Easy Money Saving Tips for the School Holidays

With the summer holidays fast approaching, we are all looking for ways to save some money and lower the expense of having to entertain the kids over the long, and hopefully, sunny days. From booking holidays or short trips away to days out. To simply all of the extra food you will need to buy the keep them fed whilst at home, the cost of the school summer holidays can spiral out of control if you're not careful.

But if you are smart, you can hack your holidays and make some savings on not only your grocery shopping but also days out and any extra items you may need to keep them occupied, especially if you are a work from home parent. Getting work done with kids at home all day is a challenge in itself!

Hacking the Summer Holidays

Staying Home

There is nothing wrong with a bit boredom to help kids exercise their imagination and entertain themselves. That being said, sometimes you need to give them a push in the right direction. Kids these days have a huge variety of options when it comes to being occupied at home.

From watching videos online to surfing the net. Playing in the garden or pulling out a family favourite board game. If you feel you need to get your kids a little bit more active why not encourage them to get moving by joining in with a child-friendly workout video on YouTube.

If you have a printer you can find a plethora of resources to print out from colouring sheets to workbooks to help keep the learning going over the holidays.

But if they are glued to their computers as most kids can be, then maybe you can treat them to an Xbox live gold 12-month code to help keep them entertained. This is a great opportunity to get them to help out a little around the house in exchange for the code!

Days Out

Keep an eye out on cereal boxes and bags of chocolates and sweets for some great adults visit free offers. This is a great way to save on the cost of admission to some of your favourite places to visit. For a group of 2 adults and two children, you can really see the savings add up meaning you have more spare cash to enjoy your day out.

Consider purchasing an annual pass. If you are likely to visit the same attraction more than once in the year, it may be worth your while to purchase a yearly pass for the family. In most cases, it works out a lot cheaper. This means you can keep visiting again and again without having the worry of finding a lump sum for the entrance fees.

Take a packed lunch with you. From just taking a few items or drinks only to a full lunch for the family, choosing not to dine out can help save you a lot of money. Especially if you take the food you already have in any way. 

What are your top tips for saving money over the school holidays?

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