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If you are considering taking your foster kids away for a weekend in the United Kingdom, you may not be sure what to do or how to do it. Luckily, the UK is rich in attractions and events suitable for kids and adults alike. This article will explore some of the tips you should consider in order to ensure you have a fun-filled weekend with your foster children!

Tip 1 – Plan Ahead

It’s always useful to plan an itinerary prior to taking any trip with children since it saves precious time. The last thing you want to do is waste hours of your trip trying to decide what to do. Children can also be a little impatient, so having your activities planned in advance is going to be much easier for them. Planning also saves you money as there are often good discounts available for booking online in advance rather than paying on site for attractions on the day. Get the kids in on the planning too — they will love it and it will get them excited about the trip.

Tip 2 – Pack a Picnic

Packing a picnic is a great idea for trips with children. They can sometimes be picky eaters, so you know they will enjoy their food, but it also means you don’t have to wait in queues for food. It’s also going to be convenient as you can eat where and when you want, at a much cheaper cost than purchasing food for your entire party.

Even if you plan on eating your main meals in a restaurant or within the attraction food court, it may be worth packing a small ‘snack pack’ with drinks and snacks. These are great for emergencies and can help avoid meltdowns from a tantruming toddler!

Tip 3 – Search for Deals

Whilst your foster carer pay will cover most of your trip expenses, if you are visiting attractions, the cost will soon mount up, so it is worth thinking about how you can save money. Luckily, there are plenty of deals available if you know where to look. Start by scouting daily deals sites such as Groupon, as they often have offers on things like zoo and cinema entries.

It’s also worth keeping an eye on promotions on food packaging. Often, cereal brands have two-for-one offers on things like theme parks and sea life centres. Always check websites, as many attractions have discounts for family tickets. In addition, checking their social media page will allow you to catch flash offers which may not be advertised elsewhere.

Finally, look at passes that are available for your location. For example, if you are visiting London, you could purchase a London pass which will give you access to more than 80 attractions for a one-off cost.

Planning a trip for you and your foster family is exciting, and by planning in advance, you can save time and money and have an amazing break away!

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