Make a Parent Pledge and win a Holiday to Cornwall!

Well January has bitten the dust and with it many well intended resolutions but here’s your chance to commit to a new resolution, one that CAN work and one the COULD win you a holiday too!

The Project

The fabulous money saving website My Family Club have an inspired project on the go.They are asking parents to make a 30 minute parent pledge  to spend just 30 minutes each week doing something a bit different (but thrifty) with their kids.

Ideas I have had could range from building a den, to baking an old family cake recipe!  It could be learning to belly dance, painting with feathers or devising an obstacle course around the house. How about putting all your saucepans in the bath for a play or going to planting some bulbs for your neighbour?


You just need to think creatively and thriftily and then go and make your pledge.


My Family Club really want to show that it’s not expensive toys or video games or huge treats or trips out that make an impact on the happiness of kids but rather time spent as a family doing something out of the ordinary.  This is definitely a philosophy we share over here at baby budgeting  too so I urge you all to get involved!

How to enter

Simply pop over to the op over to My Family Club and tell them your idea for your 30 minutes of thrifty fun by filling in the parent pledge form. The idea they like best will win a luxury holiday.

The Prize

The prize is amazing. Your family get to go to a hotel and spa in Cornwall, plus you get £150. The holiday is courtesy of Sands Resort Hotel & Spa.  and it sounds fabulous.

Really what are you waiting for. There is thrifty fun and a fabulous prize up for grabs why not go and Pledge to do something different with the kids right now…..




  1. Actually Mummy...
    February 18, 2013 / 10:46 am

    Now that might actually inspire me to play – I’m notoriously rubbish at it, but the promise of a great holiday will usually draw me into anything 🙂
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  2. February 18, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    Oh wow what a fabulous competition! And great timing with half term having arrived, we’re all trying to think of creative, thrifty activities to do with the children. Love it!
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  3. andrea lloyd
    February 19, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    Play outdoor games like tennis,football etc with the children

  4. Beki Lacy
    February 20, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    Ask them at the beginning of the week what they would like to do in the evenings – they get to choose where they want to go one night a week (bowling, cinema etc) then family things at the weekend too.

    February 21, 2013 / 10:33 am

    turn off the tv at the weekend and spend a board game evening together

  6. Rachael farley
    February 22, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    My pledge is to try to sit down together for a family meal at least 3 times a week.

  7. Eleanor Powell
    February 22, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    I pledge to do more arts and crafts with them

  8. Peter Stephens
    February 24, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Both my daughters and my son play football for their schools, I have now qualified as a football coach so we can spend time training together, without me looking lost!

  9. Sarah Cooper
    February 25, 2013 / 11:52 am

    My parent pledge is that I am attending a number and play course with my son, which is giving us lots of ideas for play (ones that are free or very cheap), this week we have been making paper mâché, playing with puppets and making our own play dough.

  10. clair
    February 26, 2013 / 6:01 am

    board games like cluedo and monopoly fantastic fun

  11. J.Gallant
    February 27, 2013 / 9:55 am

    I did magic years ago, I may teach them some

  12. Frances hopkins
    February 27, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    I promise to get the kids to share/show me their interests even if it may be building Lord of the Rings lego or watching the Big Bang Theory

  13. Penny Ford
    February 27, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    We love venturing out to the park or a National Trust property where we take a picnic in the warm weather, have snowball fights in the cold weather and play hide and seek inbetween. On Saturday evenings we play board games or the Step childrens Nan and Grandad visit and the girls put on a show.

  14. zoe little
    February 27, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    Wow, really need a good family holiday where we can spend quality time together x

  15. Lindy Hine
    February 27, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    Go out for a walk – the park or anywhere really – just to walk and talk without being in a rush to get somewhere or get home from somewhere!

  16. lindsey bray
    February 27, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    would soooooo love this xx

  17. Linda Guest
    February 27, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    make salt dough (like play dough but cheaper) use food colouring and be prepared for a mess! One of my son’s favourite activities when he was little. We also made paper chains at Christmas and hats at Easter. crafts can be cheap if you use household throwaway items.

  18. Susan Hoggett
    February 27, 2013 / 11:39 pm


  19. February 28, 2013 / 11:58 am

    I will teach them to swim

  20. Melanie
    February 28, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    Would love to take the grandchildren and give their parents a well earned break!

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