Spend time with the kids without spending a fortune this summer

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School bells across the country  rang out for the last time in six weeks last week, as children everywhere started to break up for the six week holidays. That means that parents are now faced with the rather immediate challenge of entertaining the children for a whole eight extra hours per day – and sometimes colouring, consoles and television just won’t cut it.

You’ll need to be thinking of an entire itinerary in most cases, to stop your little treasures becoming little tearaways due to boredom, but six weeks’ worth of activity won’t come cheap – especially with today’s prices.

If you’re a tastecard member, though, or would like to sign up for £1 for 90 days here, you can start to make real savings on a whole host of family friendly activities for this summer and beyond.

Here are tastecard’s six favourite options for things to do during the long six week holidays.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – Britain’s summer isn’t particularly predictable. At some point, there’s bound to be another major heatwave followed by two days of torrential, plan-ruining downpour. Parents all over the UK will dread the day when they had promised to go for a bike ride or to the zoo, and have instead been faced with grey clouds and puddles, and a majorly unimpressed child.

Save the day with a trip to the cinema to see some of this summer’s favourites – the Secret Life of Pets is sure to work a treat, or Finding Dory – and save 40% off with your tastecard+ membership. Phew.

If the sun does decide to make an appearance, you’ll have the perfect chance to make it a summer to remember with a trip to LEGOLAND.

Badged as the amusement park where creativity meets fun, you can take the children to discover kid-powered rides, cool building challenges, a unique mix of interactive attractions, exhilarating coasters, shows that pull the audience into the action and so much more.

Whether your children are earning their very first driving licence behind the wheel of a LEGO car at the LEGO City Driving School, helping the LEGO City Coastguard HQ in their own LEGO boat, riding a fearsome Dragon through a medieval castle or discovering the lost metropolis of Atlantis in a submarine – The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is sure to provide a fun-filled day out for all the family. Get up to 46% off entry for a family of four with your tastecard membership.

National Trust day out
One of the most classic summer days out is the National Trust Family day out, complete with glorious gardens and delightful Cream Tea. The National Trust have over 300 fantastic places to visit so there’s always the opportunity to find somewhere that pleases everyone. This summer, explore the great outdoors with countryside walks, garden strolls, coastal adventures and wildlife spots.

tastecard offers 20% off the National Trust Family Experience this summer. With the National Trust Family Experience, two adults and up to three children can enjoy a day exploring your choice of any participating National Trust property. Top your visit off with a delicious cream tea and remember your day with a National Trust ‘Coast & Countryside’ hardback book. What’s more, you can continue to use your pass for unlimited free family admission to participating National Trust places for a whole month after your first visit.

Warwick Castle
Remember, just because they are not at school doesn’t mean they shouldn’t keep learning. A great place to show the kids all about British history is Warwick Castle, where they’ll enjoy learning all about 1,100 years of jaw-dropping history, involving magic, myths and adventure!

You’ll all be able to witness the world’s largest working catapult launch a flaming fireball, climb 500 steps to the top of the tallest tower for unrivalled panoramic views, party with the Countess at her lavish Royal Weekend Party and much more.

With dazzling shows and attractions, heaps of gruesome history and awesome birds of prey, all set in 64 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, Warwick Castle is a fun, action packed and unforgettable day out for everyone – and it’s nicer on your pockets, too, at up to 50% off with tastecard+.

There’s something exciting happening at Sea Life centres across the UK this Summer. From the 16 July to the 11 September, to celebrate the release of Disney•PIXAR’s Finding Dory in cinemas nationwide [from July 29th], they will be hosting a special trail where children will follow the characters, discover the real life versions of their favourite characters, and learn all about the importance of protecting their natural habitats in the wild. Children who complete the trail will earn an exclusive Finding Dory reward, too.

As well as the Finding Dory trail, you and the family can see more than 40 sharks from 12 different species and explore Shark Reef Encounter and brave the Shark Walk. Enjoy over 65 displays, filled with 30 species of plants and foliage, visit 14 themed zones over three floors and interact with the animals at the interactive public feeding, diving displays and touch pools. All for 50% less with tastecard.

And, finally, how about a treat for parents, too?
After six weeks of action packed days out, it’ll be about time that parents got a little treat, too. tastecard offers tastecard+ members up to 50% off Michelin starred and AA Rosette awarded fine dining restaurants all over the country.

From the wonderful Chancery in London through to Lincolnshire’s Winteringham Fields, Essex’s Lakes Restaurant at Stoke and Bonnyrigg’s the Dungeon, there’s a venue offering sublime dishes, excellent service and a truly memorable experience wherever you are in the country.

Take a look at the fabulous fine dining offers we have here and enjoy a relaxing evening while the kids have a sitter. Go on – you deserve it.


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