Cheap Family Days Out this May Half-Term

The summer half-term is upon us and while older teens will be pushing through the last days of revision, younger children will require entertainment and days out in the sunshine (we hope!).  With just a few precious school-free days, the kids do need to be kept entertained of course, but there's no need to break the bank.


Free Days Out

There are plenty of days out to be had for free, for example your local country park, beach or woodland.  Whatever the weather, hop on a bus or train, or jump in the car and get out to explore.  You probably won't have to go far to find somewhere new and full of fun.

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Find a Fete

Scour the local paper, look on Facebook, ask around or simply stop to read local billboards and you'll find a host of fetes and fairs this Bank Holiday weekend and throughout June.  A wonderful way to enjoy the English countryside at its best, you'll also find delicious local food, crafts, children's activities, and even a find or two on the bric-a-brac stall.


Get on Your Bike

Drag the bikes and scooters out and go for a long ride.  Stick a picnic in your backpack and you'll be able to go even further afield.

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Go Hunting

Whether you prefer simple orienteering, a treasure hunt of your own divising, or geocaching, spend a day on the hunt.  You'll all love working together, plus fresh air and exercise will improve health and tire them out!


Explore Your Plot

Is your garden ready for summer?  Get the kids involved in making it right with our guide to how to start children gardening or just give them their own area to play and let them make the most of getting muddy and having fun.

Related post: 7 Ways to Encourage Imaginative Play Outdoors

Visit a Museum

Many local museums and galleries are full of treasures and are free or only cost a few pounds to enter.  Take a small sketch book and pencils to draw favourite finds, take notes or sketch your own pictures.


Sign up to Kids Pass for £1

Kids Pass is the UK’s no.1 family discounts app! Over 1,000,000 Kids Pass members are enjoying 1000's of family friendly exclusive offers at the UK’s top attractions, cinemas, restaurants and UK holidays. A Kids Pass membership can easily save a family between £500 and £1,000 per year and the cost of a Kids Pass membership can easily be covered by the savings a family can make in just a single day out!


The app allows members to search for days out, redeem offers with our partners, search hundreds of restaurants and find great family friendly deals. The Kids Pass membership card is available in the app which can be used to redeem offers and promotions in store with other offers being made available with a simple click for logged in members.

Membership benefits include:

• Up to 65% off at 1000’s of the top UK attractions including theme parks, bowling, play centres, go-karting, aquariums plus much more…

• Up to 40% off at cinemas nationwide for both adults and children 7 days a week!

• Kids Eat Free or better at thousands of family friendly restaurant chains including Giraffe, Prezzo, Barburrito, Sizzling Pubs and many more!

• Up to 50% off UK and European family breaks!

Sign up to Kids Pass for just £1 to get a 30 day trial.  That way you can see how it pans out over half-term then decide whether to continue your subscription.


Click through for more ways to save money this half-term:

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40 Cheap Things to Do this Summer
How to Save Money on Days Out
101 Free Things to Do this Summer

Want ideas for great days out?

LEGO Brickosaurs at Marwell Zoo
Warwick Castle
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Thomas Land at Drayton Manor
Wynyard Hall Gardens
Great Family Days Out with English Heritage
Bekonscot Model Village
CBeebies Land at Alton Towers
LEGOLAND Windsor
7 Best Outdoor Play Areas at English Heritage Sites
Madame Tussauds Blackpool


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