You can't beat a good family day out, but so many child-friendly attractions in the UK charge entrance fees that would make any parent's eyes water.
It's not unusual to spend the best part of £100 on admission for a family of four, which means that day trips often become an occasional - and expensive - treat.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
There are plenty of things to do all around the UK that don't cost a fortune - some of them are completely free.
And there's enough going on to guarantee that parents, kids and even grandparents will have fun.
So click on the image below for our rundown of the best budget days out for kids.