Christmas is fast approaching and that only means one thing, save as much as you can!
With the kind of year we have all had, I think it's safe to say that the majority of us have been a little bit more sensible when it comes to our spending.
Let's talk days out, as much as I'm a sucker for a day out with the kids, I have found myself really questioning the prices for grottos in comparison to last year.
If you can relate, then this blog is just for you!
I recently did a questionnaire on my instagram stories regarding budget days out & the response was so good, I had to write a blog about it!
I have noticed a pattern this year with regards to prices for Christmas Grottos.
Now, we have booked tickets for all 3 ranges this year but with great reluctance, the reluctance comes from last years price comparison and of course quality!
3 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY THIS DECEMBER:
Coming in at number one..
Find Free Days Out:
There are soo many places that are still open, it's strange I have personally been guilty of not even thinking of this.
I became so fixated on all things Christmas and was so hell bent on ensuring that this was all we did.
Museums are absolutely brilliant for this kind of thing and a few museums are offering a Santa Clause experience!
2. Seek Out Discount Codes:
I'm a sucker for a bargain and actually enjoy looking for bargains.
There are a ton of companies out there that offer discount and here are a few of them -
Let's Go With The Children - http://letsgowiththechildren.co.uk/vouchers/
Virgin Experience Days - https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/family-days-out
Days Out With Kids - https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/days-out-vouchers-deals-discounts
These 3 are just a few I look through when trying to get discounts on our days out and they are super effective & reputable websites.
3. Find Off Peak Tickets
Now, this is a really basic one, but often times these early bird tickets get sold out quickly, this year I can assure you there are a ton available still!
And how very exciting!!
London Zoo - https://www.zsl.org/ticket/zsl-london-zoo#date
From 14th - 18th December 2020
Super Saver Tickets will be made available.
Tickets will cost £26 per adult instead of £35 Peak Tickets
Super Saver ticket prices:
Under 3 £0.00
Disabled Adult £23.40*
Disabled Child £16.90*
Chobham Adventures Farm - https://booking.chobhamadventurefarm.co.uk/product/tickets/#participants
From 14th - 17th December 2020
Off Peak ticket prices:
Under 1 £0.00
Senior / Military £5.00*
Child Minders / After school adults £0.00
Under1Roof - http://www.under1roofkids.com
This place is literally home from home!
These prices are not off peak prices but rather a standard price, with free parking on site, the soft play sessions last 1.5 hours, with a cafe on site you can find yourself spending a good few hours on the premises.
Under1Roof also host a variety of classes on site and online, please visit their website for more up to date information.
Under 1 £3.00
Virtual Father Christmas - https://www.instagram.com/virtualfatherchristmas/
Oh this one is absolutely exciting, now this is one for those that are unable to leave home or just prefer a virtual experience!
I call from Santa himself!
Right, so this falls in my mid range days out, now the reason I have selected this in my life is due to the fact that it's a great price to pay from the comfort of your home
Call from Santa £35.00
Home visit from Santa's elf £35.00
Home visit from Santa's elf will vary depending on your location, please check before booking.
Let me know if you enjoyed this blog, leave a comment and let me know what other topics you would like me to cover regarding budget days out & mostly because I would love to hear from you:)
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By Joanna Lampejo