THE Christmas holiday is almost upon us and with presents burning holes in pockets, cash-strapped parents will be wondering how they are going to keep the kids entertained throughout December.
To help families save a pretty penny this season, Voucherbox.co.uk has collated activities for a group of four* to do for under £40 in Edinburgh and Glasgow. From visits to Lapland to Christmas crafts… this money saving website has the holidays covered.
Santa Claus is coming to town
Bringing the North Pole to the capital, Santa Land is the perfect day out to into the spirit of things. With a number of attractions on from a Christmas Tree Maze to the Reindeer Ride, the enchanted winter wonderland is not short of excitement.
Of course, the little ones also get a chance to meet the main man himself to tell of all their Christmas wishes inside Santa’s Grotto, meet his helpers and even get their hands on a wee gift.
Cost: £29 – entrance into the park is free with tickets for the Grotto costing £8 per child, maze entry £3.50 for persons under 13-years-old, and £3 for the Reindeer Ride.
See a show
Pay a visit to the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland and enjoy the magical story of One More Sleep ‘til Christmas.
The play tells the tale of seven jolly sibling tucked away in a cosy bed who can’t sleep knowing Santa’s on his way! An intimate setting for children between the ages of 3-6 years old, the Guys Holland production is a fun filled show to get everyone in the festive mood.
Cost: A family ticket for four people is priced at £32.
Hollywood from home
Glasgow’s classic cinema, The Grosvenor is the gateway to all the latest blockbusters in 2D or 3D at a competitive rate.
Whether it’s a film to have the whole family laughing or an action-packed flick to keep you on the edge of your seats, there’s a film for everyone this Christmas. The movie hub even hosts children’s screenings every weekend, which offers discounted tickets for the little ones with tickets at just £4 per child.
Cost: The average entrance price for a family of four is £25.
This holiday season, get creative and save money by decorating your home with home-made Christmas decorations.
Keep your kids entertained by making them on a wet and windy winters day and they will love adorning the tree with handmade ornaments, dressing up your front door with a creative wreath, and giving cute DIY gifts to loved ones.
So, pop down to your local arts and crafts shop or Paperchase and stock up on supplies now!
Cost: Optional costs depending on how many crafts you want to buy.