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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 perfect to cccc208c660ba0b48d8e5572c8fea417.jpgwhizz 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


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

Lemur Landings (annual membership gives entrance discounts at Lemur Landings and Splashdown)

Stonehenge Tour & Old Sarum

Stonehenge Tour & Old Sarum

A Raring2Go adventure exploring historic Wiltshire care of the Stonehenge Tour bus service.         

Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre

Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Activity Centre

Have the ultimate outdoor adventure at Avon Tyrrell with a calender packed with events.

Geocaching - Perfect for Kids of all Ages

Geocaching - Perfect for Kids of all Ages

Have you heard about the latest craze called 'geocaching'? Find out more here!  

Salisbury Racecourse

Salisbury Racecourse

An exciting family day out at the races, great fun and great value too - even for rookies like us!

What's on this Easter

What's on this Easter

Are you looking for some fun through the Easter holidays? Maybe you want to go on an Easter Egg Hunt? Meet the Easter Bunny himself or visit somewhere new? Our What's On Guide will help you plan your diary for a packed fortnight local to you or maybe even further afield if you are feeling more adventurous! Click here and localise to get started!   

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