Tip No.# 5 Get creative
Get creative with days out for the kids. Even if you're just a big kid yourself, the summer months are a perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors and many places of interest are free to visit.
Try nearby beaches and areas of natural beauty like the Lake District. If you're in the city, spend an afternoon in the park and take along a home-made picnic.
Look out for vouchers and special deals for outdoor activities in newspapers during the summer months. Plenty of amusement parks and British holiday resorts will have promotions in the press.
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