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October Half Term Treats

A break from school nearly always involves spending more money, so as half term approaches from Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November, here’s some information that we hope will help you.

You may be feeding and entertaining your younger siblings, grandchildren or your own little ones but if you fancied going out and about without it costing a fortune, take a look at these offers before you go.    

Eating Out

Here is a list of places where children can eat for free or for just £1! Some of the deals at cafes, pubs and restaurants apply to children under the age of 16, some are even younger so just check before you go. Check out the offers collated by Money Saving Central, or take e a closer look at this larger version.

Information correct at time of publication

Activities and Attractions


If you download and sign up to the Hobbycraft Club app (available for Apple and Android), you can get a free £5 voucher to use in-store or online until Tuesday 31 October.

If you fancy a trip to the cinema to watch the latest blockbuster, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue have special offers. Take a look at this page on Money Saving Expert’s website for more savings at the cinema.

Train fares
If you buy a digital Railcard online with Trainline, it’s stored directly in the Trainline app, so you can use it right away to get 1/3 off eligible journeys for a whole year. Find out how you can get 30% off digital railcards via Trainline*. Here’s some more money saving tricks on train travel.

Concessions for Carers
Here are some examples where Carers can either get in free or pay a discounted rate.

Legoland Discovery Centre BirminghamCarer goes free
Birmingham Botanical GardensCarers pay the concessionary rate of £4.72
Birmingham Symphony Hall & Town HallFree companion ticket
The Rep BirminghamFree carers tickets if attending with the person you care for and they are members of the access register