Money saving tips for the Summer holidays from hotukdeals

May half-term can be an expensive time to entertain the family and the cost can really add up. To help families, hotukdeals, the UK’s biggest deal-sharing community with over 1.8 million members, has put together top tips on the best ways to save money on activities and days out to keep the family happy during the holidays without spending a fortune.


National Trust and Museums


Family days out can be a great way to keep the kids entertained and with a family National Trust membership you can get free entry into over 500 places across the country including parks and gardens, that can be a great day out especially with the warmer weather without the cost. Museums are another great place to visit, the British Museum, National History Museum and Science Museum are all free to enter and can be a great day out, without having to rely on the weather.


Cheap Cinema Tickets


Even though the cinema can be expensive, you can find deals to cut down on the cost. Deals can be found at Cineworld, Vue and Odeon. Odeon offer their ‘Odeon Kids’ deal which offers adults and kids tickets for £2.50 each, Vue offers ‘mini mornings’ where early screenings can cost less than a fiver and Cineworld has ‘movie for juniors’ where tickets can also cost £2.50. Make sure to also check for any discounts offered for kids as these often run during school holidays, this can include family tickets.


Look for Cheap Travel


If going on a trip by train, many places will offer 2 for 1 entry with rail tickets. You can get access to over 300 attractions which include Warwick Castle, the Manchester United Museum, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and the London Zoo. Half price entry to these attractions can really save on the cost for the day. If not travelling by train you can also get 2 for 1 entry when travelling with stagecoach so be sure to check what you can get with your travel tickets.


Restaurant Deals


When looking to go out to eat as a family the cost can add up but many places will offer discounts for kids. Many chain restaurants will offer deals such as ‘kids eat free’ or a free kids meal when an adult spends over £10 pounds. Always have a look around at what deals restaurants are offering in the area, you can also check online for voucher codes where you can find 2 for 1 deals and discount codes to save having to fork out the full price.


Check for Freebies


It’s not just Museums that are free, lots of places offer free or discounted entries on activities throughout the country. Always check what local events are happening in your area. Members at hotukdeals have put together a Mega-thread, with the best deals on days out, theme parks, restaurants, freebies and tickets for shows available throughout the country during half-term and the Summer months. Be sure to check what free activities are available before committing to paying full price for a day out.  

You can find more deals and tips on saving money for the school holidays by visiting hotukdeals dedicated thread on free days out and things to do in the school holidays or download the hotukdeals app to set up keyword alerts on any products you need.



About hotukdeals:

hotukdeals is the UK’s biggest deal-sharing community where over 1.8 million users find, rate and share the best deals from on and off the high street every day. Members use the temperature gauge to vote on deals so other users know that the hotter the deal, the stronger the offer. hotukdeals is a founding member of, the world’s largest social commerce group.


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