Free and Low-Cost Ideas For The Kids During The Summer Holidays

The summer holidays always pose a challenge at keeping the kids entertained. Whether you looking for something to do with your kids, grand kids or something for the whole family to enjoy we have put together a few ideas on how you can keep your kids entertained this summer holiday.

No-Cost Entertainment

Every summer there are a whole host of carnivals and festivals put on across the UK and most are often free entry or very low cost. With food, live entertainment and often balloons and kids activities this could be the perfect day out or weekend away with the kids. Check out and to find out what’s on near you this summer.

If you’re really struggling for ideas then a good site to visit is you can select filters for free or low budget activities, there is no reason to be stuck in the house bored even if you are trying to save a bit of money!

Low-Cost Entertainment


Treating the kids to days out, meals and other activities doesn’t have to be expensive there are loads of sides offering vouchers and discounts that you can take full advantage of. as well as more well known sites such as and having a scan through these can fill your days with the kids and save you a fortune.

Sports and Crafts

Local leisure centres usually put on summer courses for kids to attend as well as activity days. You can find out what’s on at your local leisure centres and sports facilities by visiting


This is often thought of as an expensive treat for the kids however, during the summer holidays many cinemas such as Vue, Odeon and Cineworld put on kids screenings every morning at discounted prices, other local cinemas may offer a similar service.

Good Value Entertainment

Fun for the whole family can be found across the UK via the National Trust or English Heritage. You can buy family memberships that may seem like a big outlay at first however they will soon pay for themselves if you put them to good use. There are often family events hosted across sites around the UK.

It is also worth looking at annual memberships for other days out such as your local zoo or adventure park.

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