Cheap Family Days Out


1 June 2022

Spring bank holiday is among us and, I don’t know about you but I’m certainly excited for the break!


We know at this moment if you’re a parent, you’re in need of some ideas on how to keep the kids entertained, without spending too much over the holidays.


So, look no further, here is a list of things to do and places to see over the holidays, on a budget.


Check out our helpful guides for easy tips about saving and budgeting. For example, our article about the best ways to save money at the weekend.


Going to the cinemas will always be a family favourite and with Sonic 2, Morbius and other blockbusters currently on screen, why not plan a family trip to the cinemas and watch the latest movies for less.

Seek out free local events

Many UK local councils offer free events during school holidays. Use the government website to find your local council’s website by typing in your postcode, this will give you a link directly to their site. Once you’re on the council’s website you can explore their site for local activities by typing your request into their search function, for example, ‘half term activities’.


For instance, Tennis for Free, served to the community, by the community. TFF brings free fully inclusive fun tennis sessions to communities across the UK. With 34 live sites across the UK, that are accessible to everyone of all ages, you can find the site nearest to you.

National Parks

There are over 15 national parks in the UK that you can enjoy this break. If you’re a family outdoor lover, visiting a will likely be right up your street. Unfortunately, most parks aren’t free, but we have found one that is free and fun for you and your kids and there are ways to reduce the costs and get free tickets if you look around.


Explore the lush green forests of Forestry England from multiple locations anytime of the year for FREE!  You can find them at multiple locations nationwide.


They have a character called Superworm which your kids can join on a brand-new forest adventure, discover cool facts about creatures in the much-loved Superworm story and become forest superheroes.


On the 2nd of June, the Jubilee Beacon Lighting event will take place at Milton Keynes Rose at 8pm for FREE. You can enjoy music before the show and at exactly 9:45pm, they will be lighting the Light Pyramid in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.


There are more events organised by the parks trust that are FREE or very inexpensive. Click the link to enjoy the perfect family day out! Check out their Open Days Nature Crafts at Howe Park Wood on Tuesday May 31st, for only £1. 

Theme Parks and Attraction Parks

If you’re looking to find some attractions to visit with your family this holiday, then we got you. Theme parks are always fun but can be very expensive with an average ticket costing from £50 to over £200 for a family of 4.

Tesco Vouchers

It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the Tesco vouchers that you have sitting in your Tesco Clubcard account. You can exchange your vouchers for attraction tickets this June and there are some fantastic deals, your kids will love using the Clubcard Boost.


Take your family to some of the UK’s top visitor attractions completely free using just Tesco Clubcard vouchers!


The process to redeem these vouchers is simple. For every £0.50 of Tesco Clubcard Vouchers you have in your Clubcard account you can exchange them for £1.50 to use against entry days out at attractions such as Alton Towers, Legoland, Longleat, Thorpe Park etc. 


You can use your Tesco Clubcard points against over 180 family attractions and restaurants across the UK. These can often be used for as much as three times the saving at theme parks, wildlife parks, and more.


Look out for promotional offers on grocery items in your weekly shop. You can also save money on days out at theme parks and attractions across the country when purchasing groceries at the supermarket.


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