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Top 5 Low Cost Half Term Family Activities Revealed

28 May 2024

Top 5 Low Cost Half Term Family Activities Revealed
  • Parents can treat their children to a family day out for less than the cost of a meal at their favourite fast-food chain
  • Top five activities for around a tenner per person include a bounce centre session, steam engine rides, motor museums, Paddington Bear tours, and alpaca walking
  • Average cost of a meal at three popular high-street fast-food chains hits £10.72 per person

Smart-thinking parents are planning ahead and booking a family day out this half term for less than the cost of a meal at some popular high-street fast-food restaurants.

Indeed, the five most popular family days out parents are booking this half term cost £10.50 or less per child, as the average price of a large meal at McDonalds, Burger King, or Subway hits nearly £11 per person.

According to research from, which offers a range of family days out packages across the UK, the five most popular days out parents are booking for May half term include a Paddington Bear Tour, 60-Minute Indoor 'Bounce' Trampoline Session, Great British Car Journey Exhibition, Alpaca Walking Experience, and a Family Steam Engine Experience, which all cost between £7.50 - £10.50 for a child.

Commenting on the findings, Chief Executive of, James Richardson, says: "A fun family day out shouldn't mean parents have to spend hundreds of pounds this half term."

"The latest research reveals that more than half of parents are getting ahead and pre-booking days out which cost less than a tenner per child, which is on average cheaper than the price of a burger or sandwich at our favourite high-street fast-food joints.

For more information about booking your day out over the May school holidays, visit the Days Out page on the website today.

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