A cinema trip is an outing the whole family can enjoy - whatever the weather. And if you’re canny, you can dodge the high prices charged by the big chains and bag some discount kids' cinema deals.
We’ve rounded up the best cinema deals on offer, and will keep this page updated so you should always be able to find decent discounts in your local area.
- Orange Wednesdays 2 for 1
- Kids' cinema deals with Tesco Clubcard
- Sing along cinema with lastminute.com
- Odeon tickets: Adults go free with £1 kids' tickets
- £1.50 tickets with Vue
- £1.50 tickets with Cineworld
- Free Lovefilm trial
- Don't forget the popcorn!
- More deals on family days out
Orange Wednesdays 2 for 1
If you’re an Orange customer, you can grab a 2 for 1 deal on cinema tickets every single Wednesday.
That means a mum or dad can take a son or daughter to the flicks for absolutely nothing!
And remember that Orange Wednesdays also means free pizzas! At the moment, Pizza Express is in on the action and is offering Orange customers 2 for 1 on both pizzas and dough balls on Wednesdays.
All you need to do is show your Orange Wednesdays text ticket when you order.
Kids' cinema deals with Tesco Clubcard
If you have a Tesco Clubcard, you could get your hands on certain cinema tickets for a fraction of the normal price. For example:
- Every £3.50 worth of Clubcard vouchers will get you an adult ticket token to Movie House cinemas in Northern Ireland.
- Every £2.50 worth of Clubcard vouchers will get you a child ticket token to Movie House cinemas in Northern Ireland.
Sing along cinema with Lastminute.com
There are currently some great kids' cinema deals on ‘Sing-a-Long-a’ tickets at Lastminute.com.
The film screenings take place at Prince Charles Cinema in central London, and involve audience members wearing fancy dress and - yes - singing along with the movie!
There are lots of family-friendly options available. For example, you can currently pick up Sing-a-Long-a-Lion King tickets for just £10 (usual price £15).
Alternatively, you and the kids can be T-Birds or Pink Ladies with Sing-a-Long-a-Grease (also £10).
Odeon tickets: Adults go free with £1 kids’tickets
Most of the major cinema chains have great kids’ cinema deals which run on certain days.
Odeon Kids screenings run on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and every day throughout most school holidays. Kids’ ticket prices start at just £1 - and with every one you get a free adult ticket, too!
Remember that in this case, kids’ tickets aren’t always £1: They are priced at between £1 and £4, depending on location.
£1.50 tickets with Vue
If your kids are aged between two and 12, they are able to get Vue cinema tickets to certain films for just £1.50.
The Kids AM offer runs on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and every day during the school holidays. And even better, accompanying adults pay just £1.50, too.
There are usually only two or three films included in the offer at any one time. But at such low prices, it’s definitely a deal worth snapping up.
£1.50 tickets with Cineworld
Cineworld cinemas are running selected Saturday morning screenings with tickets for just £1.50.
Part of the Movies for Juniors initiative, both kids and accompanying adults can get in at this price.
Bolton, Liverpool, Wandsworth and Falkirk Cineworld cinemas run the offer on Sunday mornings, too. Just remember that not all the films included in the deal are showing at every Cineworld, so check before you set out.
Free Lovefilm trial
Of course, you don’t have to go to the cinema to watch a great film. If your family prefers to curl up on the sofa, check out some of the ways you can watch films at home for less.
Get a 30-day free trial and then you can choose whether or not to carry on with the subscription.
Don’t forget the popcorn!
Finally, make sure you don’t spend pounds on expensive cinema snacks.
This blog post by MyFamilyClub CEO Gemma demonstrates just how pricey last-minute preparations can be!
More deals on family days out
Don't miss the other deals and disounts we've managed to find on days out with the kids. Take a look at: