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5 Reasons to buy an annual pass in 2019

  1. 9f92173477e1d3cb3ba8a5187c30dccd.jpg​​1 Save money

Many places you only need to visit twice in the year and you have covered the cost of the annual passes. Thereafter you have free unlimited visits which can result in large savings. Work out how much you’ll save by dividing the cost of the pass by a day’s admission to see how many times you’ll need to visit to begin saving money.

2 Year round access to seasonal events

Many attractions hold extra seasonal events and activities at key times during the year – Easter egg hunts, character visits, teddy zip wire (Corfe Castle) summertime trails, Halloween and autumn activities and Christmas themed events. Lots of these are often included at no extra cost or a small charge. They provide special, limited-time experiences and opportunities for celebrating occasions and making memories. 

3 Discounts in the café and gift shop

Many attractions offer pass holders additional discounts in their shops and cafes often 10% or more, which is great news when you’re desperate for a coffee and for when it’s time to exit the attraction which always involves a slow walk through the gift shop with lots of pleading eyes from the children!

4 Quicker entrance with fast track queuing

At busy times of the year the larger attractions can build up entrance queues which doesn’t go down well with inpatient and excited children – even 20 minutes can seem like forever when waiting with young ones! So fast-track entrance is cccc208c660ba0b48d8e5572c8fea417.jpgperfect to whizz in and get on with the fun, especially if you only want to pop in for an hour or two, which leads us on to…….

5 Short visits

Unlimited access means you can go along for just an hour and not feel it is a waste of money. Great chance just to fill moments of time around busy family life. There is no pressure then to see the whole attraction each time which at the bigger places can be a tiring day for small children.

Local options to consider:

Adventure Wonderland

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

Exbury Gardens

Marwell Zoo

Oceanarium

Moors Valley Country Park

Beaulieu Motor Museum

National Trust – local places include Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy, Mottisfont and Brownsea Island

New Forest Wildlife Park

Longleat Safari Park

Paultons Family Theme Park

Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre

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