Saving Money on Family Trips

three short weeks until the summer holidays commence in earnest I need to start
thinking about suitable activities and days out to occupy the boys. I like to give them some free time to amuse
themselves but most of the time I find something structured works best to keep
them focused on doing something other than wrestling each other and bickering
incessantly! But the cost of heading to
attractions can be quite prohibitive and I cannot afford to spend lots of money
each week just to survive!

I think sometimes a couple of trips spread out over the
course of the seven weeks can work well. 
The rest of the time making the most of what you have in your locality
is a good idea. If you have a park,
beach (for sandcastles) or woodland to explore you can wear them out that way! A scavenger hunt, some geocaching or similar
can wile away the time quite nicely and if you get desperate throw in some
screen time and put your feet up (or most likely catch up on the

Trip to the #beach, I love to be by the #seaside x

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we are spending our hard earned cash heading off somewhere I like to keep an
eye on tripadvisor to see what the reviews are like, they also have deals on
hotels which can make a nights stay more affordable if you head to a site like CoupoRando you will find applicable codes there.

are lucky to have complimentary Merlin
Annual Passes
through my blog, but if you live close to some of the bigger
attractions they work out very reasonable to buy especially if you regularly
visit theme parks. Since we first used
ours in May we have been to Legoland, Chessington, Thorpe Park, Warwick Castle,
Alton Towers, Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussauds and the SEA LIFE in Blackpool. During the holidays we have grand plans to
cover London next for Shrek’s Adventure, London Eye and the bigger Madame
Tussauds there.

#altontowers fun #merlinannualpass x

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blogged about our #StayPlayExplore
this is one option to save money you get three attractions, a nights
stay, breakfast and car parking all for only £129. But if your visiting attractions closer to home make sure you
make up a picnic to save on eating out, my two are always badgering for more
drinks and snacks so pack plenty!!!

are free attractions dotted around the UK, so look online and see how much you can
do without spending a penny! This Big Pit National Coal Museum is
one example and it looks like an interesting day out especially as you can take
part on an underground tour.

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