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August is well underway now, and the summer holidays are in full swing. I am well aware that my own budget can go spiralling out of control at this time of the year and I don’t even have any school aged children yet!
However, I do have extra time with my 3 year old daughter and while I am a big fan of making our own fun for free, days and meals out are inevitable and so I am always looking for ways to make savings where we can.
Kidspass is a great membership scheme that can save you money on cinema tickets, days out, eating out and even Haven holidays. Right now they are offering a 40 day family membership for just £1 – (normally £7.50 a month) perfect to get you through the rest of the summer holidays. One membership covers the whole family and the app can be used on up to 5 devices. The voucher codes can be downloaded and used directly on your phone which means no messing around printing out or forgetting to take the vouchers with you!
I have been using Kidspass for a few weeks now, so I thought I would list my favourite savings offered.
- Up to 40% off the latest cinema releases – multiple cinema chains including Odeon, Cineworld and Vue
Cinema tickets are eye wateringly expensive these days, and I always try and make use of the Odeon Kids screenings of older films at a reduced rate. However, going to see the latest releases over the summer holiday is a treat many families enjoy, and that’s why it’s good to know KidsPass offer up to 40% off adult and child tickets for the latest releases. For a family of 4, this could easily be a saving of £15-£20 depending on the cinema.
- Kids eat free / money off deals at a multitude of family restaurants
My biggest bugbear of eating out with my daughter has to be the expense of the children’s menu. Often you can be tied into buying a set 3 course option even though you might only want a mains, and sometimes the portion sizes are way too big for younger ones.
My favourite Kidspass offers: Kids eat free at Giraffe & Bar Burrito, kids eat for £1 at Prezzo, BOGOF at PapaJohns and Pizza Hut – the adults in your family can probably take advantage of this one too!
- 10% off bookings at Alton Towers Hotels and up to 40% off Alton Towers theme park tickets
We have been looking at booking a night in the Cbeebies land hotel for a while now, so I will definitely be taking advantage of both of these discounts when we book this break.
- Up to 49% off at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Living in the North West of England, Blackpool is less than an hour’s drive away so this is an offer we can definitely take advantage of and is a great saving.
- Up to £50 off a booking at Haven
We have already booked a break at Haven this year – if only we’d known about this discount! We will definitely be using it for our next break.
How can I check what offers are available in my area before signing up?
Just head to the website or download the app and have a look. Offers can be changed so make sure you check the T&Cs on the site, but new ones are being added to all the time. After the promotional month is up, membership will be charged at £3.99 a month unless cancelled. This is still a monthly saving of almost 50% off the normal monthly price of £7.50 a month!