31. Dec, 2016

New Year - A Budget for family entertainment

We are two families with eight children aged 1 to 12 years old. We create and enjoy family time where we are all together having fun. 

Even with a budget, Christmas spending can still affect the spending of January. 

For any family, spending after Christmas can be difficult to manage or afford. We have picked up many fab ideas to budgeting along the way and would love to share some of these with you.

The local libraries we follow on Facebook, they have free songtime, free storytime, free lego clubs and in school holidays there are family activities, some free some at low cost.

The local Children's Centres have free play & stay sessions for families with children under 5 years. They also hold family sessions in the school holidays.

www.vouchercodes.co.uk >> Here you will find codes to use to gain discounts at restaurants, family pubs, local attractions, entertainment, outdoor sports and much more even hotels and flights.

www.dofreestuff.com/cheshire.html >> Here is a great site of free places in Cheshire to visit as a family, Heritage sites, Museums and Galleries.

www.enjoystaffordshire.com/whats-on/ >> Here is a great site covering a huge amount of free and low cost events across Staffordshire.

http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/ranger_service/free_walk_leaflets.aspx >> Here is a link to a number of walk leaflets by Cheshire East Council Ranger Service, that are free to download or ask for leaflets to be sent to you.

 http://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/category/indoor-fun/ >> Here is the link to Family Days website, we follow their family adventures on Facebook. You will find an array of ideas; creative, crafty, sensory, messy, imaginative and so much more; that their family try & test then share with you. We have done many and the children love them, best of all most are free ideas.

 

Enjoy, have fun !