The kids are off school, the sun is shining and everyone is feeling good, but getting the whole family together for a fun filled holiday is a treasured moment for everyone in the family, but it can also be an expensive one so we at Empire Property have came up with our best tips to have the best summer holiday.
1. Themeparks in the UK
If you are staying in the UK this summer there are plenty of ways to have tons of fun with the kids but with tons of savings. When planning a trip to theme parks etc, look online and do some research before you go and it will guarantee to save you hundreds off your trip! Some Theme park tickets can cost in excess of £150 for a family of 4 but if you go to their website you can usually save anywhere from 10% to 25% or even sometimes you can get your hands on BOGOF vouchers.
If you want to stay local to Lanarkshire, M&D’s always have great deals available on their website for booking in advance. It not only will save you travelling far but will also save you money which can be spent on other activities with your family.
3. Travelling within the UK
Travelling with kids can be an expensive (and sometimes stressful) affair. Make the most of your travelling in the UK with ScotRails Family & Friends Rail Pass. This pass only costs £30 a month and it will save ? on your adult fair and a whopping 60% off kids fares. As well as this it offers many discounts for different restraunts and attractions all over the UK.
4. Flying abroad
If you don’t want to stay in the UK this year and fancy flying out where the sun is guaranteed, there are plenty of ways to keep the cost down and have a great time such as last minute bookings and special offers.
5. Last minute Bookings
The holiday companies don’t want to lose money on empty flights or empty rooms so when it comes closer to the the time, they will reduce the price of their holidays in order to fill the spaces. The best time to check for these deals is approximately 8 weeks at the earliest before your estimated date of departure when the companies have got desperate to sell! If you aren’t fussy about where you want to go and don’t have any particular requirements…leaving it up until the last week can result in great deals if you are willing to risk it. Websites such as Last Minute and Travel Supermarket are great websites to find last minute deals for your family.
6. Special offers
For readers of ‘The Sun’, you will know that they run a special offer every year for £15 holidays! Collect tokens from The Sun newspaper and it will help you get a summer break for less than £100 for a family of four. To find out more about The Sun special offer, click here.
As soon as you have your holiday booked you should start looking into buying your currency. If you have saved your money up for spending money, DO NOT go straight ahead and buy or alternatively…do not leave until the very last minute and buy at the airport. Airport currency exchange rates tend to be the highest meaning you are going to get less value for your money which could mean the difference between your kid buying that silly little souvenir they really want and not having it. Doing research can not both save you money but it can also save you a lot of hassle. Find the best exchange rate using a website such as Money Saving Expert this and ensure you make the most of your money.
Whatever you end up doing this summer, we hope you have a great one and we hope these top tips for your holiday savings help you get the summer you and your family deserve.
If you are looking for a new home this year or just looking to move within the Lanarkshire area…a summer holiday can seem farfetched but with our top tips we hope you can have both! Check out our website for all the best properties for rent and for sale within your area. See our Facebook and Twitter for special offers such as selling your home for free!