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The best places to swim or cool down for free this summer.

The best places to swim or cool down for free this summer.

Have you been to Cribbs beach yet? It's my number one place to cool down with the kids for free this summer. Yipee, the sun is shining in Bristol and it's hot, hot, hot! If you're looking for inspiration for the best places to swim or cool down for free this summer.,...

10 places kids eat free this Easter

10 places kids eat free this Easter

Kids eat free this half-term in Bristol & beyond The cost of living crisis will mean many families are tightening the purse strings this Easter. If you're looking to enjoy a cheap meal out with the kids, I've found 10 places that are running kids eat free deals during...

25 Birthday offers – all the freebies and discounts you can claim

25 Birthday offers – all the freebies and discounts you can claim

Me and Little Miss Diva enjoying my birthday.   What better time is there to treat yourself than on your birthday. Even better why not treat yourself to all the freebies you can claim on your birthday - I've found at least 25 so that you can spoil yourself rotten on...

10 places Kids eat free this Feb half-term

10 places Kids eat free this Feb half-term

It's half-term in Bristol and the South West which means it's time for my post on all the places where kids can eat free - or for £1 - this half-term. As always, it's worth double checking with the venue before you head on out as regional variations might apply. 1....

Things to do with the kids Feb half-term

Things to do with the kids Feb half-term

Are you stuck for something to do with the kids this February half-term in Bristol? Don't despair, I've found 14 free and affordable family-friendly activities to keep boredom at bay. Things to do with the kids in Bristol & beyond come rain or shine 1. Half term...

Saving money in Bristol: 10 tips

Saving money in Bristol: 10 tips

Ms Broke in Bristol's 10 tips on saving money in Bristol Who doesn't love saving money? During the summer it's easy to have fun while saving money in Bristol - when my daughter was younger we lived off a strict budget but still found lots of ways to have thrifty fun!...

Bristol & Bath 24 hour flash sale starts at 10am

Bristol & Bath 24 hour flash sale starts at 10am

Hey bargain lovers, get poised to save some money today as there will be thousands of discounts available on music and theatre events across Bristol and Bath. This 24 hour ‘flash sale’ starts today January 27 at 10am and offers are limited, so get ready for fun game...

10 ways to make £1000 extra this January

10 ways to make £1000 extra this January

Jackie Annett shares 10 ways to make £1000 extra this January Does your bank account need a boost? With energy bills and council tax increasing, I know mine could. Here are my ideas for ways to make an extra £1,000 this month (without breaking the law.!) Switch bank...

Where to see Father Christmas in 2021

Where to see Father Christmas in 2021

The elves are ready and waiting at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. But where are Father Christmas and Paddington? It's that time of year when little kids love going on a special trip to see Father Christmas to tell him what they want for Christmas. For families with a few...

The best UK Christmas markets 2021

The best UK Christmas markets 2021

There's nothing like a Christmas market, mulled wine and mince pie to make it feel like Christmas is just around the corner. Not all the usual markets are opening this year, so My Favourite Cottages has used Google data to reveal the UK’s top Christmas markets to...

10 of the best firework displays 2021

10 of the best firework displays 2021

10 of the best firework displays in Bristol & beyond 2021 If, like me, you've left it a bit late to make plans for Bonfire night, don't despair. Here's a round -up of the best displays taking place in and around Bristol this weekend. With some places still...

Tailster’s free £10 to spend on your pet

Jackie Annett and her rescue dog Caramel Today's freebie of the day will certainly set tails wagging, as pet parents can claim a free £10 to spend on their pooch, feline or small animal. According to figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, 3.2 million...

10 places kids eat free (or for a quid) this half-term

10 places kids eat free (or for a quid) this half-term

Kids eat free in Bristol & beyond this October half-term. Food tastes even better when it's free, right? With the school half-term just around the corner, here are 10 places you can take the family and enjoy a deal where kids eat free or for £1. Perfect for...

Save money on your 2021 summer holiday

Save money on your 2021 summer holiday

Now anyone who knows me would describe me as a positive person, but even I'm finding it hard to keep smiling when all around me people are dropping like flies with Covid-19 and the rest of us are stuck inside hoping for better days on the horizon.January can seem like...

Make money with 10 New Year’s financial resolutions

Make money with 10 New Year’s financial resolutions

Happy New Year to all, let's hope it's a better one! Here's how you can make the most of your money in 2022 with these 10 New Year money resolutions. Tackle credit card debt First and foremost, if you have debt and you want to pay it off start paying off the cards or...

The best car boot sales in the south west

The best car boot sales in the south west

Who doesn't love a car boot sale? Please check social media pages for updates. Spring is in the air which can only mean one thing - it's almost car boot season. Most car boot sales open in April but some have opened their doors already. Here's y lowdown of the best in...

Back to school on a budget: these hacks could save you £££s!

Back to school on a budget: these hacks could save you £££s!

Welcome back to Broke in Bristol – the blog that helps you save money and live life to the full on a shoestring. Last week Little Miss Diva, like many other children, went back to school and I, like many other parents, felt the pinch as a wad of the monthly budget...

Are you broke in Bristol? This week’s Top 10 deals…

Are you broke in Bristol? This week’s Top 10 deals…

 Welcome back to Broke in Bristol, the blog the helps you to save money, make money and live life to the full on a shoestring. This week we have deals on free pints at Bristol pubs, free yoga, 40% off Odeon cinema tickets and two Dominos pizzas for £20. Have...