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Money Tips: Save Your Money with a UK Staycation

It’s always nice to get away for a bit, but there’s nothing like a good British summer when you can really make the most of the beautiful countryside.

Staying on home turf during the summer will probably cost you a lot less than travelling further afield, and there are plenty of options for having a fantastic summer in the UK. So if you want to save money and make lasting memories with your loved ones, follow our top tips for a successful staycation.

Go Camping

If you’re willing to risk the weather, camping is a great way to get away with the family while sticking to your budget. Try to borrow a tent and stock up on as much food as possible to bring with you. If you have family members or friends who want to join, all the better; you can share petrol costs!

Find a Free Festival

One of the best things about summer in the UK is the many festivals on offer – there’s something for every taste. Some of these festivals come with a hefty ticket price, but not all of them. Clever searching can reveal some fantastic free festivals across the country, like the Worcester Music Festival.

Do a Home Swap

Do you have friends, or friends of friends, who live in a different area of the country? Why not suggest a home swap for a few days this summer, and you can explore a completely different place without accommodation costs.

Buy Train Tickets in Advance

Taking the train is one of the best ways to get around the country, but if you don’t get in there quickly with booking tickets you could find the prices pretty steep. Sign up for email alerts so you can be told when tickets go on offer, and you could save stacks on UK weekend breaks.

Go on a Road Trip

Why not spend a weekend with family and friends travelling around scenic parts of the country on four wheels? If you pool your resources you’ll keep the petrol costs low, and you’re guaranteed an unforgettable trip.

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