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Things to do in London with kids – fun activities for families on a budget

As you may remember we  have bought a huuuuuge house recently and invited our families for Easter. As my sister daughter Nela is 1,5 years old it is important to find some cool activities for her toddler to enjoy while here in London. So far we were lucky to visit:

1.Danson Park – a heaven for kids as not only the park is enormous and beautiful but also has a fantastic playground area, which Nela enjoyed thoroughly. A must visit place in South East London! Address: Danson Road, Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA6 8HL, EnglandDanson ParkDanson Park facilities

2.Imperial War Museum – free admission- an amazing place for probably bit older kids than Nela nonetheless her parents enjoyed the I and II World War related exhibitions. I must say the cafe in the museum offers quite delicious food – bit pricey though. Getting there is also a bit of mission depending from which side of London you are coming. For us the easiest was to take the train as far as we could have so to Waterloo East and to walk up 10 more minutes to the museum.Imperial War Museum

3.Childhood Museum – when you go to Bethnal Green this museum is a must see placed – located a short distance from the tube station and with free admission if offers not only the permanent exhibitions but also now they host an exhibition called ‘Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today’ it is on from 30/03/2018 until 02/09/2018Teddy Childhood museum
Teddy from Childhood museum
Doll House in Childhood museumChildhood museum

4.Spitalfield Market – as it’s not far away from the Childhood Museum we decided to walk through Brick Lane and visit Spitalfields market at the end of our walk. A lovely market with an eclectic range of retailers and restaurateurs to discover. I really enjoyed this market as it is a true tourist attractions on its own 🙂 ah and I found possibly the best coffee in the whole London just there too! It is sold at Climpson & Sons coffee kiosk and tastes awesome, the best cortado I had in ages..totally worth  £2.6

Spitalfields Marketclimpson and sons

5.Eltham Palace – as it is local to us and one time entry ticket cost £15. However as I intend on doing more UK than abroad trips this year – as buying the house broke the bank a bit – we decided to buy a English Heritage membership as Eltham Palace and Garden is owned by English Heritage. A truly beautiful place.

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace

STEPS for saving on ENGLISH HERITAGE membership:

  • I went on Topcashback site to get 8% cashback (it was as high at the time of buying the membership)
  • I then used my NUS card which lowered my annual membership price from £56 to £46 and I got my husbands membership using a valid promo code : EH2018 – supplied to me by Pouch – it lowered the membership price by 15% so from £56 to 47.60
  • We saved that way +£20 on our memberships (discounts + plus cashback) and of course were able to use them straight away as you got a temporary membership card valid for one month
  • The biggest saving possible to make for a couple is when getting the joint membership and using a valid promo code to knock down the price. As it can work out as £99*15%= £14.85 to be saved via promo code alone and you can still get a few % worth of savings from cash back on the top of that 🙂 I didnt choose this option as I wanted to pay monthly for my membership as I like to have a direct debit as I have multiple bank accounts so having one more direct debit will come handy 🙂
  • Install Pouch – to get a valid code on this and many more shopping pages and never miss a working discount code. I love Pouch as I am sick and tired of checking discount codes form pages ranking on the top of Google as most of them are either no discounts at all or don’t work at all. Pouch gives you working codes and the Chrome extension allows you never miss any discount – so ensure you get it today 🙂

I really enjoyed my latest tourist discoveries and can highly recommend the above to anyone sightseeing central on South East London 🙂

Things to do in London with Kids

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I am not Martin Lewis but Martyna aka Money Saving Girl. When I first came to the UK I was on a super tight budget, so I know how hard it is not to have money or how to get creative to get 'more for less'. I share with you my money saving tips about anything which worked for me. Be it free samples, shopping tricks, iTunes, various discount apps, websites and reward programs. Occasionally I write about traveling or insurance.

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