It's half term next week which can often mean an expensive time for families. Although kids are often content just playing outside or at home, I think half term is a nice time to get out and about and explore. I've found 10 super ways to save money on trips out this half term:-
1 - Bargain Soft Play - £1.50 each at Mister Twister's Wacky World of Fun with this deal
2 - Enter 'MAYMADNESS' at Lightwater Valley's online checkout and receive tickets for only £15 per person (valid throughout May only, details here). While you're there why not take Travel Zoo up on their owl handling experience deal - only £19 for a one hour experience
3 - Birds of Prey Handling Experience only £16 with this deal
4 - Visit Kirkley Hall Zoo for only £12 for a family of 5 with this deal
5 - Join English Heritage (you can join here - use EH2016 to receive a 10% discount off annual or gift membership) and you will have access to hundreds of FREE days out throughout the year. This half term alone there is a half term adventure at Belsay, How to be a Roman Soldier at Chesters Roman Fort, Medieval Life and Times at Warkworth Castle, Kite Festival at Birdoswald Roman Fort and How to be a Redcoat at Carlisle Castle.
6 - A Durham River Cruise for 4 people for less than £12 with this deal
7 - Grab a quick staycation deal with Park Resorts - prices from £227 for Mon-Fri holidays in the North East for up to 8 people. Choose from Cresswell, Newbiggin, Whitley Bay and more. Check prices and book here.
8 - 2nd Day Free with Alton Towers Holidays. I've found a deal for 2 adults and 2 children in half term that includes one night stay in a nearby Travelodge plus 2 days entry to Alton Towers for only £39.75 per person. Check here for up to date prices and to book.
9 - Try one of our suggestions for free days out in Northumberland.
10 - Gather some friends together and organise a children's afternoon tea party for only £5 per child. Details here.
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