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Cheap Theme Parks
Always check opening times and prices directly before you go. You can often save money going during off-peak times and by booking online in advance.
For zoos and wildlife parks, see our Cheap Zoo Deals guide.
When: All year
Ticket prices: See Legoland Discovery Centre
Merlin Entertainments has attractions across the UK. These include Alton Towers, Madame Tussauds and Thorpe Park.
When: All year round
Where: New Forest, Hampshire
When: Mar - Oct, selected dates Nov, Dec, Feb
Ticket prices: See Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World
Where: Central London
When: All year
Ticket prices: See The London Bridge Experience
There's a little-known piece of legislation that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. 'Section 75' of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back.
And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.
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