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Cheap Kids Days Out - Save Money On London and UK Attractions

Updated on September 20, 2010

This article gives lots of ways of having cheap days out with the kids by giving easy ways to save money on the entrance fee to attractions in London and the UK.

There are lots of ways to save money so its worth reading through the whole article to see which tip will save you the most money on the attraction you wish to visit. There are also lots of fantastic free attractions and days out throughout London and the UK, many of which are listed in the article.

Read on to discover cheap days out with kids in London and the UK and lots of ways you can save money on London and UK attractions.

cheap kids days out
cheap kids days out

Travel by Train to London and Get 2 For 1 Vouchers To Attractions

If you travel by train to London you can get 2 for 1 vouchers to many of London's main attractions saving quite a bit of money.

All you need to do is go to this website, and download and print out a voucher. Present the voucher and your train ticket when you arrive at the attraction to pay.

If you aren't travelling by train, it may be worth just buying any cheap return ticket at one of the London stations to present with your voucher. A return tickets from Gatwick or Stanstead or Luton airports will also be fine but not from Heathrow.

Websites With Discount and Money Off Vouchers

There are quite a few webistes which offer discounts and money off lots of London and UK attractions. Normally, all you have to do is print off the voucher required from the website and present it at the attraction to get the money of your ticket. You can google the attraction you wish to visit and words such as "money off voucher" to see if there are any relevant vouchers on the Internet. Alternatively check out the following website which offer money off attractions throughout the UK.

Save 20% of at top attractions and restaurants for up to 6 people in London and throughout the UK.

Save Money on UK and London Attractions
Save Money on UK and London Attractions

Book Online at The Attraction in Advance

Many UK and London attractions offers significant discounts (normally 10 to 20% discount) if you book online at their website in advance. You normally have to book your ticket at least 24 hours before going but it does vary from attraction to attraction. Its also worth checking at the attraction's website in advance to see if they are any other special offers. Some attractions offer discounts if you buy combination tickets to their attraction and other attractions.

The other advantage of booking online in advance is that quite often it means you don't have to queue to enter the attraction. You can often fastrack the queues as you have already bought tickets.

Some London and UK attractions that offer discounts by booking in advance are detailed below.

London attractions

London Aquarium Save 10%

London Eye Save 10%

Madame Tussards Save 10%

Tower of London

Some Top UK Attractions

Eden Project Save 1 per ticket when you book online. Also if you are a walker, cyclist or travel by public transport to get to the attraction you can buy significantly reduced priced tickets at the door. See the website for more details.

Legoland, Windsor Save 10% on tickets. Currently you can also save 30% of a family day ticket

Save 20% of tickets Booking online also means you benefit from Early Ride Time

Free Attractions

The good thing about London and the UK is that there are lots of excellent museums and other days out that are completely free. Check out the websites from the attractions that offer free days out below.

London Attractions and Days Out

British Museum

National Gallery

Science Museum

Diana's Memorial Playground

National History Museum

Coram's Fields

National Maritime Museum

UK Free Attractions

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

National Railway Museum

Liverpool Museums

Tyne and Wear Museums

Go Off Peak

Some attractions offer significant discounts if you go in off peak times such as during school term or at the end of the day.

For example, Madame Tussards offer a late saver ticket. If you book you ticket for later on in the day you can get 50% off the ticket price. You need to book online at their website. Go to this Late Saver page for more details.

In Warkickshire, Hatton Farm offer cheaper tickets during the week in term time.

Do you have any feedback on the article or any more tips on how to get money off London and UK attractions. Please feel free to comment below.

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    • SayGuddaycom profile image


      9 years ago

      And another good lens from you. Would you be interested in blogging on

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      9 years ago

      I have been living there for 5 years and created a great site about things to do in london for free

    • SaintFrantic profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for the great Lens

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      lasertek lm 

      9 years ago

      Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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      10 years ago

      Great Lens..Love the Ideas...Thank you from Mayberry

    • Enigmaa8 profile image


      10 years ago

      These are great ideas especially for budget conscious moms in the current difficult times. Great family day out ideas.


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