The cost of family activities has increased massively over the past ten years.
Research by Halifax has found the expense associated with the majority of pastimes has risen more rapidly than consumer price inflation (29 per cent).
In March 2002, the average cost of top-flight football tickets per person was £17.22 and this has now increased to £48.90, which represents a ten-year change of 184 per cent.
Similarly, entrance to theme parks was measured at £27.20 in 2002, whereas ten years later this stands at £36.83, a hike of 46 per cent.
The typical cost of eating out has gone up by 42 per cent, as it used to cost £14.12 and now is £20.
Martin Ellis, economist at Halifax, noted some of the nation's favourite pastimes have become extremely expensive.
"Rising transport costs have been a clear driver behind this, although all expenditure categories, apart from gardening, have seen a greater increase than that of inflation," he added.
Mr Ellis remarked families will need to be constrained when it comes to spending money on days out with their families.