Every family knows that deciding what to do in your spare time can be a bit of a nightmare.
Siblings might not be able to settle on one thing and they might start arguing when they can’t
come to an agreement. Even if they can decide what to do, their choice might not be you or your partner’s idea of fun. So, chances are that a family day out isn’t going to be totally enjoyable for someone in your party. Not only that, though, but when you take the whole gang out for the day, it can often become very expensive. Don’t worry, though, taking the family for a fun day out doesn’t always have to be the thing of nightmares. Here are some great budget ideas that will prevent any arguments!
Picnic In The Park
It’s ever so cheap to plan a picnic for your whole family. You just need to get all your food from your nearest supermarket and then prepare everything at home. Then choose your favourite park to go to. If you live near the coast, you might prefer to go to the beach. The whole family will enjoy a picnic – after all, who doesn’t love a spot of al fresco dining in lovely weather and great surroundings?!
Visit A Trampoline Park
Next time you are thinking of affordable local family days out, it’s really worth thinking about
trampolining. There are now lots of trampoline parks up and down the country that cater to a
wide range of ages. Your little ones can enjoy some lessons from professionals while the older kids can do some freestyle bouncing. You never know, you and your partner might really enjoy flipping around on the trampolines as well! If not, you can always grab a cuppa in the coffee shop.
Get Theme Park Vouchers
Most parents are wary of visiting theme parks with their whole family as it can often turn into a very expensive day out indeed! Ticket prices into the park are usually very high and once you
are in, it can be impossible finding some cheap food and drink options. However, if you keep an
eye on your local newspaper, you will often find discount vouchers for nearby theme park
tickets. Plus, it’s also worth checking online to see if you can find any further deals and discounts. Most theme parks will also offer you some money off if you book your tickets in
advance, which is already worth remembering.
There are a number of national parks around the country, all of which are free to visit. Even if
your kids have conflicting ideas of what they want to do, there is always a variety of activities on offer at the parks so there will be something to appease them all. For instance, you will be able to go hiking or mountain biking. Each national park has a visitor’s centre as well which will have interactive exhibits to teach you about the local natural environment.
Have a great day!