Glasgow Science Centre £1.10 child tickets instead of £8.50, Edinburgh Zoo £1.10 instead of £12, Edinburgh Dungeons £1.10 instead of £12.60, Xscape Snow Zone £1.10 instead of £21 + other attractions @ scotrail
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Glasgow Science Centre £1.10 child tickets instead of £8.50, Edinburgh Zoo £1.10 instead of £12, Edinburgh Dungeons £1.10 instead of £12.60, Xscape Snow Zone £1.10 instead of £21 + other attractions @ scotrail

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Found 7th Apr 2014
I was looking to take the kids to the Science Centre in Glasgow but there were no current deals on kids. The price was £8.50 per child and £10.50 per adult. I then noticed that First Scotrail are doing the kids go free. I know this has been on-going for some time as well as the kids go free to days out but I would just like to highlight this to others.

For my two children it would have cost £17 to get them into the Science Centre but instead it's only cost me £2.20. All I did is ask for 1 adult kids go free ticket from one station to the next and then buy the same again in a separate transaction. This will ensure you are given two kids go free tickets as only one free child into the Science Centre per paying adult train fare. You could buy at once but I'd rather buy separately to ensure you get the two printed kids go free tickets. It doesn't have to be a particular station either so whichever you can get for the cheapest. I paid for 1 adult single kids go free ticket from Anderston to Exhibition Centre which cost me £1.10 and I bought another exact 1 adult kids go free ticket in a separate transaction (I just said the families would be travelling separately). These can be bought from any station that sells tickets including self service machines although I'd prefer to go to a manned station.

I don't intend to use the train tickets as I will be driving. I'm buying the tickets as it's saving me £14.80 regardless of me using the train or not. For those who don't drive, you will obviously be able to use the train tickets too which will take you to the attraction and you'd obviously buy a return ticket. Tickets have to be purchased on the same day you plan to visit the attraction. The destination of the ticket does not have to be that of the destination of the attraction hence the reason you just buy the shortest and cheapest single ticket journey. As I'm visiting the Glasgow Science Centre I have bought tickets from Anderston station to SECC Exhibition Centre station as it's the cheapest option at £1.10 and just happens to be the closest station to the Glasgow Science Centre.

Simply hold onto your train ticket and present it at the counter to get free child entry.

This is fantastic as it saved me £14.80 on a day out. People who use the trains regularly are probably aware of this but if this post helps anyone i.e. people who don't normally use the trains then it's a job well done. Here is a full list of days out that are included with some examples of savings:

Snow Facor Xscape 1hr - £21 (save £19.90) per child
The Edinburgh Dungeon £12.60 (save £11.50) per child
Edinburgh Zoo - £12 (save £10.90) per child
Glasgow Science Centre £8.50 (save £7.40) per child
Dundee Science Centre £5.25 (save £4.15) per child
Satrosphere
Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine
Discovery Point
Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Work’
The Scotch Whisky Experience
Hampden Experience & Scottish Football Museum
Highland Wildlife Park
Scottish Maritime Museum - Dumbarton
Scottish Seabird Centre (Fife)
Deep Sea World (Berwick)
National Wallace Monument

56 Comments

great!

Do you just keep a hold of your train ticket and give the staff at the attraction it?

I got free tickets for the zoo but I guess the kids can go twice lol

Bloody place is extortionate, cheers!

Says only one child gets in free to the attractions

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andrenamcwhirter

Says only one child gets in free to the attractions



Yes you are correct, I've just double checked the terms and conditions and although you get 2 free kids travelling with each paying adult you only get 1 free child place per paying adult into the Science Centre. For a family of 4 travelling just buy 1 adult single kids go free ticket and then buy another 1 adult single kids go free ticket in a separate transaction which will still save you £14.80. Thanks for highlighting this as I almost got caught out myself.

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Duff77

Do you just keep a hold of your train ticket and give the staff at the … Do you just keep a hold of your train ticket and give the staff at the attraction it?



Yes

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christopherguy25

Yes



The ticket will have kids go free printed on it. Me and my son will use one ticket and my wife and my daughter will use the other ticket.

do you have to use them the same day as the train ticket dates? And do train tickets have to be to same location as attraction? Thanks for info

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nikkiandmidgets

do you have to use them the same day as the train ticket dates? And do … do you have to use them the same day as the train ticket dates? And do train tickets have to be to same location as attraction? Thanks for info



Tickets have to be purchased on the same day you plan to visit the attraction and the destination of the ticket does not have to be that of the destination of the attraction hence the reason you just buy the shortest and cheapest single ticket journey. Update post thanks

I'm not getting this ...so if for example get a train ticket 1 adult 1 child to Glasgow does the child go free on the train & free into attraction ?

Do you have to buy an adult ticket at the attraction to get a kids one free?

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iluvcake1

I'm not getting this ...so if for example get a train ticket 1 adult 1 … I'm not getting this ...so if for example get a train ticket 1 adult 1 child to Glasgow does the child go free on the train & free into attraction ?



yes, just show them the ticket

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christopherguy25

You can buy the train ticket for any destination as the days out … You can buy the train ticket for any destination as the days out locations are spread out you could say you planned to go to one then decided to go to another. You could also say you received a lift for the second part of your journey. I doubt they would even ask you to be fair. I'm driving up but im buying a ticket from Anderston to Exhibition Centre (you can buy this from any station) and it costs £1.10.Tickets have to be purchased on the same day you plan to visit the attraction and the destination of the ticket does not have to be that of the destination of the attraction hence the reason you just buy the shortest and cheapest single ticket journey. Update post thanks


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gizzygoo

Do you have to buy an adult ticket at the attraction to get a kids one … Do you have to buy an adult ticket at the attraction to get a kids one free?



Yes.

christopherguy25

[quote=iluvcake1] I'm not getting this ...so if for example get a train … [quote=iluvcake1] I'm not getting this ...so if for example get a train ticket 1 adult 1 child to Glasgow does the child go free on the train & free into attraction ?



yes, just show them the ticket[/quote

Oh right , HOT DEAL then ....thought it sounded to good to be true , very handy for school easter hols. I'll do this for edinburgh zoo cheapest ticket I can get is around £1.70 but it's £12.00 for a child entry into zoo so just over a tenner saving. Thanks.

I was a bit confused by the original post myself ruth1971, but it makes sense now

I've known about the Scotrail Off-Peak "Kids Go Free" train travel for a while, but didn't know it gave you free entry to attractions! So, Hot!

wish I'd seen this before. Paid full price for the science centre yesterday (wasnt too impressed either-a lot of things seemed broken) and they wanted £2 for a bottle of juice! ! kiddies enjoyed it though.

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Nikki2804

wish I'd seen this before. Paid full price for the science centre … wish I'd seen this before. Paid full price for the science centre yesterday (wasnt too impressed either-a lot of things seemed broken) and they wanted £2 for a bottle of juice! ! kiddies enjoyed it though.



That's a pity Nikki, hopefully they get things fixed then as I'm going back tomorrow.

Been to a few science museums over the years and always finding our selfs comparing others to Glasgow's and have to say it was the best by far loads to keep the little ones busy.

megahot

Hot deal!!

Are u able to use them during the Easter hols?

[quote=louiselouise]I was a bit confused by the original post myself ruth1971, but it makes sense now

I've known about the Scotrail Off-Peak "Kids Go Free" train travel for a while, but didn't know it gave you free entry to attractions! So, Hot![/quotes

Yeah I'm the same I knew the train was a kids freebie but never knew anything about the free entry , really good deal
saves a few £

Right i think im being really stupid. I want to take my kids to edinburgh zoo how do i get the £1.50 entry i live in bathgate

Can this be used at any time over holidays so i just buy my train ticket and kids go free then hand it over at the science centre and get cheaper tickets too is this right ??

lauranicollgrant

Right i think im being really stupid. I want to take my kids to edinburgh … Right i think im being really stupid. I want to take my kids to edinburgh zoo how do i get the £1.50 entry i live in bathgate



Buy a adult and a kids train ticket (kid will be free ) cheapest would probably be next stop do this twice if you have 2 kids , do this 3 times if you have 3 kids etc. So now you have your entry tickets ...doesn't, matter if your using the train tickets you,ve saved money anyway.....unless your getting train anyway to Edinburgh from Bathgate just get your train tickets but purchase separate, basically your train tickets are your zoo tickets for the kids



Hiya, I've got 6 kids so if I wanted to take full advantage of this would I need to buy 6 single kids go free train tickets? Would that work if there are only 2 adults with them when we go to whatever attraction we choose? Or would there need to be one adult per child to get into the attraction? Sorry for all the questions, just don't want to turn up and end up having to pay full price for 4 of the kids if they need an adult each....

[quote=Minxie83]Hiya, I've got 6 kids so if I wanted to take full advantage of this would I need to buy 6 single kids go free train tickets? Would that work if there are only 2 adults with them when we go to whatever attraction we choose? Or would there need to be one adult per child to get into the attraction? Sorry for all the questions, just don't want to turn up and end up having to pay full price for 4 of the kids if they need an adult each....[/quote

omg 6 kids .......think you would only get 2 in free with 2 adults ....& I think (could be wrong) tickets need to be returns but the difference between a single ticket and a return ticket is usually only about 50p/70p anyway...could you not do this then get a family ticket ?

Where do you buy the train tickets, can you buy them online and get this deal ?

Is this deal ongoing or does it have an expiry date?

marcourtney

Where do you buy the train tickets, can you buy them online and get this … Where do you buy the train tickets, can you buy them online and get this deal ?



I would hazard a guess and say you can buy train tickets at a train station

So if i wanted to take my kids to zoo from falkirk station too edinburgh station can i pay for a shorter journey, if so how do i get excepted to go throught there barriers if not correct journey.

Brill deal. Knew about kids go free on train but this is even better. Cheers op

How long does this offer last

Does this only last for the school easter holidays?

this is quite confusing tbh, could you send the link to buy these tickets, as when I go onto scotrail and purchase an adult ticket and child it's price is £4.95 for a single and not stating anything about child free! thanks

Excellent need to do this over the holidays :):)xx

nikkibee

this is quite confusing tbh, could you send the link to buy these … this is quite confusing tbh, could you send the link to buy these tickets, as when I go onto scotrail and purchase an adult ticket and child it's price is £4.95 for a single and not stating anything about child free! thanks

Whenever I've bought a "Kids Go Free" ticket, it's been at a train station or from a ticket seller on the train. Maybe that's why?

If travelling around Edinburgh as a family remember this deal at the moment too more money to be saved this Easter on buses and entry to other places too lothianbuses.com/our…ket £7.50 for a Family DAYticket
Buy online
All-day travel for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children!
The Family DAYticket allows up to 2 adults and up to 3 children unlimited travel together on our day services, all day, for only saving of up to 42%.

How long does scot rail have this offer on for?
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