So what have you got planned for summer? A beach holiday? A last minute deal? Nothing? Well, if surveys are to be believed many of us are staying home this year in an attempt to save money and to watch the Olympics.
If that’s you and you’re looking for some inspiration on what to do with the kids, it’s worth taking a look in your library for free events going on near you, such as all the free events happening for Play Day – on 1st August. Even many of the big zoos and farms are doing 2 for 1 offers in a bid to draw families away from sporting events and into the big wide open. Through KidStart you can also get some great deals at Alton Towers and Disneyland Paris. If, however, your kids prefer nature and animals the Wildlife Trust has an amazing amount of information on where to head and what to do in the great outdoors.
And if you’re still hankering after a beach holiday? It’s not too late. A huge number of travel companies are offering last minute deals that could well save you a fortune this year. Expedia has some brilliant beach holidays for families in Ibiza, and Portugal. Closer to home Haven have some amazing family deals and you can make 5% back if you book before the 3rd August. Easyjet Holidays, and eBookers are also having big holiday sales where you can save money on last minute deals.
If you need more inspiration try KidStart Travel – aside from earning 5% back for your kids. KidStart has teamed up with Travel By Inspire to offer bookings at over 250 holiday and travel companies such as Thomas Cook, Virgin Holidays and more. They can arrange package holidays, hotels, flights and promise to match or beat quotes from any High Street travel agent.
So what are your tips for the long and hopefully hot summer. Let us know.