Are you looking to go on rip-roaring half term days out with the family? Thankfully the UK is choc-a-bloc with theme parks and family attractions - and the good thing is that there are always discounts to be had. Check out our round-up of half term days out and events near you!
Half term days out in London
London is an amazing city - but half term days out in London for kids can quickly become expensive if you're not careful. But we've gathered some amazing discounts that can only be found online - so make sure you have a look at the deals below before you book!
30% OFF London Dungeon discount - Online exclusive
Scare the kids silly with the London Dungeon's gruesomely good mix of horrible history, hi-tech rides, and memorable monsters from London's past. You'll see Guy Fawkes' torture chamber, the streets of Jack the Ripper, the infectious plague pits and lots more that we won't spoil here.
- 30% OFF Adult - online exclusive, best price guarantee
- 15% OFF Child - online exclusive, best price guarantee
Experience the horrors of London for less with these cheap London Dungeon tickets!
25% OFF Adult, Child and Family Tickets at Madame Tussauds - Online exclusive
See your favourite stars and historical heroes in the (wax) flesh! Get up close and pose for a photo with over 300 incredibly life-like celebrity waxworks, from Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge to David Beckham and Rihanna. Plus boy band One Direction have recently been unveiled!
- SAVE 25% Adult - online exclusive, plus skip the main queue with this ticket
- SAVE 25% Child - online exclusive, plus skip the main queue with this ticket
- SAVE 25% Families (and get a FREE Guide Book!) - online exclusive, plus skip the main queue with this ticket
You can also check out the Spirit of London Ride and the amazing Marvel Super Hereos 4D movie experience.
20% OFF London Eye Tickets - Online Exclusive
See all the sights of London in one go - by going on the breathtaking London Eye! See how many landmarks you can spot and take in the whole city and the people below. It really is an unforgettable experience, and if you book in advance online you can get up to 20% off!
Massive Savings with London Attraction Combination Tickets - up to 40% OFF Online Exclusive Offers
If you are planning on visiting two or more of the following attractions:
- London Aquarium
- London Eye
- London Dungeon
- Madame Tussauds
Then you can save up to 40% by getting a combination ticket through the London Dungeon online discounts page.
(You get 20% OFF the ticket price if buy tickets to any 2 attractions; 30% OFF if you buy tickets for any 3 attractions; and 40% OFF if you buy tickets to all 4 attractions.
Harry Potter Tour London Savings - Online Exclusive Deals
You can get discount tickets to the Harry Potter Studio Tour (plus cheap return travel from London) this half-term.
Check out our guide to getting discount Harry Potter Studio Tour tickets.
More London Half Term Day Out Deals
For loads of more deals on fun London attractions (including Tower of London, Ripley's Believe it or Not, the London Bridge Experience, Thames cruises and more) check out these London vouchers, deals and offers for 2014.
Half term days out in Manchester
Save 60% at Legoland Discovery Centre - Online Exclusive
Get up 60% OFF when you visit the Legoland Discovery Centre with this online exclusive deal! Check out this family friendly attraction and enjoy the 4D cinema, Kingdom Quest laser ride, Merlin’s Apprentice, LEGO City: Forest Pursuit Driving School and lots more Lego fun besides.
The Legoland Discovery Centre is located at the Manchester Old Trafford Centre, so it's super easy to find. Plus if you visit after 4pm you can get half price tickets.
13% OFF Manchester United Stadium and Museum Tour - Online Exclusive
Why not spend a day out with the family touring the ground of arguably the world’s most famous football club?
Get your very own Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium tour - get over 10% off the RRP with this exclusive online discount, which includes the museum entry ticket - which lets you see legends past as well as all behind-the-scenes in the stadium as it stands today.
23% OFF The Blackpool Tower Dungeon - Online Exclusive
Journey if you dare into the dark depths of Blackpool Tower Dungeon for a trip full of frights, thrills and laughter.
Authentic sets (bringing to life 1,000 years of Lancashire's often horrible history), a full cast of gruesomely good actors (meet Plague Doctors, torturers, the Pendle Witches and more...) amazing special effects, 10 shows and an exciting drop ride make The Blackpool Tower Dungeon the top attraction for those who like to mix fun and fear!
This half-term take advantage of these online exclusive discounts:
More Manchester Half-Term Day Out Deals
Look out for these great offers and more with our family days out article. We've listed all the biggest and best discounts you can get to a whole host of enjoyable attractions in and around Manchester. From Go Ape to the Manchester museum there is something for everyone.
Half term days out at theme parks
This May half term make the most of the brilliant and deals and discounts you can bag with our round up of top theme park tickets at bargain prices.
Visit Thomas Land at Drayton Manor, or go on an African Adventure at Chessington, or how about Moshi Monsters at Alton Towers?
Not forgetting the great offers you can get on cheap tickets to the magical Harry Potter Studio tour.
48% OFF Sea Life Centre Offers - Online Exclusive Deals
With far more than fish on display, your kids will love spotting serene seadragons, scary hammerhead sharks and even adorable otters - plus hundreds more incredible creatures.
There are SeaLife Centres across the UK - and there are big half term discounts to be had at all of them, if you know where to look online. Check out our guide to getting discount SeaLife Centre tickets and get up to 48% off ticket prices!
Big Savings Online at Zoos across the UK - Online Exclusive Deals
There are some amazing zoos across the UK that provide for an educational, unforgettable day out (it's hard to forget coming face to face with monkeys, meerkats, lemurs and lions!)
We've dug up deals for all the best zoos across the UK - check out our guide to the best zoo deals and discounts for the full lowdown on how to get cheap tickets to the zoo nearest you.
London Zoo is arguably the UK’s most popular zoo, set right in the heart of London at Regent’s Park. It is the world's oldest scientific zoo and has around 17,000 animals on display, making it one of the largest zoos in the world! Save up to 30%.
Owned by the Zoological Society of London, Whipsnade Zoo is a safari park set in 600 acres of countryside, and has the Whipsnade White Lion - a large hill figure carved into the side of the Dunstable Downs. Big group discounts!
With over 270 species to see, 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, 40 daily displays, an undercover soft play area, 4 adventure play areas, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. 5% off with train and ticket combi.
Home to the UK's only giant pandas (Tian Tian and Yang Guang) and more than 1,000 other amazing animals, Edinburgh Zoo offers an amazing day out for all the family. Kids go FREE!
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bristol Zoo is the world's oldest provincial zoo. Put aside your fears of snakes and creepy-crawlies by exploring the insect and reptile house, make some fishy friends in the aquarium - or venture outside and meet exotic birds, seals and even penguins. Save 10% on entry.
The zoo has the largest collections of monkeys and apes in the world, and in 2006 re-launched itself as The World Primate Centre. The zoo attracts over 500,000 visitors a year and is spread out on 80 acres. Online discount!
Experience days for kids
For money off gift experiences for kids and adults alike, take a look at these inspiring half term days out.
From driving experiences for speed junkies, to snow zorbing, indoor skydiving, tree top adventures and loads more - these are days out with a difference.
There's something for everyone, and what's more is you don't have to pay full price as we've rounded up online discount deals for all the best experience days below!
Half term cinema offers
The cinema is always handy for half term, but the cost of a cinema trip can quickly mount up.
Luckily, we've found loads of half term cinema discounts for you from cinemas such as Cineworld, Vue, Odeon, Picturehouse and more!
From 2 for 1 deals to kids' films for under £2, there are some great offers if you know where to look.
See how to get cut-price cinema tickets this half term.
Discounts on UK train travel
Fed up with ridiculous rail fares? We show you how to get cheap family train tickets across the UK so you can have fabulous family days out so you can get the cheapest possible train tickets for your family.
From avoiding booking charges, to cashback, train tickets from £1 to special offers and more.
Sort your transport in advance for your perfect day out and never pay full fares!
PLUS get 10% off a Family and Friends Railcard this half-term
A Family and Friends Railcard will get you 30% off adult train fares and 60% off kids' fares - so it's well worth getting one.
They normally cost £30 (which many people save with it after just one train journey). But we show you how to get 10% off a Family and Friends Railcard in our guide to getting cheap family train tickets.
Spoil the kids with a short half term break...
Banish the winter blues and take the family on a break with our guide to May half term bargain breaks and short holidays.
If you thought getting away during half term always costs the earth, you need to check out our money-saving half term holiday deals.