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Merlin logo2for1 Alton Tws, Legoland etc with £1ish chocsGet one 'free' ticket with vch on selected Cadbury packs

20+ attractions

Look for promotional packs of Cadbury chocolates, including Chocolate Orange Minis, Dairy Milk Giant Buttons and Crunchie Rocks (available for £1-£2.99 at most supermarkets until early Sep 2017), to get a voucher for 2for1 entry at more than 20 Merlin attractions.

The voucher's valid until 31 Jul 2018 at attractions including Legoland, Thorpe Park, Chessington, Alton Towers, Sea Life centres and sanctuaries, the Dungeons and Madame Tussauds. Some dates are excluded at selected attractions, including some in August - see 'more info' below.

Just present the voucher at your chosen attraction when buying one full-price on-the-gate adult ticket (usually up to £60) and another person will gain free entry.

How much can I save?

As on-the-gate tickets cost up to £60 at Legoland, this deal could save you £59 if you buy one of the cheapest promotional packs of chocolate and want two tickets. Even compared with buying tickets online in advance, where they’re generally cheaper (they’re up to £45 each at Legoland), you'd save a significant amount with this deal.

There’s also the added benefit of not having to commit to your plans seven or more days ahead – allowing you to wait and see what the weather’s like, and simply rock up at the gate with your voucher.

Before using the voucher, you should compare this offer against others to see if there's a better one for you (see all theme park deals).

More info

The participating attractions are Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor, Warwick Castle, Shrek’s Adventure! London, Madame Tussauds London or Blackpool, The London, York, Edinburgh or Blackpool Tower Dungeons, The Blackpool Tower Eye or The Blackpool Tower Circus, Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, Sea Life Bray, Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and Jurassic Skyline, Sea Life centres and sanctuaries in the UK (Birmingham, Great Yarmouth, Loch Lomond, Blackpool, Gweek, London, Oban, Brighton, Manchester, Scarborough and Hunstanton).

The age classification for an adult ticket varies between attractions so make sure you check before you go. Also check the venue's individual opening dates as some are closed at certain times of the year. For example, Chessington, Legoland Windsor, Alton Towers and Thorpe Park are closed in November. There are also some extra excluded dates listed below:

  • 21-31 Aug at all attractions
  • 31 Dec at Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • 27-29 Oct at The London Dungeon
  • 8 Oct-5 Nov at The Blackpool Tower Eye and The Blackpool Tower Circus (The Blackpool Tower Eye is open subject to weather conditions)
  • 20-31 Oct at Thorpe Park
  • 28-31 Oct at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
  • 27-29 Oct at The York and Edinburgh Dungeons
  • 19 Aug-3 Sep and 1-31 Dec at Legoland Windsor
  • 25 Dec at all attractions


2018 exclusion dates will be available at the end of the 2017 season. Promotional vouchers don’t guarantee entry into attractions in the event of venue capacity being reached. Voucher can't be used with any other offer or concession, reward or loyalty schemes, pre-purchased/advance tickets, online or call centre bookings, combination tickets, two day passes, annual passes, Q-bot, Fastrack, rail inclusive offers, secondary ticketed events, hotel events, concerts or group bookings. Only one voucher can be used per person and per transaction. See full T&Cs.

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Merlin logo2for1 Legoland, Alton Tws etc with £3ish cerealAdults go 'free' vch on selected Kellogg's cereals and snacks

30 attractions

MSE update Tue 8 Aug: As promotional packs have been out for a while, you might have to look harder to find one. MSE Rhiannon spotted them in B&M this month, so it's worth checking there as well as at other discounters such as Home Bargains or Poundland - and search your cupboards for old boxes.

Look for promotional packs of Kellogg's cereal and snacks, including Rice Krispies, Frosties, Crunchy Nut and Squares (norm £2ish-£4ish at most supermarkets), to get 'free' adult entry via a voucher for 30 Merlin attractions until 30 Jun 2018.

Effectively this is a 2for1, as you must buy a full-price on-the-gate child or adult ticket to get the free adult entry, but this could actually work out better than a 2for1 ticket if you’re an adult going with a child as generally child tickets tend to be cheaper than adult ones.

The vouchers can be exchanged for entry on the day at Merlin attractions such as Legoland, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington, Sea Life centres and sanctuaries, the Dungeons and Madame Tussauds. Some dates are excluded and these vary between attractions - see 'more info' below.

Promotional packs were readily available in stores until May 2017, but they're subject to availability and will now be harder to find. 

How much you can save

To illustrate the strength of this offer, below we compare what you’d pay for one child and one adult at Alton Towers using this deal versus two other fairly standard theme park promotions:

  • With the Kellogg’s deal, you have to buy a child ticket on the gate – which at Alton Towers is £46.80. Add £3ish for the cereal and it’s £50ish in total. But as you’ll get an adult ticket free (normally £52.80), this deal trims the cost of an adult and child ticket by about £50.
     
  • If you used a standard 2for1, where the cheapest of two tickets is free, it'd be like the Kellogg’s deal in reverse. So you'd pay £52.80 for an adult ticket and get a child ticket free. The saving would therefore be £46.80 (about £3 less than above), so the Kellogg’s offer beats it.
     
  • If you booked online five days in advance, you could get a child ticket for £27.50 and an adult ticket for £32 (£59.50 in total). So you’d save about £40 buying in advance instead of at the gate. But again, the Kellogg's offer wins as it’ll save you about £10 more.

These examples are based on visiting Alton Towers - find ticket prices for other attractions and see all our theme park deals to check which works best for you.

You can also book online

To guarantee entry and beat the queues at selected attractions, there's also an option to book your tickets online in advance using unique codes found on Kellogg’s cereal packets (though you'll still pay the on-the-gate price). Technically, these codes can be combined with the physical vouchers to obtain two free adult tickets with two full-price child tickets purchased - see 'more info' for full details.

More info

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.

Also check the venue's individual opening dates as some are closed at certain times of the year. There are also some extra excluded dates in 2017 listed below (2018 exclusion dates will be available from the end of the 2017 season):

  • 21-31 Aug at all attractions
  • 8-9 Apr, 14-17 Apr and 31 Dec at Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • 14-17 Apr and 27-29 Oct at The London Dungeon
  • 8-Oct-5 Nov at The Blackpool Tower Eye and The Blackpool Tower Circus (The Blackpool Tower Eye is open subject to weather conditions)
  • 20-31 Oct at Thorpe Park
  • 28-31 Oct at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, 27-29 Oct at The York and Edinburgh Dungeons
  • 19 Aug-3 Sep and 1-31 Dec at Legoland Windsor
  • 14 Feb, 8-9 Apr and 31 Dec at the Coca-Cola London Eye

 

Promotional vouchers don’t guarantee entry into attractions in the event of venue capacity being reached. Offer can't be used with any other offer or concession, reward or loyalty schemes.

Or book online in advance using promo codes on cereal packets

To guarantee entry in advance, you can book tickets online (excludes The Blackpool Tower Circus) at a special Merlin website ahead of your visit. To do this, you need a unique 10-digit code found on promotional packs of Kellogg’s cereal only, either underneath the carton flap or on the base of the box.

This method of redeeming the offer requires you to pay the gate price in advance and print out your tickets. At selected attractions, you can scan these tickets and walk right through the gates, enabling you to beat the queues.

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

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*
Lightwater Valley*
Legoland Discovery Centre*
Longleat*
Madame Tussaud's London*
Thorpe Park*
Warwick Castle*

For how to fully maximise Clubcard points, see the Loyalty Schemes guide.

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

Save up to £50

If you register and print a voucher from Days Out Guide then buy a National Rail ticket from a train station you can get 2for1 entry to over 150 top UK attractions, including SeaLife Centres, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor when you present both at the attraction. 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 for a single or day return ticket, or within the days of travel for a return ticket. 

What if I live near the attraction/am travelling by other means?

It's worth doing this even if you are not travelling by train as a cheap single ticket can be available for a couple of quid, far cheaper than the entry ticket price (Alton Towers is the most expensive at £51.60 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. See the full T&Cs including which tickets are valid.

MSE Rhiannon says:

Electronic ticket barriers can sometimes retain your ticket (especially if it's a single), so to make sure you don't lose your proof of travel, ask a member of the station staff at a manned gate 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.
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Thorpe Park logoThorpe Park: MoneySaving tips & tricksIncluding email offers and redeeming loyalty points

Ongoing

There are always ways to save money at Thorpe Park, so even if there isn’t a cracking deal out there that works for you, don’t assume you can’t cut your costs further.

Ways to save include:

  • Offers for email subscribers. If you sign up to the Thorpe Park email newsletter you'll receive offers direct to your inbox.

  • Redeem loyalty points. Thorpe Park is one of the top places to redeem Nectar points, giving you double the normal value, so 500 points equals £5 to spend. You can also get up to 75% off theme parks by converting Tesco Clubcard points into Tesco Boost tokens. See out Loyalty Points Boosting guide.

  • Get an annual pass. If you’re planning multiple visits, you can buy an annual Merlin pass for 12 months' unlimited entry into a range of attractions including Thorpe Park. It normally costs £169, or less per person if you're buying for a family, but look out for promotional discounts.

  • Check out similar theme parks. If you’re not committed to visiting Thorpe Park, have a look at other Merlin attractions including Alton TowersChessington World of Adventures and Legoland.

  • Want more? Read our Cheap Theme Parks and Cheap Days Out guides for more MoneySaving tips.

  • Had a problem with Thorpe Park? There’s a free online tool you can use to complain – it helps draft, manage and if necessary escalate your complaint. It’s offered by a firm called Resolver, which we like so much we work with it to help people get complaints justice – you can use it to complain to Thorpe Park*.

If you spot any hot deals out there we have missed (we are human after all!), please let us know in the MSE forum, email us at msedeals@moneysavingexpert.com or via MSE Facebook and Twitter @MSE_Deals.

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Merlin logoDiscounted 1-yr Merlin theme parks pass £139Norm £179. Unlimited entry to Legoland, Alton Towers etc

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If you’re a regular at the big theme parks and attractions, you can get an annual 'standard' Merlin pass via this link at the discounted price of £139 until 11.59pm on Mon 3 Jul. After that, it will rise to the normal 2017 price of £179 per person.

The pass gets you unlimited visits to 32 attractions including Legoland, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, London Eye and Sea Life centres.

Given you could also go to many attractions using a 2for1 voucher (see our Theme Parks guide), but these wouldn’t be valid with an annual pass, you’d need to make about five theme park visits during the year to make it worth buying in most cases. See 'more info' below as a few exclusions apply, so check before buying.

Buying for three to five people?

If you're buying passes for between three and five people (max three over-12s), you can get them at the reduced 'standard family' rate of £119 per person, going up to £139 on Mon 3 Jul. You don't technically need to be family, or even visit together, so adults can team up to get the cheaper rate.

Got Tesco points?

If you've got Tesco points, you can buy an annual pass for £50 in Clubcard Boost vouchers. See our Tesco Clubcard Boost page for more info.

More info

Passes can either be collected from the attraction or in selected cases they can be posted out (allow 7-10 working days for distribution). They'll be valid for one year from the date they're posted to you or from the date you collect them.

To get the group discount select the 'family' rate, which is for groups of three to five purchasing together. A maximum of three adults (which Merlin defines as anyone aged 12+) can get passes at the discounted rate.

Children aged 3+ will need their own pass at most Merlin attractions, although the age at which Merlin charges varies depending on the attraction (see number 33 in the full Merlin annual pass T&Cs). There's no difference in price for children's and adults' annual passes.

The following restrictions apply to the 'standard' Merlin annual pass:

  • Madame Tussauds London, London Eye, Sea Life London aquarium, DreamWorks Tours Shrek’s Adventure London and London Dungeon: no entry during the whole of August or on Tue 26 Dec
  • London Dungeon: no entry from 28-31 Oct
  • Secondary attractions and special events may be subject to additional charges 
  • Parking not included

Thorpe Park logoTwo free Thorpe Park tix with £6ish spendCollect 10 tokens from paper, get first by Sun 30 Apr

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Collect 10 different tokens printed in The Sun (50p weekdays, or 70p on Saturdays), and The Sun on Sunday (£1) from Sat 22 Apr until Tue 9 May to get two free tickets to Thorpe Park. The Sun has 120,000 pairs of tickets to give away, spread across valid dates from May-Oct 2017.

Once you have your 10 tokens - the last day to start collecting is Sun 30 Apr – apply by post with a completed application form, which will be printed in The Sun on Thu 27 Apr, or you can download it online to print out.

You can't choose an exact date for your tickets, you'll have to choose five date bands in order of preference from a list of eight on your application and you'll be given your one-day tickets on a specific date within one of these bands (subject to availability) - see 'more info' below for the full details.

First chance to book is Mon 1 May and it's first-come, first-served to get the date band you want, so you should apply as soon as possible and by Mon 22 May, the closing date for applications.

How much can I save?

Including the cost of buying the newspapers on the days they're cheapest and paying for a first-class stamp, you're looking at a total minimum spend of £5.64. As adult tickets at Thorpe Park are £52.50 each on the gate, this could save you up to £99.36, although you can get tickets for much cheaper than the full cost by using a 2for1 voucher or booking in advance (see all theme park deals).

Yet this deal is still going to save you the most money - if you're able and willing to put the effort into collecting tokens.

More info

Unfortunately, you can't get this offer if you live in Northern Ireland.

You'll receive your tickets via email (unless you opt in to receive them by post) within 28 days - although tickets for band A dates will be sent out as a priority.

It's only open to people aged 18+ and it's one application per household - if you send multiple applications from the same household they’ll all be void. 

You must write five of these eight available date bands in order of preference on the bottom right-hand corner on the front of the envelope you send your application in. The dates bands are:

A

29/05/2017

11/06/2017

B

12/06/2017

25/06/2017

C

26/06/2017

09/07/2017

D

10/07/2017

23/07/2017

E

24/07/2017

12/08/2017

F

13/08/2017

03/09/2017

G

04/09/2017

18/09/2017

H

19/09/2017

19/10/2017

 

You'll then be allocated a specific date on which you can use the tickets, and this is unchangeable. Applications that do not have the five bands indicated in order of preference will be processed last.

If your tickets or application get lost in the post, The Sun and Thorpe Park aren't liable.

It can't be used with any other offer.

Thorpe Park logoUnlimited Thorpe Park entry for £51.50Discounted annual pass (norm £70). Cheaper than gate ticket

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If you're an adrenaline junkie and want to cut theme park costs, you can get a Thorpe Park annual pass for £51.50 (norm £69.99) until Sun 23 Apr.

This 26% discount makes an annual pass £1 cheaper than the current price of a one-day on-the-gate adult ticket (£52.50), although you can often gain entry for less than the full cost by using 2for1 vouchers or booking in advance (see all theme park deals).

However, even based on an adult visiting Thorpe Park for half price (£26.25) with a 2for1 voucher, you'd only need to go twice in a year and you'd save more money using this £51.50 annual pass instead.

What does an annual pass get?

It gets 12 months' unlimited access to the resort on any of the 200ish days it's open, though special events such as Fright Nights, Summer Nights and Ministry of Sound will incur an extra charge.

It also gets you 20% off the price of food and retail purchases at the resort (excluding KFC, Burger King, cigarettes and photography).

If you'll only go once, from Sat 22 Apr, you can get two free Thorpe Park tickets via a £6ish spend on newspapers.

Merlin logoDiscounted 1-yr Merlin theme parks pass £129Norm £179. Unlimited entry to Legoland, Alton Towers etc

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You can get an annual 'standard' Merlin pass via this link at the discounted price of £129 per person until 11.59pm on Mon 13 Feb. After that, it will rise to the normal 2017 price of £179 per person.

The pass gets you unlimited visits to 32 attractions including Legoland, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, London Eye and the Blackpool Tower. 

Given you could also go to many attractions using a 2for1 voucher (see our Theme Parks guide), you need to make about six theme park visits during the year to make it worth buying an annual pass – more for cheaper attractions. Legoland for two people costs £55ish with 2for1 tickets. See 'more info' below as a few exclusions apply, so check before buying.

Buying for three to five people?

If you're buying passes for between three and five people (max three over-12s), you can get them at the reduced 'standard family' rate of £109 per person, going up to £139 on Tue 14 Feb. You don't technically need to be family, or even visit together, so adults can team up to get the cheaper rate.

Got Tesco points?

If you've got Tesco points, you can buy an annual pass for £50 in Clubcard Boost vouchers. See our Tesco Clubcard Boost page for more info.

More info

Passes can either be collected from the attraction or in selected cases they can be posted out (allow 7-10 working days for distribution). They'll be valid for one year from the date they're posted to you or from the date you collect them.

To get the group discount select the 'family' rate, which is for groups of three to five purchasing together. A maximum of three adults (which Merlin defines as anyone aged 12+) can get passes at the discounted rate.

Children aged 3+ will need their own pass at most Merlin attractions, although the age at which Merlin charges varies depending on the attraction (see number 33 in the full Merlin annual pass T&Cs). There's no difference in price for children's and adults' annual passes.

The following restrictions apply to the 'standard' Merlin annual pass:

  • Madame Tussauds London, London Eye, Sea Life London aquarium, DreamWorks Tours Shrek’s Adventure London and London Dungeon: no entry on UK bank holidays 1 Jan, 2 Jan, 14 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 29 May and 26 Dec, or during the whole of August
  • London Eye: no entry on 14 Feb
  • London Dungeon: no entry from 28-31 Oct
  • Secondary attractions and special events may be subject to additional charges 
  • Parking not included

Merlin logo2for1 Thorpe Park, Dungeons with £1ish spendCode found on promotional packs of Branston baked beans

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MSE Update Wed 9 Nov: While promotional packs may no longer be available and you can no longer use the voucher at Thorpe Park, you can use it until the end of the year at The Dungeons, so we'll be leaving this deal online for reference until then.

Look for promotional packs of Branston baked beans, which include single cans for 65p and four packs for £2, to get a code for a free adult or child ticket when you buy one full-price adult ticket to Thorpe Park or The Dungeons (Blackpool, Edinburgh, London, York).

You need to purchase your ticket online (at the more expensive on-the-gate price) using the code, which can be found on the inside of your Branston beans product label or shrink wrap, or by presenting the promotional product wrapper at the gate when you visit your chosen attraction.

The promotional packs are available nationally at all major supermarket chains until September. The code's valid until Wed 2 Nov at Thorpe Park and Sat 31 Dec at The Dungeons, although some dates are excluded - see 'more info' below.

How much you’ll save

A full-price adult Thorpe Park ticket’s £51.50 on the gate, but only £27.99 if booked online five or more days in advance. While this 2for1’s only valid on the pricier tickets (even if buying online), it’ll still save you £3.50ish factoring in the cost of beans compared with buying two cheaper tickets without a 2for1.

There’s also the added benefit of not having to commit to your plans five or more days ahead – allowing you to wait and see what the weather’s like, and simply rock up at the gate with your voucher.

An adult ticket to the London Dungeon costs £28.95 on the gate, or £19.95 bought online. Including the cost of beans, as you have to pay the on-the-gate price with this deal, you'll be saving £10ish compared to buying two advance tickets online.

MSE Tom says:

Before using the voucher, you should compare this offer against others to see if there's a better one for you. For example, a current Kellogg's promotion also offering 2for1 tickets to Merlin attractions only requires you to purchase a child ticket to claim a free child or adult ticket (see all theme park deals).

More info

Not valid 21-31 Oct at Thorpe Park, or 28-31 Oct and 25 Dec at The Dungeons. York Dungeon is currently closed due to flooding in late 2015 and there isn't a timescale for when it will reopen.

One free entry per code. Excludes any secondary ticketed events/hotel events/concerts/Xmas events.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, discount, or attraction website/call centre booking.

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