How to save money on days out

Keeping children entertained can sometimes be expensive, but here are a few tips to make sure you can have some great days out at a fraction of the cost.

Return visits or membership offers

Some attractions will have offers that let you visit again for free within a certain period. Memberships can also be a good option if you are frequent visitors somewhere as they can pay for themselves after two or three visits.

Sealife at Trafford Centre has a 2020 pass for just £20 for adults giving unlimited visits with a few exceptions such as bank holidays and half terms.

Facebook Groups

There are several Facebook groups who share free and low-cost activities for families. Search around your area to see what you can find. Frugal Family Adventures shares offers from attractions from Cheshire and Beyond, including Manchester and Liverpool.

Look out for promotions on groceries

Some attractions such as the Merlin Group (Alton Towers, SeaLife Centres, Legoland and Tussauds) regularly offer promotions on everyday groceries such as cereals and detergent. Offers include buy one get one free and free child tickets.

Follow your favourite attractions on social media

One of the best ways to stay on top of good offers is to check out the website and social media pages of your favourite days out.

There are often sales on tickets, especially if bought in advance or at colder times of the year. 

Check tickets and receipts

Always check your receipts as there are often discounts on future visits or rewards for filling in a survey about your visit.

Cinemas such as Odeon often have offers on the back of their tickets

Car and Home Insurance Rewards

Buying things that we all need can give some great rewards. If you buy insurance from Compare the Market, you can pick up rewards such as 2-4-1 cinema tickets and meals. You might even save money on your insurance too!