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Find Great Half Term Family Days Out for Less

Find Great Half Term Family Days Out for Less
3 February 2015 1422 Views No comments

February half term is almost here, which means it's time to start thinking about what you and your little ones are going to get up to. Unlike the Easter holidays or half terms during the warmer months, it can be a bit difficult to find days out that suit the weather.

If you';re not lucky enough to be heading abroad during the break in order to make the most of the sun, you're stuck in the UK with cold temperatures, rainfall and possible snow. This can be a bit limiting in terms of what options are available to you.

Add to this the fact that family days out can get a bit costly and you may be left feeling there's very little for you to get up to. However, we've got some great tips for finding great days out and saving money this half term, which could mean you have more things to do.

Search for deals

If you want to go to a theme park, adventure park, zoo or aquarium, the cost of admittance can be high, especially if you have a large family. However, you can get deals on admittance prices that drive the cost down.

It's worth looking to see if there are any vouchers online or in newspapers that could help cut the costs of your half term outings. There tend to be a few around as half term approaches, so get searching.

If you already know where you want to take your kids, check out the website. You may find that booking in advance or buying family tickets works out cheaper, as a lot of places offer discounts if you purchase tickets through their site.

Go with a group

Family tickets usually offer good savings, but you may be able to reduce costs even more if you buy a group ticket. These usually refer to 12 or more people visiting a place together and can be a mix of children and adults in most cases.

Group tickets offer really great savings when compared to individual admittance costs, so it could pay off for you to invite your children's friends and their parents on a day out this half term so that you can all benefit.

Reduced cost days

You might find that some places offer reduced cost admittance on set days throughout the week. Quite often these fall midweek, which can be a quieter time to visit. This isn't always the case, but it is definitely worth seeing if anywhere in your area has offers like this running.

Sometimes this type of offer is only eligible for a child with a full-paying adult, which will still help save you some money on days out during half term.

Free activities

During half term, you may also find that some places offer free admittance or free activities for little ones. While these may well be quite busy, they also offer your children a chance for more fun and to interact with other children.

Places like museums may often be free to visit, and while you might not think children would be interested in all the displays, there is sure to be something they like. This also offers a warm alternative to walking outside, so could be a good choice.

You might also find that some kids' clubs are running during the week in your local area, which can give your children something to do while you have a break. These may be free or come with a small charge, so it's worth checking what's available.

Keep it simple

If you want to keep costs down and enjoy some simple days, why not play games and make the most of activities at home? You can find all sorts of fun things to do in this great blog post that don't require you to spend a fortune. You can even get your little ones to go outside and be active when it's cold, meaning they aren't cooped up all day.