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Edit 10/8 - More Added > Looking for Cheap / Free Days Out for the Summer Hols? Hope These Help! Eg - £10 cashback on ALL Travelodge bookings

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Mod & Ed
Found 15th Jul 2016
Think like many people I look at the summer holidays as a double edged sword, on one hand, I love the kids being off (well at least for the first 10 days) but I'm always in a quandary what to do with them, everything is so expensive, even a cinema trip these days needs a few gold teeth ripped out & sent to cash4gold! Back in my day I was happy with a bag of chips in newspaper so I could read it whilst I ate & a stick to whack around aimlessly, but I'm told by my kids that's why I've ended up chubby with inky & splinter filled fingers, they want more out of life it seems. Anyway since I'm waffling, I've put together a few offers / ideas / deals & freebies for the summer hols, hope they help & feel free to add any you know of!

Earnaway offer- click GET DEAL - We are offering our members £10 cashback on ALL Travelodge hotel bookings. There's no minimum spend but you can only make one booking per user. With hotels from just £35, you could really bag yourself a bargain.

Simply click the button to visit Travelodge, then search for your ideal hotel and complete your booking as normal.

After clicking through via EarnAway, please complete your booking without leaving the Travelodge site to ensure your cashback tracks - discount codes are permitted but EarnAway must be the last site you click through before making your booking or your cashback will NOT track.
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    Hotels

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    Travelodge Current Offer is 400,000 Hotel Rooms at £35 or Less HERE
    Premier Inn
    Earnaway - Hotel & Cashback rolled into one

    Various FREE Museums

    Free Entry to National Railway Museums at York & Shildon in County Durham
    Museum of Lancashire, Preston Free Entry
    Lancaster City Museum Free Entry
    Lancashire Infantry Museum Free Entry

    Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole Free Entry, Boat Trips Extra - thanks to Da Conqueen

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park Free Admission though there are car parking charges

    Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
    Free Entry
    Leeds City Museum
    Hull's Museums inc Maritime Free Entry to ALL
    Bradford Museums All Free Entry
    Sheffield Museums Free Entry to ALL

    Northampton Museums All Free Entry
    Leicester museums Free Entry to All
    Derby Museums All Free
    RAF Museum Cosford Free Entry though car parking charges apply

    Bewdley Museum, Worcs Free Entry
    Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Free Entry
    Other Birmingham Museums inc Science This summer, kids go free at Birmingham Museums Heritage Sites and Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum. (Terms and Conditions apply).
    From Saturday 20 August – Sunday 4 September, we’re offering free entry for up to 2 children (under 16 years) per adult paying the full adult rate, at Birmingham Museums sites - print off voucher on link
    Dudley Museum & Art Gallery Thanks to Breslau

    Young Archaeologists' and Curators' Club (YACC) at Black Country Living Museum Free holiday club Weds afternoons in school hols - need to book
    Museum Of Carpet, Kidderminster Family Ticket 2 Adults & Upto 4 Children £10 - kids under 5 go free - credit to Jupiter Obscure
    Compton Verney, Warwickshire independent national art gallery and ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped park - Family Collections & Park Day Ticket for 2 Adults & upto 4 Kids £14.50 - credit to missphilippa28

    Coventry Transport Museum Free Entry - The largest collection of
    British road transport in the world
    The Potteries Museum Stoke-on-Trent Free Entry

    West Cheshire Museums Some Free - Some with a small charge
    Imperial War Museum, Manchester Free Entry
    Greater Manchester Police Museum Free Entry
    Museum Of Transport - Greater Manchester Adults £4, Over 60's / Students / Jobseekers £2, Under 16's Free when with an adult
    Bolton Steam Museum Free
    Bolton Aquarium & Museum Free Entry to Both
    Greater Manchester Museums Most Free - Small Charge for some
    People's History Museum, Manchester Free Entry
    Museum Of Science & Industry, Manchester Free Entry
    Manchester Museum Free Entry

    National Football Museum, Manchester Free Entry

    National Museums Liverpool A group of free museums and galleries housing varied collections inc Maritime Museum - All Free
    Victoria Gallery & Museum Free Entry
    Tate Liverpool Free Entry






    Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 29th Jun 2017
    Original Poster Mod & Ed
    Tyne & Wear Museums inc Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Discovery Museum, Stephenson Railway Museum, Great North Museum: Hancock, Laing Art Gallery, Shipley Art Gallery - All FREE, Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum - Children under 16 - FREE
    Adults - £5.95
    Concessions (over 60s & students) - £3.95

    Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Free Entry
    National Glass Centre, Sunderland Free Entry

    SCOTLAND

    Free Places to Visit / Things to Do in Scotland Mega Thread

    Tall Ship (Glasgow) Free Entry
    Half-price family pass (4 people) and Finding Dory Screening (4 people) at Loch Lomond SEALIFE £43.40

    50% Off Loch Lomond Sealife Family Pass


    WALES

    Swansea Museum Free Entry
    St Fagans National History Museum, near Cardiff Free Entry
    National Wool Museum Free Entry
    National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Free Entry
    National Slate Museum Free
    National Roman Legion Museum Free
    National Museum Cardiff Free
    Big Pit National Coal Museum Free
    The Cardiff Story Free
    Loggerheads Country Park & The Room with a View Free Entry - Car park charges apply - Thanks to deany76
    Margam Country Park Entry Free, car parking charges apply - thanks to Holte_ender

    Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge Free
    Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge Free

    Colchester + Ipswich Museums Some Free - Some have a charge ie Colchester Castle

    Natural History Museum, Tring Free Entry

    Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton Area Free Entry

    Brighton Toy Museum - £14 Family Ticket for 2 Adults & upto 3 Kids

    LONDON

    Mega Thread of Free Things to Do / Visit in London

    Free hands-on art workshops and drawing sessions every Sunday at 11am and 2pm at The National Gallery

    Royal Armouries Museum, Fareham Free
    Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Portsmouth Free
    Portsmouth Museum Free

    Tout Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park Thanks to jaffajoe

    Oxford Museums Free Entry to; Oxford University Museum Natural History , Pitts River Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Museum of the History of Science.
    Botanic Garden - Adult day ticket £5, concession day ticket £3.50. Free to children in full-time education (when accompanied by a paying adult), registered disabled visitors and their carers, University and OUP employees, Oxford and Oxford Brookes students

    Discounted Tickets to Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace then on the day upgrade (still with discount) to a Palace, Park & Gardens ticket & then convert for FREE to an Annual Pass Info HERE - you can even get an Annual Pass for Free if you have used Tesco Clubcard Vouchers



    Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Free
    Maidstone Museum Free
    Reading Museum & Riverside Museum Both Free
    Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum Free

    Free Entry to Local Residents at RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve or for Non Locals Family Tickets 2 Adults + Upto 4 Children £15 Thanks to Chaz_UK

    Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro Adults £5.60, Kids under 16 go Free
    St Agnes Museum, Cornwall Free
    Plymouth City Museum + Art Gallery Free

    Bristol Museums All of these are Free to enter
    Bristol Botanic Gardens Adults £4.50, Under 16's Free, University of Bristol students and staff (including retired): free - Thanks to mackenzie

    Residents of Bath and North East Somerset who pay council tax can get a FREE Discovery Card (Adults 17+ , kids 14+) that gives Free Entry to the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum + Victoria Art Gallery, it will also give you lots of Discounts / 2 for 1 Entry at other local attractions. Each Adult Discovery Card Holder can take 2 kids under 14 to Roman Baths & Fashion Museum for Free.
    Info & how to apply HERE - other local attractions you can use it on HERE

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum + Art Gallery, Exeter Free
    Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 27th Jul 2016
    Original Poster Mod & Ed
    Grab a FREE "Tree Party" goody pack from the Woodland Trust HERE

    free swim with Youngs Fishfingers - simply purchase a promotional pack of Young’s Omega 3 Fish Fingers, enter your code from your pack and print off your free voucher

    Free Junior Parkruns

    Free to join Lego Club with free magazines, tips & ideas

    Free Lego Mini Build 1st Thursday of the month instore 4pm - 6pm

    Lots of Free Events Taking Place at Hamleys Toys Stores Throughout The Summer

    Check out the FREE Children's Kindle Books - don't own a kindle? - Download a free reading app HERE

    Free Nature Activity Sheets from the Woodland Trust

    Free Family Workshops / Events / Film Screenings at Somerset House

    FREE Football coaching skills (Limited places)
    Free Kids Bike Workshops at Halfords Booking required - Thanks to sherry4283


    Fab HobbyCraft Blog with lots or arts & crafts projects to try

    Hobbycraft are also offering Free Workshops for kids at weekends & during the school hols at some of their stores - phone your nearest to see if they run any

    Little Seedlings Club at Dobbies Free to join & meets on the first Sunday of every month in every Dobbies Garden Centre throughout the UK (times vary per store & booking required) More info HERE
    Treasure Tail Maps Seem to do lots of maps for towns / places UK wide at £6.99 per map - looks interesting, well worth a browse of the site

    National Citizens Service for 15-17yrs old maximum of £50 for 3 weeks of fun, personal development and residential too Credit to awoodhall2003

    Link to Lightwater Vallery Special Offers inc money off food & drink vouchers & save £10 when you book online

    Lightwater Valley 1 Day Ticket + FREE Ride Queue Jump over 1 metre £20, under £5

    Register at discounts@drusillas.co.uk to receive at least 6 emails per year offering discount offers for Drusillas zoo every year

    Gullivers World

    Buy a 90 Day Kids Pass Membership for £1 Gives you access to hundreds of UK attractions with some deep savings which can be anywhere up to 57% off, which includes theme parks, bowling, family days out, indoor and outdoor activities, adventure parks, aquariums, zoos, cinemas and much more

    Tenpin Bowling Half price bowling and selected drinks from 6pm on Tuesdays

    Free Entry for Blue Peter Badge Holders to over 200 attractions including Merlin group with a paying adult credit to myusernamehasgone234

    Pet At Home FREE Workshops for you and your children Need to book

    Movies For Juniors - Most weekend / School holiday mornings at selected Cineworld cinemas. £2.00 for an adult or child. 10% less if you are a Cineworld member which is free to join

    Odeon Kids £2.50
    Vue Cinema Mini Mornings from £1.99 pp
    Reg with Vue Super Tuesdays to get 1/3 off Adult cinema tickets on Tuesdays
    Cheap Family Tickets at Vue Cinemas

    Collect Nectar Points? Swap for cheap cinema tickets, meals out & lots more

    Tesco Clubcard offers


    BFG Dream Jar Trail in London now until 31st August

    Get your 2nd Day FREE with Alton Towers Holidays or 2 Days + 3rd Day Free

    Kids Eat Free Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays at Crowne Carveries

    Pick up a Tasty Rewards Card to get Points every time you eat at a Table Table or Whitbread Inn Get 5 points for every £1 you spend - 500 Points gets you 2 free main meals. Other offers with card include Every Sunday after 2pm, Mums can get their Main, or their Sunday Roast absolutely free with the purchase of another Main or Sunday Roast at Table Table

    2 Kids Can Eat Breakfast for Free when one adult purchases a £8.99 breakfast meal

    kids eat free all summer at Handmade Burger Company credit to VincentGo
    Kids Eat Free This Summer at Bella Italia
    30% Off Food This Summer at Bella Italia
    Kids Eat Free Thread Thanks to millarcat
    Kids eat Free + Free Kids Entry Voucher with Full Paying Adult to Alton Towers or Chessington World of Adventures at Frankie & Benny's
    Members of the Armed Forces Can get 30% off Longleat Tickets & 25% Off Cheddar Gorge Tickets

    Spend £10 in Fayre & Square between Monday & Friday & 1 Child can play FREE in Wacky Warehouse - Spend £20 & 2 Kids can play free & so on
    Kids eat free in morrisons cafe feed a family of 4 for £9.00 including drinks (Now MON - SAT from 3pm )
    credit to Derek_Duval
    Drayton Manor discounts
    Legoland Holiday Offers
    Chessington Holiday Discounts

    Paulton's Park Short Breaks 2 days for 1

    Kids Experience Days
    Theatre Tickets from £15

    Eden Project Locals Pass / [url=hotukdeals.digidip.net/vis…url
    Original Poster Mod & Ed
    Printable Voucher for 20% Off Diggerland

    KidZania London After 2pm Saver + Adults Go FREE

    Sky Garden - FREE (Advanced booking required)

    ibis Happy Monday deal - book on Mon/Tue & stay Fri / Sat /Sun from £25 a night credit to boyaloud

    15% Off ALL Gift Experiences @ Tesco Direct

    Save 55% Off Drayton Manor Tickets in July! £17.65 @ 365 tickets credit to alikcan

    Blackpool Zoo Membership - unlimited visits until 31st December 2016 only £34 adult, £25 child, family of 4 £107, Family of 5 £127 credit to boyaloud

    Half Price Family Ticket to Knowsley Safari Park now £27.50
    Half-price family ticket (2 adults 2 kids) to Twinlakes Theme Park
    Half-price family ticket to Wheelgate Theme Park
    Half Price Family Ticket 2 adults and 2 children (up to the age of 12) for Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks
    Tweddle Farm Family Price for £12
    Half Price Family Ticket to the Llama Park, East Sussex
    Half Price Peak time family pass (2 Adults and 2 children) to WaterWorld Indoor Tropical Aqua Park - Stoke on Trent

    Big Discounts when you Book 5 Days ahead or more at Chessington Zoo
    20% off Knowsley Safari Park + Reg Carers Go Free
    46 - 48% Off Adults & Kids Shrek's Adventure, Madame Tussaud's, SEALIFE London Aquarium & The London Eye in 1 Tickets
    English Heritage August 2 for 1 Offer credit to trilogy2k

    Join Bermuda National Trust Family ~£26 valid for use in National Trust UK locations credit to deanos

    National Trust AND English Heritage Membership £45 for a FAMILY!! @ Heritage New Zealand - gives Free Access to UK National Trust and English Heritage Sites. credit to samspud

    Upto 6 Kids can go FREE with every Adult Member of English Heritage
    National Express midweek travel - £3 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers (plus £1 booking fee) credit to Chanchi32

    DreamWorks Tours Shrek’s Adventure! + River Red Rover Cruise London £26 pp

    2 Vue cinema tickets or 2 pizzas at PizzaExpress for 1,000 Nectar points credit g4cox

    Download Burger King App for lots of special offers credit andreocean

    Gift Experiences from BuyAGift always check for discount vouchers HERE

    Up to 55% off London Time Tours + kids under 5 go free

    Buy an Adult Ticket for Ripleys London & Get a Kids Ticket for £1 - What's Included:
    FREE Fast Track entry to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London
    Plus entry to Ripley’s Marvellous Mirror Maze and Ripley’s Impossible Laser Race.

    2 for 1 Entry to Dudley Zoo with voucher credit clungepie

    15% Off Kensington Palace Tickets + Kids Go Free

    Entry to the London Bridge Experience and Tombs: £13.50 for an Adult or Child Ticket (Up to 50% Off)

    Applejacks adventure park warrington £24 (usually £44) for family of 4 credit to Sam11387 - check Groupon Voucher codes HERE

    Harry Potter Walking Tour for 2

    10% off Friends & Family Railcard code expires 3rd Set 2016

    South West Trains Offers
    Virgin Trains Family Ticket Offer - One bargain fixed-price Family ticket for a family of any size (minimum of 1 adult and 1 child, up to a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children). So the more there are of you, the more you'll save. Psst. Don't worry, you won't have to prove you're related. You can travel anywhere on our network along the West Coast Mainline as long as you're travelling to/from London Euston.
    This Family ticket is super flexible. Just reserve your outbound journey with our Anytime return and come back within a month of your outbound date. Booking available now up until 3 September 2016

    2 for 1 Entry Offers when you travel by train - it doesn't have to be a long journey!
    Check to see if your train ticket would be valid for 2 for 1 Entry Discounts

    Merlin Annual Pass
    Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 10th Aug 2016
    Heat for just the effort. great offers here WIHAD
    wow! super effort! thank you
    Just heat for the effort. Shame I can't find any rooms tho!
    It's too late for summer but if you live in Bradford area and need something to entertain the kids during the holidays there are still paces available at police camp for October . Cannot recommend this strongly enough . Mine loved it
    policecamps.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/
    Bit of a poor effort.....haha! There must be at least half a day's effort in this post...and for that have some heat!!
    brilliant
    Banned
    psychobitchfromhell

    It's too late for summer but if you live in Bradford area and need … It's too late for summer but if you live in Bradford area and need something to entertain the kids during the holidays there are still paces available at police camp for October . Cannot recommend this strongly enough . Mine loved it https://policecamps.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/



    I believe if your from Liverpool police cells are always ready available (_;)
    Wow! What a great effort. Thanks.
    10 out of 10 for the post of ideas. Alternatively let them play on the ps4 or xbox or pokemon go
    Well now, we always threatened our son with the Northampton Shoe museum, since to a 13 year old boy it sounded truely horrific, but one day we were at a loose end and I said come on let's do it, and we did - and it was way more fun than it sounds. If you find yourself in N'ton, with an hour to spare, go see shoes. Try on the flippers lol
    Or if you live dan saf, then get on the ferry...,
    Banned
    Lowestoft in Suffolk have their annual turtle trail with the chance to win £1000 starting this Saturday.

    Free day finding turtles

    Lowestoft FREE Turtle Trail
    I love WIHAD, another brilliant post, I've found several brand new ideas for my little ones and I have only checked a small fraction of the links so far. Just wow.
    Great deals on holidays to turkey for those brave enough
    Awww what a nice thoughtful thread op.

    I think we should have a whip round to buy you a donkey.
    same idea as me i see

    should've put our minds together!
    I thought this had been posted 7 hours earlier by arcangel, blatantly Ripped Off (_;)
    Original Poster Mod & Ed
    summerof76

    I thought this had been posted 7 hours earlier by arcangel, blatantly … I thought this had been posted 7 hours earlier by arcangel, blatantly Ripped Off (_;)



    It took me from 12.15pm yesterday until I posted to put this thread together, I didn't see his post until just now, I have already done a few of these threads ie my Free things to do in london a few days ago & my Scotland one a month or so ago, so hardly a blatant rip off
    i didn't see either of your threads until i posted on this one late last night .. and hope you don't mind i've added both your links to my thread lots of work gone in to both (all)
    Are there any deals for edinburgh zoo??
    wishihadadonkey

    It took me from 12.15pm yesterday until I posted to put this thread … It took me from 12.15pm yesterday until I posted to put this thread together, I didn't see his post until just now, I have already done a few of these threads ie my Free things to do in london a few days ago & my Scotland one a month or so ago, so hardly a blatant rip off



    Brilliant work thanks
    For West Midlands you could have included Dudley Museum and Art Gallery which has an amazing collection of fossils for any child into that:
    dudley.gov.uk/see…ry/
    Thanks for this. Heat for the effort.
    Great post.thank you.
    wishihadadonkey

    It took me from 12.15pm yesterday until I posted to put this thread … It took me from 12.15pm yesterday until I posted to put this thread together, I didn't see his post until just now, I have already done a few of these threads ie my Free things to do in london a few days ago & my Scotland one a month or so ago, so hardly a blatant rip off


    I take back what I said as sometimes I don't read all the deals.
    Thank you so much with 5 grandkids life gets expensive!8)
    CoolElectronics

    I believe if your from Liverpool police cells are always ready available … I believe if your from Liverpool police cells are always ready available (_;)



    Excuse me?! Is that supposed to be an attempt at humour? Pathetic.
    Heat added thank you for your efforts very much appreciated
    Great post and obviously a hell of a lot of effort and time . Just wondering if there is anything for Alton Towers - as am taking the kids next month . Didn't see it scrolling through the lists. Any help appreciated.
    Fantastic posting. Thank you !
    Great list thanks. Here's a couple you can add The Red Lodge Museum Bristol.

    Edit: Another one I found out about last year is the Botanic Garden in Bristol. It's £4.50 for adults and children under 16 are free.

    Edited by: "mackenzie" 16th Jul 2016
    wishihadadonkey

    I love the kids being off (well at least for the first 10 minutes)


    FYP
    Epic post - Thanks Donkey!

    http://learningstone.org/?page_id=23933

    Great effort...heat added....
    If anyone is on holiday in the Weymouth area of Dorset, then a great free place to visit is Portland sculpture park...see if the kids can find the dinosaur head, or the bear!
    Great views from up there as well
    Heat for your hard work ty.
    cmcneill2007

    Excuse me?! Is that supposed to be an attempt at humour? Pathetic.


    Made me chuckle!
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