It’s that time of year once again, and parents are faced with the daunting task of entertaining the kids for the next six weeks. Keeping children occupied for such a prolonged period is hard enough in itself, but doing it within a budget can often mean a) an unhappy, bored brood of children or, b) a heavily depleted bank balance. With that in mind, we have come up with seven fool-proof ways to keep the kids entertained this summer without having to blow your budget.
Trip to the cinema
Who doesn’t hold fond memories of going to the cinema to watch the latest blockbuster kids’ movie when they were younger? Yes, the cinema may have been slightly less expensive back then, but this summer will see the release of some of the year’s finest children’s films—from The BFG to The Secrets Life of Pets and Ice Age: Collision Course—and parents can make the most of the great summer special offers for children and families. A humble trip to the cinema can also easily be transformed into a special day out, whether you take a stroll along the beach or around the park afterwards, head out for a family meal, or nab some of the free postcards from the cinema and write letters to friends and family when you return home.