How To Save Money During School Holidays

The Easter holidays are upon us and it looks set to be filled with lots of gorgeous sunshine. School holidays however can end up costing a small fortune in a bid to keep the kids occupied and parents sane. With the weather being nice there are so many more options to be able to get out and about on the cheap. We love days down by the river feeding the ducks or a run around the woods collecting sticks and getting muddy.

How To Save Money During School Holidays

We are going away to Blackpool next week overnight. Before I book any tickets for days out, I always check if there are any online discount voucher codes that I can use to save an extra bit of cash. You’d be surprised how many codes are out there. I also like to stockpile my Tesco clubcard points and Sainsbury’s nectar points as they too can equal free tickets for hundreds of places.

Charlie got all Scientific and tried to make a normal egg bounce. Not only did he have loads of fun but he also was learning at the same time – never a bad thing when they’re off school! You can see how he got on here:

I asked some other parenting bloggers for some ideas on how to save money during school holidays and here are some of their brilliant ideas:

Kerry: Picnic on the beach if the weather is nice, if not make a picnic in a den at home

Emma: Frog spawn/ tadpole hunting, perfect time for it, plenty of hiding spaces in our local area 🙂 they soon sprout legs and are proper cute to watch grow!

I loved Danielle’s suggestion on making cool little animated videos. Charlie loved the Lego Star Wars video and really wants to have a go. Luckily she’s created A Beginner’s Guide to Stop-Motion Animation so you can try it out really easily.

Eva shared her post about How To Make Shaped Crayons – The Big Crayons Melting Guide We have so many knocking around our house that we will definitely be giving it a try.

Jenny wrote this post with 25 Ways to Entertain the Kids for Free or Cheap in the Holidays – so many brilliant ideas to get out and about for minimal cash!

Hope you all survive the Easter holidays and have picked up some handy hints on how to save money during school holidays.

B xx

Disclosure – this post is written in collaboration with Voucherism

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  1. 10th April 2017 / 8:55 am

    Great post, love the crayon idea!!

  2. Alison G Ellis
    10th April 2017 / 7:45 pm

    It’s so much better when the weather is nice and days out don’t cost as much

  3. Louise Crocker
    11th April 2017 / 7:15 am

    Bouncy egg! The kids would love try that.

  4. MARGARET gallagher
    11th April 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Great idea forgot all about tadpoling😁
    We’re off to Blackpool too -great bargains to be had
    Enjoy 🎁🎀

  5. Susan Smith
    16th April 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Fabulous post, thank you

  6. Kim Neville
    23rd April 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Lots of great ideas. My son would live at the park if he could as loves climbing and exploring