With the cost of raising children until the age of 21 estimated at £200,000, it might be time to see how you can save yourself some money. Take a look at these tips.
Free days out at over 180 museums
Museums are a great way to educate the kids and have a fun day out for free! Most towns or cities have at least one, and they may ask for a small donation but the majority have free entry. Check the list at Money Saving Expert here.
Do a child benefits check up
Doing a child benefits check takes about 5 minutes and you might find that you may be entitled to extra money you didn’t even know about. Check on the Gov.uk website by following this link.
Buy a family railcard
Buying a family railcard for £30 more than pays for itself as you save 1/3 on travel and kids save 60%. Trains are also a great way to get about as there are no parking charges involved and most are pretty central to where you’ll have to be. See what is on offer here.
Free holiday sports schemes
There’s nothing worse than bored kids during the holidays, why not check out if there are any free sports schemes running in your local area? Facebook groups and online is the best place to look, as well as any local papers and community centre boards.
Doing a home grants check is well worth it as you may be entitled to things such as free insulation, fire safety checks and grants towards saving energy within the home. Citizens Advice has a lot of information, including in this post.