How to keep costs down when facing your kids’ school trips kit list


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Q: My son is doing his silver Duke of Edinburgh trip with school this year.

He came home last week with the kit list, and I didn’t realise how much was needed and how expensive it would all be.

Any tips on keeping costs down and focusing on essentials only, plus stuff we can reuse on holiday?

A: Mountain Warehouse recently launched an Expedition range, which I think would be perfect for your son’s school challenge.

Mountain Warehouse offers affordable expedition packages for kids

Plus, it is all good-quality gear that should come in handy on family holidays after his trip is over.

The range includes affordable kit packages featuring a pair of walking boots, a waterproof jacket and trousers, all for just £59.99.

If you don’t want a fixed package, the brand also has an 86-piece full kit list with varying options for the essentials such as walking boots to suit different budgets based on a good, better and best selection.

Try to only pack essentials and buy items that can be reuse on future family holidays

What’s more, if you sign up online, you can get an extra 20 per cent off the kit list (packages excluded), to keep costs down.

You can even use the discount up to ten times online, which could make you popular among other mums at pick-up time.

Full kit list and details on how to redeem the 20 per cent off code at

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