Summer Holiday Fun

Posted by HLD 19 MAY 2023

Theme Parks are over-rated, say kids, we have more fun with friends at home!

Summer is just around the corner, and it's time to start planning your kid's school summer holiday. There's so much to choose from, but most of the options cost a fortune, and if you want to stretch the happiness to last as long as possible over the 6 weeks then you need to balance the 'Fun:Cost' ratio.

In a study by Sainsburys, children aged five to 11 were asked to rank their favourite holiday activities according to criteria such as how much fun it is, how happy it makes them feel and how special and memorable it is. The results show kids don't find expensive trips such as theme parks as enjoyable as making memories with their friends at home. 


Inspired by this, we've compared prices of investing in a home purchase vs a day out to see who comes out on top!


The Cost of a UK Theme Park

Here are the expenses you need to keep in mind:


Tickets - £140: Prices are pretty steep now, with many kids being charged adult tickets if they're over a certain height.

Petrol - £50: Buckle up and fuel up! You'll need to cover the distance to reach the park.

Parking - £10: Finding a spot for your trusty vehicle comes at cost.

1 x Night Accommodation - £150: If you want to extend the adventure, you might need a place to rest after a day of excitement.

Food - £50: You have to conquer those hunger pangs with delicious (but pricey) theme park food.

Sweets - £20: A sugar rush is practically mandatory during a theme park visit.

Pictures - £35: Capture those magical moments with professional photography services.

Cue Jump - £10: To make the most of your time you could skip the queues with this add-on.

Fairground games - £34: those few minutes of rides quickly add up!


Total Cost: £459


Cost-Effective Fun Factor of a Pool Table:

Now, let's switch gears and talk about the alternative: a pool table. Get ready for some long-term fun and entertainment!