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There are so many amazing days out in London.
But they don’t all come cheap, do they?
And over the summer, a day out here and a day out there every week, can cost you a small fortune.
But worry not!
There are a whole bunch of ways you can save money on days out in London with your kids.
These are my 10 faves.
10 Smart Ways to Save Money on London Days Out
1. Check Out The Free Stuff
OK. So this is blindingly obvious.
But there is loads of free stuff to do in London you probably haven’t heard of.
Check out this list of 101 free days out in London for everything from grand houses and unusual museums to city farms and beautiful nature reserves.
2. Membership Cards
There’s also some seriously cool London days out, that are free with a membership card.
They have loads of fab places to visit in London and the south east.
And put on brilliant events for kids.
Plus a whole bunch of castles when we were on holiday.
The cards do cost £100 a piece BUT you save money after just a couple of days out.
You could get one, one year. And one another year.
3. Get Blue Peter Badges
Another smart way to save money on days out in London is the good old Blue Peter Badge!
Kids with a badge get in FREE to all sorts of places from the Tower of London to London Zoo, HMS Belfast and the Golden Hinde!
To get a badge your kids need to get creative and send a letter, story or picture to Blue Peter.
4. Book Online
If your kids are desperate to visit super pricey London attractions, do book online.
You can save money on big London days out such as Sea Life, London Zoo & Madame Tussauds just by booking online. It’s typically only 10 or 20% but heh, it all helps!
And of course, you’ll also save time in the queue!
5. Get A Group Together
Some big London attractions also offer discounts for groups.
At London Zoo for example, you can get 15% off for groups of 10 or more.
So it’s worth hooking up with other families and going together.
6. Combo Tickets
Combo tickets for multiple London attractions can also save money.
You can get money off, for example, by booking any combination of Sea Life, the London Eye, the London Dungeons, Madame Tussauds and Shrek.
You just have to use all the tickets up over 90 days.
Which is pretty doable over the summer isn’t it?
7. Two For One On the Train
Another way to save money on big London days out is to go by train.
If you buy national rail tickets into central London from your local London station, you can get into 2 big London attractions for the price of one.
Attractions include Kidzania, St Pauls & Westminster, the Tower and HMS Belfast plus cool exhibitions like Robots at the Science Museum and some theatre shows.
You can get all the details here.
8. Kids Week Shows
Another fab way to save money on London theatre shows is Kids Week in the West End.
Kids go free to big shows like Matilda, Annie and Gangsta Grannie with a paying adult.
How cool is that?
9. Get Your Kids Zip Cards
Do you know what else is seriously cool about London?
It’s NOT just the West End!
There is amazing stuff to do all over the city.
North, east, south and west.
AND if you get your kids Zip Cards, they don’t pay on the train to get to all those fab places.
10. Buy Water Bottles … and a Flask!
Finally … and this might sound silly …
… but my tenth top way to save money on days out in London is really simple.
Buying soft drinks and a few coffees is going to put you back £15-20 in a lot of places in London!
Pay that twice a week for the whole summer holidays and you’re down £250!
Just take water bottles – we love these ones – and a flask of coffee wherever you go.
So there you go.
Those are my 10 favourite ways to save money on days out in London.
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