IT’S not easy to keep the kids entertained without busting the budget, especially in February half term when the weather’s often not great.
Days out, trips to soft play and activities like bowling and swimming all quickly add up – so here are my top tips to keeping it cheap.
Check your school holiday dates
My top tip for bagging a bargain is to check whether your half term week is the same as neighbouring areas.
One year, we stayed at Butlins for off-peak prices because our half term holiday dates were out of sync with the rest of the country.
In the Midlands, most of us will be off school from February 20th, but in London and the South, the half term holiday is mainly the week before.
That means you’ll get better availability and deals if you head out of your own area, even if it’s only to the next door county.
I’ve bagged three midweek matinee tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Milton Keynes Theatre for just £35 using this hack.
Because our half term is a week later than MK’s, the date I wanted had good availability on tickets with a range of prices, unlike the midweek matinee the week before, when most local
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