Bank holidays for less


29 May 2022

It’s half term in lots of areas and it’s also the Jubilee bank holidays this week. We know it can be an expensive time, when the schools are shut. We've found some cheap and FREE things you can do to keep the family entertained. Here are a few suggestions on where to go and what to do without breaking the bank: 


This site lists lots of cheap or free things to do with the kids.

Some of these are tried and trusted family favourites, some of these places you might not've been to yet.


Need to keep the kids happy but counting the pennies? There are plenty of ideas here.

Short on cash? These places won’t charge you.

Nationwide: SMYTHS TOYS

Sat May 28: half term party from 9am with a DJ, sweets and a free pack of Lego, while stocks last. Find your nearest store here.

Nationwide: GOING OUT TO EAT


Kids eat FREE at Morrisons cafe when an adult spends £4.50 or more on a meal.

ASDA café

Kids eat FREE Monday – Friday after 3pm. More info here.

Kids eat FREE at Dobbies garden centre

Purchase an adults meal and your kid can eat for FREE at Dobbies. The meal includes their kids lunch menu or pick ‘n’ mix’ meal, plus a drink. Available daily from 12 noon.

Bella Italia

Kids eat for £1 with the purchase of every adult main course from 9th May 2022. Available between 4-6pm Monday to Thursday.More info here.

Café Rouge

Kids eat for £1 at Café Rouge when you order an adult’s main meal. Monday 30th May until Friday 3rd June 2022.

Sizzling Pubs

From Monday to Friday, between 3pm and 7pm, you can enjoy a kids’ main meal for £1, with the purchase of every 1 adult main meal bought in the same transaction. More info here.

If you’re going to a street party, or just hanging out with friends, you could get the children to help make some colourful bunting. It’s royally good fun! Follow our easy instructions here


We’ve two quick and simple recipes. Ask bigger children to help, if you can!