With most schools breaking up for the summer next week, you are probably already wondering how you are going to keep the kids entertained for six weeks without leaving yourself broke. That’s why we have brought you some huge savings and discounts on days out and activities to help you budget and save money during the school holidays.
1. KidZania, London
Let your little one take part in some role play and act out some possible future careers from over 60 different job roles in KidZania, a realistic child size city in Westfield, London. Suitable for ages four to fourteen, this educational and engaging experience will see your child try their hand at firefighting, TV presenting, delivering parcels, working in a hospital and even singing at the theatre. Let their creative side shine with imagination and role play and earn KidZos currency which can be spent on food, activities and gifts. With prices starting from £44, book this experience with 365 Tickets and you will get 10% off KidZania Westfield as well as 3% cashback!
2. The Gruffalo Musical
Packed full of music, laughter, fun and physical theatre, take the children to London to watch the musical adaption of the popular children’s book, The Gruffalo. This 55-minute musical is suitable for children aged three years and over and tells the tale of the mouse that goes on a scary and fun adventure through the deep dark forest and meets a fox, an owl, a snake and of course the gruffalo himself. This popular story will take to the stage throughout the whole of the summer holidays so there is plenty of time to head to the capital and watch this West End show. Book tickets for just £12.50 each with Groupon and earn up to 12% cashback!
3. Horrible Histories Live on Stage
If your child is an avid reader of the book series Horrible Histories, they will love this show! Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part 3 returns to the West End following the success of parts 1 and 2. Go back in time and get the gruesome truth about historical events and characters such as the Great Fire of London and bad King John and the Magna Carter. This show is educational as well as hilariously funny and entertaining and will have the whole family in stiches. Book with Tickettree.com and get 5% off all bookings as well as 6% cashback!
4. National Trust Parks
Get free entry into hundreds of places this summer including houses and buildings, gardens and parks, coasts and countryside and sites and monuments when you buy an annual family membership with the National Trust. For just £104, two adults and two children can get out and about and explore with unlimited visits. This is perfect for spontaneous trips when you are low on spending money. Earn 10% cashback when you buy a membership with the National Trust.
5. Steam Railway
Taking a ride on a steam train is a fun day out for all the family, especially if you have younger children or train enthusiasts in the family. Launceston Steam Railway in Cornwall will take you on a five mile round trip along the old North Cornwall Railway with all trains hauled by Victorian steam locomotives. Make a day of it and explore the vintage transport and machinery that is displayed in the museum at Launceston Station and stop off at the café for a cream tea. Get 2 for 1 entry or kids go free here and at over 500 other attractions with Love Days Out. For just £49.99 for the year, you can save over £100 on days out. Buy via GetPaidTo and you will also earn £5 cashback!
6. Go Ape
Swing from the trees like Tarzan with a day spent at Go Ape. This is an activity for all of the family, especially if you have older children to keep occupied. You will be briefed on safety and then you are free to fly down the zip wire and tackle the hire ropes and obstacles amongst the beautiful scenery. You will get 15% off of this experience if you have a Kids Pass and that is just one of the many discounts and savings you will make. Buy an annual Kids Pass for just £19.99, that’s a saving of £40, plus you will also get £5 cashback!