This week is half term and I find it pretty tricky making my budget last the week when the children are off school. I tend to spend more on activities, and food, which leaves us counting the pennies towards the end of the week. So with this in mind I am trying to have a budget busting half term to see if we can spend less than normal.

Money saving tip of the week:-

Don’t feel that you have to spend money on expensive activities for the children this half term. Here are some ideas for enjoying the holidays without having to worry about cash-flow.

Arrange plenty of play dates. When I was a child I spent most of my school holidays playing on my estate with the local children. This isn’t really possible for my children, living in the city, so I arrange for their friends to come to us. If I’m lucky their friends mums will return the favour.

Visit your local forest for a walk and some autumnal collecting. Then head home and crack open the glue, glitter and paint and use your collection to make some autumn art.

Visit your local playground, a great free way to burn off energy and get outside.

Get baking, all my children love helping me bake (even my toddler) and baking is a great low cost, fun way to while away a morning or afternoon. As an added bonus you get to eat your creations.

Voucher Codes:-

10% off and free delivery at Jo Jo Mamon Bebe

One of my favourite websites for small children (up to five years) and actually pretty good value as the clothes are well made and hard wearing. Get the discount using the code EN21 here.

20% off red letter days

I love the idea of giving an experience gift as I firmly believe memories of good times are worth more than any possessions. On this website you can find the perfect experience for your friends and family and save 20% off the cost. Use the code SAVOO20 here.