Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Save Some Serious Cash with The Ultimate Kids Activity Guide

We live in a popular holiday area on the south coast, and in recent years there has definitely been an upsurge in the volume of traffic on the roads and the number of visitors here.  With foreign holidays often doubling in price over the school holidays, and the horrendous value of the pound against the Euro, it's no wonder more and more of us are opting to holiday at home, or even not go on a proper holiday at all.  But how can you keep the children entertained for the whole six weeks of school holidays? Especially when you're on a budget!


Groupon recently found that parents spend an average of £389 on keeping their kids entertained over the summer, a hefty sum!  This prompted Childcare.co.uk, the UK’s biggest childcare platform, to collate a must-do summer holiday activities list for children (and their fraught parents). Childcare.co.uk is the largest online community for parents in Britain, with more than 1.5 million users nationwide.  The site allows parents to search for and connect with babysitters, childminders, nannies, nurseries, private tutors and schools.

CEO and founder, Richard Conway, commented on how important the summer holidays are for families to make memories in our time-poor age, yet keeping activities and days out in budget can be a daunting task.  The list features a host of activities that are free, cheap or offer a discount, and handily Childcare.co.uk have done the hard work for you, by tracking down all those offers into one handy resource.  Best of all, it means you can guarantee they won't be stuck in front of screens all summer long!


So what kind of activities does the guide include?  Free ideas include mini garden projects, dog walking, museums, treasure hunts and scrapbooks.  There are lots of fun activities to do together at home, such as using those odd socks to make puppets and put on a show, or helping them learn about the past by making a family tree.  Whatever the weather, there is plenty to keep you all entertained for hours.

Or if you're out and about, what about great offers on theme park visits, national trust parks and many more.  Or you could try geocaching, fruit picking or exploring woodland trails.  Why not organise your own car boot sale and earn some money for treats like ice creams when you're out?


The fantastic list of discounts and offers includes gardening workshops at Dobbies Garden Centres, free art and drawing workshops at the National Gallery, and £2.49 tickets at Vue cinemas nationwide.  With these fantastic ideas, you'll get to the end of the six weeks holidays with some money still left in your bank account.

What a great way to keep the children entertained during the holidays, make memories and save money too!

You can access the free guide for parents, which also comes with a handy checklist to print out and stick to the fridge, here: https://www.childcare.co.uk/summerholidays

You could even take out a Childcare.co.uk Gold membership for £24.99 a month, giving you access to a number of discounts including 50% off or 2-for-1 at over 7000 UK restaurants; 40% off cinema tickets and 50% off days out; plus a free Kids Pass membership (worth £75) which offers even more discounts on UK attractions, Kids Eat Free Deals at hundreds of restaurants, discounts at cinemas, bowling, play centres and lots more.

To see the full list of benefits of gold membership visit: https://www.childcare.co.uk/gold-membership-benefits

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