Free and cheap Easter events and days out

Easter days out

Are you looking  for some fun yet affordable days with the family this Easter? Thankfully the UK is jam-packed with exciting free and cheap events – and we’ve found some great Easter discounts on family attractions, too!

Check out our round-up of Easter days out and events near you!


Free and cheap Easter events and days out

Lindt’s Easter Gold Bunny Hunt – Nationwide

gold-bunny-lindtThis delicious sounding nationwide tour runs from now until 12 April, and there are plenty of prizes to be won!  Chocolate makers Lindt have organised Easter trails at beautiful venues across the country, that will lead the kids through a magical Easter adventure, as they solve clues to lead them to their Lindt chocolate reward at the end!

Find your nearest Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt here, select the “Gold Bunny events near you” tab, and enter your postcode.

Cadbury Eggsplorer – Nationwide

eggsplorerCadbury have joined forces with the National Trust to bring you their egg-cellent Easter Egg Trails at over 300 location across the UK.

The Cadbury Eggsplorer is a fun day out for the whole family. Kids will receive a make-it-yourself pith helmet, a trail journal with all the clues they need to complete it, and an Eggsplorer Passport that gets stamped along the way. Once they reach the end they’ll be rewarded with a yummy Cadbury Egghead.

Plus there’ll be a ‘Design your Own Egghead’ competition and the chance to win a family cottage break by sending in your family photo.

Entry fees vary depending on the location – but entry is usually under £5. See their website for full details.

Kew Gardens, London Easter Egg hunt and Shaun the Sheep!

kew-gardensThis is a lovely day out to the capital, and a brilliant way to enjoy the great outdoors, flowers and trees at Kew Gardens.  Take the kids  and collect tokens around the gardens to exchange for a chocolate egg from the Easter bunny.

The Easter egg hunt takes place on 5 April and is free with entry to the gardens.

Shaun the Sheep and his flock will be at the gardens until 12 April, with lots of fun family activities (from Welly Wanging in the Madcap Meadow to collecting stamps along Timmy’s Springtime Trail).

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

science festivalFor hands-on interactive fun, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is a brilliant day out. There is loads to see and do including designing your own slime, creating pongy potions and operating real surgical tools. It’s on 4-19 April. Many events are free, while the paid events should cost a maximum of £10.

M Shed museum, Bristol

This M Shed museum in Bristol has loads to entertain the kids this Easter – including the chance to handle some of Bristol’s exciting mechanical inventions and create your ideal Easter egg delivery machine! You can also make your own old-fashioned toy to take home, design and print your own Easter card, and explore the Bristol Harbour Railway in the Henbury steam locomotive.

B&Q Kids Can Do It Classes – Nationwide

B&Q kids can do itKids love making things, and with these B&Q workshops they’ll discover from DIY experts how to make something from scratch (and learn new skills like sawing, drilling and nailing while having loads of fun!)

From making a mug tree, to a magazine store box, toy boat, or a nesting box for birds, there are 15 different workshops to choose from.

The Kids Can Do It workshops are suitable for 7-11 year olds. They’re completely free if you’re a B&Q Club Member or £5 if not. They’re running at various stores across the country, but there are limited places so it’s best to book online in advance.

Tenpin Easter offer – Nationwide

If you fancy a bit of family bowling during the Easter holidays Tenpin have a fantastic offer running. You’ll get one or two games of bowling and a burger meal at £7.49 for kids, £9.99 for adults. This brilliant deal is valid weekdays before 5pm during the school holidays. You can book games online with no booking fee.

Do check with your local bowling alley as deals may differ depending on your area.

FREE Tennis – nationwide

book a tennis court for freeSearch online by popping in your postcode and you could have a game of tennis for free at a court near you. A great day out with the kids for a few games of this racket sport, you’ll find details of the park/venue and opening times online.

You do need to bring your own equipment though and you can’t book the court. But it’s a lovely way to enjoy a bit of fresh-air and some sporting action.

Bring the past to life

Looking for something a bit different this Easter holidays? Take a visit to Framlingham Castle in Surrey and meet kings, Roman centurions, monks and more!

Or head to Warwick Castle and watch jousts, knights fighting and great siege re-enactment as opposing forces prepare for battle and the trebuchet hurtles into action in the beautiful castle grounds. You can get discount tickets for Warwick Castle here.


Easter days out in London

London is packed with brilliant family days out – and with a little planning ahead, you can bag big discounts on many of the best London attractions. We’ve gathered some amazing offers that can only be found online – so make sure you have a look at the deals below before you book!  

21% OFF London Dungeon discount – Online exclusive

London Dungeon cheap ticketsHistory really can be horrible – as you’ll discover at the gruesomely good London Dungeon! See Guy Fawkes’ torture chamber, walk the streets of Jack the Ripper, survive the infectious plague pits, hop on hi-tech rides that take you into London’s often horrifying past,  and uncover lots more that we won’t spoil here, there are also other services as Zoom Escorts that is entertainment exclusively for adults. You and the kids will be scared and amused in equal measure…

Experience the horrors of London for less with these cheap London Dungeon tickets this Easter!


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25% OFF Adult, Child and Family Tickets at Madame Tussauds – Online exclusive

Madame Tussauds London discount

Get up close and personal to your favourite (wax) stars and historical heroes!  Strike a pose next to over 300 amazingly life-like celebrity waxworks, from Rihanna and One Direction the Royal Family and many more.

  • 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.


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20% OFF London Eye Tickets – Online Exclusive

london eye half term days out discountIf you want a breathtaking panoramic view of London and all its amazing sights – take a ride on the London Eye! Look out from your pod at the city’s landmarks. It really is an experience you won’t forget, and if you book in advance online you can get up to 20% off!


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Massive Savings with London Attraction Combination Tickets – up to 40% OFF Online Exclusive Offers

To make the most of your London day out this Easter you might be planning on visiting two or more of the following attractions:

  • London Aquarium
  • London Eye
  • London Dungeon
  • Madame Tussauds

If so, then don’t pay full price! You can save up to 40% by getting a combination ticket through the London Dungeon online discounts page.

(That’s 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.


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Harry Potter Tour London Savings – Online Exclusive Deals

harry potter tourHave you got a Harry Potter fan on your hands? Let them see behind-the-scenes with discount tickets to the Harry Potter Studio Tour (plus cheap return travel from London) this Easter.

Check out our guide to getting discount Harry Potter Studio Tour tickets.

More London Easter 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 2015.


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Easter days out in Manchester

family days out in manchester Legoland60% OFF at Legoland Discovery Centre – Online Exclusive

For a great day out in Manchester with the family why not grab this fantastic 13% OFF deal when you visit the Legoland Discovery Centre? This online exclusive deal means you’ll gain entry to the family friendly attraction for less and enjoy the 4D cinema, Kingdom Quest laser ride, Merlin’s Apprentice, LEGO City: Forest Pursuit Driving School PLUS entry to the nearby Manchester Sea Life Centre as well!

The Legoland Discovery Centre is located at the Manchester Old Trafford Centre.


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Save 13% at the Manchester United Stadium and Museum Tour – Online Exclusive

Family days out in manchester unitedIf you’ve got a Manchester United footy fan in the family, you could treat them to a day out touring the ground of the world famous football club.

Enjoy your very own Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium tour with over 10% off the RRP with this exclusive online discount. This 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.


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23% OFF The Blackpool Tower Dungeon – Online Exclusive

blackpool dungeon half term day out dealAre you ready to journey into the fantastically frightful depths of Blackpool Tower Dungeon?

The brilliant sets at Blackpool Tower Dungeon bring to life 1,000 years of Lancashire’s often horrible history, with spectacular special effects, scarily good actors bringing to life Plague Doctors, torturers, the Pendle Witches and more. You can enjoy 10 shows and a terrific drop ride, making The Blackpool Tower Dungeon the top attraction for those who like to mix fun and fear!

This Easter take advantage of these online exclusive discounts:


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More Manchester Easter Day Out Deals

Looking for even more great offers? Don’t miss our family days out article. We’ve rounded up all the massive discounts to loads of amazing attractions in and around Manchester. From Go Ape to the Manchester museum you’ll find something for everyone.


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Easter days out at theme parks


alton towers nemesisThis Easter grab some brilliant bargains with our list of top theme park tickets at discount prices.

Visit Peppa Pig at Paultons Park, or go on a heart-stopping rollercoaster at Thorpe Park, or how about Moshi Monsters at Alton Towers?

Plus there’s loads more fantastic offers including discount tickets for a magical family day out at the Harry Potter Studio tour.

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40% OFF Sea Life Centre Offers – Online Exclusive Deals


sealife centre days out half term discountGo on an underwater adventure and visit one of the many SeaLife Centres across the UK. Watch out for serene sea horses, scary hammerhead sharks and giant stingrays – plus hundreds more incredible creatures of the deep.

Don’t forget to book your tickets online and in advance to bag some big Easter discounts. Check out our guide to getting discount SeaLife Centre tickets and get up to 40% off ticket prices!


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Massive Savings Online at Zoos across the UK – Online Exclusive Deals

Get into the wild and explore some of the fantastic zoos across the UK that provide an unforgettable day out. Come face to face with penguins, gorillas, tigers, turtles and loads more.

We’ve found you the best deals for a selection of brilliant zoos across the UK. Read our guide to the best zoo deals and discounts for the full information on how to get cheap tickets to the zoo nearest you.

London Zoo

london zoo tickets discount offerSet in the heart of London at Regent’s Park, the popular London Zoo has around 17,000 animals to see, making it one of the biggest zoos in the whole world! Save up to 30%.

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Whipsnade Zoo


cheap tickets to london zoo 2014Owned 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!

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Colchester Zoo

London zoo ticket discountColchester Zoo in Essex has over 270 species to go and see and is set across 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. There are 40 daily displays, an undercover soft play area and 4 adventure play areas making Colchester Zoo well worth a visit. 5% off with train and ticket combi.

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Edinburgh Zoo

cheap zoo ticketsHome 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!

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Bristol Zoo Gardens

zoo tigerOn your visit to Bristol Zoo (the world’s oldest provincial zoo) you’ll can put aside your fears of snakes and creepy-crawlies and explore the insect and reptile house.  The aquarium is also worth a visit, or you can venture outside and meet exotic birds, seals and even penguins. Save 10% on entry.

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Twycross Zoo

cheap zoo ticketsThere’s lots of monkeying around at Twycross Zoo. It has the largest collections of monkeys and apes in the world, and in 2006 re-launched itself as The World Primate Centre. Join the 500,000+ visitors a year and explore discover some amazing creatures spread out over 80 acres. Online discount!

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Cheap cinema tickets this Easter

kids' cinema dealsThe cinema is a great family day out, but it can quickly become expensive.

Luckily, we’ve rounded up some great ways to get discount cinema tickets for the whole family  (including ways to get two tickets for the price of one, free popcorn and drinks, and more besides!)

See the best Easter cinema discounts here.


Discounts on UK train travel

cheap family train ticketsTravelling by train? Don’t pay full price. Here’s how to get cheap family train tickets across the UK so you can have memorable days out with super cheap train tickets for your family.

From cashback to avoiding booking charges, train tickets from £1 to special offers and more. We’ve got it covered.

Plan ahead for your fun day out and never pay full fares!


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PLUS get 10% OFF a Family and Friends Railcard this Easter

Travelling as a family by train? Get yourself a Family and Friends Railcard and you’ll receive 30% off adult train fares and 60% off kids’ fares.

They’re normally £30 – well worth it with the savings you’ll make even after just one train journey. But now you can also get 10% off a Family and Friends Railcard in our guide to getting cheap family train tickets.


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Spoil the kids with a short May half term break…

Banish the 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 May half term holiday deals.