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Six ways to enjoy half term with the kids without a hefty price tag

ENJOY half term without a hefty price tag.

By mixing stay-at-home fun with days out for less, you can have mini-adventures with maximum savings . . . 

Six ways to enjoy half term with the kids without a hefty price tag


Six ways to enjoy half term with the kids without a hefty price tagCredit: Getty

FLYING HIGH: Many museums offer free entry, such as London’s Science Museum which currently has an exhibition about the history of flying. You may need to pre-book your place online.

GOBBLE UP SAVINGS: Until June 3, spend £5 or more in the M&S Café and you’ll get one free kid’s meal deal worth £3.95.

The Real Greek offers a free children’s meal on Sundays when an adult spends more than £10. Look to the supermarkets too: Kids can eat free in Tesco cafés nationwide this half term when an adult makes any other purchase with a Clubcard.

MOVIE MAGIC: Sneak in a morning at the cinema with the great family offers at the main chains. Odeon, Vue and Cineworld all offer massively reduced tickets, from £2.49, to certain family screenings.

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Some deals only apply at weekends, while others will run throughout half-term week.

LEGO LEGENDS: Legoland Discovery Centres in Manchester and Birmingham are celebrating the work of the UK’s emergency service teams and offering Blue Light Card holders and their families a discounted entry fee of £9.99 per person this half term.

They can book via their Blue Light Card portal. Find out more at

BIG PRICE DIPPERS: On selected Kellogg’s packs you can find codes for free adult tickets for Merlin attractions and theme parks, saving a fortune when you visit with a child. Tesco Clubcard and National Rail 2-for-1 offers can also cut a day out’s cost.

PLAY DAY LOAN: There are often free family events at local libraries, as well as shelves heaving with best- sellers that all ages can enjoy for free.

Snuggle up, take your time and enjoy a warm world of discovery on your doorstep.

  • All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

This hammock swing chair is just £85


This hammock swing chair is just £85

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SAVE: £80.9

Cheap treat

Aldi's new candles eliminates pet odour for just £2.79


Aldi’s new candles eliminates pet odour for just £2.79

BANISH nasty niffs with new pet odour elimination candles and diffusers from Aldi for £2.79. The scented candles – Fur Baby, Happy Paws and Pet Lover – land in store on Thursday.

What’s new?

TIME for tea? Morrisons has launched a cream tea in its cafés for just £2.99 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee .

The tasty treat includes a choice of ham or egg sandwich, a scone with clotted cream and jam, and a pot of tea.

Top swap

This place from will set you back £10


This place from will set you back £10
Wilko's version costs only £4.25


Wilko’s version costs only £4.25

SWAP the £10 strawberry melamine plate from for the berry nice one from Wilko’s Garden Party range, £4.25.

SAVE: £5.75

Leah’s little helper

Sign up to a money-saving Tastecard and get the first 70 days free.

After that the card will renew at £5.99 a month, but you can cancel at any time.

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