Things to do with the kids this half-term.


Dylan Mitchell

Castle Dungeon Warwick Castle

The weather’s never usually up to much in October. But there’s no need to let the cold, rainy days get you down because there are still plenty of places to visit and savings to be secured all across the UK with your trusty tastecard. 

From deep-sea exploration to frights from the past, if you’re wondering what to do with the kids this half-term, we've got tons of days out deals that won't drain your rainy-day fund. Keep on reading and get some inspiration for your next big day out. 

Shrek's Adventure London

Fulfil your fantasy dreams at Shrek’s Adventure!

Shrek's Adventure London is an interactive fairy-tale attraction that will delight and enthral families of all ages. This immersive storytelling attraction brings the DreamWorks classic to life and plunges children and adults alike into the hilarious world of Shrek, Donkey, and all their pals. 

Use all your senses as you travel through 10 fairy tale-themed live shows, from the Donkey-driven magical 4D flying bus journey to searching for Shrek in his beloved swamp – it's a day out the whole family will love. 

Save up to 27% on your tickets with tastecard.

Head into the blue at SEA LIFE.

With aquariums all across the UK, SEA LIFE is an ideal day out whether you're an aspiring marine biologist or just love to watch the BBC's Blue Planet docs. Take yourself, friends, or family, on a wondrous journey from the coastline to the deepest depths of the ocean, where you can discover a whole spectacle of fascinating sea creatures.

Enjoy up to 24% off at SEA LIFE locations across the UK.

Edinburgh Dungeons

Step into the past at The Dungeons.

If you fancy a bit of frightening fun in the lead-up to Halloween, then taking an immersive, live actor-led journey into a city's darkest and most horrible history probably sounds like your perfect day out. If that's the case, then The Dungeons should definitely be on your list of things to do when the weather's not so good. And with savings available at The Dungeons’ London, York, Edinburgh, and Blackpool venues, you'll never have to travel too far for your next thrilling adventure.

Save at The Dungeons locations across the UK with tastecard.

Family at LegoLand discovery centre

Get creative at LEGOLAND Discovery Centres.

Break out the bricks and head over to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centres in Manchester and Birmingham and enjoy all the fabulous exhibits, rides and displays at the UK's ultimate indoor LEGO playgrounds. It's the ideal day out for the little ones in your life with tonnes to do, from building and playing to dipping their toes into the world of fantasy with the Merlin's Apprentice Ride and Kingdom Quest.

Save up to 57% on entry with tastecard.

Meet celebs at Madame Tussauds.

Anyone for a spot of celeb hunting? It's not every day you get to pap your favourite celebs and then take a selfie with some of the most successful sports stars, but if you pay a visit to London or Blackpool's Madame Tussauds locations, then it's business as usual. There are plenty of wax models from the world of music, sport, and entertainment for you to ogle at, and you can enjoy your day out even more knowing you've saved a bunch with us.

You can get up 24% off with tastecard.

Family eating popcorn in the cinema

Catch the latest films on the big screen.

Who doesn’t love a cinema trip? We certainly do, and we know you’ll love it so much more when there’s a discount. October’s looking like a seriously stacked month for cinema releases, whether you’re feeling something spooky or more of a family-friendly feature. And remember, you can save an average of 25% on your tickets and get your popcorn and drinks combos for less too.

Feed the family for less than £20 at Pizza Hut Restaurants.

You're bound to work up an appetite after a big day out, and Pizza Hut Restaurants is the perfect spot to rest and refuel. Forget the bland pack lunches; tuck into four Melts, fries, plus access to the Unlimited Salad bar for under £20 with tastecard!

What are Pizza Hut's Melts? Imagine a thin, crispy Pizza base, stuffed with cheese and delicious toppings, folded over and baked until all that delicious cheesey goodness oozes out the sides. Sounds good, right? 

You can get two Melts for just £9.99 with our 2 for 1 offer until 5pm at your local Pizza Hut Restaurant. That means you can feed a family of four for £19.98 – what a bargain. 

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