There is no denying that Christmas can be a costly time for families.
But with the Christmas school holidays kicking off this week, you might be looking for some ideas and activities to keep the little ones entertained.
So if you’re looking to keep the family happy – but without breaking the bank – then we’ve teamed up with latedeals.co.uk to bring you six great budget ideas that will keep everyone entertained.
1. Get 2 rounds of bowling, laser tag or karaoke and a meal for £ 8.50
ten pins brings some festive cheer this Christmas by offering customers cash on two rounds of bowling, laser tag or karaoke with a meal. This offer costs just £ 10 per child and £ 12.50 per adult.
If you prefer laser tag or karaoke and your local branch offers it, you can trade in two rounds of bowling for 60 minutes of one of these activities.
Laser tag normally costs up to £ 30 per person, karaoke costs up to £ 40 per hour and two rounds of bowling with a meal costs around £ 18. In other words, you could save around £ 10 per person!
Tenpin has outlets in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Falkirk, among others.
2. Check your Tesco Clubcard rewards
If you shop at Tesco, you will be familiar with the benefits of having a Club Card. but did you know that in addition to saving on your purchases, your Clubcard points can allow you to get discounts on a range of days, outings, restaurants, spa treatments, trips, end and end of life? entertainment.
Everything from free movie tickets and meal vouchers to zoo excursions, visit Tesco Clubcard Rewards to find out what deals you can get.
3. Check your local library
Checking out the events available at your local library may pay off. For example, many will host special storytime sessions with a festive theme, crafts, or toddler time for younger members.
With books becoming much more readily available in digital formats these days, it can be easy to forget that libraries exist, but you can stop by for more than just checking out what’s on the shelves.
Visit your local branch and ask for information on what’s going on in the next few weeks, or check out their social media – some libraries are very active on Facebook and Instagram! Plus, these events will often be very inexpensive, with some listed online for £ 2 or less.
4. Book a winter stay for £ 29 or less with Travelodge
While the idea of traveling overseas right now may not be a good option for many, a stay somewhere on UK soil could be good for a change of scenery.
Travelodge currently has over 800,000 winter rooms available for £ 29 or less – and you can buy a family room for a comfortable holiday without breaking the bank.
Discover their Price finder tool for an overview of the cheapest options available.
5. Get £ 2.50 cinema tickets for kids at Vue & Cineworld
A trip to the movies is a great way to break up the day when it’s too cold to go out, but everyone is going crazy inside!
Vue offers discounts on tickets if you buy online in advance – pay just £ 2.49 per ticket when you participate in their Mini mornings.
They run on weekend mornings and every day during school holidays. Likewise, the Films for juniors The Cineworld offer gives families access to discounted weekly screenings of children’s films from just £ 2.50.
6. Buy a stay at a Nectar hotel and save £ 200
If you’re a Sainsbury’s customer, this is when it could really pay off.
Nectar loyalty card points can be redeemed for a hotel stay. It’s easy to get started – from Nectar Hotels home page, select your preferred dates and location, then click Spend Nectar Points.
Alternatively, you can pay cash and collect Nectar Points to get cash on groceries or other offers in the future.
Then filter the results to sort by the lowest price first.
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