August 20th is the most stressful day of the summer for parents, according to new research.

Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes

A study conducted by npower, in partnership with Mumsnet and celebrity mum Melanie Sykes, has revealed parents spend upwards of £600 during summer holidays to keep their children happy and August 20th is the official summer holiday 'hump' day.

Mother-of-two Melanie said: ''Having personally struggled through several summer holidays with my children, I understand how tiring it can be and also the need to keep the children happy.

''That's why I'm supporting npower, who are offering two for one as an opportunity to visit some great locations in Britain, putting the fun back in to the summer holidays for both the parents and kids.''

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