Cure boredom forever with our great guide to getting out with the kids for less. These days it’s hard to go anywhere with the kids without spending a fortune, but with a bit of planning and our expert advice, you can enjoy fun days out together for less. Check out our ideas and let us know your recommendations on UKMums.TV social media
- Explore your local waterways
Pack a picnic, put your walking boots on and download a free map of your local canal or river from the Canal & River Trust – they have so many events, activities and local exhibitions or projects to get involved with you’re bound to find something that will interest the whole family.
- LittleBird Family Pass for £1*
OK so this isn’t just one day out, but access to a whole host of places, activities and eateries to make your own mega-discounted family day out! The Family Pass gives users access to exclusive offers on the LittleBird site, such as Kids Eat Free at various restaurant chains nationwide, 40% off cinema tickets nationwide, exclusive bowling, soft play and GoApe discounts available all year round and between 24% and 50% off top UK attractions and theme parks. *If after the 30-day trial ends you want to continue with the subscription it is £34.99 paid on yearly basis – working out at £2.92 per month.
- Two for one or discounted attractions when you travel by train
Here’s a sneaky tip for the deal fans – you only have to buy a short trip train ticket to qualify for over 150 2FOR1’s to top attractions such as London Dungeons, Thorpe Park, Liverpool Cathedral, ZSL London Zoo and many more nationwide. Simply choose your attraction, download your voucher, travel by train and present your printed voucher along with valid train tickets at your chosen attraction.
- MegaBus Open Top Tour of London – from £1
A great way to take in the famous sights of the capital for less than a cup of coffee. This non-stop bus tour takes in up to 50 of London’s most famous sights in the space of just 2 hours. Get all the details and book tickets online at Mega Bus.
- Free children’s farm
Lots of local children’s farms, even in the big cities, are free to enter. The marvellous Money Saving Expert has rounded up a few of the free ones – double check their latest info on the websites before planning your trip to avoid any nasty surprise entry fees: Gorgie City Farm in Edinburgh, Deen City Farm near Wimbledon, South-West London, Stonebridge City Farm in Nottingham, Bath City Farm near Bath, Surrey Docks Farm in South-East London, Vauxhall City Farm in Vauxhall, South London.
- Free family activities at the National Gallery, London
Not only is this famed gallery free to visit, but there is a brilliant program of activities for families of all ages, including Magic Carpet Storytelling on Sundays and creative workshops that start at just £5 for children (and are free for unemployed families). There will always be something you can do that makes it worth a day trip.