Summer is fast approaching and no doubt if your family is anything like ours you will be planning your next family days out. Something enjoyable for all of the family. But you don’t want to break the bank.
Being a larger than average family we like to keep a watch on our finances and make them stretch as far as we can. Every penny counts and all!
So I am going to share with you my Top Tips on How To Save Money On Family Days Out.
Do Your Research
Before going on any family days out, check out the attraction or event and look for any change in admission prices. Also any discount dates, special offers and off-peak tickets.
If you book online or in advance you may also find discounts on admission prices.
Also check magazines and products for ‘Buy One Get One Free’ or ‘Free Kids Entry’ tickets.
Look At Memberships And Annual Passes For Family Days Out
This is one of my top tips for saving money on family days out. We hold both an English Heritage and National Trust Membership which you can pay for monthly or annually. Giving you access to a wide variety of ‘free’ days out and events.
Also Merlin Pass is great if you like family attractions, such as theme parks.
It’s definitely worth checking out family day out venues such as museums as some of them offer an annual ticket as this can work out cheaper in the long run if it’s somewhere you can visit on regular occasions.
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Go In A Group
Why not make it a big event and invite friends and family along. A lot of family days out attractions offer discounts on groups of 10 or more. It’s a no brainer to book as a group.
Think About Travel
Travelling long distance or by train? I highly recommend investing in a Friends and Family Rail Card. With 60% off child fares and 1/3 off adults fares. It can make a massive difference. Plus they offer discounts on Haven Holidays and Virgin Experience Days.
Travelling by car? Car parking can be expensive. Especially at venues and attractions. If you don’t mind walking before you leave check the surrounding areas to see if there is any free parking.
Take A Packed Lunch
Eating out on days out can be extremely expensive. Making up a packed lunch is the simplest and cheapest way to eat on family days out. We always make up a packed lunch to take with us. We make up a packed lunch using what we already have in the house from our weekly shop. Such as the old classic sandwiches, sausage rolls, fruit, hard-boiled eggs and pasta. Plus it’s a sure way of knowing that there is something in there at everyone will eat.
Invest in some reusable water bottles to get refills throughout the day. Also, a Thermo flask if you’re partial to a cuppa tea or coffee, especially if you’ve set off for your family day out early in the morning.
Here’s some of the things we use in our packed lunches
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Do You Have Any Family Days Out Planned? Can You Think Of Any Other Ways To Save Money On Family Days Out?
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