Planning a day out that’s both fun and affordable may sound like black magic but we promise you, it’s possible. We’ve searched high and low for the best ways to save you some cash and help you make the most out of every experience.
If we had a pound for every time we’ve heard the words “have you seen the price of petrol!?”, well, we could afford to fill up our tank without wincing.
The cost of road fuel peaked at the beginning of July. It has dropped since then, but not that much. On 24th October 2022, ultra-low sulphur unleaded petrol grew to 164.62 pence per litre while ultra-low sulphur diesel was 181.3 pence per litre. Yikes.
So, how can you cut the cost of transport on a day out? Public transport is a solid option – loads of attractions are easy to get to this way and you can make it more affordable with a bit of pre-planning
Anyone who’s been on a day out recently will know just how easy it is to rack up a hefty bill for food and drink, especially if you go to a café or restaurant inside the attraction.
Bringing a picnic is a no-brainer for keeping costs down, just make sure you check any rules around bringing in food. Lots of places encourage it and have designated spots (indoors and outdoors) for you to eat.
Attraction tickets can be pretty darn pricey and probably take up a large proportion of your day out budget.
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