It's that time of year again. We all look forward to the summer holidays, but whether you're planning a fortnight away or not, you'll still have a number of weeks to fill up with activities to entertain and stimulate the minds of the young folk. And then the question of how you're going to pay for it all. Well fear not - if you're short on inspiration, here's a few ideas to get the family excited...
Shop School Shoes and Get Free Entry to Top Attractions with Start Rite Promo Codes
We're incredibly lucky in this country that we have a great range of attractions that are either affordable or free for most. The majority of large cities have fantastic museums that cost nothing to enter (although giving a small donation is always wise if you want them to remain free), as well as some fantastic open spaces that are perfect for impromptu picnics. But if you want to save on those pesky, popular pricey options, we've got a few discount vouchers up our virtual sleeve that might help out a bit. First, this one will help you kill two birds with one stone, as it were - use this Start Rite voucher code and not only will you get the obligatory school shoe purchase out of the way but you can get free entry for the kids to any Sea Life Centre or Sanctuary, or Chessington World of Adventures. And who can forget London Zoo? Especially if you live in or near London. Well, with this London Zoo discount code, you save 20% on all group bookings.
Brighten Up a Rainy Day with Promo Codes from The Works and Hive Books
British summer time wouldn't be complete without a few off days. And let's face it, we'll all be complaining after a couple of weeks of baking hot heat. So when the time comes, what can you do indoors that will stop you and your children going slightly crazy? Well, check out your local cinema - during the holidays, it might not be all about expensive new releases. A lot of cinemas offer cheap family screening with the ticket prices being the fraction of the cost of a brand new flick. And look on you local council website - there could well be plenty of free activity workshops. But what about a good old fashioned book? Hive Books is great alternative to larger internet book retailers, in that you can get your order delivered to your local independent bookshop. And with this Hive Books voucher code, you can take a look at their latest bookish offers. Craft activities are an excellent Plan B, especially for younger children, and The Works has them covered - not only can you get great book deals for all the family, but you can pick up a multitude of art supplies too. Use these The Works shopping voucher and save 13% when you spend £20 or more.
So don't dread the holidays - embrace them! You can get heaps more ideas and savings if you download our money saving app to your Chrome or Firefox toolbar, so when your browsing for family offers, our icon can tell you what deals we have for the site you're on. Happy holidays!
By Anna Scott, 18th July 2013