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13 Ways to Save Money This Summer- but still afford a family holiday


Bring History to Life

Children dressed in costumes at family reunion.


At £86, an English Heritage membership for two adults, this may seem quite a lot but it gives you entry to over 400 historical properties, not only that it allows your children to go free. You can even buy the membership through your Nectar points!

 Travel for Less

Young boy looking out of train window


Trains can work out much cheaper than driving and they are way more fun for children. You can get cheap family tickets, you can see the sites as you go.

Go Sightseeing 

UK London Big Ben and Westminster bridge viewed over the river Thames


Planning a family day out in London but you feel the sites are too expensive to go to? If you buy a train ticket you and your partner can use the train 2-for-1 offer and most the sights let children in for free.


Use your Clubcard Points

Rothschild giraffe putting head in window of land rover painted with black and white zebra stripes markings Longleat safari park. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown.


Increase the value of your Tesco Clubcard points by converting them to Clubcard Rewards. These can then be used at family loved parks; Lightwater Valley, M&Ds theme park, Oakwood theme park, Diggerland and Longleat Safari park.

Free Family Festivals

String of flags


If you were hoping to go to a festival this year but can?t afford Glastonbury or V Festival, why don?t you pitch your tent at one of the many free-family friendly festivals. Nottingham Hill Carnival- popular one full of Caribbean food. If you live in Wales, the Cardiff Festival and Bristolians should make note of the Ballooon Fiesta!

Kids Eat Out for Free

Danish girl, 1 years old, drinking orange juice


Plenty of restaurants and cafes offer children?s free food deals, treating your children without worrying about you?re much your spending. Visit the Slug & Lettuce on Sunday?s and children eat for free- and if you go to the Morrison?s café about your shop, children eat for free.

Enjoy Money-Off Movies

Popcorn in White Bowl


Perfect for rainy days, Cineworld offer £1 tickets for both you and your child on selected weekend films. Odeon offers £1 tickets screening and VUE charges £1.75 on selected weekday mornings and throughout the school holidays.

 Watch West End Shows

UK London The West End Theatreland Shaftesbury Avenue The Queens Theatre Les Miserables


#Many of the top shows in London are taking place in Kids Week this year, offering kids the chance to win tickets to West End musicals including, Billy Elliott, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and Wicked.

Use Up Those Nectar Points

Family at Amusement Park


Got lots of Nectar points you don?t know what to do with? Put them to good use and get a free, or cheaper family day out. Your points are worth double at Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Legoland.

500 points = £5.

Simply hand over your Nectar card at the ticket office when paying.

Jet off to Disneyland

Mickey Mouse costumed character dancing at Disneyland Paris France. Image shot 2011. Exact date unknown.


With every adult booked for Disneyland in Paris, your child can go for free. Within your package you?ll get hotel accommodation, breakfast and entrance fees to both Disney parks.

No Frills= Spending Thrills

Baby Girl Bouncing on Bed


Hotels don?t have to be pricey, Travelodge is a brilliant, affordable stay. Family rooms start from as little as £19 a night and kids get a free breakfast buffet!

Fun at Home-For Free!

Toddler Girl Playing in Garden


You can stay at home and have just as much fun as you would out- there are thousands of activities to do at home as a family.