A: With most schools breaking up for the Easter holidays this week, parents are faced with at least two weeks of the kids at home. Luckily, there are lots of great deals out there at the moment to help you keep them amused for less.
Theme Parks – If you have a Tesco Clubcard, you can use your points to buy tickets to most of the UK’s top attractions such as Alton Towers, Chessington, Drayton Manor, Diggerland Legoland, Lightwater Valley, Longleat, Madame Tussaud’s, The Dungeons, Thorpe Park and Warwick Castle. Just log on to tesco.com/clubcard, search for the theme park you’re looking for and you can make some amazing savings – for example, £11.50 of Tesco vouchers can be exchanged for an Alton Towers day pass worth £46.20 – a saving of £34.70!
Cinemas – Vue Cinemas offer children aged between 2 and 12 and their accompanying adults tickets to certain movies showing in the morning of the school holidays for just £1.75 each. 3D films are £3 per ticket. Odeon Cinemas offer a similar school holidays ticket special for selected movies showing in the morning. You can pay between £1 and £4 for the kids’ tickets, but adults watch for free!
Sports – If you fancy getting the kids out and about a bit more this Easter, there are lots of cheap or free sports activities they can try. Visit Tennis for Free for info on where to find free tennis courts and tennis coaching for children over five years old. But if football is more your child’s thing, then visit The FA Tesco Skills website for info on free football lessons this Easter near you. And if you visit your local swimming pool before 10am during the school holidays, all children aged 16 and under can swim for free! For more info visit Better.org.uk.
Andrea Ventress, money expert
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