· 69% of parents feel that this year’s summer holidays will be harder than usual
· 54% of parents are keen to keep their kids entertained by exploring the outdoors
· 47% are considering new activities and they haven’t tried previously
· Parents are concerned that watching TV and playing on game consoles will increase household energy consumption
Given the current climate, it’s no surprise parents are concerned about how to keep their children entertained this summer – and how much their energy bills will increase by, given they will be spending more time at home than usual.
With the schoolwork finishing, 40% of mums and dads hope their kids can switch off over the next few weeks and enjoy a summer digital detox, free from computers, phones, tablets and other connected devices., which will also help reduce energy consumption, something which concerns almost a quarter (24%) of parents.
With half seeking free events and activities for their children to alleviate the pressure on their finances, saving money on energy (26%) while helping the environment (32%) is key to managing domestic bills.