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Keep the Kids Entertained on a Budget this Summer

The school summer holidays have just started and the kids are already driving you mad. You’re trying to think of things to do that won’t cost the earth and you’re running out of ideas. But there’s no need to panic! There are lots of offers on days out at the moment, including freebies and things to do on those rainy days- you just need to know where to look for them.

Here are just a few of the deals you can take advantage of right now:

Free and great deals on days out

Get a free month pass when you sign up for Kids Pass – freebies and savings on theme parks, restaurants, cinemas, indoor play centres and family breaks up and down the country.

If you live in Newcastle, you can watch free outdoor film screenings, which are being shown at the Newcastle Monument (next to the Metro station) throughout the summer holidays. In August you can catch The Maze Runner, Night at the Museum 3, Back to the Future, Shaun the Sheep Movie and more.

When doing your weekly shop look out of for boxes of Birds Eye products. They’re offering kids go free to Merlin attractions with one full paying adult/child on selected packs. 

Head to Paradise Wildlife Park for just £34 for two adults and two children with Buyagift.

Kids love their bikes? Book them on a free bike maintenance courses at Halfords.

You can find a full list of deals and great savings on days out via the HotUKDeals 2015 summer holidays megathread. HotUKDeals is a deal sharing website where over 1m members find, rate and share the best deals from on and off the high street everyday so you don’t have to.

Things to make and do (for those rainy UK days)

Get a free gruffalo party pack for those rainy holiday days. As well as party invites there are plenty of activity sheets to keep children entertained, whether they’re having a party or not! 

From 7-9th August, the RSPB are encouraging families to sleep out overnight in their own garden or as part of an organised RSPB event. Get your free Big Wild Sleepout Kit from the RSPB now to find out more.

Wilko’s has a wide range of activity sets for just £1 to keep kids entertained this summer. Parenting blog, PlayPennies, has the list of the available sets including, ‘make your own keyring pack and ‘make your own tiara’.

Whatever you do this summer have a great time together!

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