Are you looking to go on rip-roaring cheap family days out these half-term holidays? 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 cheap family days out near you in the May half-term holidays!
Family days out in London in the May half-term holidays
London is an amazing city - but days out in London for kids during the half-term holidays can quickly become expensive if you're not careful.
But never fear! We've gathered some amazing discounts that can only be found online - so make sure you have a look at the cheap family days out in the half-term holidays below before you book!
21% 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.
- 21% OFF Adult - online exclusive, best price guarantee
- 21% OFF Child - online exclusive, best price guarantee
Experience the horrors of London for less with these cheap London Dungeon tickets!
Up to 33% 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 32% Adult - online exclusive, plus skip the main queue with this ticket
- SAVE 33% Child - online exclusive, plus skip the main queue with this ticket
- SAVE 33% 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.
More London Family Summer Holidays Deals on Attractions
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 2015.
Cheap Family Days Out in Manchester - Save over 40%!
Get over 40% OFF at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre - Online Exclusive
Get over 40% 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.
- SAVE 47% Adult and Child single day tickets
- SAVE 60% on Parent + Toddler single day ticket (Toddlers 3-5 years)
The LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is located at the Manchester Old Trafford Centre, so it's super easy to find.
12% 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 12% 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.
More Manchester Summer Holidays 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.
Theme park days out - save £££s!
These summer holidays, 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.
Here are a few of our favourites to give you some idea of where to go and how to save money in the process:
25% OFF LEGOLAND® Windsor Tickets - Online Exclusive
Why not visit the UK's home of Lego for an adventure the kids will love! In 2015, LEGOLAND® Windsor opened with a new Pirate Adventures world at Castaway Camp - including a lost fort and fearsome battleships. It's sure to create a whole new level fun for your little pirates!
Better still, if you book your tickets online at least a week in advance, you'll save 25% compared to the gate price! You can also bag a 10% discount if you book between 2 and 6 days ahead of your visit. Check out our guide to cheap family days out and short breaks to LEGOLAND® Windsor these summer holidays for all the latest deals and offers!
24% OFF Thorpe Park Break + Tickets - Online Exclusive
Thorpe Park is often described as the UK’s answer to Disneyland, and anyone who's been will know exactly how it earned such a reputation! There are enough thrills and spills to entertain both children and adults – and it doesn’t have to be a pricey excursion as we’ve found loads of ways to get cheap Thorpe Park tickets in 2015.
This spring holiday is set to be a sizzler at Thorpe Park! An action-packed schedule of Brainiac Live shows (prepare for a science show of whizzes, bangs, and rocket propelled chairs this May half term!) plus new rides and experiences including Angry Bird's land, live new music performances and after-hours action. Buy your tickets now online will get you great discounts of up to 24%!
21% OFF Alton Towers Tickets - Online Exclusive
Now one of the best theme parks in the world, Alton Towers includes countless incredible rides like Nemesis, Oblivion, Air and The Smiler - not to mention two hotels, an amazing waterpark, pirate-themed aquarium, huge crazy golf course and CBeebies land!
It all makes for a family day out these summer holidays that will never to be forgotten – and it needn’t be nearly as pricey as you'd think. Check out our guide to buying tickets online for Alton Towers to save at least 21% off the gate price!
43% OFF Chessington World of Adventures Tickets - Online Exclusive
When it comes to cheap family days out, Chessington is a theme park that has it all: 10 themed lands packed with incredible attractions, a zoo, an off-road safari experience, and even a Sea Life Centre. Plus you'll get spectacular rides like the Kobra, the heart-stopping Vampire rollercoaster and the original Madagascar Live experience.
The half-term holidays are set to be a big one for Chessington as the park has just undergone a £14 million upgrade, including a brand new safari themed hotel, so it will feel like a completely new park for anyone coming back again.
Their best deal this half-term is their African Adventures half term break deal, which costs as little as £99 per family for 2 action-packed days of family fun. You'll enjoy:
- Tickets to African Adventures events across Chessington, plus the Zoo, SEA LIFE centre and selected rides
- A night's stay in an amazing themed hotel - one of the hotels overlooks the wildlife sanctuary!
- 43% OFF if you book online in advance
- 2nd day's access to Chessington for FREE
- Delicious breakfast
- The Rangers Club family evening entertainment
- Movie Time events
- Animal Meet & Greets
30% OFF Disneyland Paris Tickets - Online Exclusive
Just 20 miles outside of France’s capital at Marne-la-Vallee, Disneyland Paris itself is huge, with two separate parks – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park – as well as IMAX, Disney Village, theatres, golf courses and over 65 restaurants and bars. You’ll find it impossible to see everything in a day – so either cherry pick where to go carefully, or ideally go for a longer break.
If you're looking for other top theme parks, in the UK, Europe or Florida, then our guide to the best cheap theme park tickets has plenty of tips to get you there on a budget!
40% 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 40% off ticket prices!
Family summer days out with the National Trust - best value
The National Trust offers hundreds of brilliant family days out over the summer holidays right across the UK. In fact, you're never more than 40 minutes away from a National Trust attraction!
From historic castles and ancient monuments to unforgettable coastline and countryside, they can offer amazing summer days out for just about anyone:
FREE Entry and Parking at over 300 historic houses, gardens, countryside and coastline
Children under 5 go FREE
- FREE gift when you pay by Direct Debit
Discounts on family travel in the school holidays - £20 OFF 3-year railcards
Family and Friends Railcard
A Family and Friends Railcard usually costs £30 per year, however right now you can get 3-year railcards for £70 - that's an additional saving of £20 or 13%!
More Savings on Family Train Travel
Fed up with ridiculous rail fares? We show you how to get cheap family train tickets across the UK to really make the most of cheap family days out ticket offers - from avoiding booking charges to cashback and train tickets from £1 and more.
Sort your transport in advance for your perfect day out and never pay full fare!
Or maybe you're looking for a cheap family holiday this summer?
Just because it is the summer holidays, doesn't mean you have to lock the kids away at home to avoid the peak holiday season prices. If you know where to shop, you can still get some great bargains on summer family holidays.
Our guide to cheap all-inclusive family holidays abroad has plenty of ideas on where to go, including Disneyland Paris, the theme parks in Orlando, Florida in the US, the mega waterparks which make Spain an ideal summer holiday spot and plenty more.
Alternatively, you and your family could enjoy some time at one of the UK's popular holiday spots - take advantage of these deals and special offers on UK camping trips and holiday parks for a great summer holiday in the sun that won't break the bank!