As a family we love visiting theme packs, we have very full days usually staying from when they open till the very last moment when they close. We have a map and target the attractions area by area to make the most of our time there. LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is our firm favourite but a day there for our family of four can set us back £137 (with booking seven days in advance and taking advantage of an online discount). If you then decided to see Chessington and THORPE PARK Resort seeing as they are all in the vicinity you would be looking at another £104 (booking online five days in advance) and £99.96 (again booking online rather than the gate price) respectively. The costs soon mount up!
So you can see why we have been tempted with Merlin Annual Passes this year, those three visits alone are not far off the total cost of passes for our family for the year. Then we can visit all of those attractions and more (31 worlds of fun in total) as much as we like throughout the year. It provides phenomenal value for money. Some of the parks are so vast you can come back the next day and finish the rides you missed without feeling guilty about any extra costs! Legoland is definitely a two-day affair if you want to do it justice but that does not matter when you have a Merlin Annual Pass and can visit as much as you like for one bargain price. With parks updating all the time its worth going back regularly to see what is new!
Entertaining children does not come cheaply normally but if you live close to an attraction getting Merlin Annual Passes makes good sense even if you live further afield you soon get a return on your initial outlay. The summer holidays will be a breeze knowing you can keep them happy at some of the best and biggest UK attractions, no more bored children complaining they do not know what to do with themselves. We are so looking forward to attempting to do most of the attractions in one year with our passes!!! The Blackpool Tower and London Eye are ones the boys have not experienced yet. I will not be panicking now about the costs of the school holidays because the boys will be making magical Merlin memories, like feeding these beautiful Lorikeets nectar.
Visit www.merlinannualpass.co.uk to buy your passes in the Summer Sale, they start at £109pp. We have been provided with passes to write about our experiences through the year, but I would have gladly paid that to access all that is on offer.