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Summer Savings

Find out how you can save money over the summer holidays from cheap cinema tickets and days out to travel and free kids meals. 

School uniform support

We know the cost of school uniforms can be a struggle for most families so we have put together some information that might be helpful when you are organising your child's school uniform. Visit School uniform support to find out more.

Money Saving Central have made a guide to supermarket school uniform sale dates at School Uniform Sale Dates - Money Saving Central

Save money on food and activities 

Money Saving Central have brought together information around which restaurants, pubs and cafes are offering the "Kids eat free or for £1" deal at Money Saving Central - kids eat free. There's also information about cheap cinemas tickets and days out that are on offer. Head over to to find out more.

Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme

For families eligible for Free School Meals. The sessions offer school aged children an opportunity to get involved in a range of activities centred around sports, culture, arts and learning, as well as providing healthy meals and activities based on developing cooking skills and knowledge about nutrition that families can use at home.  Find out more at

Reduced travel across the North East

Transport providers across the region have some great offers on reduced travel this summer with kids under 11 going free between between Saturday 20 July until Sunday 1 September 2024 - Kids Go Free ( Find out more at Nexus and Go North East



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