Cheap student days out during the summer holidays
Here are a few ideas to have a fun and affordable summer holiday as a student needing to budget and save for the ahead at university. With many offers available across the UK, there is definitely something for every student.
Free days out in the UK
- Free festivals
An extensive list of free, musical, cultural and even food festivals across the country - http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/free-uk-festivals#finder
Free museums and art galleries
if (when) the British weather fails us this Summer, why not have a day out exploring the many galleries and museums. Using the search options here, you can find what's free in your region - http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/free-museums-and-art-galleries
16-17 years old? Why not consider the National Citizen Service
For a reduced fee of £50 you can escape for eight weeks on a residential course with various outdoor activities and opportunities to learn new skills that will look great on your CV. Interested? Visit http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/ to get involved.
Budget travel in the UK
To make sure it doesn't cost you a fortune to travel during your summer holidays, make sure you spot the best travel deals. Whether it is by coach or train you can always save a few pounds, especially if you book in advance. Discounts and offers are usually advertised online - have a look below to see if any offers appeal to you.
This offer gets you 50% off the second adult ticket bought - not bad if you are going with friends or family. See http://www.northernrail.org/tickets/Duo+Tickets or http://www.greateranglia.co.uk/tickets-fares/discounts/duo-tickets for further information.
By carefully searching for 'all' under 'travelling by' it is possible to buy a ticket for only £1. Routes include Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Sheffield, but again you need to be quick to grab this great bargain. Check out the Megabus website to see the various routes available
Not only is this a brilliant way to save money travelling, this card also allows 2-for-1 offers in London. Although you will need to two valid National Rail tickets for each person, you can visit the London Dungeon, Madam Tussauds, ZSL London Zoo and many more all in conjunction with the 2-for-1 offer.
This is another great cheap way of travelling across the country. Tickets from Liverpool to London or Sheffield to London range from £5 or even Newcastle to Birmingham for £7.50 travelling by coach is a great deal. From personal experience, the coaches are really comfortable, clean and with fitted central heating. Why not give it a go?!
Generally cheap train tickets
Always be sure to have a quick look on thetrainline and mytrainticket - both sell for pretty much every train line including National Express and often have discounts above and beyond the carriers themselves.