How much money to send with DD to England/Scotland?

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1. Posted by sherin65 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

My dd age 16 will be going to England/Scotland in July. The trip is 12 days. We don't have a complete itenerary yet but I'm sure there will be free time. She will be with a large group of about 40, a mix of kids and adults.

How much spending money should I send with her? The trip and accommodations are paid for. Most meals are included. It think she will be responsible for about 4 or 5 meals on her own.

Should I send her with cash? Traveler's Checks?


2. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I'm not really too sure on the spending habits of 16 year olds, but i can tell you the costs of a few things here in Blighty. It's a lot more expensive than the States for just about everything. A decent meal at a restaurant/cafe with a drink will be from about £8 upwards depending on how many courses you want. I would allow at least £20 a day all in. Travellers cheques against cash is personal preference really. There is no shortage of places to cash a TC, but England is safe enough to carry cash. Like anywhere though, there is always the risk of being pickpocketed or losing cash and then you're stuck!!

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I echo dave h-it is expensive and i think £20 a day should be enough-i would personally bring cash-it's easier. I always take more money than needed just for extra security but thats just me! depends what they are going to be doing really, yeh i mean a cheap meal you could prob get for...well what dave said really, thats the lower budget end of the market, really you can spend as much as you want!