Save £25 on family days out this summer with this simple hack

Visit England and The National Lottery have teamed up to offer £25 off days out across the UK

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Any lottery ticket bought since 1 January 2023 can save you £25 on your next family day out with this hack.

The summer holidays are approaching, which means parents everywhere are searching for things to do with kids, from arts and crafts to family days out in London or further afield - and many are looking to keep costs low too, with free things to do in London always a popular choice.

Luckily, Visit England and The National Lottery have teamed up to bring a great offer on family activity days all over the UK, with savings of £25 up for grabs on over 500 attractions and experiences - from Edinburgh Castle and Hampton Court Palace to Legoland Windsor and Cadbury World in Birmingham.

All you need to do is use any National Lottery ticket, Scratchcard or Instant Win Game and enter your voucher code on the Visit Britain website. You'll then be able to choose from the huge range of family days out and save £25 on the tickets you buy. The full terms and conditions are on the Visit Britain website.

And if you're looking for more ways to save this summer, check out our round-up of the best Amazon Prime baby deals, where we've taken a look at the savings to be had on all kinds of parenting gear - from toys and baby bouncers to breast pumps and prams. And if that's not what you're after, there are loads of other Prime Day bargains waiting to be snapped up too.

How to save £25 on UK days out

Chelsea, aka Cheap Holiday Expert on Instagram shared the hack with her followers right in time for the summer holidays. Chelsea has earned herself almost 200 thousand followers for her travel hacks and, as she says herself, "Helping you live the #instatravel dream on a budget".

She said of the savings on offer, "You’d be surprised how many activites are on there including food and drink tours and even theatre shows - a really easy way to save money on something you’ve always wanted to do, or this has helped make affordable!!"

But she added: "They are not messing around when they say they are running out so please book your tickets soon!"

And Chelsea's followers were quick to take advantage of the hack, with one even sharing an extra tip: "I did this for Warwick castle for 3 people and saved a whopping £50 as I used 2 codes and did 2 separate bookings" Another said, "Omgosh, this is actually pretty cool. Such a bargain."

If you're looking for some of the best days out across the country to visit this summer, here's how your child can get free entry to 200+ attractions thanks to this iconic children's TV show. Plus, we've rounded up the best days out in the South East, the North East, the best days out in the Midlands and the best days out in Wales too. 

Ellie Hutchings
Family News Editor

Ellie is GoodtoKnow’s Family News Editor and covers all the latest trends in the parenting world - from relationship advice and baby names to wellbeing and self-care ideas for busy mums. Ellie is also an NCTJ-qualified journalist and has a distinction in MA Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University and a first-class degree in Journalism from Cardiff University. Previously, Ellie has worked with BBC Good Food, The Big Issue, and the Nottingham Post, as well as freelancing as an arts and entertainment writer alongside her studies. When she’s not got her nose in a book, you’ll probably find Ellie jogging around her local park, indulging in an insta-worthy restaurant, or watching Netflix’s newest true crime documentary.