Saving money on activities for Easter

Spring is here! Sun, birds, bees and an extra bank holiday – what more could we ask for? There is one problem that may need addressing if you have your own family; how do we keep the kids entertained for less over the Easter period? Here are a few days out ideas which will not only keep the little ones pleased but will also save you a bit of cash…

Drayton Manor

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor logoDrayton Manor is located in Tamworth, the Midlands, and has become one of the UK’s most popular theme parks in recent years. With rides like Apocalypse and G-Force, there is plenty around to cater for the adrenaline junkies. For the younger kids, Drayton Manor also has its own zoo and conservation area and is also home to Thomas Land. At the moment you can get 2 for 1 on admission and £5 off a family meal in the park. Make sure you always check moneysupermarket’s range of Drayton Manor vouchers before you plan your next visit.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach LogoWhat better way to spend the day than to explore a truly traditional seaside town, complete with sandcastles, rock and an awesome theme park. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is home to the Pepsi Max Big One, which towers 235 ft over the coast. If you’re into more traditional wooden roller coasters there is plenty to choose from, like the Grand National and the Big Dipper. A day out at the Pleasure Beach appeals to all ages, so if you have varying ages in your family an outing to Blackpool may be a winner. At the moment you can get 3 wristbands for the price of 2 with moneysupermarket.com’s exclusive Blackpool Pleasure Beach voucher.

SEA LIFE Centre

Anenome @ Sea Life Centre, Birmingham

Sea Life Centre logoLet the creatures that lurk beneath the sea captivate the family with a trip to your nearest SEA LIFE centre. From sharks to octopuses, sting rays to clown fish, there is sure to be something which will grab your attention. This is the perfect day out if the weather takes a turn for the worst, and if you want the kids to be entertained in an educational manner. If you choose to visit the SEA LIFE Centre during the week (Tues-Thurs) you can take the kids for nothing; every full paying adult can take a child for free. This means a huge saving on entrance fees and more money to spend in the gift shop! Click to download the SEA LIFE Kids Go Free voucher.

Free Easter activities…

Painting an egg

  • Paint eggs: Get the kids into the Easter spirit and unleash their creative sides. As well as being incredibly cheap you could also make a nice Easter centrepiece with their handiwork.
  • Easter egg hunt: Kids always seem to get dozens of Easter eggs off family members and friends, so keep them hidden and arrange an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Hide them in places around the house and the garden and ask them to find them. You could even write clues and create a trail.
  • Make Easter bonnets: Your children’s school may have already done this activity, but it’s a good way to keep them busy at home throughout the holidays. Supply them with paint, ribbon and anything that reminds you of Easter and leave them to it.

Images courtesy of Drayton Manor (Rosie arrvies at Thomas Land), Daimen Richards (Blackpool Pleasure Beach roller coaster), Tim Parkinson (anemone at Sea Life Centre Birmingham), Photologic (painting an egg)

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