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Merlin logo2for1 Thorpe Park, Legoland etc with 1ish chocsGet one 'free' ticket with vch on selected Cadbury packs

20+ attractions

Look for promotional packs of Cadbury chocolates, including Dairy Milk Giant Buttons, Oreo Bites and Crunchie Rocks, to get a voucher for 2for1 entry at more than 20 Merlin attractions.

The voucher's valid until 31 July 2019 at attractions including Thorpe Park, Legoland, Alton Towers, Chessington, 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.

Cadbury 2for1 Merlin attractionsPromotional packs (like the ones above) are expected to be in stores until Aug 2018, but they're subject to availability, so could be snapped up sooner.

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 (but still as much as £47 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 and Legoland Windsor are closed in November. There are also some extra excluded dates listed below:

  • All attractions: 25 Dec, any secondary ticketed events/hotel events/concerts/Christmas events
  • Legoland Windsor: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 1-2 Sep, 1 Dec 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
  • Thorpe Park: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 1-2 Sep, 19-31 Oct
  • Alton Towers: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 1-2 Sep, 3-4 Nov
  • Chessington, Warwick Castle, Sea Life London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds London: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 1-2 Sep
  • Shrek’s Adventure! London: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 1-2 Sep, 31 Dec
  • The London Dungeon: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 1-2 Sep, 27-29 Oct
  • The Blackpool Tower Circus: 6 Oct-4 Nov
  • The Blackpool Tower Dungeon: 27-31 Oct
  • York and Edinburgh Dungeons: 27-29 Oct


2019 exclusion dates will be available at the end of the 2018 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

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 2019.

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 including 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 will be readily available in stores until mid-April, after which they'll be harder to find. 

How strong is this deal?

While attraction prices vary, the most you could save with this offer is £57ish based on peak Legoland Windsor ticket prices (norm £60 each on the gate, so £120 for two, but you could get two for £63ish with this deal).

As it covers a large range of attractions and the vouchers are valid for over a year, this is a particularly strong deal if you and one other person are considering visiting one of the participating venues.

However, if you’re only interested in visiting a specific attraction, possibly more than once, and aren’t going in a pair, it’s worth checking to see what other deals are available. Find ticket prices for other attractions and see our round-up of 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 inside 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 2018 listed below (2019 exclusion dates will be available from the end of the 2018 season):

  • 21-31 Aug and 25 Dec at all attractions
  • 30 Mar-15 Apr, 21, 22 and 28-29 Jul, 4, 5 and 11-12 Aug, and 31 Dec at the Coca-Cola London Eye
  • 14-17 Apr and 31 Dec at Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • 14-17 Apr and 27-29 Oct at The London Dungeon
  • 6-Oct-4 Nov at The Blackpool Tower Circus (The Blackpool Tower Eye is open subject to weather conditions)
  • 19-31 Oct at Thorpe Park
  • 27-31 Oct at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, 27-29 Oct at The York and Edinburgh Dungeons
  • 1 Dec-1 Mar 2019 at Legoland Windsor

 

Promotional vouchers aren't valid at secondary attractions and 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 code found inside promotional packs of Kellogg’s cereal only, on the underside of the carton flap.

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 15 worth of Boost rewards.

Here are some of the places you can visit:

The London Dungeon*
Alton Towers*
Blackpool Pleasure Beach*
Chessington*
Drayton Manor*
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.

Expired Deals

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

Expired

You can get an annual 'standard' Merlin pass via this link at the discounted price of £129 per person until 11.59pm on Mon 12 Feb. After that, it will rise to the normal 2018 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.

Warning: The pass can’t be used at central London attractions in August, or at some theme parks during key summer school holiday weekends – check full exclusiions in the 'more info' section below.

Is it worth it?

Given you could also go to many attractions using a 2for1 voucher, eg, Legoland for two people costs £55ish with 2for1 tickets (see our Theme Parks guide), you need to make about five theme park visits during the year to make it worth buying an annual pass – more for cheaper attractions.

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 13 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 a 'standard' 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:

  • Thorpe Park, Chessington, Alton Towers, Legoland Windsor and Warwick Castle: no entry on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday in Aug, or on Sat 1 and Sun 2 Sep
  • 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, 30 Mar, 2 Apr, 7 May, 28 May, 25 Dec and 26 Dec, or during the whole of August
  • London Eye: no entry on 14 Feb
  • London Dungeon: no entry from 26-28 Oct
  • Only valid for daytime entry at Warwick Castle
  • Secondary attractions, entry outside of normal park opening hours and special events may be subject to additional charges 
  • Parking not included

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

Expired

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

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

Expired

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

Expired

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.

Merlin logoDiscounted 1-yr Merlin theme parks pass 129Norm 169. Unlimited entry to Legoland, Alton Towers etc

Expired

Until 11.59pm on Thu 30 Jun, you can get an annual 'standard' Merlin pass at the discounted price of £129 per person. After that, it will rise to the normal 2016 price of £169 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. Legoland for two people costs £50ish with 2for1 tickets.

However, if theme parks aren't your thing, you'd need to visit cheaper attractions such as Sea Life Centres (tickets £20-£25ish) more regularly to make it work out cheaper than buying tickets separately. See 'more info' below as a few exclusions apply, so check before buying.

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 £129 on Thu 30 Jun. You don't technically need to be family, or even visit together, so adults can team up to get the cheaper rate.

How do I get one?

Buy online at Merlin or call 0844 4774 444 (13p/min from landlines plus your access charge, so better to buy online if you can). Depending on the attraction, passes can either be posted out (allow 3-5 working days for distribution) or collected from the box office within six months of purchase. They'll be valid for one year from the date they're posted to you or from the date you collect them.

Alternatively, 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

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 32 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, but not to the 'premium' pass, which currently costs £159 (rising to £209):

  • 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
  • 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, 25 Mar, 28 Mar, 2 May, 30 May, 29 Aug, 26 Dec, 27 Dec
  • London Eye: no entry 14 Feb
  • London Dungeon: no entry 28-29 Oct
  • Secondary attractions at Warwick Castle will be subject to additional charges
  • Parking not included

 

'Standard' and 'premium' Merlin annual passes are subject to additional charges including entrance fees and/or booking fees for concerts, themed and special events, Christmas event openings, Blackpool Tower circus, secondary attractions at Alton Towers, Chessington and Thorpe Park, any other event as determined by Merlin.

 

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