If you're a family with 3 or more children, it makes sense to consider a 7 seat MPV as your next family car. Usually they follow a 2-3-2 seat layout with the rearmost seats folding up and down easily for either extra passengers or extra luggage, depending on that day's requirements.
There are lots of great value used 7 seaters on the market from popular manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Citroën for under a £10,000 budget.
Most used 7-seaters you'll find for a £10,000 budget are MPVs, but even in this price range you'll be getting a modern vehicle with great safety tech and much improved driving characteristics over family buses from years gone by.
The SUVs in the list are more than a match for the MPVs and have the added benefit of optional four-wheel drive and the trendy SUV styling cues that are all the rage right now.