5 simple ways to save the family budget at leisure and everyday things

At first glance, it seems that you can save only being alone, but in the UK there are many so-called budget loopholes that can save the family budget and do not spoil the leisure.

Mobile connection

Almost every British provider has special offers, thanks to which it is possible to reduce family expenses. Similar services are divided into two main categories: family tariffs, where the discount depends on the number of users, and tariffs where all members of the family share Internet traffic.

At the moment, the best provider for the family is considered BT. The company offers a discount with each additional SIM-card. Provider Vodafone gives the family a constant 15% discount for each new contract, the EE has a similar discount of 10%.

BT - www.home.bt.com

Vodafone - www.vodafone.co.uk

EE - ee.co.uk

Travel pass from National Rail

Reducing family travel costs in public transport is very easy with a special type of railway pass Family and Friends. With this pass, you can save up to ⅓ of the cost of an adult ticket and 60% of a child ticket. At the same time, you can travel by any railway company, except Eurostar.

At the same time, Family and Friends can be used by a maximum of four children between the ages of 5 and 15, and four adults. In addition, you can specify a few names to use it individually. The cost of the pass is £30 per year. It fully pays off after the first joint trip. You can issue a travel pass for three years for £70. By the way, partners of National Rail make special discounts to users of Family and Friends, for example, in hotels, museums, attractions.

You can find out more information or issue the travel pass on this website - www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk

Gym pass

Going to the gym can rather expensive, especially if you still need to place children somewhere for this time. But some sports clubs take this moment into account and allow parents to fully focus on physical activity. For example, the sports club David Lloyd Club offers its clients the entertainment of a child for time, while mom or dad sweats on training devices. They will take care of toddlers under 2 years of age for free, but for entertaining of an older child it will be necessary to pay a little. Children are entertained at creative classes, sports sections and simply in children's rooms. In addition, in the sports club there are collective classes for all members of the family, for example, swimming in the pool or tennis.

Going to cinema

Watching movies and cartoons may not be such a costly leisure if you go to the cinemas with the whole family. First, morning children's movies/cartoons on weekends are quite inexpensive - within £3, and secondly, some cinemas offer discounts if you buy a lot of tickets at the same time. Also there are family subscriptions both in the network of cinemas VUE, Odeon and Cineworld. The subscription is designed for a family of 3-4 people: two adults and two children under 12 years of age. And in the VUE cinemas there is a special offer for the whole family "all inclusive" (all-inclusive family package), which provides large discounts for snacks and drinks.

You can find out more information, as well as subscriptions, on official websites: www.myvue.com, www.odeon.co.uk, www.cineworld.co.uk

Cultural and entertainment program

Families who love to explore the history of the UK and travel a lot can take advantage of several tempting offers and save a lot of money.

The National Trust offers its customers an annual family pass at £120. It gives you the right to visit parks, manors, reserves and other attractions that are under the guardianship of the National Trust for free. A family pass can be used by two adults, accompanied by up to ten children.

A similar proposal has English Heritage. Their family pass costs £96. They can be used by two adults and a maximum of twelve children at the same time. With this pass you can visit more than 400 historical and cultural and entertainment attractions.

Thanks to a family pass from Historic Royal Places (HRP), you can visit Kensington Palace, Tower and Hampton Court Palace for free. The price of such pass for two adults and six children is £105. In addition, it provides discounts in all cafes, shops located on the territory of Historic Royal Places.

More information can be found on official websites: www.nationaltrust.org.uk, www.english-heritage.org.uk, www.hrp.org.uk.

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