Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Entertaining The Family On A Budget

If you have a young family, you will know how difficult it can be to keep them entertained without breaking your weekly or monthly budget.

You will also know that it can be extremely expensive to take a family of four out for the day. A trip to the cinema for four can cost as much as £60. Even a meal out at a reasonable family restaurant can cost over £50. Here are some great ways to entertain your family on a budget.

Keep an eye out for special offers at the cinema or at other family friendly venues like bowling alleys, ice-rinks, climbing walls, adventure playgrounds, and farm parks. They will all be keen to attract customers and most companies offering entertainment and activities for families will regularly give customers the chance to visit at discounted rates or purchase a cheaper family ticket on certain days. Keep a regular eye on the websites and sign-up for email updates. This will keep you informed, and you will learn about offers as soon as they become available.

Volunteering can be fun! Look for some local organisations in your area. There are many groups looking for volunteers which include young families. Helping clear up a local park, taking care of the countryside, or volunteering as a family to help others, are all ways you can get out of the house and have a great time while you help other people or care for the environment.

Create adventures. Children love adventures and will be thrilled if you tell them you are taking them on a treasure hunt! Hide a few items, like sweets or little toys, in safe locations in a park or in the nearby countryside, somewhere where they will not be easily found by other people. Now, make a picnic and take the family out on an amazing treasure hunt, complete with cryptic clues! You will have fun thinking up the clues, and you will all enjoy time together in the fresh air as you hunt for your hidden treasures.


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