Go under cover
Cinema prices can be steep in the school holidays, not to mention the accompanying sugary snacks, yet a trip to the library can be just as entertaining. Small ones can also indulge in rhyme time sessions. Seemingly mundane bus rides trips can be a big adventure if they're in control of the planning, so don macs, pull on your wellies and get wet. Don't forget to support animal sanctuaries with a small donation or seek out free family events, run by organisations such as the Canal & River Trust.