Top Tips for Saving Money on Attraction Tickets

March 25, 2016Mandi Morrison

Looking for top tips for saving money on Attraction Tickets, then you’ve come to the right place!

Choosing to go out for the day to a paid attraction is exciting for all of the family, but it can be quite expensive. I have been researching, especially with such a large family and there are certain things you can do to make the day out cheaper.

1. Check local Magazines/ Tourism leaflets.
If the attraction you wish to visit is in your local area, it would be worth checking out the local tourist information centre to see if they have any money off vouchers, or enquire at the place if they have any residents discounts. Our local Sealife Centre offers residents once a year an amazing offer, you have to collect tokens from the local paper and each pass for an entire year costs just £17, less than £2 more than a day’s entry, so it is definitely worth looking for deals like this.
2. Check online for vouchers.
There are lots of different websites that offer discounts for certain attractions, including Voucher Codes and Money Saving Expert, the deals change all the time, so check them out a few weeks before you are due to have a day out and see if there are any codes or vouchers available.
3. Be organised.
Many of the major attractions offer substantial savings if you book in advance, so if you know the date that you will be visiting, it is worth booking online if you are going to visit whatever the weather, if you are undecided then it would be advisable to check on their refund policy or if it is possible to change the date.
4. Get Together With Friends and Family.
If there are not many of you going, it might be worth inviting some friends or family along, as there are some great savings to be had, if you have a large group, usually of ten or more people, you get a discount, plus it means there are more people to go on a scary ride with if your partner chickens out!
5. Clubcard Rewards. 
If you are a frequent shopper at Tesco’s, you can use your clubcard points to purchase tickets, approx. £12.50 in clubcard points will ge you a days pass into top UK atrtractions, for slightly smaller attractions every £2.50 of Tesco Clubcard points is equivalent to £10 to spend on admission, these need to be exchanged prior to the visit.
6. Make a Stay of It.
Some of the larger attractions offer facilities to stay over, many with children under 12 going free, which also includes an extra day at the attraction, either free or at a greatly reduced rate.
7. Check out their Social Media.
Don’t forget to like their facebook and twitter pages, not only will you be kept right up to date on the park rides and opening hours, but they offer special deals and many of them run competitions to win tickets.
8. Do Merlin Passes include your Day Out.
If your days out involve the main attractions it might be worth checking the price for Merlin passes, they have sales on at the beginning of the year from £99, which gives you a years entry to 32 different venues.
9. Eat More Cereal!
Kelloggs offer Grown-ups Go Free on many of their cereal boxes, meaning that you can get an adult ticket free with each child at some of the UKs top attractions, and it might encourage the children to eat more breakfast before they go to school!
10. Enter competitions to win Tickets
Check out competition websites to find any attractions running giveaways or blogs that have reviewed an attraction and are running a giveaway for tickets.
Also check out our Days Out and Holiday comps page for any that I find.
So that’s my top ten tips, have you got any more ?
Having a family day out at an attraction can be expensive, with a larger family even more so, click through to find out my top ten tips for saving money on days out


Comments (17)

  • Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

    March 25, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks for the mention

  • Jo

    March 26, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Love Kelloggs boxes for this very reason!!

  • Fashion and Style Police

    March 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for the lovely tips. I found it so helpful. Go to be organised to stay on top of many things.

  • Sarah Bailey

    March 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    These are some awesome tips – it is amazing how costly it can be buying tickets to attractions so every little helps! x

  • StressedMum

    March 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Some great tips here, family days out to attractions do make it a very expensive day out x

  • Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels

    March 26, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Some great tips. I tend to just order online without checking for deals like this.

  • emma white

    March 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    oh we are planning a trip to Lightwater Valley soon so these tips will help

  • Harriet from Toby & Roo

    March 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    This is a great post – we’ve just done this for some family days out in the Easter hols. We’re going to be visiting a few pricey places but we’ve couponed and planned to try and keep cost down! H x

  • Elizabeth

    March 27, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Some great tips here! Will definitely try these the next time we want to spend the day at an attraction.

  • Jessica McDonnell

    March 27, 2016 at 7:46 am

    This is a really good guide. I always forget to prebook online and end up paying full price when I get there.

  • Ickle Pickle

    March 27, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Great tips – with four children it is all so expensive. I use my Clubcard vouchers a lot, they save me a fortune. Kaz x

  • WhatLauraLoves

    March 28, 2016 at 12:50 am

    So many great tips, I’m sure this post will help lots of people, especially families. I always check online for 2 for 1 deals and offers xxx

  • Astrid

    March 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    These are great tips, some being useful foe me (not being in the UK) too.

  • Laura H

    March 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    There are so many cheap deals for family days off if you look at the right time on the internet! I buy most of my tickets from places like lastminute and Groupon 🙂

  • Our Cherry Tree

    April 4, 2016 at 8:51 am

    These are some great tips! I always try and buy in advance of use the Kelloggs vouchers where I can, we’ll be going to Chessington in a week or so and I find their meal deals to be great value for money too. #TenThings

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany

    April 9, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Some fab tip! I must get better at looking for the offers now by eldest is no longer free! x #TenThings

  • A Cornish Mum

    April 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Brilliant tips, I can imagine with a big family the costs must really stack up if you don;t pre-plan like this. Really helpful tips, thanks for linking up to #TenThings 🙂


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