With the Easter weekend almost upon us, we’ve put together some low cost and free things you can do to keep your family entertained on a budget. Following hot on the heels of our article focused on the rising cost of living, we want to do everything we can to support you during a difficult period for thousands of kinship families across England and Wales.
‘Kids eat free’ offers at many restaurants
There are a number of restaurants offering discounted (or even free!) meals for kids this Easter. Below are just a couple of the ones we found:
- The Real Greek: kids eat free on Sundays. One free meal per adult spending £10 or more.
- Pizza Express: Dough Balls, pizza, pasta or salad, a dessert, a Bambinoccino and a Piccolo Activity Pack, all for £7.25.
- Morrisons cafe: A free kids’ meal with every adult meal priced over £4.49. Perfect if you’re planning on doing a ‘big shop’ over the weekend!
As always with any food offers, check those all important terms and conditions to make sure that you qualify!
Head to a theme park with half price admission
With the weather for Easter weekend looking dry, why not plan a day out to the theme park? It doesn’t have to cost a huge amount either, with offers available to pick up during your weekly shop.
There are currently Carex handwash bottles with vouchers that can get you half-price entry at Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and Sea Life Centres, running until 31 May.
Selected Kellogg’s cereal packs and snacks are also currently offering ‘adults go free’ vouchers for Alton Towers, Legoland, Madame Tussauds and a whole host of other Merlin attractions too, valid until June 2022.
Booking tickets in advance is also likely to offer a huge saving. An adult day pass bought on the day at Alton Towers will cost you £65, but bought in advance online will cost £36. It certainly pays to plan ahead!
Get outside in the great outdoors this Easter
Why not take the opportunity over the Easter Weekend to get outside in the great outdoors. With National Parks right across the UK, the chances are you’ve got one on your doorstep. If you’re a bit short on inspiration, check out this great guide from Which and see the spots that come out top.
Share your tips
What plans have you got this Easter? Tell us your ideas for keeping the kids occupied during the Easter holidays and we’ll share the best ones with other kinship families on our social media channels.