Thursday, 21 July 2016

How to save money on fun family days out

Now that your kids have finished school for the summer, you’ll undoubtedly want to take them on a few fun filled days out. This is a chance for you and your children to visit somewhere new, have fun and learn new things together. But with family attractions becoming more expensive each year, you might think you are unable to afford it. However, there are some things you can do to make your family’s days out more affordable and budget friendly. So even if you’ve only got a small budget to work with, here are some tips and trick you might want to try.

Look for discounts

Whether it’s free entry or cheaper food, there are many discounts you could be taking advantage of. Many family attractions will provide vouchers and online discounts to entice more families to visit them. See your desired attractions websites directly to see what offers your family can take advantage of. You can also find Groupon promo codes at Plusvouchercode. Keep an eye out for 2 for 1 vouchers on food packaging too as this is a popular promotional method for top attractions. Remember to always read the terms and conditions to ensure you use the discounts correctly.  You may discover that you are able to use a combination of codes or discounts to get even bigger savings.

Don’t drive

While driving is very convenient, the cost of petrol and parking fees can add up and take a huge chunk out of your budget. So why not leave your car at home and use public transport instead. This can add some excitement to your journey, while also helping you save more money. Family tickets are extremely affordable and will cost you a lot less than a tank of petrol. Many bus companies can also take you right to the entrance of the theme park or museum you are visiting. Some bus and train providers will also offer reduced entry prices to major attractions if you buy a family ticket. Visit their websites to discover the terms and to see which attractions you can gain entry to.

Always keep your ticket

Once you’ve been to an attraction, it’s vital that you never throw away your tickets. Many attractions will allow you to return again, just as long as you have your original ticket. So if you’ve really enjoyed yourself at a particular attraction, you can return without having to spend any more money. Some tickets can also allow you to gain entry to other attractions nearby. This can help you and your family have plenty of fun and stretch your budget even further. But remember that this will vary from place to place. Ask the staff at the attraction, check the back of your ticket or visit their website for more information.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can save money and enjoy a whole host of family days out this summer. So start planning where you want to take your kids today to give you all something to look forward to.

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