IT’S the first day of half term for many kids, and for many mums it will be the first day of racking their brains for cheap entertainment.
Well luckily, money saving experts at Vouchers.co.uk have shared a different activity for the next seven days, and each one will cost you no more than £7.
Enjoy meals under £1 at one of these restaurant chains
- Asda cafe – Kids eat for just £1 at the supermarket’s locations across England and Wales. Better yet, there’s no minimum spend to get your hands on the offer.
- Toby Carvery – When ordering an adult meal, kids eat for £1 over the half term instead of the usual price of a kid’s carvery, £4.99.
- Morrisons cafe – A child under 16 can eat for free when purchasing an adult meal worth £4.99.
- Bella Italia – Kids eat three courses for £1 with the purchase of any adult meal from 4-6pm every Monday-Thursday over half term.
- YO! Sushi – Little ones can get their hands on a free kid’s bento box, all day Monday-Thursday.
Kids cinema tickets under £2.50
Selected cinemas offer morning cinema viewings every day over school holidays for both adults and kids to see family-friendly movies for as little as £2.49.
2 for 1 entry at select attractions across the UK
National Rail operates a 2for1 roundup all year round, in which select attractions can be enjoyed for half the price.
If you buy a train ticket, you can choose from family friendly attractions like LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, The Cartoon Museum and the Harry Potter London Bus Tour including many more.
Local free community events
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Take a look at the events page at your community centre. Many host free events including arts and crafts, baking or sport events over half-term.
Libraries could also be an option – memberships are free and they may host family-friendly reading afternoons that not only keep little ones entertained, but encourage learning too.
Explore your local museum for free
Not all museums require a paid ticket, and those that do often host half-term offers where children go free.
Many museums also throw school holiday events to keep kids entertained for longer, too.
Join the national trust for under £7
Kids under 5 get to enjoy the national trust for free but they also offer a £10 junior membership for children with an interest in wildlife, history and culture.
Alternatively, a family ticket can be purchased for £83.40 a year or £6.95 a month.
Go on a treasure hunt
Geocaching, a craze made widely popular by TikTok, involves using GPS to look for a ‘cache’ (a small waterproof treasure box) hidden outdoors, often in rural areas.
Download a free geocaching app or use geocaching.com to work as a family and seek out the hidden caches in your local area using coordinates!