoors and watch the television. However, if you do want to venture out a number of cinemas offer special kids showings at an affordable price. Odeon, for example, show movies especially for little ones every Saturday and Sunday morning and most days during the school holidays. In the majority of locations tickets are just £2.50 each for adults and children. Cineworld also cater for juniors, showing a range of flicks at its venues across the country at the weekend for just £1. And if you want to keep the cost down even more then take in your own drinks and snacks rather than buying at the cinema.
Look for special offers
Many leading attractions from theme parks to aquariums have a number of money-saving offers available to those who book in advance, such as kids go free and two for the price of one. Cash savvy parents will probably not think twice about shopping around to find low rate credit cards and such like, so the same logic should be applied to days out. Check online if any vouchers are available before setting off to your location of choice.