Money Off Days Out in 2020 Eden Project image

If you are looking to get out of the house a little more in 2020 but still need to keep your eye on your finances then this is the blog for you. We are exploring how to get money off from days out, allowing you to save and still have fun with the family.

Day trips don’t necessarily have to cost a fortune. You can always have an adventure right on your doorstep however, when you want to venture further than your local woods or nearby historical monument then the costs can start to add up. The trick is to plan ahead, and if you do you can get discounts on the entry fees to some of the country’s best attractions.

If you are planning on visiting any of the Merlin Parks attractions then you can get 50% off the walk up ticket price by using their Reverse Vending initiative. All you have to do is take a 500ml plastic bottle and place in to the reverse vending machines that are placed outside the attraction. It then immediately dispenses a voucher. These are available until the 31st March 2020 outside the following attractions:

  • Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham
  • Sea Life Blackpool
  • Warwick Castle Resort
  • Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham
  • Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
  • Warwick Castle Resort
  • Sea Life: Blackpool, London, Birmingham, Great Yarmouth, Loch Lomond, Gweek, Brighton, Manchester, Scarborough, Weymouth and Hunstanton
  • The Dungeons: London, Edinburgh, York and Blackpool Tower
  • Madame Tussauds: London and Blackpool
  • The Blackpool Tower Eye
  • The Blackpool Tower Circus
  • Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • The Bear Grylls Adventure
  • The London Eye

If your little ones are too little to enjoy the above attractions then perhaps Diggerland is more appealing. Provided you book ahead you can get 15% off all Diggerland tickets by purchasing them at least one day ahead of your intended visit. Kids under 90cm get free entry but all other kids and adults up to the age of 64 pay £23.95, so that would make a saving of £3.60 per ticket. There is a booking fee of £1 to pay but for a family of two adults and two (91cm or taller) kids you would make a saving of over £14.

Another great attraction is the Eden Project in Cornwall. Again, if you book ahead you can get up to 10% off the entry price. Normally £28.50 at the gate for adults, when pre-booking you would only pay £26. A child’s ticket will cost you £13.50 when you book in advance, but would cost £15 at the gate. If you planned on making it a regular thing, you can choose to donate the cost of the ticket to the Eden Trust when booking which activates an Annual Pass. This would mean that you would be paying just £26 for a year’s entry per adult.

There are so many places that you can get money off the usual entry price if you book online and in advance. So the advice here is to explore where you think you would like to go and then go the website of the attraction in question and see what deals are available.

We will look at more ways in which you can save and get money off on days out in future blogs so check back for more savings opportunities.