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  • MSE Update, Thursday 16 June at 10.30am: Kids Week says over 113,000 of the original 250,000 tickets have now sold, and several shows have sold out including Matilda and The Lion King, though we have seen shows increase their ticket allocation during the promotion previously, so it could be worth checking back.

    The popular Kids Week theatre promotion is back. You can nab a free child’s ticket for kids aged 17 and under to 40+ London theatre shows with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket from the Kids Week website. The offer's for performances throughout August, including huge West End hits such as Wicked, Grease and Disney's Frozen.

    When the deal launched at 10am on Tuesday 14 June, there were 250,000+ Kids Week tickets up for grabs (that figure includes both adult and child tickets), and although you can technically book until Wednesday 31 August, seats for the most popular shows tend to be snapped up quickly. You'll make a saving of £14-£90 depending which show and seats you select – and there are no booking or postage fees.

    If you're bringing more than one child, the first child ticket is free and then you can get 50% off for a maximum of two more children per adult. 

    Shows for this August include these popular hits:

    • 101 Dalmatians
    • Back To The Future The Musical
    • Disney's Beauty And The Beast
    • Dear Evan Hansen
    • Disney's Frozen
    • Disney's The Lion King
    • Mamma Mia
    • Mary Poppins
    • Matilda The Musical
    • The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • The Tiger Who Came To Tea
    • Wicked

    See 'More info' below for the full list of shows participating in Kids Week.

    Which performances can you get the deal on?

    It's not every performance of every show – some exclude their most popular performances, such as matinees or weekends. Tickets are distributed randomly across all dates, shows and seat prices, so it helps to be flexible in your choice.

    During the booking process you'll get to see which seats are available. You can book a maximum of eight tickets per show (one free child per paying adult). If you can't find the tickets you want, it's worth checking back at a later date – in past years we've seen some shows increase their allocation of tickets as time goes on.

    For more tips on how to take a trip to the theatre for less, see our Cheap theatre tickets guide.

    • Here's a list of all Kids Week 2022 shows. Age recommendations and restrictions will vary, which you can check on each show's listing at the Kids Week website.

      • & Juliet
      • 101 Dalmatians
      • Anything Goes
      • Attenborough And His Animals
      • Back To The Future - The Musical
      • Disney's Beauty And The Beast
      • Blippi The Musical
      • Come From Away
      • Dear Evan Hansen
      • The Drifters Girl
      • Disney’s Frozen
      • Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
      • Grease The Musical
      • The Great Gatsby
      • Heathers The Musical
      • Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors
      • Jersey Boys
      • Kinky Boots The Musical In Concert
      • Life Of Pi
      • Disney's The Lion King
      • The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
      • Mamma Mia!
      • Mary Poppins
      • Matilda The Musical
      • Midsummer Mechanicals
      • Les Misérables
      • The Mousetrap
      • My Fair Lady
      • Only Fools And Horses The Musical
      • The Paper Dolls
      • The Phantom Of The Opera
      • The Pirate, The Princess And The Platypus
      • The Play That Goes Wrong
      • Room On The Broom
      • Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday
      • Sister Act The Musical
      • Six
      • South Pacific
      • Tiddler And Other Terrific Tales
      • The Tiger Who Came To Tea
      • Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
      • Tom, Dick & Harry
      • Treason The Musical In Concert
      • Twirlywoos Live
      • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
      • Wicked
      • Witness For The Prosecution
      • The Woman In Black
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  • 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.

  • Look for promotional multipacks of Cadbury chocolates, including Dairy Milk Freddo and Buttons (norm £1ish), to get a voucher for 2for1 entry at more than 20 Merlin attractions.

    If you have a voucher from 2020, Cadbury has told us these are valid until 30 Sep 2021 and any vouchers you've picked up this year are valid for use until 31 Jul 2022. The promotional packs will be readily available in stores until October, after which they'll be harder to find. 

    Attractions include Thorpe Park, Legoland, Alton Towers, Chessington, Sea Life centres, the Dungeons, Madame Tussauds and more. 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 £53) and another person will gain free entry.

    Promotional packs (like the ones above) are expected to be in stores until October 2021, 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 £53 at Legoland, this deal could save you £52 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 £44 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).

    • 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, or Edinburgh 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, London, 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 Merlin attractions: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, and 25 Dec
      • Legoland Windsor: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 5-7 Nov
      • Thorpe Park: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 16, 17, 23, 24-31 Oct 
      • Alton Towers: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 5-7 Nov
      • Madame Tussauds London, The Blackpool Tower Dungeons and Madame Tussauds Blackpool: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 16-31 Oct
      • The London Dungeon: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 22-23, 29-31 Oct
      • York and Edinburgh Dungeons: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug, 31 Oct
      • Sealife: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug
      • Shreks Adventure! London: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug
      • Chessington World of Adventures: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug
      • Warwick Castle: every Fri, Sat and Sun in Aug

      2022 exclusion dates will be available from 1 Jan 2022 once annual calendars are confirmed. 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.

Latest Expired Deals

  • Dobbies kids eat for ‘free’

    Dobbies kids eat for ‘free’

    Valid when an adult main meal is purchased 

    Expired

    If you head to your local Dobbies Garden Centre restaurant (find your nearest store), kids can eat for free when an adult main meal is purchased (£7.25-£10.75). There's no code needed, this is automatically applied to your bill. 

    Kids can choose from the entire children's lunch menu, which includes hot food, or the pick & mix box – both are served with a drink. Kids' meals usually cost £5.20. 

    This deal is available daily from 12 noon and there's no limit to how many free meals can be claimed either, so for every adult main meal purchased, one free kids' lunch main or box is redeemable. 

    This offer is not available in any of the 'Little Dobbies' sites, and the following stores: Hungerford, Keston, Beaconsfield, Andover, Lelant, Marple, Reading and York.

    See our Restaurant deals and vouchers page for other dining out deals.

  • 50% off London theatre tickets when adults & kids go together

    50% off London theatre tickets when adults & kids go together

    Big discount on 20+ shows, eg, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Billionaire Boy

    Expired

    After a year off due to the pandemic, the Kids Week theatre promotion is back for 2021. You can get 50% off tickets for 20+ London theatre shows throughout August when adults and kids go together. The offer launched with 30+ shows on 30 June, and while several popular shows have sold out, Kids Week says 100,000 tickets are still available, but you'll need to go quick.

    Booking is open online at Official London Theatre.

    Who can get 50% off tickets?

    Kids Week is designed to encourage families to make trips to the theatre, and the offer runs the entire month of August, so it isn't really a 'Week' despite the name.

    As long as there are no more than eight in your group you all get 50% off if you meet this criteria:

    • Each adult must be accompanied by at least one kid aged 17 or under. So two adults require at least two kids, etc.
    • However, you can have more kids than adults in the group. It's a max four kids if there's one adult, though you can have more kids if there are more adults, subject to the overall group max size of eight.

    You can make a saving of up to £40 per ticket, depending which show and seats you select. In previous years, the offer has been a kid goes 'free' with a full paying adult, and while this year it's 50% off all tickets, you're essentially getting the same deal in terms of what you pay. What's particularly good is there are no booking or postage fees.

    Which performances can I get the deal on?

    • When we checked, shows with tickets still available included Billionaire Boy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Phantom of the Opera – see the full list of shows. Kids Week says there are "thousands of tickets available", and although you can technically book until Tue 31 Aug for some shows, seats for the most popular performances get snapped up quickly.

    • The deal won't be available for every performance of every show – some exclude their most popular performances. Kids Week says some Friday and weekend performances will be available – you'll be able to see full availability when booking opens, as well as which seats you can select during the booking process.

    • Tickets are distributed randomly across all dates, shows and seat prices, so it helps to be a little flexible in your choice. If you can't find the tickets you want, it's worth checking back at a later date as in past years we've seen some shows increase their allocation of tickets later into the promotion.

    What are my refund rights?

    Kids Week says if the performance you book is affected by a coronavirus-related postponement or cancellation, you'll be contacted with the option to exchange your tickets for a future date, a voucher, or to get a refund.

    If you're unable to attend the performance you've booked because you've had a positive coronavirus test, or must isolate because you've been in contact with someone who has, you can exchange your ticket for a future performance providing it's no less than 24 hours before the performance start time. You aren't normally entitled to a refund if you've just changed your mind.