5 Top Ways To Save On Days Out

With budgets tight at the moment, it’s hard to get out and about with the family. Well here are our  top 5 tips to make the most of our time for less.

Save Money On Top Attractions

A lot of the big stores offer great vouchers and discounts to get you into theme parks across the country such as Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and Legoland. Check out what your clubcard and nector points can get you, by checking out their websites before you travel. Bear in mind that these can take a couple of days to arrive though, so always check in advance.

Free Attractions

If you’re looking for something to do that costs nothing at all, then why not consider all of the free attractions available across the country. Trips such as to museums or galleries can be free of charge a lot of the time and also a bit educational for the kids. The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are great examples of these and are fun for the kids.

If you’re looking for something further afield than London, then other free museums are the National Museum of Cardiff and the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

Enjoy Being Outdoors

I know that the weather can be a bit unpredictable in the UK, but if we have a rare day of sunshine then you could make the most of the beautiful countryside. Across the UK there are 15 free National Parks to explore.

Eating Out On A Budget

If you fancy taking the family out for a meal, then you don’t have to break the bank. There are load of apps now which can offer you discounts and vouchers which you can either show to them on your phone or print off before you leave.

Cinema On The Cheap

If the weather isn’t on your side, the cinema could be a great way to take the family out together. However, usually they can be a costly affair, but luckily many big chains offer great deals such as Kids AM at Vue and special screening for kids from Odeon. Check out their websites for more information.

How to Save Money

If you are trying to save up money, you may find it difficult. When you are not used to saving, then you may spend everything that you earn. This can leave it hard to know what to do in order to save some.

One method that some people use is to put some money in a savings account when they get paid. Then it is not there for them to save so they have no choice but to spend less as they have less money to spend each month. This is great for people who do have enough money each month but tend to spend it all.

For people who find it difficult to manage their bills each month, saving may seem impossible. However, it is a good idea to see whether you can reduce any of your expenses and this could free up some money to save. You can do this by seeing whether you can reduce your utility bills by swapping providers, finding cheaper insurance, buying food from a cheaper supermarket and running the car less.

Save MoneyIncreasing income can also help you to save more. This can be done by working longer hours in some jobs, asking for more work, getting a second job or changing job to one that pays more. This can be a difficult thing to do in this economic climate and so alternatives such as selling items you do not use any more or starting up your own business could be better. It is worth thinking about what skills you have and how you might be able to use them to make some extra money that you can save.

It can be difficult to reduce spending, but if you really want to build up your savings, then it can be possible. You just have to be motivated to be able to do this.