Perhaps you've forgone your annual summer break to Europe in favour of tightening up your expenses, but still fully intend to entertain the young 'uns. It's a good thing then that there's still an abundance of things to do with the kids for the remainder of the summer and you don't have to leave the country to experience them.
Though the summer is in its closing days now, there is still plenty for you and the kids to get involved in before the sun finally leaves us again. We've listed some of those things below for your perusal.
Kids' Week, London
â€˜Kids' Week' is a bit of a misnomer, given that the event actually runs for three weeks. But that leaves you plenty of time to organise a trip to the Big Smoke. Essentially, the idea behind Kids' Week is to make West End theatre totally affordable for parents and kids. It allows children aged up to 16 to go free when accompanied by a paying adult, which is a pretty good deal, among the others on offer.
Cinema kids deals
No summer is complete without a good summer blockbuster or two, especially for the kids. There are loads of kids' discounts involved. All you have to do is look the best ones up before you pick a cinema to visit with the little ones.
To review the best kids' films at the cinema now, log onto any decent newspaper website, just so you make sure both you and your kids can have fun.
At-Bristol Science Centre
All parents in Bristol should be familiar with this state-of-the-art interactive science centre. It offers a host of exciting exhibits including hands-on interactive ones for your family. The special shows are renewed regularly, so there's always new fun to be had at the museum. There's also a Planetarium located in Millennium Square, just one of many attractions.
If you've popped into the At-Bristol Science Centre and your kid's favourite exhibition isn't on, a pirate tour is just around the corner if you're in need of an entertaining back-up plan. Pirate Pete will charm your kids during an hour-long guided tour, chock-full of historical wisdom and various entertaining anecdotes.
The Wookey Hole Caves
Located in Mendip, just south of Bristol, the Wookey Hole Caves make for a very quirky day out with the kids. The caves themselves are absolutely spectacular. There's also a paper mill, a Victorian Penny Arcade, a Magical Mirror Maze and the New Cave Museum, just to name a few of the attractions on site.