Top 3 Money Saving Tips for Affordable Summer Holidays

I can’t believe it’s already mid-July and schools will close in a week or so. I am really looking forward to spending time with little man over the next few weeks, but I am aware that summer holidays can be very expensive.

One year we were away for the whole 6 weeks, but this year we are only going away for a week.  I put together our best money saving tips to make sure you have an affordable summer holiday! 

SEA LIFE Centre at Chessington
SEA LIFE Centre at Chessington

Enjoy Cheap Family Days Out

We love family days out, from family fun days in the park to day trips to zoo and aquariums.  We particularly enjoyed our time at SeaLife, little man got a bit scared when he saw a shark face-to-face at SeaLife London Aquarium, but he had an unforgettable experience.

The cost of tickets, travel and food can add up, so we always look for ticket deals and vouchers on websites such as VoucherBin! 

Sea Life London Aquarium
Sea Life London Aquarium

Take Packed Lunches

Before setting off, I make sure we have lots of snacks for the journey, plenty of drinks and packed lunch for everyone. By taking our own food and using vouchers to buy tickets, you can save a reasonable amount of money – enough for another day out!

V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green
V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green

Make the Most of Free Activities

There are so many free activities in London, from museums to galleries, story time at library, and seasonal festivals. V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is open all year round and it is free, little man loves going there. You could go the Real Food Market in Southbank Centre Square to find out more about seasonal food and drinks, open all summer until March 2015.

If you really miss being on the beach, you could visit Camden Beach at the Roundhouse from 26th July to 23rd August. The deck chairs, beach huts and ice-cream van will certainly provide an enjoyable beach atmosphere.

Whatever you are up to, hope you have a great summer holidays! 

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