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Merlin logo50% off gate prices at Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, etcOn selected single packs of £1ish Walkers crisps

25 attractions

Look for promotional single packs of Walkers Wotsits, Quavers, Squares, Monster Munch and French Fries (55p-£1), which have a half-price entry voucher on the back. Each voucher gets 50% off one adult or child full-price gate ticket at one of 25 Merlin attractions, including Alton Towers, Legoland, Thorpe Park, Sea Life and Madame Tussauds.

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The 50% saving is based on tickets bought on the gate, which can cost up to £49.99. However online tickets (which you need to book at least a day in advance) are cheaper, so the saving against these tickets is smaller or about the same.

For example, an adult ticket on the gate at Thorpe Park is £49.99 (£25 with voucher) but only £25.99 if you book 2+ days in advance online. On the other hand, an adult gate ticket at Alton Towers is £49.20 (£24.60 with voucher) but £36.90 seven days in advance online. So use it with Thorpe Park and the deals not that strong, but use it at Alton Towers and it's cracking. Always check online prices if you know you’re visiting. 

The voucher’s valid till the end of the year but promotional packs are likely to disappear at the end of August, so grab them now if you think you might make a trip this year. Some attractions close before the end of the year and there are some excluded dates, see more info below. See the T&Cs for a full list of attractions

More info

We got in touch with Walkers and it says the packs will be delivered to retailers until the end of August, although it couldn't give an exact date and it's while stocks last. It's valid on single standard or grab bag packs.  

Ensure you take the voucher with you on the day. It can only be used against the on-the-day price, not the discounted online price. Valid for standard entry tickets only. Children must always be accompanied by an adult, check the attraction's website for more details. 

The T&Cs say one voucher per person and per transaction, so if there's more than one of you in your group with a voucher, you may have to pay separately.

The voucher's valid till 31 Dec 2014, apart from the following as they close earlier: Thorpe Park, Chessington and Legoland Windsor (till Mon 3 Nov) and Alton Towers (till Fri 7 Nov). Be aware, the opening times of the individual attractions may still vary, so always check. 

There are some extra excluded dates listed below:

  • 25-30 Oct 2014 at The Blackpool Tower Attractions
  • 11 Oct-2 Nov 2014 at Thorpe Park
  • 30-31 Oct 2014 at York, Edinburgh and Blackpool Dungeons (voucher excludes London Dungeon) 
  • 8-9 Nov 2014 at Alton Towers
  • 25 Dec 2014 at all attractions
  • any special events, hotel events, concerts at all attractions


Offer can't be used with: 

  • any other offer or concession 
  • reward or loyalty scheme
  • pre-purchased/advance tickets
  • online or call centre ticket bookings
  • combination tickets, 2 Day Pass, Annual Pass, Q-bot, Fastrack, or rail inclusive tickets
  • event or concert tickets
  • group bookings

Legoland Discovery Centre logoLegoland Discovery Manc: £12 adult & toddler tixSave £17 on usual gate price

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Buy a parent and toddler midweek ticket from the Legoland Discovery website to get £12 entry at the Trafford Centre, Manchester for an adult and toddler (aged 5 and under).

There's no voucher or tickets to print, simply make a note of the transaction number on your confirmation email or show on your smartphone on the day. Valid Mon-Fri 10am-5pm only. Legoland says the offer is ongoing.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach logoBlackpool Pleasure Beach under-2s go freeFree pass for little 'uns who can walk unaided

From box office
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is offering children aged under two (who can walk unaided) a free Pleasure beach pass for entry to certain areas of the park. Simply walk up to the box office to get the offer.
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Includes entry to the Chinese puzzle maze, pleasure beach express, Bradley and Bella's learning garden and the spectacular dancing water fountain, however, it excludes the main park and Nickelodeon Land rides.
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About Merlin

Merlin Entertainment was formed in 1999 and comprises 99 attractions in 22 countries across four continents. Merlin attractions include Alton Towers, Madame Tussauds and Thorpe Park.

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