SUMMER is about getting the kids out of the house – but it can leave you out of pocket.
Parents spend £15 more per day per child during the school holidays than they do in term time, according to money app Monese.
That soon adds up, so today I’ve got some ideas that will make saving cash child’s play.
SUPER DAY OUT
Booking is now open for Warwick Castle if you have collected your Sun Savers codes — but don’t worry if you missed out.
We have two free tickets to Madame Tussauds and Sea Life up for grabs during the holidays.
Tag @sunsavers when posting your snaps on Instagram.
Pick up the new Summer Play Pass from Wacky Warehouses nationwide and get six weeks of play time for the price of four.
The pass can be used any day of the week and costs £12.
It also includes ten per cent off food and drink, which is a nice extra for waiting parents.
A CREATE IDEA
Get Creative Outdoors is a campaign and festival that invites people to try something creative in the open air.
It’s supported by the BBC and runs until September.
There is everything from free storytelling in the park in Bristol to free nature reserve activities.
Check getcreativeuk.com to see what is on near you.
Planning on new schoolwear or holiday items for the kids?
Until September 16, M&S Sparks customers who spend £20 on Kidswear (either in-store or online) can unlock three months’ free membership to a Kids Pass, worth £15.
It has discounts and offers for lots of days out.
Just scan your Sparks card at the till or log on to your account online before making the relevant purchase.
This will then trigger an email with a link to redeem the offer.
There are plenty of farms offering free or low-cost entry for families.
It’s a great day out and you can cut costs further by bringing your own packed lunches.
Check farminguk.com/farm-attractions for a full list in your area.
Deal of day
SUPERDRUG’S own-brand allergy range is on a buy-one-get-one-half-price offer.
These allergy eye drops cost £3.29, but you can get two for £4.94 instead of £6.58.
SANGRIA lollies are a must-have from Lidl.
Flavours include blood orange, grape and lemon. Now £1.49 a pack.
CO-OP members can use their membership cards for rewards at onsite pop-up stores across summer festivals.
One exclusive member deal is for a free 150g bag of Irresistible sea salt & Chardonnay wine vinegar crisps when shopping in the festival stores.
Members can also earn money back when buying all own-brand products.
THE unicorn hopper is a top trending toy this summer. You can get the Chad Valley ride-on hopper, above, from Argos for £25.
But SmythsToys.com is selling its own one for £14.99.
Giselle’s little helper
GO green with the Holland & Barrett clean & conscious monthly beauty edit hair care essentials set.
It has 11 products, worth over £100, but you pay £40.
Shop and save
COOL down with three for £3 on the chilled Starbucks range at Iceland.
At £1.80, this caramel frappuccino flavoured milk iced coffee would normally cost £5.40 for three.
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HEAD to Dunelm for its increased sale, which now means up to 50 per cent off in store and online.
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