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Merlin logoKids go 'free' to 13 attractions with £3-£4ish magFree child ticket with full-paying adult. Incl Sea Life & Legoland

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If you purchase a promotional pre-school, pre-teen or teen magazine, including CBeebies, Girl Talk, Match of the Day and Top of the Pops (see ‘more info’ below for all titles included), you can get a ‘Kids go free’ voucher for one of 13 UK theme parks and attractions, valid with a full-priced adult gate ticket. The magazines are £3-£4ish at major supermarkets and independent retailers and the last promotional magazine will be published on Wed 26 Aug and will be on sale until the first week in September.

Each magazine will include one voucher that can be exchanged for entry on the day to one attraction, including Sea Life, Legoland, Thorpe Park and Ripley’s Believe it or Not (see ‘more info’ for full list of attractions). Check the pre-school schedule and pre-teen and teen schedule to see which vouchers will be in each promotional magazine. The voucher will be advertised on the front of each promotional magazine (see front cover of promotional Match of the Day magazine below).

The end dates will be printed on each voucher and will vary depending on the attraction and magazine. If there are dates excluded, these will also be stated in the terms and conditions on the voucher.

Check online prices first

Since this ‘free’ child ticket is only valid with an adult gate ticket (usually up to £50), it's always worth checking online before you use it. Online tickets can be much cheaper than on the gate, plus there are sometimes online offers.

Kellogg's is currently running a 2for1 promotion on selected cereal boxes and snacks, including Rice Krispies, Frosties, Crunchy Nut and Squares (£2ish-£3ish at most supermarkets until 30 Jun 2016), offering a 'Grown-Ups Go Free' voucher for 28 UK Merlin theme parks and attractions with the purchase of a child's ticket.

We found at some attractions this voucher isn't worth it compared to normal online advance prices, eg, a standard adult off-peak Thorpe Park ticket is £49.99 on the gate and £24.99 in advance online, so using the voucher will cost the same as booking online for two adults (child tickets are not available online). If you then factor in the price of the magazine, you're actually making a £3-£4ish loss with the voucher.

However, there are other attractions where you can save quite a bit, eg, an adult and child ticket for Legoland Windsor Resort would cost £70.65 online (£36.90 adult ticket plus £33.75 child ticket) compared to £53ish using the voucher at the gate (£49.20 adult ticket plus £3-£4ish magazine).  

More info

All attractions included:

Sea Life, Legoland Windsor Resort, Legoland Discovery Centre, Thorpe Park, The Dungeons, Chessington World of Adventures, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Colchester Zoo, Warwick Castle, Horrible Histories, MCFC, Chelsea Football Club and Newcastle United.

Pre-school magazines included:

BBC Toybox, Bob the Builder, CBeebies Magazine, CBeebies Art, CBeebies Special, In the Night Garden, Mike the Knight, Mister Maker, Octonauts, Peter Rabbit, BBC Something Special, BBC Swashbuckle and The Furchester Hotel.

Pre-teen and teen magazines included:

Dreamworks, Girl Talk, Girl Talk Art, Horrible Histories, Lego Friends, Lego Chima, Lego Ninjago, Match of the Day, Mega, Skylanders and Top of the Pops.

 

Kellogg2for1 Legoland, Sea Life & more with £3ish cereal'Adults go free' voucher on selected Kellogg's cereals and snacks

28 attractions

Look for promotional packs of Kellogg's cereal and snacks, including Fruit Winders Doubles, Rice Krispies, Frosties, Crunchy Nut and Squares (£2ish-£3ish at most supermarkets), to get a "Grown-Ups Go Free" voucher for 28 UK Merlin theme parks and attractions.

Effectively this is a 2for1, as you must buy a full-price child or adult ticket to get the free adult entry. It's 'grrreat!' as you can get it now and go any time over the summer.

This could actually work out better than a 2for1 ticket if you’re an adult going with a child as generally, children’s tickets tend to be cheaper than adult tickets.

The vouchers can be exchanged for entry on the day at 28 Merlin attractions, such as Legoland, Chessington, Alton Towers, Sea Life centres and sanctuaries and Madame Tussauds, until 30 Jun 2016. Some dates are excluded at attractions, see 'more info' below.

Check online prices first

As this 2for1 is for on-the-gate tickets (usually up to £50 a ticket), it's always worth checking online before you use the voucher as these can be much cheaper than the gate and there are sometimes online offers.

We found at some attractions this voucher isn't worth it compared to normal online advance prices. For example, a standard adult off-peak Thorpe Park ticket is £49.99 on the gate and £24.99 in advance online – so using the voucher will cost the same as booking online for two adults. If you then factor in the price of the cereal, you're actually making a £3ish loss with the voucher.

However, there are other attractions where you can save a great deal. For example, an adult gate ticket at Alton Towers is £50.40 but £37.80 seven days in advance online normally, so the voucher saves £22.20ish factoring in the cereal cost.  

Also make sure there are no other deals on, as attractions have offers all year round. 

Important: Make sure the expiry on the voucher matches 30 Jun 2016. This deal runs annually so there is a chance you could get a cereal box with a voucher from last year’s promotion. 

More info

Voucher and details are on packs available in most supermarkets till 30 Jun 2016 - subject to availability. Here's a list of Kellogg's products with the voucher. Ensure you take the voucher with you on the day. It can only be used against the gate price, not the discounted online price.

The age classification for an adult ticket varies between attractions so make sure you check before you go. Valid for standard entry tickets only and it's one voucher per person, per transaction. 

Also check the venue's individual opening dates as some are closed at certain times of the year. Chessington and the Legoland Windsor Resort close on 2 Nov 2015, the Alton Towers Resort and Thorpe Park Resort close on 8 Nov 2015.

Excludes the upcoming Shrek's Adventure attraction and any secondary attractions including the Castle Dungeon at Warwick Castle. There are also some extra excluded dates listed below:

  • 9 Oct –1 Nov 2015 at The Blackpool Tower Attractions (The Blackpool Tower Eye is subject to weather conditions)
  • 11–31 May 2015 at Madame Tussauds London
  • 23–31 Oct 2015 at Thorpe Park
  • 1-31 Aug 2015 & 29–31 Oct 2015 at The London Dungeon
  • 30–31 Oct 2015 at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
  • 31 Oct–1 Nov 2015 at the Edinburgh Dungeon
  • 30 Oct–2 Nov 2015 at The York Dungeon
  • 25 Dec 2015 at all attractions
  • When there are special events on (e.g. Lates at The Dungeons and Legoland Windsor Christmas events), hotel events or concerts at all attractions

 

Exclusion dates for 2016 will be available at the end of the 2015 season.

Offer can't be used with: 

  • Any other offer or concession
  • Reward or loyalty schemes
  • Pre-purchased/advance tickets
  • Online or call centre ticket bookings (except the London Dungeon which you can pre-book online via this Kellogg's London Dungeon link, but you must still bring your voucher with you on the day along with your pre-booked ticket)
  • Combination tickets, 2 Day Pass, Annual Pass, Q-bot, Fastrack or priority entrance, Early Ride Time, or rail inclusive tickets
  • Event or concert tickets
  • Group bookings


Children must always be accompanied by an adult, check the attraction's website for more details.

National Rail logo2for1 attractions with National RailBuy train ticket & print vch to save up to £50

Save up to £50
If you buy a National Rail ticket and register 'n' print a voucher from Days Out Guide, you can get 2for1 entry to some top UK attractions, including Ripley's Believe it or Not!, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland Windsor (see the full theme park list or the zoo and wildlife list).

You need to print a voucher for the relevant attraction (follow the link above and search for it) AND have a valid rail ticket bought from National Rail on the same day. It's worth doing this even if you are not travelling by train a cheap single ticket is available for a couple of quid, far cheaper than the entry ticket price (Thorpe Park is the most expensive at £50 on the gate). 

Just stop by the nearest station on your way and pick one up, then present both to get your 2for1. Crucially, your rail ticket must show that you have travelled to one of the stations nearest the attraction. So for Thorpe Park, you need to have a ticket with an end destination of Staines or Chertsey.

The offer's ongoing, but check the voucher for each individual attraction's restrictions, as these vary.
MSE Frederika says:

Electronic ticket barriers can sometimes gobble up your ticket, so to make sure you don't lose your proof of travel, ask a member of the station staff to help you through.

More info
Excludes family, advance and web tickets as well as Oyster cards, and tickets and travelcards bought from London Underground. Can't be used with other offers or promotions.

Tesco Clubcard logoUp to 75% off theme parks with Tesco Clubcard*Use at 20 theme parks, or over 200 days out venues and attractions

Mar-Oct
Convert Tesco Clubcard points into Tesco Boost tokens* and on some theme parks you get four times the vouchers' face value to use on tickets, eg, £5 in points converts into £20 worth of Boost rewards.

Here are some of the places you can visit:

The London Dungeon*
Alton Towers*
Blackpool Pleasure Beach*
Chessington*
Drayton Manor*
Diggerland*
Legoland*
Legoland Discovery Centre*
Longleat*
Madame Tussaud's London*
Oakwood*
Sea Life*
Thorpe Park*
Warwick Castle*

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