Super Cheap Family Days Out For Half Term!
** Refreshed and updated 10th February For Half Term **
Ideas and deals for cheap days out and where to look for new ideas and bargains for days out with the family for the upcoming February half term!
Don't forget to take a picnic and drinks to make it even cheaper - we love a Boots or Morrison's Meal Deal and let the kids choose what they want before we go - another part of the day out!
Buy A Gift have loads of offers for cheap and discounted days out. Buy a voucher and they are usually valid for 10 months too.
They do a Family Days Out Choice Voucher - Was £34 now £29
A fun-filled day out for two adults and two children with over 200 experiences to choose from including:
- Entry to animal parks
- Crazy golf
- Escape rooms
- Sightseeing tours
Family Entry to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - Was £87.90 Now £70.20
Entry to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for two adults and two children OR one adult and three children
Entry for two to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Discover behind the scenes of the Harry Potter series including,
- Gringotts Wizarding Bank
- The Great Hall
- The Forbidden Forest
- Platform 9 ¾
Afternoon tea at Mercure Hunton Park for two
Great safari park with plenty to do after the Safari Drive with sea lion show, bird of prey show, Tiger talk, wolf talk and a £10 unlimited ride wristband with one adult free per child to make it super cheap. They have an offer on for half price kids this half term. £6.75 instead of £13.50 per child - book online for visits between the 16th & 23rd Of February but of your half term is later, from 24th on wards its £10 per person. £15.75 per adult and £12.15 for over 60's
A good offers on here at the moment. Kids go for £5.50 and adults go for £11 this half term or £5 and £10 if you opt not to give Gift Aid and under 2's go free. You must book online to get this rate and you can save up to 60%. Valid from 15th - 23rd February. I recommend that you feel the lorikeets its amazing and the lemur walk is fabulous too.
Again some great offers on here at the moment.
They are doing their first every February half term brick week. There are 20 rides and attractions open plus special brick building events and activities. Book online and get a ticket for just £20 instead of paying £49 on the day. If you have a LEGO annual pass it's only £5 per person for this. Valid from 15th - 23rd February.
Get half term tickets for just £12.50 per person. Selected rides open along with loads of shows including Pirate Show, Sea Lion Show, Bird Show, Peter Rabbit Show and Peter Rabbit Walk A Bout, Creature Talks and Access to the award winning zoo too. Children 3 and under go free too.
Get half price tickets to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. They are open Saturday and Sunday only until 29th March for these prices and includes both the half term weekends. Tickets for £19.50 per person instead of £39 when you book online in advance.
Great day out for the smaller kids with Thomas Land and the zoo. They are doing tickets for 40% off when you book online in advance for dates between now and 23rd February. Thomas Land, the 15 acre zoo and selected rides will be open - no thrill rides this half term and under 2's go free.
Little Bird (Kids Discounts)
Little Bird have loads of ideas for discounted days out, lots have been posted on site already but worth checking them out and seeing what's on available in your area. Current offers on their website include cheap London Zoo tickets, Warwick Castle tickets from £14, £3 Llama Park entry plus lots more.
Not the first place you would think of looking but set your location and have a look under the "Things To Do" category. Lots of cheap and discounted things to do tailored to your area and look out for the discount codes to make things even cheaper. They have 2 Odeon Cinema Tickets for £11.50 or 5 for £23.75 (Inc Booking Fees) or set your location and see what's around your area. I found soft play for 2 with drinks for £5.95 instead of £9.90, Escape Room game for 6 people for £39 instead of £96 and an 3 hour ten pin bowling for 4 with pizza for £23 - well worth a look in your area. Also check at the top for any discount codes to make it even cheaper!
I discovered this site purely by accident last year and have bought lots from them. They negotiate so many tickets at discounted prices for days out and activities but some sell out super quick. Get 10% off your first order if you sign up to their emails too. Current deals showing for me are half price Diggerland family pass for £47.90 instead of £95.80, Flip Out Trampoline park pass for 2 for £8 instead of £16 and Scarborough Sea Life family pass for £35.50 instead of £71
Quite a few offers at Tenpin. 50% off bowling & drinks on a Tuesday from £2.80, 2 games of bowling with a burger meal for £10pp on a Thursday, 25% bowling & food & drink on Friday's from £4.20. They also do 2 games of bowling and a meal for kids for £9.19 or £13.99 for adults. Book online to get the best prices and reserve your lane.
Another good tip is to follow places you want to go on Facebook and Instagram as they sometime post flash deals on there so worth following and checking before you buy.
I am very lucky to have this on my doorstep and you don't get discounts for Chester Zoo. The best thing to do is book as far in advance as you can and choose a Monday or Tuesday as they are cheaper than weekends. The orange days on the calendar are the cheapest at £20 per adult and £15.45 for children. Also take a picnic as food can be very expensive and also if you book online, consider buying an unlimited soft drink cup for £9.99 saving 12.5% on buying on the day which gives you free soft drinks at all the kiosks around the zoo - its a huge place and little legs get tired and very thirsty!
Get tickets for £12 when you book online in advance this half term or pay £16 on the day for Gullivers World in Warrington and Milton Keynes. Every day during half term and Saturday and Sunday until the 15th of March - you must book 2 days in advance to get these rates.
Tom spoke about this on ITV Lorraine: Buy train tickets with national rail and use their Days Out Guide to get 2-for-1 on all the biggest attractions nationwide. This include LEGOLAND, Thorpe Park, Cadbury World and more. Specific offers are available for each city, and so it's worth having a read.
Quick Travel Tips
- Family & Friends Railcard - Going by train? Get a family railcard for 60% off kids tickets and 33% off adult tickets. Go to the railcard website and use their handy calculator to work out how much you can save.
- Trainline - Download Trainline app and book train tickets as far in advance as possible. You can save up to 80% by booking ahead. Plus, with Trainline app, if you get an e-ticket you can instantly apply for refunds should your train be delayed.
- Megabus - Coach is nearly always cheaper than train (unless you follow the steps above!). Megabus has discount fares from just £1.50 across the country. However, it can be a bit of a nightmare to travel as a family on a coach, so you may need some bargain toys to keep the children busy.
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