Stock Up This Summer; Vouchers, Deals & Cheap Ticket Offers

June 20th, 2014 / Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Chessington World of Adventure, Diggerland, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Gulliver's Theme Parks, Legoland Windsor, Lightwater Valley, London Attractions, Thorpe Park / No Comments »

Start Planning Ahead For The Summer Holidays

The school summer holidays are just around the corner & with some forward planning they don’t have to cost you the earth this year.  We’ve put together a few simple steps to get ahead this summer…whatever the weather.

1. Free Workshops for Children

Always worth keeping your ears to the ground for FREE children’s workshops that can combine fun with learning….all on the cheap. Our favourites are;

Free Bike Workshops; run by Halfords for children age 7-11 years that help your child fix a puncture & other bike maintenance issues.

Kids Can Do It Classes; run by B&Q for children age 7-11 years that offers your child to make something from scratch.

2. Short Breaks On A Budget

It can be worth considering a short break package that combines an overnight stay with substantial discounts on entry to various visitor attractions such as;

Stay Play Explore Short Breaks; opt for an overnight stay and visit 3 from a choice of 5 visitor attractions from £129 per FAMILY.

Chessington Holidays; overnight accommodation, breakfast and 2 day tickets to Chessington World of Adventures.

3. Combined Tickets For Extra Savings

Look out for combined ticket offer that can give you substantial savings throughout the season such as a Thrill Hopper Ticket.

The Thrill Hopper offers you 1 visit to all four of the following; Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, WaterWorld & SnowDome.  Visits can be spaced out throughout the season or used at one time to enjoy a short break on a budget.

More details available at Thrill Hopper Ticket.

4. Apply For A Blue Peter Badge

It might be a strange one but why not team up with your child to apply for a Blue Peter badge this summer.   Valid badge holders can take advantage of FREE entry to over 200 visitor attractions around the UK.  Blue Peter badge holders must be aged between 6 & 15 years and be accompanied by a full paying adult.

More details available at Blue Peter Badge Offer.

5. Loyalty/Membership Offers

Make use of your existing loyalty cards & membership discounts to pick up discounted/free entry to hundreds of UK visitor attractions this summer including;

  • London Zoo Membership; offers free entry to both Whipsnade Zoo & London Zoo plus priority access perks too.

6. Start Collecting Vouchers for Alton Towers, Legoland Windsor, Warwick Castle, Sea Life & more

There are plenty of Kids Go Free or 2 for 1 Vouchers running at a range of Merlin Attractions this summer including Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor, Sea Life Centres, Alton Towers & Warwick Castle.

In general terms these vouchers offer 1 person FREE entry when accompanied by a full paying person paying for an on-the-gate priced ticket and can offer substantial savings.

More details available at 2 for 1 Vouchers for Alton Towers, Chessington, Warwick Castle & More.

7. Gardeners’ World Magazine; 2 for 1 Discount Card for 330 UK Visitor Attractions

Order a back copy of the May edition of Gardeners’ World 2014 and make use of the enclosed 2 for 1 discount card that is valid at 330 visitor attractions across the UK. Attractions include Kew Gardens, Eden Project, Castle Howard & Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

More information available at 2 for 1 Gardeners’ World Discount Card.

8. Tesco Clubcard Days Out

Redeem your clubcard vouchers for days out tokens to take advantage of four times their value. This means for every £2.50 in clubcard vouchers, you can secure £10.00 off admission charges at 100’s of visitor attractions around the UK.

As days out tokens are valid for up to 6 months from issue, this gives you plenty of time to take advantage over the summer holidays & beyond.

9. Kids Week for Free London Theatre Tickets

Bookings are now being taken for Kids Week, (which actually runs for the full month of August), where you can pick up a FREE child’s tickets, (16 years & under), to a top London show when accompanied by a full paying person.

Pick from top shows such as The Lion King, War Horse, Mama Mia, Wicked & many more.

More details available at Guide to Kids Week for Free Theatre Tickets.



By Liz Walsh



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