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Trying to entertain the kids during the school holidays when you’re on a limited budget can be really stressful! This is especially true if you live in or around the capital. London isn’t exactly known for its affordability! However, did you know there’s actually a huge range of things to do in the city that won’t cost you a penny?
Here, we’ll look at how to provide the ultimate day off for kids in London without breaking the bank.
Take them to a museum
London has a huge choice of museums, with many of them offering free entry. You may think a day trip to a museum won’t appeal to your kids, but you might just be surprised!
The Natural History Museum is an especially great choice. It’s one of the largest museums in the country; featuring 70 million animal, rock, plant, mineral and fossil specimens the whole family will find fascinating to explore.
Other great free museums to consider include the Horniman Museum, London Transport Museum and the National Maritime Museum.
Take advantage of discounted attractions
As well as plenty of free things to do, the UK’s capital also provides plenty of opportunities to save with discounted attractions. This is especially true during the holidays. Top attractions such as London Zoo, London Eye and LEGOLAND Windsor, frequently reduce their prices during half term.
Some discounts can only be found online so it’s worth having a little look at some of the city’s top attraction website to see what offers are currently available.
Be clever with your travel
It’s not just the cost of attractions you need to worry about when you head to London. The cost of travelling around the city can also prove to be expensive. Taxis may be convenient, but they are notoriously expensive in the capital. So, if you’re looking to enjoy the ultimate day out with the kids on a budget, being clever about your travel is important.
You could save a lot of money, as well as a lot of stress, by booking anytime tickets on the train. Not only is this a cheaper way to get around, but it also means you can travel at any time without worrying about missing a train or cutting your time in the capital short.
The above are just a small collection of ways you can enjoy an affordable day trip in London. As well as museums, you’ll also find other free things to do, such as a visit to the farm or spending a day at one of London’s top parks. Whatever type of entertainment you’re looking for, there’s something to suit you in the capital.