Free and cheap ways to keep the kids entertained over the summer break – The Sun
15th July 2019

SCHOOL is out for summer – and entertaining the kids can be a challenge.

Some 83 per cent of parents believe there are not enough cost-effective options available, says a survey by horseracing body Great British Racing.

Here’s how to kick off the summer break with a bang, on a budget . . .

RACE YOU THERE: Great British Racing will admit under-18s for free when they are accompanied by a paying adult at most race meetings up and down the country. There are more than 50 specific family days, with additional activities put on over the summer, as well as family-friendly enclosures. For example, adult tickets in the family Garden Enclosure at Newmarket are just £13. For more, see

RAILY GOOD: has some amazing 2-for-1 and family offers for days out, when you travel by National Rail.
Just download the vouchers from the website and present them with your train tickets at the chosen venue. If you travel to Birmingham you can get a 2-for-1 deal on adult tickets to the Birmingham Science Museum, a saving of £14. Cheaper days out include the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Bucks, £7 for an adult and the child goes free. There are offers across the whole of the UK.

SPEEDY SAVINGS: If your children have energy to burn, a park run could be just the ticket. The 5k fun runs are held weekly nationwide and they are free for everyone to take part in (so mums and dads may want to dig out their trainers too). There are also special 2k junior runs held for runners aged between four and 14. Visit for more details.

FOOD FEST: New members of Tastecard can enjoy 60 days of 2-4-1 deals at participating restaurants for just £1, usually £4.99 a month. Sixty days will cover the six-week holiday, with two weeks to spare. The scheme is full of popular chains, such as Zizzi and Prezzo. Type in your postcode and find what you fancy. Many of the chain restaurants are offering “kids eat free” deals.

Deal of the day

GRAB a slice of the action at Co-op where you can grab two pizzas and a four pack of Budweiser all for £5.

SAVE: £5.60 on buying separately.

Top swap

BEAUTY fans go mad for Huda Beauty’s eyeshadow palettes, but at £56, the latest New Nude palette will leave a dent in your wallet. Swap for Revolution’s Pro New Neutral Shadow Palette for just £12 at Superdrug.

SAVE: £44

Cheap threat

TREAT yourself with Guylian Seashells boxed chocolates for £3.50, down from £4.50 at Tesco.

SAVE: £1

Shop & save

BAGEL lovers should head down to Asda, where the Warburtons cinnamon and raisin variety are now £1 instead of £1.60.

SAVE: 60p

My Sun Savers fiver

ANNE WARNES, from Yeovil, Somerset, says: “I’m saving my Sun Savers fivers up for extra treats on our holiday for two.”

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Reader's saving tip

STUART PARTLETT, of Ducklington, Oxon, says: “Use old suitcases for storing items you do not use often. It saves on buying storage containers and you can always empty them when you need to use them.”

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