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Jul 20

Entertainment Magpie: Summer Holiday Entertainment Offers

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Welcome to the second edition of Entertainment Magpie. Today, we round-up as many incredible offers as we could find. All to help you have an amazing time – no matter your budget!

The Summer Holidays are now here and we know it can be a financially scary time for so many of you. So here we are, bringing you all the best deals and offers for the coming weeks.

 

THEATRE 

theatre offers

Trips to London to go to the theatre can be eye-wateringly expensive. When you include travel expenses, meals and an interval ice cream, they can quickly become unaffordable. But there are deals to be had:

London Box Office

London Box Office is offering up to 25% off with its Summer Theatre Sale tickets:

  • Frozen the Musical – join Elsa and her sister Anna in the imaginary kingdom of Arendelle – along with Kirstoff, his best buddie Olaf the snowman and the suspiciously charming Prince Hans. If you and your kids loved the film, then this is a must see. 
  • Wicked for £19.50 – remember Glinda and the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz? Well they were young once and this is the story of what happened to them before Dorothy crash landed on the yellow brick road. It’s a fabulous production chock full of special effects and unforgettable musical numbers.
  • Les Miserables – Can you hear the people sing? Over 50 million people world wide have now seen this popular musical. It was even named the nation’s favourite in a recent poll! There’s drama, comedy, romance and adventure and we guarantee you’ll come out grinning – and singing!

 

DAYS OUT

offers on days out

  • ASDA – Kids eat for £1 – feed the family without breaking the bank this summer with Asda. Asda has announced that kids across England and Wales can eat for just £1 at any time of day in Asda Cafes, seven days a week, with no minimum adult spend required. 
  • Kellog’s Free Adult Ticket – Kellogg’s are giving adults some FREE fun this summer. Enjoy a fantastic day out at over 40 amazing attractions across the UK, including Legoland Windsor, Alton Towers and Sea Life Aquariums. Find the unique code printed inside your pack of Kellogg’s and go to Merlinfun to select the attraction and book a date – PRE-BOOKING IS A MUST!
  • Free Harry Potter Trail, Edinburgh – Pack your wand (or anything wand shaped!) and your robe and take a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, designed especially for Potter fans – see where Lord Voldemort is buried and take a trip down the real life Diagon Alley.  Pre-booking is essential on this free tour.
  • Free National Railway Museum, York – Admission to the largest rail museum in the world is free but pre-booking is a must. It’s a brilliant day out for all the family. There’s lots to see and do and plenty of space to run around.
  • Free Windsor Great Park – The Great Park in Windsor is a huge area covering over 5000 acres. There are woods, huge ancient trees and lots of wildlife to spot. The perfect place for a great game of hide and seek!

More fab deals

Travel by train to get these following offers. Remember one printed voucher is required per two people, per attraction:

  • 2 for 1 London Aquarium – Fans of Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid and Shark Tale will love this day out. Transport the whole family to an underworld kingdom and don’t forget to check out the Shark Walk, the Ray Lagoon and Ocean Tunnel!
  • 20% off Cadbury World – Cadbury World is in Birmingham and easily accessed from the train station. A must visit for any chocoholics out there – Cadbury World takes you on a cocoa themed adventure with activities including design your own chocolate bar and a walk through an aztec jungle.  
  • 2 for 1 Paddington Walking Tour of London – Follow a guide around London and visit some of the locations from the Paddington Bear films, as well as places from the books. This tour is great for all the family but be sure to wear comfy shoes!
  • 2 for 1 Roald Dahl Museum – Take the train right to the heart of Roald Dahl country. Come and visit where Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and all of your favourite characters from Dahl’s books were created. There are different activities over the summer so check the website before you go. 
  • 2 for 1 Brighton Toy and Model Museum – Founded in 1991 this marvellous museum has over 10,000 toys and models in its archive. They have toys from as early as 1700. Most of the exhibition is focussed on 1900-1950. Find out what our grandparents and their parents used to play with!
  • Boho Gelato 3 for 2 – While you’re in Brighton you can use this voucher to buy ice cream from a traditional ice cream parlour. A trip to Brighton is a fabulous day out for all the family where you can also visit the beach (shoes are advised, it’s stoney!) and window shop in The Lanes.

 

CINEMA 

cinema offers

A trip to the cinema can be pricey for the whole family or if you’re taking a group of kids. Here are some tips on keeping the cost down. Summer 2022 releases include DC League of Super-pets, Thor: Love and Thunder and everyone’s favourite banana loving cuties, Minions 2: The Rise of Gru.

Remember always check the terms and conditions and when possible book in advance to get the best deals and offers:

  • Meerkat Movies – always offers 2 cinema tickets for 1 when you use Comparethemarket.com. Includes 2 for 1 at Cineworld. 
  • Odeon Limitless gives you the chance to pay a monthly membership to go to Odeon cinemas as many times as you like. 
  • Cineworld Vouchers – There are loads of summer deals to check on their website, including 25% off and free tickets. 
  • Kidspass – you can try KidsPass for £1 for a 30 day trial which gives you instant access to the app, a digital membership card and up to 40% off cinema tickets. Don’t forget to cancel after the 30 days are up if you don’t want to continue your membership (£4.99 a month).

 

HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

Many streaming services offer a free monthly or weekly trial, so you can test them out before you buy. These include a week of free horror channel Shudder, which has exclusive new horror films and classics. Try here. 

NowTV also offers a free 7-day trial, and with services like BritBox you can get a month for free, or you can try out new streaming services like Paramount+ for a trial week here. 

If you are still looking for more bargains then look at our monthly Bablands blog. We round-up all the best free days out for kid’s each month. Click here to read. 

 Happy Summer Holidays Everyone!

 

Also don’t forget to check out our range of articles on how to have fun on a budget this summer:

 

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