24 Jul

Written by Kayleigh on July 24, 2018

The summer holidays are right around the corner, and no doubt you’re busy trying to find activities to fill those six weeks to stop the kids and you going stir crazy.

It can be an expensive few weeks, but it doesn’t have to cost you the earth. Here are a few tips you can use to keep the kids entertained and your bank balance happy.

Plan a scavenger hunt
Use the house, the garden and hide items –it doesn’t matter what they are – and have a special prize at the end. Give the kids a list of what they have to find but to make it harder, why not use little riddles that they have to solve to find where you’ve hidden them. After all, if it’s too easy it will be over too quickly. Keep them guessing and keep their minds active.

Build a tent in the garden
You don’t even need a tent to do this, a couple of dining chairs, some blankets and a few duvet covers and you can create a fabulous den for the day.

Have a baking day
Get the kids making their own pizzas for lunch and even cake for pudding. There will be a bit of cleaning up but hey the kids are fed, happy and entertained.

Take a picnic to the park
You don’t need to spend a fortune on a trip to the theme park, a simple picnic in your local park will be great. Remember your picnic blanket and off you go.

Days out
Days out, especially in the school holidays, are not only busy but expensive. They don’t have to be and even on a small budget you can still enjoy a family outing without spending a fortune.

Look out for 2 for 1 vouchers on food and drink packets and look online for specific offers for places. Somewhere you wouldn’t of thought to go may be the best day out of the summer holidays.

On the day, take a picnic and plenty of drinks with you and set a budget for the gift shop so you’re not just winging it. Have this in place and you should be able to keep your costs down.

Keep it simple
Just remember to keep it simple and have fun. It’s not about how much money you throw around. It’s about quality time and making memories.

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