Schools out: our family days out deals for May half term 2024
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Schools out: our family days out deals for May half term 2024

17 May 2022

School’s out for half term and parents up and down the country are frantically searching for fun family days out ideas to keep the little ones entertained. That’s where our family days out deals come in! Save big bucks on everything, from farm days out to white knuckle amusement parks, and keep boredom at bay.


If the Great British weather lets us down, we’ve got you covered with indoor days out at the aquarium. And if it stays dry, you could wrap up warm for an outdoorsy experience — a cheap day out to Kew Gardens would fit the bill nicely! From dinosaur days out to zipline adventures, explore and enjoy our half-term days out deals.

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The best family days out: nationwide

National Trust

Top deal: junior annual membership for £12

From ghostly castles to garden rambles, you'll have no shortage of places to explore through the National Trust. Looking for inspo? Check out National Trust's family-friendly places guide, which includes rainy-day ideas, kids' activities and the best walks for little ones. No matter the weather, the National Trust is guaranteed to keep you occupied. 


Go Ape!

Top deal: 15% off Family Treetop Challenge tickets

The sky’s the limit at Go Ape! centres around the country where you can get stuck into one of the best adventure days out for the family the UK has to offer. From whizzing zip lines to high ropes, test your nerves among the treetops while you bond with your family. Just make sure you book with us to score the cheapest price.


English Heritage

Top deal: free entry for up to 6 kids + £15 gift card with online orders over £80

Keen to get a bit of culture? English Heritage puts on fun family-friendly events across the country, such as pirates at Pendennis Castle or building their own adventure play area at Stonehenge.  Since you can take up to six kids for free, this is the ideal cheap family day out during the half term. If you fancy picking up a little souvenir, we're offering a £15 gift card with online shops over £80. Half-term? Sorted.


Sea Life Centre

Top deal: 40% off Sunday tickets

Warm weather got you feeling a bit frazzled? Let your troubles float away at your nearest Sea Life centre and immerse yourself in the calming blue of the awe-inspiring deep. Expect curious starfish, fearsome sharks and mischievous seals that know how to put on a show.


Merlin’s Pass

Top deal: up to 50% friends and family tickets with a Merlin Pass

If you’re thinking long-term when it comes to days out with the kids, why not consider a Merlin’s Annual Pass to access a whole world of activities? The ultimate passport to the UK’s biggest and best attractions, you’ll never be stuck for something to do with this epic pass in your pocket.

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The best family days out: North East

Flamingo Land

Top deal: 30% off tickets

Welcome to one of our favourite days out in North Yorkshire! Featuring some of the best theme park rides in Europe, a zoo with over 140 species of animals and even a holiday resort for when you can’t drag yourself away, Flamingo Land is the perfect place to spread your wings in the holidays.


Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Top deal: 36% off tickets

If zoo days out put a smile on your family’s face, Yorkshire Wildlife Park will score a perfect 10. Get up close and personal with magnificent lions, awesome bears, and all sorts of reptiles — your own little wild ones will love it.

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The best family days out: North West

Blue Planet Aquarium

Top deal: Kids go free

Avoid pinning your hopes on sunny days and plan a visit to the colourful Blue Planet aquarium. There’s plenty of underwater adventure to appeal to folks of all ages, and with a voucher from us, it’s a free day out for the kids. The price couldn’t be better.


Chill Factore

Top deal: up to 40% off a snow pass with drinks + 20% off for key workers

If the weather has you hot and bothered (or, more likely, it's raining), Chill Factore is perfect for high-energy indoor fun. As the UK's largest indoor ski slope, it offers fun snow activities, kids' snowboard holiday camps and ski schools.


The best family days out: the Midlands

Drayton Manor

Top deal: 45% off entry

Head to the mighty Drayton Manor and get set for the ride of your life. Test your nerves on the hair-raising Apocalypse and Stormforce, or keep it lowkey with Thomas Land and the Dino Trail. Whether you’re planning days out with teenagers or treating your toddler, there’s family fun here for all.


Alton Towers

Top deal: £5 gift card with tickets over £160

The UK’s premier theme park offers more than 40 exciting rides and attractions, including some of the best-known roller coasters in Britain, a splash-tastic waterpark and three themed hotels on site. With a wide range of restaurants for the grown-ups and CBeebies Land for the littles, it’s not hard to see why this famous theme park is a firm family favourite.


Twycross Zoo

Top deal: up to 25% off tickets

Take a walk on the wild side at Warwickshire’s Twycross Zoo, and introduce your cheeky monkeys to the famous resident primates. Learn about chimps, bonobos, gorillas and more — just plan your visit around feeding times to get a closer look!


Wicksteed Park

Top deal: family of four tickets for £67

One of our favourite days out in the East Midlands, Wicksteed Park is a breath of fresh air. This Grade II English Heritage Listed Park and Garden is the perfect place to don the puddle suit and enjoy some fresh air. And fun-filled attractions like Dinosaur Valley and the Water Chute will help little ones burn off steam.

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The best family days out: South West


Top deal: Up to 12% off advance bookings

Treat the kids to a day out at one of the UK’s most popular safari parks, and meet the eclectic animals featured in the famous Channel 4 documentary. Feed the giraffes, take a boat ride past the hippos and drive by the majestic African lion pride, before taking a turn around the stunning grounds.


The Eden Project

Top deal: Adult & child entrance for £50

Step into paradise at this iconic British attraction where rainforest and Mediterranean biomes house thousands of species of plants. Marvel at beautiful blooms from all around the world and watch the kids discover the joys of the ultimate weather-proof garden — this is one of the best places to go for a half-term day out.


Wookey Hole Caves

Top deal: 10% off tickets for NHS, police, fire and forces

For a day of myth and adventure, head to the Wookey Hole Caves to explore this magical cave system in the heart of Somerset. Complete with animatronic dinosaurs and a life-size King Kong, it's a place where imaginations run wild. See how many fairies they can spot in the Fairy Gardens, and be sure to check out the Witch's Laboratory. 

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Family days out in London and the South East

Kew Gardens
Top deal: up to 20% off advance tickets
Escape from the big city to explore London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful Kew Gardens. Stroll through 130 hectares of botanical landscaping, past tropical greenhouses and along a towering treetop walkway, surrounded by a huge variety of plants.


London Zoo

Top deal: £5 gift card with tickets over £50
When it comes to cheap days out with the kids, you can’t beat the zoo. And London Zoo is one of the greatest! Experience some of the world’s most enchanting animals, from pygmy hippos to fluffy alpacas, along with fascinating shows and exhibits. Why not treat yourself to a discounted membership and visit as many times as you want?



Top deal: 48% off tickets
What better way to stir up some summer excitement than by visiting a magical world built out of LEGO? Enjoy more than 55 rides and attractions at LEGOLAND Windsor, and admire everything from mythical characters to miniature towns created with colourful bricks.

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Thorpe Park

Top Deal: up to 48% off tickets

From the world’s first ten-loop roller coaster to one of Europe’s tallest water rides, Thorpe Park’s attractions will get your blood pumping. Younger adventurers will enjoy the accessible playground and the speedy Flying Fish, but there are rides and slides for all ages at this family-friendly park.


The Dungeons

Top Deal: up to 50% off tickets

In the mood for something a little more educational? Take a trip into the dark annals of horrible history to learn facts that will keep you awake at night. Live actors will regale you with tales of infamous characters like Jack the Ripper and grisly methods of execution. This is one of the more gruesome summer days out on offer!


Paulton’s Park: Home of Peppa Pig

Top Deal: 2 for 1 tickets to Peppa Pig World

Surprise the little ones with a trip to meet their hero, and you might find Paulton’s Park has something for you too. As well as nine gentle Peppa Pig rides for the whole family to experience together, there’s an imaginative array of themed worlds to explore, featuring everything from animatronic dinosaurs to a mini zoo.

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From 2 for 1 days out to kids go free offers, vouchercloud brings you the hottest deals for days out in half term. Enjoy!

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