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8 thrifty ways to enjoy a rainy day

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Ideas to occupy kids on a rainy day

Keep the kids entertained when it rains

Keeping kids occupied can be difficult at the best of times. If it’s bucketing down outside and you’re on a tight budget then it can be tough to find ways to keep boredom at bay.

Occupying kids during the wet weather can mean expensive trips to the cinema or having to buy them new things to distract them from their boredom. This doesn’t need to be the case.

We’ve scoured the internet for ideas that are high on imagination but low on cost and we think kids will love them.

Whether it’s turning a blanket into a fort or your living room into a dance floor, you’ll find that you can have fun without spending loads of cash. Continue reading »


We ask Facebook – fun and frugal bank holiday ideas

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Will you be breaking the barbie out this bank holiday?

Will you be breaking the barbie out this bank holiday?

Barbeques, lie-ins, picnics…bank holidays are usually a chance for many of us to have a little break with some (hopefully) nice weather. Lots of people will spend their day travelling, enjoying the outdoors or getting together with friends.

Even if you’re struggling with debt we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy their bank holiday regardless of their financial situation. We wanted to know if our Facebook followers had any bright ideas on how you can have some fun on the cheap. As always, they didn’t disappoint!

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What are your plans for the Jubilee bank holiday?

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Jubilee and flag

Time for the jubilee!

Are you planning a full blown party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or just happy to have the extra bank holiday?

You might have already started organising things in preparation or if you’re less prepared you might like to see how you feel nearer the time.

Either way, if it’s something you need to budget for, now is a good time to think about how much you’re likely to spend on any celebrations.

If you’re stuck for ideas or your budget won’t stretch to the expense those extra days off work can cause, there are plenty of free Jubilee events you can attend. But if you’re less of a royalist we’ve put together a list of free things you could do with your two bank holidays to avoid the jubilations.

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