Fun family days out for less

Two children at a zoo looking at a penguin swimming in water | Days out ideas for less | Tesco Living

Running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer? Try these budget-friendly family activities and days out.

Turn Tesco Clubcard vouchers into a meal or day out

Did you know your Tesco Clubcard points can be used to take the family on a day out? You can turn £2.50 worth of points into £10 to be spent on selected partners, such as London Zoo, Spinnaker Tower and the Design Museum.

That means extra funds towards days out with your family, which can be costly. There are loads of local Tesco Clubcard Partners across the UK too, so you can also enjoy a day out close to home.

You can even use your Tesco Clubcard vouchers towards loads of nationwide restaurants, including Pizza Express, Zizzi, Café Rouge and La Tasca – helping your money and points go further. Bon appétit! Find your perfect day out with Tesco Clubcard

Pick your own fruit and veg

Visit your local ‘Pick Your Own’ farm. You don't even have to buy anything – kids will love the scenic walks, spotting ripe fruit, and riding the tractors. Print off these free farm-to-fork printables for them to complete afterwards, to see how much they’ve learned about where our food comes from.

Child picking strawberries | Free days out with the kids | Tesco Living

Hold a sports day in the park

Encourage the kids to get active and bring friends and family together for a bit of friendly competition by holding your own sports day.

If you want to change up the regular sports day games, try some fun alternatives such as ‘water bucket relay’ or the hilarious ‘crab walk’ – where you (try to!) race on all fours with the front of your body facing the sky.

Fly a homemade kite

Go to the park on a blustery day with a kite and have fun watching it fly in the wind. Don't have one? Download our how-to guide on how to build a kite from a plastic bag.

children flying a kite

Explore with Geocaching

Test your navigation skills with this form of treasure hunt in which small containers with a logbook (and often other items left by fellow ‘Geocachers’) are found in various locations using a GPS receiver or smart phone. Combine it with a trek or country walk and enjoy some fresh summer air while you can. Find out more and register to get started at

Do an outdoor scavenger hunt

Make a list of various objects to find such as feathers, seed pods, unusual stones and leaves (or download some of these nature hunt printables). The first person back to base with all the items is the champion.

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