School’s out for the holidays 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 half term deals come in! Save big bucks on everything, from farm days out to white knuckle amusement parks, and keep boredom from rearing its head.
If the Great British weather lets us down, we’ve got you covered with indoor days out at the aquarium. And if the sun shows its face, you could pack a picnic for an outdoorsy experience — a cheap day out to Kew Gardens would fit the bill nicely! From dinosaur days out to zipline adventures, explore our days out discounts to add some fun to half term.
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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 half term.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Top deal: 28% 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.
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.
Top deal: 30% off gate prices and an extra 5% off tickets
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.
Top deal: 46% off one-day tickets
The UK’s premier theme park offers more than 50 exciting attractions, including some of the best-known roller coasters in Britain, a splashtastic 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.
Top deal: 30% 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!
Top deal: 40% off tickets
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 while away sunny afternoons. And fun-filled attractions like Dinosaur Valley and the Water Chute will help little ones burn off steam.
Top deal: Up to 15% 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 and relaxing with a picnic.
The Eden Project
Top deal: 2 adults & 2 child tickets for £75
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.
Top deal: 23% off 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.
Top deal: 20% off membership
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: 41% off tickets
What better way to stir up some half term excitement than by visiting a magical world built out of LEGO? Enjoy more than 50 rides and attractions at LEGOLAND Windsor, and admire everything from mythical characters to miniature towns created with colourful bricks.
Top Deal: 37% of online bookings
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.
Top Deal: 33% saving on family 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 half term days out on offer!
Paulton’s Park: Home of Peppa Pig
Top Deal: 18% off 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.
Top deal: 10% off 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 tree-tops while you bond with your family. Just make sure you book with us to score the cheapest price.
Top Deal: 46% off tickets
Half term got you feeling a bit frazzled? Let your troubles float away at your nearest Sea Life centre and immerse yourself in calming blue of the awe-inspiring deep. Expect curious starfish, fearsome sharks, and mischievous seals that know how to put on a show.
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.
From 2 for 1 days out to kids go free offers, we bring you the hottest deals to make half term one to remember.