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  • Currently, promotional packs of Kellogg's cereal and snacks offer a 'Free Adult Ticket' voucher for over 30 UK Merlin theme parks and attractions.

    The vouchers can be exchanged for entry at Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland, Chessington, Sea Life Centres, Madame Tussauds and more – see the full list of Merlin attractions. However, it's more of a 2for1 ticket as to get the 'free' one, you'll need to purchase a full-price child or adult ticket (normally up to £60, although this varies from park to park).

    Kellogg's says the voucher can be found on a range of products including Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut and Rice Krispie Squares (about £2-£3 at most supermarkets). Or if you're looking for a budget option, single Nutrigrain and single Squares bars are included in the promotion, and they're usually 70p-ish.

    This deal can be particularly strong if you're visiting with a child

    As we said above, this is effectively a 2for1, as you'll need to buy a full-price adult or child ticket to get the free adult entry. However, it can actually work out better than 2for1 if you’re going with a child as children's tickets are generally cheaper than adult ones at many attractions (for example, Sea Life, Chessington and Madame Tussauds).

    What also makes this deal particularly 'grrreat!' is the voucher's valid until 30 June 2023, so get it now and you've plenty of time to use it (though do check for excluded dates).

    Of course, if you aren’t going in a pair, it’s worth checking to see what other deals are available. See our round-up of current theme park deals to check which is best for you.

    Pre-booking is essential

    You'll need to pre-book your tickets in advance via this special Merlin link. You can get the free ticket using the unique 10-digit code printed inside the cereal box. If there's no code (such as on snack packs such as Rice Krispie Squares, Nutrigrain Bars and Fruit Winders) you'll need to select the 'snack pack' option when booking. Kellogg's says you must show your original on-pack voucher when you visit. 

    Note you'll need to book and pay for the full-price ticket at the same time. 

    • The 'Free Adult Ticket' offer can be found on promotional packs of Kellogg’s cereal including: Crunchy Nut, Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut Clusters, Crunchy Nut Chocolate Clusters, Rice Krispies, Krave and Rice Krispies Multi Grain shapes.

      It can also be found on snack pack products including: Fruit Winders Multi Packs, Rice Krispie Squares Multi Packs, Coco Pops Bars, Frosties Bars and Rice Krispies Bars Multipacks and Nutigrain Multipacks. Kellogg's also says you can find the 'Free Adult Ticket' offer on single Nutrigrain and single Squares Bars.

      The participating Merlin attractions

      The offer can be used at: Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor, Warwick Castle, The Bear Grylls Adventure (valid for High Ropes, Indoor Climb and Archery activities only), Shrek’s Adventure! London, Madame Tussauds (London or Blackpool), The Dungeons (London, York, Edinburgh or Blackpool Tower), The Blackpool Tower Eye Circus, The Blackpool Tower Eye, The Lastminute.com London Eye, Legoland Discovery Centres (Manchester or Birmingham), and Sea Life (Birmingham, Great Yarmouth, Loch Lomond, Blackpool, London, Brighton, Manchester, Scarborough, Hunstanton, Bray and Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park).

      The deal can only be used for standard single day entrance tickets, not for two-day or short break tickets. The age classification for an adult ticket varies between attractions (eg, at Alton Towers an adult is 12 and over, at Legoland Discovery Centres an adult is 18 and over) so make sure you check before you book online or visit.

      Exclusions

      The below 2022 dates are excluded from the offer (excluded dates for 2023 will be available from 1 Jan 2023). Also check attractions' individual opening dates as some are closed at certain times of the year. 

      Attraction Excluded dates
      All Merlin attractions 13-21 August, 25 December
      Sea Life (all centres) 27 July-13 August, 24-31 October
      Madame Tussauds (London & Blackpool)  27 July-13 August, 24-31 October
      The Dungeons (London, York, Edinburgh & Blackpool) 27 July-13 August, 24-31 October
      The London Eye 27 July-13 August, 24-31 October, 31 December
      The Blackpool Tower Eye & Circus 27 July-13 August, 24-31 October
      Thorpe Park  21-31 August, 15-16 October, 22-31 October, 25 December
      Legoland (Windsor)  21-31 August, 4-6 November, 26-27 November, 1-31 December
      Alton Towers  21-31 August, 28-31 October, 4-6 November, 25 December
       


      This offer can't be used at secondary attractions and events such as special Christmas events. It also can't be used with any other promotion, reward/loyalty scheme, direct attraction booking, group bookings and concession rate tickets including senior citizens, veterans, family tickets, students, merlin annual pass or season pass holders.

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  • If you register with Days Out Guide and buy a National Rail ticket, you can get 2for1 entry to 80+ UK attractions, including Thorpe Park, Kew Gardens, Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor (see the full attractions list). You must pre-book the attraction tickets – on-the-gate purchases are no longer eligible.

    You'll need to click on your chosen attraction on the Days Out Guide website and register or login. A 2for1 code will generate onscreen. Copy it, and click through to the attraction's own website and use the code right away to book two tickets online. On arrival at the attraction, you'll need to present these alongside a valid train ticket dated for the same day.

    If you don't present a valid train ticket at the attraction on the day, you'll be required to purchase your second ticket on the gate.

    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 (Legoland Windsor is the most expensive at up to £53).

    Just stop by the nearest station on your way and pick one up, then present it alongside your pre-booked tickets at the gate. 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. 

    For savings on travel, see how you can swap Tesco points for discounted Railcards.

    • Excludes Oyster cards, Freedom Passes, DLR, bus, Eurostar, Heathrow Express and tickets and travelcards bought from London Underground. Can't be used with other offers or promotions.

      You must be 16 or over to take advantage.

      If you don't present a valid train ticket at the attraction on the day, you'll be required to purchase your second ticket on the gate.

      Visit the full Days Out Guide terms and conditions for more.

  • Convert Tesco Clubcard points into Tesco Reward Partners vouchers* and on many attractions you get three times the vouchers' face value to use on tickets, eg, £5 in points converts into £15 worth of vouchers. Can be used at theme parks, wildlife parks and more.

    Here are some of the theme parks you can select:

    Alton Towers
    Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    Chessington
    Legoland
    Thorpe Park
    Edinburgh Dungeons


    And some of the wildlife parks:

    Eden Project
    Blackpool Zoo
    Longleat Safari
    National Sea Life, Birmingham
    Sea Life, Blackpool

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

  • There are always ways to save money at Alton Towers, 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 Alton Towers email newsletter you'll receive special offers direct to your inbox.

    • Redeem loyalty points. You can 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 Alton Towers. 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 Alton Towers, have a look at other Merlin attractions including Legoland Windsor, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park.

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

    • Had a problem with Alton Towers? 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 Alton Towers*.


    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 Twitter @MSE_Deals.

Latest Expired Deals

  • Half-price entry to Alton Towers, Sealife & more with £1ish soap

    Half-price entry to Alton Towers, Sealife & more with £1ish soap

    Look for promotional handwash bottles

    Expired

    Update 11.47am Tue 29 Mar: This was a popular deal with MoneySavers last year. Carex has said you can likely still find promotional bottles but cannot confirm which stores – so this is more of a can you find them? It might be worth having a look in discount stores and independent pharmacies as they will most likely have some remaining stock.

    Look for promotional bottles of Carex handwash (£1ish at most supermarkets), to get half-price entry to three attractions – Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and Sealife Centres and Sanctuaries (normally up to £60ish). This deal is great if you have an uneven number in your party, as it'll work out cheaper than the 2for1 deals.

    To get your half-price entry, you must pre-book your tickets online via this special special Carex link and select which attraction you’d like to visit. Once you’ve chosen, you’ll automatically be shown half-price tickets. One promotional bottle gets you one half-price entry, so if you want to use this for multiple tickets, you'll need multiple bottles.

    When you arrive at the attraction, you'll need to show the 'v' code which you can find on the back of the promotional bottle. We're not sure if just taking the sticker will be enough, so it may be best to take the whole bottle with you, if you can, or you may have to pay the on-the-gate price. 

    Alton Towers allows you to book half-price tickets for up to four adults, four children and two under-threes in the same booking. Chessington World of Adventure’s lets you book for up to 10 adults, 10 children and two under-threes and Sealife allows you to book up to five adults, five children and two under-threes.

    The voucher's valid until 31 May 2022, so if you buy a bottle now, you'll have a month to use it. There are some date exclusions though. 

    Vouchers from the 2020 promo have been extended till May 2022

    If you still have an unused voucher from when Carex ran this promotion in early 2020, it'll have an end date of 31 May 2021 – but Merlin has confirmed its extended these vouchers to 31 May 2022. 

    Prefer a different attraction? See our round-up of current theme park deals which include 2for1 offers and MoneySaving tips & tricks. 

    MSE Jules says:

    If your party is an odd number, you'd be better off choosing this 'Carex half-price entry to attractions' promotion over a 2for1 deal.

    For example, an adult on-the-gate ticket to Alton Towers costs £62. If there are three of you visiting Alton Towers with the Seabrook 2for1 promo, it would cost £41.66 each (£125 in total including the cost of crisps). However, with this Carex half-price offer, it would cost £32 each (£96ish in total incl cost of the Carex bottle).

    Remember, if you choose the Carex promo, each member of your party will need to show their own individual bottle at the gate.

    • Excluded dates

      The below 2022 dates are excluded from the offer. Also check attractions' individual opening dates as some are closed at certain times of the year. 

      Alton Towers

      15-18 Apr, 2-5 Jun, 13-21 Aug, 28-31 Oct, 4-6 Nov, 25 Dec

      Chessington World of Adventures

      15-18 Apr, 2-5 Jun, 13-21 Aug, 25 Dec

      Sealife Centres & Sanctuaries

      27 Jul-13 Aug, 24-31 Oct


      The offer is not valid on attraction closed dates, secondary ticketed events, hotel events, concerts, fireworks and Christmas events and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or concession. 

  • Alton Towers 'free' grown-ups' ticket via £3ish cereal and snacks

    Alton Towers 'free' grown-ups' ticket via £3ish cereal and snacks

    Look for 'Free Adult Ticket' voucher on selected Kellogg's cereals and snacks

    Expired

    Look for promotional packs of Kellogg's cereal and snacks including Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut and Rice Krispie Squares (£2ish-£3ish at most supermarkets), to get a 'Free Adult Ticket' voucher for 29 UK Merlin theme parks and attractions. To get the free ticket, you'll need to purchase a full-price 'on-the-gate' child or adult ticket (normally up to £60ish).

    Kellogg's also says single Nutrigrain and Squares bars are included in the promotion, so the cheapest option would be to buy one of these (less than 70p at most supermarkets). 

    The vouchers can be exchanged for entry at Alton Towers, Legoland, Chessington, Sea Life Centres, Madame Tussauds and more – see the full list of Merlin attractions

    This deal can be particularly strong if going with a child, and is valid till June 2023

    Effectively this is a 2for1, as you'll need to buy a full-price adult or child ticket to get the free adult entry. However, this can actually work out better than a 2for1 if you’re going with a child as children's tickets are generally cheaper than adult ones at many attractions, which is the case at Sea Life, Chessington and Madame Tussauds.

    What also makes this deal particularly 'grrreat!' is the voucher's valid until 30 June 2023, so get it now and you've plenty of time to use it. There are some date exclusions per attraction though.

    Of course, if you aren’t going in a pair, it’s worth checking to see what other deals are available. See our round-up of current theme park deals to check which is best for you.

    Pre-booking is essential

    You'll need to pre-book your tickets in advance via this special Merlin link. Note you'll still need to pay the on-the-gate price for the paid-for ticket. You can do this using the unique 10-digit code printed inside the cereal box. Kellogg's says you must show your original on-pack voucher when you visit. 

    If there's no code (eg, on snack packs such as Rice Krispie Squares, Nutrigrain Bars and Fruit Winders) you'll need to select the 'snack pack' option when booking. Kellogg's says you must show your original on-pack voucher when you visit. 

    MSE Jules says:

    If your party is an odd number, you'd be better off choosing the 'Carex half-price entry to attractions' promotion instead.

    For example, an adult on-the-gate ticket to Alton Towers costs £62. If there are three of you visiting Alton Towers with the Kellogg's promo, it would cost £42.33 each (£127ish in total including cost of cereal) or £32 each (£96 in total including the cost of the three Carex bottles).

    Remember, if you're using the Carex promotion, each member of your party will need to show their own individual bottle at the gate.

    • The 'Free Adult Ticket' offer can be found on promotional packs of Kellogg’s cereal including: Crunchy Nut, Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut Clusters, Crunchy Nut Chocolate Clusters, Rice Krispies, Krave, White Chocolate Coco Pops, WK Kids, Rice Krispies Multi Grain cereal packs.

      It can also be found on snack pack products including: Fruit Winders Multi Packs, Rice Krispie Squares Multi Packs, Coco Pops Bars, Frosties Bars and Rice Krispies Bars Multipacks and Nutigrain Multipacks.

      Kellogg's also says you can find the 'Free Adult Ticket' offer on single Nutrigrain and single Squares Bars.

      The 29 participating Merlin attractions

      The offer can be used at: Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor, Warwick Castle, The Bear Grylls Adventure (valid for High Ropes, Indoor Climb and Archery activities only), Shrek’s Adventure! London, Madame Tussauds (London or Blackpool), The Dungeons (London, York, Edinburgh or Blackpool Tower), The Blackpool Tower Eye Circus, The Blackpool Tower Eye, The Lastminute.com London Eye, Legoland Discovery Centres (Manchester or Birmingham), and Sea Life (Birmingham, Great Yarmouth, Loch Lomond, Blackpool, London, Brighton, Manchester, Scarborough, Hunstanton, Bray and Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park).

      The deal can only be used for standard single day entrance tickets, not for two-day or short break tickets. The age classification for an adult ticket varies between attractions (eg, at Alton Towers an adult is 12 and over, at Legoland Discovery Centres an adult is 18 and over) so make sure you check before you book online or visit.

      Exclusions

      The below 2022 dates are excluded from the offer (excluded dates for 2023 will be available from 1 Jan 2023). Also check attractions' individual opening dates as some are closed at certain times of the year. 

      Attraction Excluded dates
      All Merlin attractions 15-18 Apr, 2-5 Jun, 13-21 Aug, 25 Dec
      Sea Life (all centres) 27 Jul-13 Aug, 24-31 Oct
      Madame Tussauds (London & Blackpool)  27 Jul-13 Aug, 24-31 Oct
      The Dungeons (London, York, Edinburgh & Blackpool) 27 Jul-13 Aug, 24-31 Oct
      The London Eye 27 Jul-13 Aug, 24-31 Oct, 31 Dec
      The Blackpool Tower Eye & Circus 27 Jul-13 Aug, 21-31 Aug
      Thorpe Park 15-18 Apr, 2-5 Jun, 13-21 Aug, 15-16 Oct, 22-31 Oct, 25 Dec 
      Legoland (Windsor) 15-18 Apr, 2-5 Jun, 13-21 Aug, 4-6 Nov, 25 Dec
      Alton Towers 15-18 Apr, 2-5 Jun, 13-21 Aug, 28-31 Oct, 4-6 Nov, 25 Dec
       


      This offer can't be used at secondary attractions and events such as special Christmas events. It also can't be used with any other promotion, reward/loyalty scheme, direct attraction booking, group bookings and concession rate tickets including senior citizens, veterans, family tickets, students, merlin annual pass or season pass holders.