Let’s be honest. Summer isn’t the easiest month to budget for. At least with Christmas and the festive season you can plan well in advance how much you’re going to spend! When it comes to summer, everything seems so much more expensive…and days out, ice creams, holidays and summer clothes, sunglasses – check out this link for the latest in Transition sunglasses – it all quickly adds up.
So, what’s the answer? Well, I’ve come up with 5 tips and activities to help you save the pennies this summer. Good luck!
Head to your local market
Fresh produce, local crafts, collectables and curios, the opportunity to support local businesses, even tastier sessions and entertainment. There’s always lots going on at your nearest farmers market. You can take the kids, try some free samples and see what’s going on during the holidays, or you can buy some of your fruit and veg there! The kids will probably love watching the stall holders weigh out the produce and entice passers-by with some creative calls. You could even make a visit to the market a regular thing!
Go for a walk
You don’t have to live near a mountain range to enjoy a good family walk. Check out public footpaths in your local area, or if you prefer – drive out a little further and make a day of it. Bring a picnic, plenty of water and a good pair of boots for everyone and you’ll all enjoy a day out in the fresh air!
Have a water fight
Got a paddling pool? Fill it with water, turn on the sprinklers, break out the slip and slide, load those water pistols and let loose with some large water balloons! The kids will love this activity! It’s the perfect way to stay cool, keep them busy and watch your pennies at the same time. If someone in your family has a birthday party coming up – then it’s the perfect activity! Who says you need to go to an expensive water park to have fun?
Head to the library
The kids might groan at the very idea. But did you know that during the summer break, the library is a hub of activity? From reading clubs and challenges, to pop up cinema, guest authors reading from their bestsellers, plays, puppet shows and even a chance to try something imaginative like a creative writing class or even a comic book design afternoon. Pop along and see what’s going on. The kids can pick up some books too – the perfect way to spend those inevitable rainy days.
Have a game night!
Declare your Friday night – family game night! Turn off the TV, help the kids to make their own pizzas and dig out those family board games. Any chance to get the kids away from technology is a blessing and it’s a wonderful way to spend time together – even if someone is accused of cheating and doesn’t like the result of the game!
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