The summer holidays may be drawing to a close, but there’s still a chance to have one last hurrah this year – especially with the August bank holiday weekend just around the corner.
If you’re on the hunt for some ideas to keep the kids busy and entertained before they head back to school, we’ve pulled together some great, budget-friendly activities to enjoy this bank holiday weekend!
Fun days out, with your LittleBird discount card
All nimbl users (new and existing) can get an exclusive 3-month free trial of the LittleBird Family Pass so if you haven’t already signed up, now is the ideal time! The pass gives you up to 50% off fun family days out across the country, so it’s a great place to start when planning an exciting Summer trip out.
There are hundreds of offers available on the pass, but a few of our favourites to get you started include:
A walk on the wild side! If your kids are avid little explorers or animal lovers, why not arrange a trip to Woburn Safari Park, using your pass for an amazing 23% discount? You’ll be able to see lions, tigers and bears from the amazing drive-through safari experience, and then have epic encounters with monkeys, lemurs and penguins on foot! You could also visit the award-winning Banham Zoo, where your kids can see giraffe, sea lions and big cats – and you can save 20% on entry tickets.
Spooky sightseeing! You can also use your pass to get 20% off a Ghost Bus Tour. Suitable for kids aged over seven, the bus transports you to the key landmarks of London, York or Edinburgh but with a spooky twist!
Get set for adventures! With 35 locations across the UK, Go Ape is the ideal action-packed family day out, and with your LittleBird Family Pass, you’ll be able to make exclusive savings on sessions there. Or, you could make the most of your theme park discounts, including reduced-price tickets for Legoland! Boasting over 55 rides, live shows and attractions, a day out here is guaranteed to be an epic day of adventure for your whole family
Explore the great outdoors
There are also tonnes of ways to have fun days out in the great outdoors – and with the weather set to be good this weekend, your kids are sure to want to get out and about.
Check out Wildlife Trusts’ amazing Wildlife Watch for kids, which has tonnes of activity ideas, from teaching kids how to rockpool to creating a nest box for your garden! And for some younger children, we love National Trust’s amazing list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ – from spotting fish to picknicking in the wild, how many of these activities have your kids ticked off?
Get creative at home and in the kitchen
There’s still a range of activities that can be enjoyed without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Why not try a Bake-Off style baking challenge? Each family member can be given a different type of baked good to bake within a time limit and the best one wins! Not only a great way to get your kids into the kitchen, but never a bad thing to have a supply of sweet treats at home.
If cooking isn’t a top choice in your house, you can always have a go at some indoors arts and crafts! We love Hobby Craft’s summer crafts suggestions, like cool ‘Cupcake Jellies’ or ‘Minion Stones’ – a great way to have fun and get those creative juices flowing.
Whatever you decide to do this bank holiday, there are tonnes of fun ways to have some last few bits of fun this summer! We’d love to hear how what you and your kids get up to this weekend.