Fun, Money-Saving Activities to do With the Kids this October Half Term
It can be difficult to keep the little ones busy over the holidays. So, here are some ideas to help the family have fun and stay on top of finances this October!
October half term is quickly approaching and it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do to keep the kids busy. We understand it can be difficult to plan a cheap activity that your children will enjoy, no matter the weather, so we’ve put together a handy guide.
01. Plan your travel
Don’t be caught out with expensive last-minute surges on train tickets by making sure that you book your tickets well in advance. Also, remember to check if there are any deals or railcards you can get for travelling as a family before booking. Alternatively, it may be cheaper to travel by coach to wherever you want to get to – Megabus has some great deals for over half term.
02. Organise group events and playdates
Children are much more likely to stay entertained for longer when surrounded by other rather than on their own. So, why not team up with fellow parents and their children, or get the extended family involved! Take the skills that your family have and use them to organise group activities, such as a sports day, a party, or a crafts day – this way you can split the costs of anything that is needed and take it in turns giving lifts or looking after the kids!
03. Venture outside
With our busy lifestyles, we often forget that there are a lot of free things to explore in the great outdoors – why not spend the day at your local park, animal farm or National Trust site to enjoy what nature has to offer?
04. Teach them something new
Local museums and libraries are great places for offering cheap activities in half term, specifically aimed at making learning fun for children. So, have a look into what’s available in your local area and who knows, they may discover a new, lifelong interest!
05. Search for deals
During half term a lot of chain hospitality and leisure companies offer deals where kids come free or at a discounted price to attract families. So, wherever you go, be sure to look for the best ones before online so that you don’t miss out on a good deal!
Don't overspend and get stressed
However you choose to spend this October half term be sure to plan ahead so that you don’t end up overspending and getting stressed about your financial situation.
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