I know, I know – it’s still 7 weeks until the kids break up for summer (count ’em, 7!) but I am already preparing for them. My boys are almost 12 and 6 and, as I have bemoaned many times before, will happily play play on screens for 12 or 14 hours if given the opportunity, stopping only to use the toilet, snack, and argue with each other. I can’t blame them. I would have done the same if I had the option of more than a mere four telly channels and Pong.
Everything on this list is either something I have done, or which I genuinely would do. I’ve not simply generated a list of random places.
Blaenavon Big Pit
Caerleon Roman Museum, baths, and amphitheatre
Boat trip in Cardiff Bay
Cwmcarn Forest Drive £5 per car. It’s closing in November so get in while you can.
Car boot sales are great for browsing and picking up cheap toys/games/books
|Techniquest in Cardiff Bay|
Ways to Spend Less and Still Have Fun
Orange Wednesday, cheap Tuesdays at Vue, or choose daytime sessions
Voucher Cloud – have downloaded this but still not used it
Exchange Tesco vouchers
Vouchers on cinema receipts (currently ours has 20% off at Harvester on them)
Kids AM sessions at the cinema – £1.75 at Vue, or £3 for a 3D film. Cineworld’s prices are cheaper, at £1.50, or £1.25 if you book in advance with MyCineworld.