School holidays

School holidays

Kids holidays

Save money during the kids holidays

This article covers how to entertain the children without spending a fortune during the kids holidays. Here’s a few tips to make sure they don’t break the bank.

Kids Pass

Deals to look out for include a £1 one-month Kids Pass, available from Kid Pass. This App provides; cheap Cinema tickets, 2 for 1 theme parks, local attractions. There’s also cheap train and bus travel available during the kids holidays – plenty to keep your children occupied until school starts again. Kids Pass members get access to over 4,500 offers; including kids eat free and up to 40% off cinema tickets. You can have a 31-day trial for £1. You’ll need to download an app but it can be used right away – great for half-term.

For the full details and to get your £1 one-month trial, see Kids Pass deals.

Visit the park during the kids holidays

Here’s a handy page where you can search for award-winning parks near you – and they are all free! See Green Flag awards to find your nearest park.

Woodland Trust

the  Woodland Trust offers, exciting wildlife activities to help kids explore nature! They have over a 100 ideas, for family days out and outdoor fun – whatever the weather. Activities include how to  make a Leaf iDial, A handy tool to help kids identify trees found in the UK by looking out for the leaves and for bad weather there are craft activities such as coloring sheets.

English Heritage kids go free during the kids holidays

If you’re a English Heritage member, you can get free entry for up to six children (up to 18 years and within the family group) accompanied. See English Heritage for the full details.

Go Catch ’em all

In 2016 Pokemon Go was one of the biggest hits, the craze might have died off, but it’s still fun to play. If you’re out and about and it’s safe to play, why not download the Pokémon Go app? It encourages children (and adults) to walk around outside capturing and battling Pokemon, earning medals and interacting with local points.

If we’ve Pichu-ed your interest, Check our Pokémon Go guide for tips on avoiding big bills.

Dinosaurs of China

The Dinosaurs Of China is the world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs in Europe for the first time. Featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, Dinosaurs of China will bring to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved in to the animals of the modern world. This great exhibition is on at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, running from 1 July – 29 October 2017.

Visit London

If you get chance to go to London this summer, there are a number of free attractions, the biggest expenses would be travel.   Explore cheap London and you’ll find tons of fun things to do that won’t cost you a penny. From city farms to free museums to outings in London’s best parks, there are loads of options for keeping the kids happy on a strict budget.