Bristol Museum is a great location for a family day out - there is parking nearby (chargeable) but entry to the museum is free and you can spend a good few hours there. Take a packed lunch as they have a picnic room and you have a really cheap, fun and educational day out.
Disclosure - this post was brought to you in collaboration with Subway.
The school holidays can be an expensive time. You want your children to have a good time and see new things and explore new places but everything is so expensive these days. When the weather is fine it is easier, but when it is raining taking the kids out for the day can be costly. Having three children I know that the cost of a day out soon adds up so I'm often looking for budget friendly ways to spend our days in the holidays. So when Subway challenged me to take the children out for a day without spending a penny on them I gladly accepted as I knew that we could have a really brilliant day despite the spending ban!
As it was raining I thought we would do something that was inside so we headed over to Bristol museum for the day.
Make sure you check out the museums in your local area in the holidays. Many museums are free to enter and are a brilliant day out. We learnt all about the Egyptians, saw lots of different stuffed animals and had a brilliant time in the dinosaur section. Dinosaurs are Little Boy's absolute favourite things and we learnt a lot reading all about them and looking at the fossils.
We also had a look at the art and the children had so much fun striking poses like the characters in the paintings! A piece of art by Banksy was a great talking point and great introduction to modern art. There was also a great play area for the children and they burnt off some energy and got creative with the costumes and role play!
Because the museum was free to enter we were able to come and go as we please so we headed out to a local Subway for lunch.
You can choose from any Six-inch Sub or flatbread as part of your own meal deal, and select Chicken Breast, Ham, Turkey Breast or the Veggie Delite® for your kids. They can personalise their Four-inch Sub with any salad items they want, from cool cucumber to crunchy sweetcorn, plus enjoy a snack, drink and toy to take home.
My children were delighted with their Kids' Pak's and loved the bag it came in. The stickers were a bonus and kept them entertained during our meal. The great thing about Subway is that you can personalise your Sub so I was able to choose a vegan option and the children had cheese and cucumber subs. Daddy of course was very happy with a meaty option. There really was something for everyone. For the children you can make healthy choices and pick a fruit yoyo instead of a cookie and add some crunchy veg to your kids Sub meaning that each Kids’ Pak™ can be 2 of your child’s 5-a-day. Every Kids’ Pak™ Sub is low fat, low in saturated fat and low in sugars, as well being a source of protein.
We felt very well fed after our meals at Subway and refreshed to continue the fun at the museum. We had planned on seeing another couple of free museums in Bristol but there was so much to do in Bristol museum that we ended up spending the whole day there. The children were kept very well entertained by everything that there was to see and there were plenty of child friendly exhibits.
The kids had a brilliant day and hubby and I enjoyed ourselves too! The best thing was that we didn't spend a penny on the children - the museum was free to get into and their lunch came free with ours! I imagine that we'll be taking advantage of this brilliant offer from Subway on another day out this Easter holidays.
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This has came at a perfect time as I have my little sister this half term! Ive taken her to @ Bristol before but not the actual museum! so great idea
I love to take my daughter out to a museum. not just because its free but affordable too. Plus I love that kids eat free with subway, just need my steak sub. x
Sam | North East Family Fun Blog
Oh I included Subway in my Where Kids Eat Free in the Easter Holidays post - it's such a good deal as a grown-up's meal isn't expensive either. x
Matthew Gallant Ukwadia
Lovely pictures and fun!! I love to take my little cousins to see a movie or to a shopping mall, my daughter is still very little. Hoping to take her out soon to see the beach.
It is great to introduce the kids to art and history early on in life. They get to appreciate different cultures and art styles, and of course, the learning experience they get with visiting science and tech museums too. I am glad that Subway has this promo. After all that learning, kids need to replenish their bodies with a healthy meal.
Good to know the museum was free to enter. Think my kids would love to explore it.
That's a nice outing, free and educational, happens seldom. And, with that a healthy lunch too! You got a great deal on that day.
Thats a fun day with kids. I usually have subway burger when I go out .Its really yummy.
I love museums that have a part for kids. It's absolutely perfect. I also laughed at them posing in front of the painting. Too cute!
Such Brilliant idea, because of a truth, holidays are really expensive when it comes to taking the kids out. And your kids are adorable. my regards to them.