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As the summer holidays approach it’s a good idea to start planning low cost activity ideas now, to keep you and the kids occupied while they are off school.

Check your local authority’s website events page for holiday activity programmes. You’ll find there are tons of organised activities available throughout the holidays, so keep a look out as places go fast.

You should also check newspapers and websites for money off vouchers for days out. Websites like Money Saving Expert often have discount vouchers or codes, which can save you money for days out and activities. Some newspapers have voucher collections for holidays or activities.

And here’s a great idea for keeping the kids occupied and sorting out that veg for your Sunday roast: grow your own! Teach your children about where food comes from by planting a fruit or vegetable plot. A small pot or window box can be used to grow fruit, flowers or vegetables. For example, tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce or even carrots are easy to grow in a pot or tub.

It’s a great way to provide an ongoing activity and teaches kids to have a positive relationship with food and how it is produced. It’s not just educational – it’s fun and can provide cheap meals!

If you have any more ideas or know of any summer activities taking place, why not share them with us on Twitter @DerwentLiving or on our Facebook page.