Low Cost Family Fun Ideas for the Summer Holidays
The kids have just broken up for the summer holidays and now it’s time for the yearly parental
panic, what do we do with them for 6 whole weeks (or more)! You’ve already booked a swanky
summer holiday for a week or two of precious relief from everyday life, to relax on the beach or hike
up a mountain, but what is the plan for the rest of the time? Well don’t fret, we have three great low
cost family fun ideas to get you through the summer holidays, suitable for both rain and shine, as we
know what the UK summers are like.
A Day Out with the National Trust
The National Trust is a countrywide organisation which gives entry to some of the best places in the
UK for when the sun is shining or the clouds are drenching us with rain. They have all sorts on offer
from historic houses to beautiful gardens and fantastic hills to climb. On average a National Trust
property charges around £6 for parking, but often you can park outside the grounds and walk in to
save even more money. Tatton Park is a great example of this, where you can park up in the pretty
town of Knutsford and take the kids on a small adventure before arriving at some beautiful scenery
and exciting play areas within the park.
Many cinemas’ offer special prices over the holidays to entice the kids in, and with lots of child
friendly films being released this summer why not head down, get some popcorn and enjoy a few
hours of entertainment. Cinema trips are particularly good for a day not blessed with sunshine and
will most certainly keep the kids happy. Cineworld are just one example of a cinema company
offering cheap children’s tickets over the summer with kids costing just £2 to go into selected
screenings. Have a look at the website for your local cinema to find out more.
Create Your Own Back Garden Fun
On a sunny day, get your kids out in the garden, having a bit of fun. All you need is a few bits of
equipment such as bean bags, skipping ropes and hula hoops to make yourself an exciting and
challenging little obstacle course for the kids. If you’re struggling for funds to buy these head to the
Money Hub, and that will be sorted in no time. You could even splash out on a paddling pool for
endless summer days of water fun for the kids, a great investment and fantastic value for money in
the long run. Some of the best fun you can have is at home!
Low cost family fun requires a little bit of thinking outside the box, but with these three ideas to get
you started, the creative juices will definitely get flowing. Enjoy the summer here in the UK and
make it one to remember for the kids without breaking the bank.