The 6 week summer break can be quite a challenging time for parents. And finding great ideas for the school holidays, to keep the family entertained, can be daunting. So here at GetPaidTo we’ve sought out some exciting and unusual activities – and all offering great savings too!
1. Go on a Family Treasure Hunt – £29 + 13% cashback
Try sussing the clues out between yourself and the family to see where the treasure hunt leads you. With a choice of 42 UK-wide locations to select from in either rural or city settings, the treasure hunt may lead you to places that you never knew existed. Keep an eye out at all times as the clue may be on a sign or statue and may be quite challenging to find. It’s a great way to keep the kids, active and challenged for a whole day for less than £29 from Activity Superstore!
2. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter + 5% cashback
Experience the magic of Harry Potter as you take a walk around the world famous set and see some of the costumes, props and the sets used in making the film. At Warner Bros. you can go behind the scenes and walk on the famous cobbles in Diagon Alley and discover how the film was produced. Learn creatures where brought to life and special effects created.
DoSomethingDifferent.com provides the entrance tickets and transportation to and from the studio at the best prices.
Or you might choose the Harry Potter London Bus Tour which takes in the London locations used to bring the film to life. Don’t miss visiting platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross station, or the chance to discover the location of the Ministry of Magic! And you might want to brush up on your Potter facts ready for the trivia quiz…also available from DoSomethingDifferent.com.
3. Save with Tesco Clubcard vouchers – 4 x the value!
Whether you’re shopping for food, clothing or at Tesco Direct, make sure you get those Clubcard points every time as they can be used for a variety of events, attractions and rail travel over the summer holidays. Right now they’re offering 4 times the value of your Clubcard voucher amount when you redeem vouchers at one of the attractions listed on their site!
4. Book M&M World with LondonPass – save up to 4%
Are you and your family chocolate lovers? Create your own M&M from a choice of 22 colours and have a photo taken with one of the famous M&M characters by the 1960 London Bus. M&M World is easy to find in Leicester Square and has 4 floors specially dedicated to M&Ms where you are able to see a special range of exclusive and limited edition merchandise. If you have a London Pass you can save a further 15% off all your purchases at M&M World London!
5. Shakespeare’s Birthplace with 5% cashback on offer
For a more education outing discover one of the world’s most famous playwrights and where William Shakespeare was born, lived and wrote some of his most famous plays. You can choose to visit up to 5 of Shakespeare’s houses with Attractiontix and find out about his childhood, where his first romance was, as well as walking around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Whilst touring Shakespeare’s Birthplace you may come across some real life actors in character, such as Romeo and Juliet.
6. Enjoy a day in Paris – 8% cashback at LastMinute.com
If you fancy giving the kids a mini break why not appreciate the view from the world famous Eiffel Tower, and experience Paris’s fine cuisine and culture? The average journey time to get to Paris is only 2 hours and 15 minutes on the Eurostar from St Pancras London, allowing you the rest of the day to see the top attractions such as Notre Dame – home to Quasimodo, a river cruise on the Seine and The Louvre gallery to see the Mona Lisa. Lastminute.com offers some great deals when you’re feeling spontaneous!
7. Rainy day? Get crafty at home + save up to 14%
On those days when the weather keeps you indoors it can be especially challenging. Not anymore. Discover the world of creative play at Hobbycraft. They’ve got a huge sale on at the moment for kids’ crafts materials with prices starting at just £1. So whether you’re looking for loom band sets, papier mache, tie dye, dinosaur building, sewing projects or creating your own puppet theatre, look no further for those stand by activities!
8. London Zoo with 365 Tickets and 3% cashback
Enjoy a stroll around the World’s oldest Zoo which opened in 1828 and has over 800 different species of animals including, tigers, monkeys, gorillas, penguins, hippos and a variety of reptiles and sea life. The Zoo has many events on such as feeding the otters, a live penguin show, and the chance to learn more about specific species, including jungle and rainforest animals There’s also the chance to visit during the Little Creatures Family Festival from 29th – 31st August and celebrate the most famous bear of all – Winnie the Pooh! The original Winnie was in fact given to London Zoo at the start of World War One and was visited by A.A. Milne and his son Robin…becoming the inspiration for the world famous character. Enjoy the exhibition, bug hunts in the Woodland Walk, games on the lawn, tea and honey in the cafe and bring your own special bear to a teddy bears’ picnic! Book with 365 Tickets and grab some cashback too!
9. Football Stadium Tours – 5% cashback with Asda Gifts
For the keen football fans, here’s something a little different. Enabling you to see behind the scenes of your football team. A guided tour can take between 1-3 hours and allows you to visit the dressing rooms, the tunnel where the football players walk out onto the pitch, the chair in the press room and to experience many other features of the stadiums. The guided tour is available at a number of locations including Old Trafford, Emirates Stadium, Anfield Stadium, White Hart Lane, Stamford Bridge, Twickenham, St. James Park and more. Kicking! Book With Asda Gifts for a great deal.
10. Diggerland with Findmeagift.co.uk – save up to 10%
Everyone will love this one! It’s a fun family day out at this exclusive adventure park, which allows you and the children to drive, dig and race a 6 ton digger whilst under supervision by trained staff. Diggerland has many activities to keep the children entertained, with play areas and sandpits for the younger children whilst the older children have unlimited rides on the Spin Dizzy, Land Rover Safari and the Sky Shuttle.Get digging here!