Summer Holiday On A Budget
With the arrival of the summer holidays comes a wonderful opportunity adventure, but also a real need to budget. So I have pulled together some ideas to help you out along the way:
Cheap family meals
If you have children in Reception or Key Stage 1, then you’ll know the benefit of having hot meals paid for through the week. With two children in Key Stage 1 for us this means that 10 hot meals are sorted, Monday to Friday, during term time. That has a big impact on our food bill that we need to remember to accommodate over the summer holidays. I’ve pulled together some of our all time favourite inexpensive meals to help you out, and you can find them in this handy downloadable PDF: Cup of Toast Budget Family Meals
Free Days Out
We love a day out, but it’s simply not possible to go out somewhere that we have to pay for every day of the holiday. So I’ve pulled together a list of free family days out – please feel free to add yours in the comments section of the post!
Free Days In
There’s so much that you can do at home that is completely free and fun to do. Get raiding those cupboards and your loft to take on some of these fun ideas.
Manage your household budget
There’s no better time to take a peek at where you can cut some of your outgoings. Did you know that school holidays aside, it can cost in the region of £300 per child to kit your little ones out for the new school year? To be honest, once you’ve bought school shoes, pumps and trainers you’re probably half way there. So take a look at my top tips for managing your household budget to see if you can save a few pennies for the summer and beyond.
Get Away For Less
With the summer holidays comes the call of going away. I’ve shared my ideas for getting away for less and hope that you find them useful!
I do hope that these tips come in handy!
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