How to Save Money on Family Days Out Near Bradford - 30/07/18

With the summer holidays stretching ahead of us, there comes the annual worry of how to keep the kids entertained whilst staying within budget. Never fear, though. There are plenty of ways to enjoy all that Yorkshire has to offer without breaking the bank. Take a look at these handy tips on how to save money on family days out near Bradford.

Free Family Days Out

The best way to avoid spending too much money during the summer holidays is to visit places that don’t charge for entry. Simply pack a picnic and search out your local free family attraction in Yorkshire.

One of Bradford’s best known free destinations is the National Science and Media Museum. It boasts eight floors of free activities that all the family can enjoy and, as well as the regular exhibits, there are always new things to see. This summer there is a gallery dedicated to showing how TV companies capture the excitement of live sport. If your family is still on a high from a thrilling World Cup, this is the place to visit.

Another free day out in Yorkshire is the National Coal Mining Museum at Wakefield. There are few family activities more Yorkshire-centric than this. It boasts exhibitions, drama workshops, a section that brings kids’ favourite Minecraft to life and, if your children are 5 or over, they can even take a trip down into the actual mine.

National Science Museum

National Science And Media Museum

Pay Once, Return for Free

Other Yorkshire family attractions may not include free entry, but do allow you to return at no charge. Keep an eye out for these deals because you can really get your money’s worth with repeat visits.

The best example of this method of saving money on family days in Yorkshire is Eureka!, the children’s museum in Halifax. It costs £12.95 for anyone who is 3 or more, but then you can go as many times as you like for the next year without spending another penny.

With so many sections, covering all aspects of life, play, science, craft and more, Eureka! is certainly somewhere that you could keep coming back to without the kids ever getting bored.

Discount Vouchers for Family Days Out

This time of year is fertile hunting ground for money off vouchers. You may think that attractions wouldn’t need to offer these in peak season, but you can often find them on the websites of local radio stations. These work as a form of advertising for the destination. They allow the radio station to sell a limited number of discount tickets in exchange for on-air mentions.

Take a look at Pulse 1 and 2, Stray FM and other local stations’ websites for vouchers, but be quick as they usually sell out quickly.

Keep an eye out for deals in the local newspapers too. The Telegraph and Argus and Yorkshire Post sometimes run special deals. There are also discount-finding websites to help you save money on family days out near Bradford. 

More Ways to Save Money on Family Days Out Near Bradford

Do you have any other tips for spending less when entertaining the kids in Yorkshire this summer? Share them with us and we can all help each other keep hold of our cash whilst still enjoying some amazing memorable experiences before the schools go back.