Keeping your kids entertained throughout the summer holidays can end up being quite expensive.

Ice creams, meals out, day trips; it all adds up very quickly. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of ways that you can keep an eye on the pennies and still make this summer a memorable one for you and the kids.

One of the perks of working in the NHS is the fantastic range of NHS discounts that you can use to shave money off the price of attractions, days out and UK breaks.

So, we thought we would help you out and give you our top 11 fun things to do with your kids this summer, along with our amazing discounts.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers

Excitement is always on the menu at Alton Towers which has some of the best rides and attractions in the UK. The Nemesis, Rita, Air and the new ride for 2016 – Galactica, are sure to give your kids an adrenaline-pumping day out. With up to 45% off gate prices for NHS staff, now’s the perfect time to book your tickets.

Go Ape

Go Ape

What better way to let your little monkeys enjoy themselves than letting them loose to fly through the tree tops? Go Ape is an unforgettable experience as you tackle high rope obstacles, Tarzan Swings and zip wires. Choose from 30 locations throughout the UK and get a fantastic 10% off with our NHS discount.



Step into a world of adventure where your children’s imaginations can run wild for a day out they won’t forget. There’s over 55 rides and attractions including; the Lego 4D movie Theatre, Lego Star Wars Miniland Model Display, Loki’s Labrinth, Castaway Camp and much, much more. With our NHS discount you can get up to a whopping 41% off gate prices with our voucher code.



Take your pick from 20,000 fantastic UK and European holidays, holiday parks, lodges, boats, cottages and city breaks for a perfect family break this summer. Your children will love to play in the outdoors; you can take them snorkelling, horse riding, swimming and much more.  Get an extra 10% off when you book using our NHS discount.

Chester Zoo

125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens make Chester Zoo the UK’s number one wildlife attraction. They have over 20,000 animals from 500 different species that your children will love to learn about on their exciting day trip. There are lots of islands to explore, intriguing habitats and you can even see some dinosaurs! Why not make a weekend of it and get an extra 10% off with this fantastic ticket and hotel package discount?

Cadbury World

If your children love chocolate (and you do too!) a trip to Cadbury World has to be on your summer to-do list. There’s loads to keep your kids entertained – you can learn how the famous Cadbury’s chocolates are made, go on an exciting 4D Chocolate Adventure, watch their chocolatiers in action, take a ride through Cadabra, plus much more. Book your attraction tickets and hotel together and save an extra 10% off NHS discount with our NHS discount.

The Making of Harry Potter

Bring the magic of Harry Potter to life for your children with this magical studio tour. Explore the iconic sets, animatronic creatures, breath-taking sound effects and marvel at the thousands of intricate artefacts that have been kept from the films. Save and extra 10% off your ticket and hotel package with this NHS deal.

Forest Holidays

Forest Holidays

Get your kids away from their computer screens this summer and into the great outdoors on a fantastic Forest Holiday. Stay at one of nine idyllic locations and choose from luxury cabins set in the woodland, on the edge of lochs, or in bright forest meadows. Last minute breaks are still available and you can get up to 15% off with your NHS discount.


Butlin’s resorts have been British holiday hotspots since the 1930’s and still to this day it never fails to impress. Their world famous Redcoats will keep you and the children entertained, along with plenty of activities, sports and great restaurants; you won’t want to leave. Make this summer special for your children and get an extra 20% off with this amazing NHS discount.

Warwick Castle

Looking for a great day out filled with history, magic, myth and adventure? At Warwick Castle you can explore the castle and grounds, interactive attractions and walk-through adventures, dare to visit the Castle Dungeons, see spectacular daily shows, and more. To make it even better, you can get up to 38% off gate prices with our NHS discount.

Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is jam-packed full of amazing rides, including: Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, Stealth, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Maze, and Saw – The Ride, to name a few. Book today and you can get up to 52% off gate prices with our NHS discount.

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