Want to have an action-packed day out but don’t want to splash the cash? You’ve come to the right place! Here, we explore ways you can spend less and have loads of fun in the process.
Being prepared pays. If you can plan where to go and what to do well in advance, it’s much easier to control costs. Just think – if you head somewhere spur of the moment and realise there’s a hefty entrance fee and the cost of food is sky high; you’ll end up feeling forced to fork out. Whereas if you start planning a week or so in advance, you can check out the price of the activity online and make sure its within budget. This brings us to our next point…
Book in advance online
It’s often way cheaper to book tickets for an attraction or show in advance online. Places like the Bournemouth aquarium state “you will always get our lowest prices online if you book 1 or more days in advance… The further in advance you book, the more you’ll save”. This isn’t just the case for attractions – you can often save on travel when you book in advance, too. Those heading for a beach day on the south coast may be able to take advantage of cheaper trains to Bognor Regis, for example, if they book 8-12 weeks ahead.
Look for discounts
There are plenty of fantastic days out available at a discounted rate, so it’s well worth keeping an eye out for offers before paying full price. For instance, many cinemas across the country have deals for kids and families, especially during school holidays. Other attractions offer family passes that allow you to re-use the ticket you purchase for the rest of the year, which is worthwhile if you’ll be heading back in the near future.
Choose free activities
The best way to save money is not spend any at all! If you want to have a fun-filled day without breaking the bank, choose an activity that doesn’t cost a penny. There are so many things you can do for free, from a bike ride in the countryside to a hike in the hills. If the sun is shining, pack a picnic and head to the beach. Or if the weather is wet and cold, you could explore one of many free museums in the UK, such as the British Museum in London.
Hopefully, these tips will ensure both your bank balance and sense of adventure are happy.