The Easter holidays can be a testing time for parents. Particularly on years like this one when the main attraction is right at the start. Keeping the kids entertained for a fortnight can be both challenging and expensive.
Affordable and free days out are well in order – such as Subway’s Kids Eat Free Day Out Challenge. Thanks to the offer currently available in participating GB stores, you can get one Kids’ Pak for every Six-inch meal deal. Subway challenged us to have a fun family day out without spending a penny on entertaining the kids.
We love a challenge so were happy to give it a go. Our nearest Subway store is three miles away. Conveniently, there’s a country trail that was once a railway line covering most of that distance so we decided to walk.
There were a few reasons for this. We wanted the kids to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. There’s also lots of nature to spot along the way as well as a fair few geocaches to find.
Our local library is near the start of the trail so we popped in there to borrow some new books for the Easter holidays first. That was one free activity already in the bag!
We started our walk along the trail and were soon searching for geocaches. I have to admit that we didn’t do very well! A couple were in locations surrounded by huge muddy puddles so we left them well alone.
We couldn’t find one or two others either. But we did find one and Xander was very pleased with himself!
The weather continued to behave itself so we all enjoyed our walk. It was great to see some signs of spring and hear birdsong for the first time in a while. Of course, the boys added to this with declarations of hunger but we were almost there by this point.
We were soon at our table enjoying our meals. It’s good to know that, as well as being free, each Kids’ Pak includes two of the necessary five-a-day. What’s more, the subs are low in fat, saturated fat and sugars, as well being a source of protein.
An added bonus was that each Kids’ Pak includes one of four SEA LIFE activities. Plus with every meal, customers receive a voucher for 50% off access to SEA LIFE centres across the UK & Ireland, for a family of four.
So how did we do? Well, although we only found one geocache, we had a nice day out as a family including a tasty meal.
Thanks to the Kids Eat Free offer, we managed to do all of this without spending anything on the kids. Plus we also now have the option of a cheap day out at our local SEA LIFE and that can’t be bad.
Why not take the challenge yourself? The Kids Eat Free offer is available in participating GB Subway stores until 17 April.
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.