Until the end of 2023, your child could also enjoy a free kid’s meal at one of the National Trust cafés, provided you’re a Starling Kite customer. Starling Kite is the debit card we designed for 6-15 year olds. Starling Kite customers can sign up for this offer by logging on to Online Banking through the Starling website.
Sleeping under the stars
Camping is what Vicky recommends. Because who doesn’t love toasting marshmallows round a campfire? Vicky works as a Customer specialist and is a mother of two daughters, aged nine and eleven.
“They enjoy the freedom and I love them not being on electronics. We always have loads of laughs and proper family time - fresh air and a cheeky toasted marshmallow or two.”
How about a creative challenge?
As Thomas says: “We’ve tried to instil a sense of imagination in our kids. The older ones love to get involved and will plan out games, quizzes and challenges when we’re on holiday, so the younger ones have something fun to do.” Thomas, a fraud investigator, has eight kids - the youngest is eight months, the eldest is 23.
Katie also loves setting creative challenges. “We do obstacle courses in the park with random items - jump over the jumpers, run wearing my shoes, army rolls to the finish line. Or nature treasure hunts to find things like a feather, pine cones, or something shiny.” Katie is Head of Facilities and mum to a five-year-old son.