Long, balmy evenings and the sweet smell of barbecued food… Hello, summer, we’ve been expecting you! Unfortunately, between all the customary days out and treat meals, sometimes bank holidays hit your bank balance a little harder than you’d like.

As ever, we’re here to help. We asked 16 of the UK’s top parent bloggers how to make lasting summer memories that won’t break the bank. Try these tips next time you and the family are off.