2015 summer holidays family days out and entertainment offers megathread!
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2015 summer holidays family days out and entertainment offers megathread!

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Found 19th Jul 2015
Last updated: 9th August

This is a work in progress and more deals will be added throughout the summer school holidays. Feel free to share any decent deals you come across and I will add them to the thread.

★★★★MORE ADDED 27/08/15 SEE LATEST POSTS ★★★★

★★Big thanks to Chanchi32 for all the help with this thread xx ★★

See first post for clickable links

★I'm also adding a big list of free activities to keep the kids busy. See 2nd post!★ hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…902

- Family Ticket to Adventure Park in The National Forest £17
livingsocial.com/dea…tre

- South Lakes Safari Zoo £15 for a family of 4 - thanks stlockley
wirefm.com/vou…22/

- 2 for 1 Flamingo Land tickets with free drink, using codeTG2FOR1JL15 Voucher will be emailed to you
flamingoland.co.uk/vou…her

-Flamingo Land - 3for2 entry valid until 01st November 15 yorkshire.com/off…207

- New 15% off code for buyagift - personalised code so you need to go via voucher codes site - link below
vouchercodes.co.uk/buy…409

-Enjoy a guided tour of the Big Cat Territory and tuck in to breakfast overlooking the Tigers with this 2 for 1 special offer at Paradise Wildlife Park £89
buyagift.co.uk/Day…spx

-2 Grandparents get FREE ENTRY when accompanied by one full paying person, so give your grandparents a great day out at Gulliver's! 19th&20th September - £15 gulliversfun.co.uk/war…htm

-2 for 1 VIP Walk on the Wildside Animal Encounter Special Offer £49
buyagift.co.uk/Day…spx

- Experience a fun filled day in the Lee Valley from only £10.50pp in August with an active August pass e.g. ice skating, nature reserve tour, and tennis at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
visitleevalley.org.uk/en/…ss/

-2 for 1- entry to over 150 London attractions when you travel by train
daysoutguide.co.uk/2fo…don

-Clubcard vouchers - various days out check the website for more info
tesco.com/clu…fun

-Clubcard special offer: £2.50 in vouchers + £15 cash for tickets to Chessington, Alton Towers, Legoland Windsor
tesco.com/clu…610
tesco.com/clu…608
tesco.com/clu…609

- £11.50 in vouchers for a one day ticket to Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor - ends 26th August
tesco.com/clu…650
tesco.com/clu…651

- £11 in vouchers for a one day ticket to Thorpe Park and Chessington - ends 26th August
tesco.com/clu…652
tesco.com/clu…649

- Nectar special offers: Now until 11 August, you can enjoy 2 Vue cinema tickets or 2 PizzaExpress pizzas in exchange for just £5-worth of Nectar points
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…807

- Paradise Wildlife Park Tickets 2015 from £11.20 plus kids go free
buyagift.co.uk/Day…spx

- Family Stay, Play, Explore Family Fun Break. For just £129 a family of four can visit any 3 of these 5 world class attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels.
stayplayexplore.co.uk/Fam…spx

- Pontins family breaks for 4 nights in beginning of September for £59. Also available for October school holidays
pontins.com/bau…io/

- Extreme Stunt Show Air Battle Ticket With Brochure for £8 - Groupon - various locations
groupon.co.uk/dea…-47

-Ripley’s Believe it or Not – Until Mon 31st August. Book online at least one day before your visit, show your tickets on the day to get your family ticket (1 adult 3 kids or 2 adults 2 kids) for £42. Under 4’s go free. MSE exclusive offer ripleyslondon.com/mse/

- Ripley's Believe it or Not! One child ticket just £1 with a full paying adult - £22 onlineticketstore.co.uk/tic…spx

-Chessington World of Adventures Resort £26.50
groupon.co.uk/dea…res

-Alton Towers groupon.co.uk/dea…ers £27

-Thorpe Park groupon.co.uk/dea…ark £27

-Family and Friends Full Colour Personalised Treasure Hunt Booklet for £8 with Huntfun
groupon.co.uk/dea…n-3

-2 for 1 Admission at 4D golf Xscape Castleford. Valid until 30th September 15 yorkshire.com/off…233

-2 for 1 adult entry to Ripley Castle. Valid until 30th September 2015 yorkshire.com/off…804

-Lightwater Valley family pass for 4 (including 8 front of queue passes) £72 (was £144) from Radio Aire Offers. Valid from 17th JULY to 30th SEPTEMBER 2015 radioaire-offers.co.uk/lig…uly

-2 for 1 at Jurassic Adventure Golf at Lightwater Valley. Valid until 20th December 2015 yorkshire.com/off…805

-Half price family ticket to Knowsley Safari Park £27.50
vikingfm-offers.co.uk/kno…ing

- Pleasure Island tickets from £11.98 from Groupon
groupon.co.uk/dea…k-1

-Sealife Sanctuary Scarborough. Breakfast with the seals family ticket £90 (worth £180)
yorkshirecoastradio.com/vp/…et/
or buy a Single ticket - £22.50 (Worth £45.00) yorkshirecoastradio.com/vp/…et/

- Various half price days out including York Dungeon Family ticket
The York Dungeon Half Price Family Ticket £24.97 and Bolton Castle Family ticket £15
minsterfm.com/vp/…ut/

-Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes voucher. £14 per person (usual price £19.50) Expires on Sat, Oct 31, 2015
moneysupermarket.com/vou…41/

-Save £2 per person for up to 6 people on admission to Blue Planet Aquarium Cheshire Oaks. moneysupermarket.com/vou…25/

-If you’re planning a trip to the theatre this August, you can get a ‘free’ child’s ticket (16s and under) to one of 35+ participating London shows at major theatres, including Wicked and The Lion King, throughout the month when you buy a full-priced adult ticket via the Kids Week website. There’s no booking or postage fees, so you can can save £15-£65 depending on the show and seats you choose. You can also get 50% off for up to two more children. More than 100,000 tickets left but be quick if you have a particular show in mind. kidsweek.co.uk/wha…ws/

- 50% off a family swim with Places for People Leisure £6
hallamfm-offers.co.uk/pla…ure

- South Lakes Safari Zoo family ticket £15
hallamfm-offers.co.uk/sou…lam

-Here's a link to some free days out. Thanks Fairyfeet - Enter your location and away you go dofreestuff.com/

-2 for 1 Tickle a Tapir! Special Offer is £84.15 with the personalised 15% buyagift code from voucher codes
buyagift.co.uk/Day…spx

-2 for 1 VIP Walk on the Wildside Animal Encounter Special Offer £41.65 with the personalised 15% buyagift code from voucher codes
buyagift.co.uk/Day…spx

-Family Thames Sightseeing Cruise Rover Pass Special Offer £16.05 with the personalised 15% buyagift code from voucher codes. You can use the pass Monday to Friday in August
buyagift.co.uk/Day…spx

-Free kids entry to various attractions (eg Edinburgh Zoo) With a paying adult with a valid Scotrail Ticket - £1.80 - Thanks Thistleno1
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…834

- Free month pass for kidspass - thanks deviouspaul
hotukdeals.com/fre…332

- 2 4 1 days out vouchers for customers and free kids activity mornings at Brewers Fayre - thanks millarcat
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…561

- Free tickets to Formula E at Donington Park Racing Circuit - choice of six test days in August - multiple dates allowed - and ticket holders can get half price adult admission to Donington Grand Prix Collection Museum - thanks Sylv
hotukdeals.com/fre…436

- Kids am cinema tickets from £1.99 @ Vue
myvue.com/off…-am

- Express are running a 2for1 offer with thier LetsGoExpress.com website. Just use the code 'EXPRESS' to get this offer. Thanks aclondon
letsgoexpress.com/gat…ay/

- Save £5.68 off a family ticket for The Deep at Hull. Use code ‘STARFISH’ when booking online. Your ticket is valid for 1 year and you can visit as many times as you like in that year
thedeep.co.uk/gen…ces

- 30% off Lightwater Valley tickets
onlineticketstore.co.uk/pro…spx

- 15% off voucher for diggerland - thanks edandhen
hotukdeals.com/vou…845

- Free FA Skills football coaching for children aged 5-11
faskills.thefa.com/Abo…ons

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★ ★ Click here for a list of freebies and free activities to keep the kids entertained★ ★

- Family Ticket to Adventure Park in The National Forest £17
https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1500170-family-ticket-to-conkers-activity-centre

- South Lakes Safari Zoo £15 for a family of 4 - thanks - thanks stlockley
http://www.wirefm.com/vouchers/voucher/south-lakes-safari-zoo-122/

- 2 for 1 Flamingo Land tickets with free drink, using codeTG2FOR1JL15 Voucher will be emailed to you
http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/search/?q=FLAMINGO+LAND

-Flamingo Land - 3for2 entry valid until 01st November 15 http://www.yorkshire.com/offers/Flamingo-Land-Theme-Park-and-Zoo-/207

- New 15% off code for buyagift - personalised code so you need to go via voucher codes site - link below
http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/buyagift.co.uk?rc=3054409

-Enjoy a guided tour of the Big Cat Territory and tuck in to breakfast overlooking the Tigers with this 2 for 1 special offer at Paradise Wildlife Park £89
http://www.buyagift.co.uk/Days-Out/Hobbies/2-for-1-Breakfast-with-the-Big-Cats-Special-Offer-BR-11836207.aspx

-2 Grandparents get FREE ENTRY when accompanied by one full paying person, so give your grandparents a great day out at Gulliver's! 19th&20th September - £15 https://www.gulliversfun.co.uk/warrington/events/grandparents-weekend.htm

-2 for 1 VIP Walk on the Wildside Animal Encounter Special Offer £49
http://www.buyagift.co.uk/Days-Out/Hobbies/2-for-1-VIP-Walk-on-the-Wildside-Animal-Encounter-Special-Offer-BR-11824340.aspx

- Experience a fun filled day in the Lee Valley from only £10.50pp in August with an active August pass e.g. ice skating, nature reserve tour, and tennis at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
visitleevalley.org.uk/en/…ss/

-2 for 1- entry to over 150 London attractions when you travel by train
http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1-london

-Clubcard vouchers - various days out check the website for more info
http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/p.aspx?id=fun

-Clubcard special offer: £2.50 in vouchers + £15 cash for tickets to Chessington, Alton Towers, Legoland Windsor
tesco.com/clu…spx?R=4610
tesco.com/clu…spx?R=4608
tesco.com/clu…spx?R=4609

- £11.50 in vouchers for a one day ticket to Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor - ends 26th August
tesco.com/clu…spx?R=4650
tesco.com/clu…spx?R=4651

- £11 in vouchers for a one day ticket to Thorpe Park and Chessington - ends 26th August
tesco.com/clu…spx?R=4652
tesco.com/clu…spx?R=4649

- Nectar special offers: Now until 11 August, you can enjoy 2 Vue cinema tickets or 2 PizzaExpress pizzas in exchange for just £5-worth of Nectar points
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2-vue-cinema-tickets-for-1000-nectar-points-2-pizzas-2216807

- Paradise Wildlife Park Tickets 2015 from £11.20 plus kids go free
http://www.buyagift.co.uk/Days-Out/Paradise-Wildlife-Park-Tickets-Exclusive-Kids-Go-Free-BR-11018196.aspx

- Family Stay, Play, Explore Family Fun Break. For just £129 a family of four can visit any 3 of these 5 world class attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels.
http://www.stayplayexplore.co.uk/FamilyFun2015.aspx

- Pontins family breaks for 4 nights in beginning of September for £59. Also available for October school holidays
http://www.pontins.com/bauerradio/

- Extreme Stunt Show Air Battle Ticket With Brochure for £8 - Groupon - various locations
https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/gl-extreme-stunt-show-uk-47

-Ripley’s Believe it or Not – Until Mon 31st August. Book online at least one day before your visit, show your tickets on the day to get your family ticket (1 adult 3 kids or 2 adults 2 kids) for £42. Under 4’s go free. MSE exclusive offer http://www.ripleyslondon.com/mse/

- Ripley's Believe it or Not! One child ticket just £1 with a full paying adult - £22 http://www.onlineticketstore.co.uk/tickets/Ripleys-Believe-It-or-Not-London.aspx

-Chessington World of Adventures Resort £26.50
https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/chessington-world-of-adventures

-Alton Towers groupon.co.uk/dea…ers £27

-Thorpe Park groupon.co.uk/dea…ark £27

-Family and Friends Full Colour Personalised Treasure Hunt Booklet for £8 with Huntfun
https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/gl-huntfun-3

-2 for 1 Admission at 4D golf Xscape Castleford. Valid until 30th September 15 http://www.yorkshire.com/offers/4D-Golf/1233

-2 for 1 adult entry to Ripley Castle. Valid until 30th September 2015 http://www.yorkshire.com/offers/Ripley-Castle/1804

-Lightwater Valley family pass for 4 (including 8 front of queue passes) £72 (was £144) from Radio Aire Offers. Valid from 17th JULY to 30th SEPTEMBER 2015 radioaire-offers.co.uk/lig…uly

-2 for 1 at Jurassic Adventure Golf at Lightwater Valley. Valid until 20th December 2015 yorkshire.com/off…805

-Half price family ticket to Knowsley Safari Park £27.50
http://www.vikingfm-offers.co.uk/knowsley-family-ticket-august-viking

-Enjoy a family pass to Pleasure Island for just £48
http://www.vikingfm-offers.co.uk/pleasure-island-family-ticket-august

-Sealife Sanctuary Scarborough. Breakfast with the seals family ticket £90 (worth £180)
http://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/vp/vouchers/-/half-price/the-sea-life-centre/breakfast-with-the-seals-family-ticket/
or buy a Single ticket - £22.50 (Worth £45.00) yorkshirecoastradio.com/vp/…et/

- Various half price days out including York Dungeon Family ticket
The York Dungeon Half Price Family Ticket £24.97 and Bolton Castle Family ticket £15
http://www.minsterfm.com/vp/vouchers/-/halfpricedaysout/

-Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes voucher. £14 per person (usual price £19.50) Expires on Sat, Oct 31, 2015
moneysupermarket.com/vou…41/

-Save £2 per person for up to 6 people on admission to Blue Planet Aquarium Cheshire Oaks. moneysupermarket.com/vou…25/

-If you’re planning a trip to the theatre this August, you can get a ‘free’ child’s ticket (16s and under) to one of 35+ participating London shows at major theatres, including Wicked and The Lion King, throughout the month when you buy a full-priced adult ticket via the Kids Week website. There’s no booking or postage fees, so you can can save £15-£65 depending on the show and seats you choose. You can also get 50% off for up to two more children. More than 100,000 tickets left but be quick if you have a particular show in mind. http://www.kidsweek.co.uk/whats-on/shows/

- 50% off a family swim with Places for People Leisure £6
http://www.hallamfm-offers.co.uk/places-for-people-leisure

- South Lakes Safari Zoo family ticket £15
http://www.hallamfm-offers.co.uk/south-lakes-safari-zoo-july-hallam

-Here's a link to some free days out. Thanks Fairyfeet - Enter your location and away you go http://www.dofreestuff.com/

-2 for 1 Tickle a Tapir! Special Offer is £84.15 with the personalised 15% buyagift code from voucher codes
http://www.buyagift.co.uk/Days-Out/2-for-1-Tickle-a-Tapir-Special-Offer-BR-11812443.aspx

-2 for 1 VIP Walk on the Wildside Animal Encounter Special Offer £41.65 with the personalised 15% buyagift code from voucher codes
http://www.buyagift.co.uk/Days-Out/Hobbies/2-for-1-VIP-Walk-on-the-Wildside-Animal-Encounter-Special-Offer-BR-11824340.aspx

-Family Thames Sightseeing Cruise Rover Pass Special Offer £16.05 with the personalised 15% buyagift code from voucher codes. You can use the pass Monday to Friday in August
http://www.buyagift.co.uk/Days-Out/Family-Thames-Sightseeing-Cruise-Rover-Pass-Kids-Go-Free-BR-11827078.aspx

-Free kids entry to various attractions (eg Edinburgh Zoo) With a paying adult with a valid Scotrail Ticket - £1.80 - Thanks Thistleno1
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-kids-entry-various-attractions-eg-edinburgh-zoo-with-paying-adult-with-valid-2248834#post25599842

- Free month pass for kidspass - thanks deviouspaul
http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-month-pass-for-kidspass-free-entry-kids-eat-free-type-offers-discounts-2257332

- 2 4 1 days out vouchers for customers and free kids activity mornings at Brewers Fayre - thanks millarcat
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2-4-1-day-out-vouchers-for-customers-free-kids-activity-mornings-brewers-fayre-2254561

- Free tickets to Formula E at Donington Park Racing Circuit - choice of six test days in August - multiple dates allowed - and ticket holders can get half price adult admission to Donington Grand Prix Collection Museum - thanks Sylv
http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-tickets-formula-e-donington-park-racing-circuit-choice-six-test-days-august-2255436

- Kids am cinema tickets from £1.99 @ Vue
http://www.myvue.com/offers-competitions/kids-am

- Express are running a 2for1 offer with thier LetsGoExpress.com website. Just use the code 'EXPRESS' to get this offer. Thanks aclondon
http://www.letsgoexpress.com/gateway/

- Save £5.68 off a family ticket for The Deep at Hull. Use code ‘STARFISH’ when booking online. Your ticket is valid for 1 year and you can visit as many times as you like in that year :https://www

Nice work vics!

Excellent idea, heat added

Cheers Vics looks like a caravan in Wales on me own

Hope you all have a great summer with your family!

Great effort! Thanks!

Heat added just for the ars* of it
Edited by: "solonely" 19th Jul 2015

Excellent work vics219 !

Original Poster

karri123

Nice work vics!



Thanks Karri I'll keep adding to it through the hols


themachman

Cheers Vics looks like a caravan in Wales on me own



Just you and the sheep


chapchap

Hope you all have a great summer with your family!



You too chapchap


solonely

Heat added just for the ars* of it



Great deal, I think I'll buy a couple of children X)

Original Poster

maccy1

Great deal, I think I'll buy a couple of children X)



I have 2 i'm happy to give away for free

thank you !!!!! xx

Thank you,great idea and deals..

Heat for the effort!

cheers

vics219

I have 2 i'm happy to give away for free



X)

Original Poster

maccy1

X)



You won't be laughing when they're sat on your doorstep with their suitcases

vics219

You won't be laughing when they're sat on your doorstep with their … You won't be laughing when they're sat on your doorstep with their suitcases



They probably won't either X)

great idea!

Great idea well done OP.

What is this going outside one talks of?

http://i.imgur.com/r6h1e.gif

The school hols these days...
http://lamamaonline.com/images/kids-and-screen-time.jpg
http://assets.inhabitots.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/screen-time-dangers-537x402.jpg

Well done OP great idea, I'm already lining a few up. To find a real holiday I've been using Offonhols.com Holiday Finder to compare holidays as well.

I'll be watching this thread closely.

Original Poster

hotmik

The school hols these days...



What's happened to that little boy's hair? (bottom left) oO

Me thinks he lost his phone and found the scissors

Edit - Ooops! It's a girl. It's not my fault, it's the hair X)
Edited by: "vics219" 19th Jul 2015

Worth checking your local train companies if traveling by train for 2 for 1 offers on attractions -London ones are always available but you can get ones for other areas.

Tastecard - if you are a Tastecard+ member then in addition to the money off dining you get other offers as well, this is only Tastecardplus though - savings can be had in days out by buying through them take a look if you have it.

On a general note dayoutwiththekids.co.uk lists loads of places to take the kids - you can select by area - may be useful to someone going away to a different county or just looking to entertain the kids a bit

Original Poster

Fairyfeet1964

Worth checking your local train companies if traveling by train for 2 for … Worth checking your local train companies if traveling by train for 2 for 1 offers on attractions -London ones are always available but you can get ones for other areas. Tastecard - if you are a Tastecard+ member then in addition to the money off dining you get other offers as well, this is only Tastecardplus though - savings can be had in days out by buying through them take a look if you have it.On a general note http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk lists loads of places to take the kids - you can select by area - may be useful to someone going away to a different county or just looking to entertain the kids a bit



Thanks Fairyfeet I already had the 2 for 1 London attractions, but i'll have a look at dayoutwiththekids and Tastecard+ and add anything I find

This is the charge sheet of how crap it is to holiday in the UK

★★★★★★★★★★ VIP BADGE MATERIAL ★★★★★★★★★★

ish

t&cs apply, ta

Meh, not bad. I'm looking for something more like 2 weeks, all inclusive, 5 star, and KIDS CLUB for under £100 each.

Original Poster

hotmik

★★★★★★★★★★ VIP BADGE MATERIAL ★★★★★★★★★★isht&cs apply, ta



Ooooooh I got a bit excited - ish then

Original Poster

Jonnyblock

Meh, not bad. I'm looking for something more like 2 weeks, all inclusive, … Meh, not bad. I'm looking for something more like 2 weeks, all inclusive, 5 star, and KIDS CLUB for under £100 each.



Good luck! X)

vics219

Good luck! X)



X)
OK I'll settle for a 2 star with just a kids club with long hours.

thanks

Editor

Is that description stolen from JHT?

Original Poster

BuzzDuraband

Is that description stolen from JHT?



Needs more stars

thank you

Brilliant post, vics, that many parents will be grateful for - heat.
Edited by: "twitwoo" 19th Jul 2015

Original Poster

twitwoo

Brilliant post, vics, that many parents will be greatful for - heat.



Thank you

Thanks Vics, great post - I'm sure I'll find something to keep them amused
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