Top 7 Annual, Regional & Membership Cards for Christmas

December 5th, 2012 / Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventure, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Dungeons, English Heritage, go ape, Ironbridge Museums, Legoland Windsor, National Space Centre, National Trust, Sea Life Centres, Snibston, SnowDome, Thorpe Park, Twycross Zoo, Warwick Castle, Water World / No Comments »

National Trust Deals

25% Discount on National Trust Membership

An Annual Pass for Christmas?

Might not be the first thing you think of but an annual pass can offer a cash strapped family and ideal Christmas gift.  These passes & cards can offer access to top visitor attractions, (subject to terms & conditions), but many also offer additional money saving perks such as free parking & discounts on secondary spend too.

1. National Trust Membership for Christmas

National Trust membership offers FREE entry to over 300 NT settings plus FREE free parking too!

You can even secure a 25% discount on the first year’s National Trust membership if you buy online and pay by direct debit.  Discounted National Trust membership prices start from £39.75, (standard price £53).

More details available at 25% Discount on National Trust Membership.

Alton Towers Sonic Spinball

Alton Towers included in Thill Hopper

2. Thrill Hopper Tickets

Regional cards can offer a great family experience at a fraction of the normal price and a great Christmas gift.

Check out the Thrill Hopper Ticket that offers discounted entry to each of the following top visitor attractions;

  • Alton Towers
  • Drayton Manor
  • SnowDome
  • Water World

Visits can take place anytime during the year, (subject to terms & conditions), & tickets are priced at £60 per person or £170 for a family of 4.


Conkers Adventure Playground

Conkers Adventure Playground

3. Stay, Play, Explore Family Short Break

Here’s a way to treat the whole family to a short break away in Leicestershire with a Stay, Play, Explore Family Fun package deal.  For £109 a family of four can take advantage of an overnight stay in a 3 or 4 star hotel, (breakfast included), plus entry to any 3 of the following 5 visitor attractions;

  • Twinlakes Park
  • Conkers
  • National Space Centre
  • Snibston
  • Bosworth Battlefield

These hotels offer a range of leisure facilities too including swimming pools & health clubs! To make life easy for people buying Christmas presents, you can even purchase a shiny new gift voucher for the breaks.

More details available at the Stay Play Explore Family Fun Package.



The Swarm at Thorpe Park

4. A Merlin Pass for Christmas

With attractions ranging from Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland & London Eye, there’s plenty of choice with this pass.

Whilst there are some restrictions on use on the standard Merlin Pass, it still offers great value for money.

If you are looking for a deal this Christmas, you can pick up a Merlin Pass for £46.50 in Tesco clubcard vouchers.

Alternatively, take a chance and see if they run a half price sale this year, (historically this has begun on Boxing Day).



Blists Hill Victorian Town Deals

Blists Hill Victorian Town

5. Ironbridge Gorge Annual Passport

A firm favourite with Topdogdays as I love their family friendly membership that offers true flexibility.

Family Annual Passports for Ironbridge Gorge Museums includes an UNLIMITED number of children within each family unit and is valid at all 10 Ironbridge Museums including the popular Blists Hill Victorian Town.

Family annual passports are available for both 1 or 2 adult families plus ‘all your children’ and are priced at £47.50 & £64 respectively.

More details available at Ironbridge Gorge Family Passports.


English Heritage Deals

English Heritage Deals

6. English Heritage Annual Pass for Christmas

This pass offer fantastic value for money as each adult annual pass membership gives you FREE entry for up to six  accompanying children (under 19) within your family group!

Membership is priced at £47 an adult or joint adult for £82.

For a double deal, pay by direct debit to receive 15 months membership for the price of 12 months. Alternatively redeem Tesco clubcard vouchers & receive £30 off an English Heritage Annual Pass for every £10 in clubcard vouchers.



Go Ape Deals

Go Ape Promotional Code

7. Forestry Commission; Discovery Pass

A Discovery Pass gives you FREE parking to the forest of your choice for a full year plus local deals often linked to food & drink or cycle hire reductions.

However it’s the national Go Ape 20% discount that may also prove invaluable, (Monday – Friday, term time only) for avid tree climbers!

Passes range from just £20-£40 with more details available at Discovery Pass Offers

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