In need of ideas to keep the kids occupied this summer? Let Army&You provide some inspiration for happy holidays!
PREPARE A PLAN
Save money on attractions by buying annual memberships and hunt for last-minute bargains. If you manage to find a good deal, then it’s all smiles!
WADE INTO THE WEB
Top places to go for free can be found all over the internet – netmums is UK-wide and ranks venues as gold, silver or bronze. Search the activities tab at netmums.com
KNOW YOUR NETWORK
Facebook groups have great examples of holiday activities and places to go near your patch. Search to find recommendations or post a request for local days out.
HAVE FUN AT HOME
Pinterest has some brilliant ideas and activities for entertaining children, especially if you’re stuck indoors on a rainy day. There are some great parenting hacks too. For example, padlock your scissors to stop unplanned haircuts!
Accounts are free to set up – think of it as a virtual noticeboard.
TAILOR FOR TEENS
If you have older children, the National Citizen Service runs two- or three-week full-time programmes for 15-17 year olds in the holidays, in addition to 30 hours of social action.
This scheme operates in England and Northern Ireland. Government backing means the most you will ever pay for NCS is £50 for the whole experience – go to ncsyes.co.uk