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How to keep costs down on a day out this summer

23 August 2014 Last updated at 08:49 BST

If you are just back from a trip abroad and are starting to get the post-holiday blues, summer is not quite over yet.

There is still time for a few day trips before many children have to go back to school.

But how can you keep the costs down?

Personal finance correspondent Kevin Peachey reports.