1. Book Accommodation & Tickets Separately
Use this handy tool that compares all the top hotel sites in one simple search. Just start typing the name of the attraction.
Looking to visit one of the big theme parks? Their websites include offers you can’t find elsewhere. We pick out the best: Legoland, Alton Towers, Chessington, Peppa Pig World, Thorpe Park & Warwick Castle.
Featured Attraction Break Deals
Going solo: booking your tickets and accommodation separately
While our research has found packages are normally the cheapest option, you should also check the price of you bundle if you booked it independently or created your own package.
See how much tickets are at your favoured attraction. Look out for 2-4-1 offers and other giveaways in newspapers or on cereal boxes. And make you see what special offers are being promoted on the theme parks’ own pages (Legoland, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Chessington often have promotions).
When it comes to booking hotels use our hotel comparison tool. This gets the best prices from all the top travel sites.
A couple of exceptions that don’t show on comparison sites are Premier Inn, Travelodge or Best Western and these are usually found somewhere near your preferred attraction so make sure you check their websites for direct booking prices.
Openminded? Just see what packages are out there
The likes of SuperBreak always have eye-catching offers at some of the UK’s top theme parks. They also provide inspiration for new places you might like to try: Madame Tussauds, the Houses of Parliament and London’s Shard building were a few ideas we saw.
Why do we like SuperBreak so much?
We’ve highlighted SuperBreak a lot in this guide. In our research they often turned up the best offers. But there are some other reasons they are a reliable place to find a good package:
- Excellent customer feedback (97% on Feefo)
- Their prices include taxes
- No sneaky credit card fees
- No extra booking charges
- Established for 30 years
- Last year’s ‘Best UK Tour Operator’ (Globe Travel)
Short attraction breaks with a large family
One frustration for families booking hotels and also package holidays is that, usually, you pay ‘per person’. That’s bad luck if you’ve got a big family as your bill gets higher for every child you have. But also it often means you’re booking separate rooms to accommodate everyone – which spoils the experience of spending time together.
If you’ve broken down the hotel costs of a theme park trip with a large family or group and it’s looking too pricey, consider a holiday rental. There are plenty of apartments, cottages and lodges available within easy reach of most theme parks.
Villas and holiday homes are great for large families as you only pay for the property. They’re also perfect for extended families or those going on shared holidays with other families.
With young ones happy to share rooms, you can scale down your needs, split the rental costs and grab yourself a very cheap holiday.