Great things to do with the kids this summer

Posted on 11 Jul 2022 Posted in  TopCashback Tips & Updates, Travel
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With the school summer holidays upon us, we’re here to help you find great days out for you and the kids, and save money on your attraction tickets.

We know this can be a particularly expensive time of the year, so every little helps when it comes to saving money, right?

Merlin Entertainments are one of the world’s largest attraction operators, with more than 140 attractions in 24 countries around the world, including SEA LIFE Centres, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Blackpool Tower and The Dungeons.

If you’re thinking of how you can keep your little ones entertained over the holiday, why not let Merlin Entertainments take some of the stress away? You can cut down on the cost too if you take advantage of our cashback deals as we’re offering members 7% on purchases with the attractions listed below.

With attractions across the country, there’s sure to be a great day out near you. However, to help you out a bit more, we’ve listed them below by area.

What’s more, if you visit more than one attraction in the same town or city, you can save yourself even more with combination tickets.


Blackpool Tower Circus

Visit the award-winning Blackpool Tower Circus and enjoy masses of high flying, death-defying performances combined with the side-splitting slapstick humour of beloved resident clowns Mooky and Mr Boo.

Prepare to marvel at the sensational mix of talented acts from all over the world and a whole host of jaw-dropping feats from the performers, not to mention the world-famous water-finale.

The Blackpool Tower Circus is the perfect place to enjoy some family fun. With a new seasonal show which launches every spring and runs through to November, it’s a first-class experience everyone should enjoy.

So, if you're after the ultimate family extravaganza, The Blackpool Tower Circus is not to be missed.

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 Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Discover a world of famous fun at Madame Tussauds Blackpool.

Whether you’re a fan of Marvel, entertainment, music or the royal family, you’ll come face to face with your favourite stars.

Burst into the action with The Marvel Super Heroes and explore four distinct zones where you can discover your power with Captain Marvel, come face to face with Thor or test your strength against The Incredible Hulk.

If entertainment’s your thing, they have Doctor Who, Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing zones, while you’ll also come across celebrities like Ant & Dec, DanTDM, Simon Cowell and RuPaul.

Madame Tussauds Blackpool will also get you a backstage pass to the music event of the year. Check out tunes from the past in decade booths or grab a selfie with the likes of Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran and Freddie Mercury.

You can also join the royal family, including Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Dungeons Blackpool

If you’re ready for a fright-filled trip through Lancashire’s past, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is scarily good.

Keep your eyes open for the Lift Jester and the Torturer, while you’ll also encounter Plague Street and the Dark Chapel at Lytham Priory.

A new attraction for summer 2022 is the Body Snatchers. It will take you back to 1832 and only the bravest of souls are seen lurking around these parts — body parts.

You’ll hear the story of local grave robbers William Harwood and Richard Fitzgerald, learn the skills needed to successfully rob a grave and discover what happens if you’re caught.

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SEA LIFE Blackpool

If glittering scales, humongous tentacles and razor-sharp teeth are more your thing, SEA LIFE Blackpool could be a great place to visit with the kids this summer.

You’ll discover an amazing underwater world which will allow you to come face to fin with some of the strangest and most wonderful creatures you’ll ever meet.

From sharks and rays to turtles and jellyfish, there’s something for everyone.

If you want to visit multiple Blackpool attractions, you can save yourself 35% with a combination ticket which will get you into SEA LIFE Blackpool, Madame Tussauds and The Blackpool Tower Dungeon.


LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground. It’s designed specifically for children aged 3-10 years to enjoy — everything is child sized.

Visit MINILAND, built from more than 1.5 million bricks, or watch while their 3D film changes before your eyes to a 4D cinema experience with rain, wind and even snow, all under one roof.

Meet their awesome Master Model Builders and get some LEGO building tips, or why not set them a challenge?

Plus, there's Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, Space Mission Build Zone and so much more.

SEA LIFE Manchester

Do you fancy discovering giant Japanese spider crabs? Measuring three metres claw to claw and big enough to stand over a Mini Cooper car, you’ll be able to marvel at them at SEA LIFE Manchester.

As well as these giant crabs, there are clownfish, seahorses and many more underwater creatures in aquarium zones such as Ocean Tunnel, Rocky Hideout and Shark Shipwreck.

If you want to see more this summer, you can save more with a multi-attraction ticket. You can buy a SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre combined ticket online from £29.75 per adult.

This compares to £43.90 per adult when buying individual tickets to the two attractions. While the attractions are right next to each other, you have 90 days to visit the second one.

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SEA LIFE Birmingham

Get closer to the oceans than ever before at SEA LIFE Birmingham.

Explore different habitats, from the sweltering tropics to tidal rock pools, and discover all about the weird and wonderful creatures with fun and interactive learning experiences.

Whether you love fearsome sharks or the very clever common octopus, you can see all your favourites, from the curious and rescued to the rare and enigmatic.

SEA LIFE Birmingham features the UK’s only 360-degree Ocean Tunnel, where you can marvel at a giant turtle and rays, plus hundreds of tropical fish, swimming overhead and underneath you as you walk through the sea.

Meet the UK’s first sea otters as they settle into the Marine Mammal facility or watch Gentoo penguins dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy homes.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham

There are eight great family attractions and two rides to explore at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham.

Not only can little ones and big kids surround themselves with millions of LEGO bricks, they can also take flight on Merlin’s Apprentice, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest and build epic LEGO Creations alongside master builders.

There’s also MINILAND, the LEGO 4D Cinema, LEGO City: Soft Play and, of course, a LEGO shop.

If you want to visit both of these Birmingham attractions, there’s a multi-attraction ticket which will get you into both and save you up to 38%.

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Pay a visit to The Dungeons in Edinburgh or York and you can scream and laugh your way through an immersive journey through the city’s darkest past.

With live actor-led shows, exciting rides and hysterically horrible history, you’ll need to be brave to survive The Dungeons.

The Edinburgh Dungeon is the ultimate underground journey through its darkest history. Will you survive Edinburgh serial killers Burke & Hare? Will you be found guilty in The Courtroom? There’s also The Torture Chamber, Cannibal’s Cave, Castle Ghosts and more.

If you’re visiting York, you can discover 2,000 years of the city’s history at The Dungeons York.

You’ll meet famous characters from York’s dark past, including Vikings, Isabella Billington and Guy Fawkes. You’ll also need to try and survive the witch in the York Castle Dungeon — the scariest show in Dungeon history.


With locations in Brighton, Weymouth, Scarborough, Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth, Loch Lomond and Bray, in addition to Birmingham, Manchester, London and Blackpool, you’re never very far away from a SEA LIFE Centre.

No matter where you’re heading off to this summer, why not pay a visit to one and see some amazing underwater creatures as they bring you closer to the oceans than ever before?

Explore various habitats and marvel at creatures such as sharks, turtles and rockpool creatures.

Every SEA LIFE is unique and so are its creatures.

Book tickets for any of the Merlin Entertainments brands we have on site this week and you can earn yourself 7% cashback*.

* The cashback rates displayed are what Plus members will receive. The Classic rate may vary.

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