Saving Tips for a Family Day Out

Having an exciting family day out with the kids doesn't need to be expensive this summer. We understand that every penny counts, so with this in mind here are some of our excellent travel tips to help you organise and have a brilliant day out whilst saving money.

. Packed Lunch: Bringing your own food and drink is a great way to save some cash - especially at venues where food can be quite expensive. If you're outdoors then a picnic always goes down well with the kids. If you're going to be indoors then the usual supply of sandwiches, healthy snacks, crisps and cakes will do. Don't forget to treat yourself with a posh packed lunch as well!

. Public Transport: Save yourself the cost of fuel (And stress of driving with a car packed full of kids!) and take advantage of public transport. A ride on the bus or the train may be more economical and easier for you, and probably adds to the excitement if taking the bus/train is a new experience for your kids.

. Free Entry: You don't always have to pay to have a good day out. Parks, woods, lakes, free museums, shopping centres and landmarks are all great alternatives that are usually free to visit.

. Make your own activities: To save some cash why not go to a public park and take some things to do. A rounders bat and a ball provides hours of active fun. Frisbees, skipping ropes, footballs, tennis racquets are get for sporty activities. Alternatively, take some paper and paint/crayons/pencils and get the kids to draw their day out.

. Take advantage of our offers: If all else fails then have a look at some of our awesome offers at some of Britain's top attractions. We've got loads of discounts, 2 for 1's and vouchers - all within distance of Arriva bus routes, so have a look.

This blog article has been created as part of the Arriva Bus "Days Out" campaign. To get families out and about this summer, Arriva is offering a range of fantastic deals to attractions, museums, parks, activities and play centres nationwide. Simply download a voucher from our website and present with any Arriva bus ticket to claim your offer.

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