Cost of UK summer holidays continues to rise

Families will spend an extra £26 billion during the school summer holiday’s this year, a new survey says


British parents are expected to spend an average of £1,515 over the six week summer holiday this year, a new survey from Premier Inn suggests.


The figure, which totals a staggering £26 billion spend by the nation’s parents, says that the average family of four will spend £984 on childcare, £216 on entrance to a popular attraction, £90 on refreshments, £183.90 on travel and £40.50 on ‘extras’ such as guide books and souvenirs.

“Parents are under increasing pressure to find cost-effective ways of entertaining their children throughout the summer holidays,” said Steve Conway from Premier Inn.


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