Planning our February Half Term

I know the children have only just gone back to school and I should be jumping around and enjoying my freedom after them being home for two weeks, or at least that’s what many on my social media timelines are doing but I miss them.
I like it when they are at home and lets face it I certainly hate the morning rush of getting out of the house for 8.30am especially as it’s cold wet and dark and the tears and over tiredness of the few weeks back has already kicked in.
As a Merlin Annual Pass Ambassador I will be making the most of our passes again this year and I have asked the children where they would like to visit first.
Harry’s answer, as it always is was Sealife Centre – he loves the London Aquarium so much and asks weekly to go back.

Emmy wants to visit Shrek’s Adventure again and while we are there we may as well jump onto the London Eye – we have been at least 4 times now and never tire of it, recently were went for our first night time ‘flight’ and it was amazing looking over the sights of London at night, you can see so much and when it is all lit up it looks so different.

I would also love to fit in another visit to LEGOLAND as although we don’t go on too many rides the children love the Pirate show and the Heartlake city show.  Harry loves the train rides and the submarine ride is an absolute must.

Making the most of your passes during half term.
Having had our previous passes for a year already we have used them many times and for all attractions there are no restrictions to entry during the February half term period.
I would advise getting to all attractions as early as you can if you have Standard passes – as although you don’t have to pay for entry you won’t have priority entry to the attractions and they are very busy during school holidays.

Pre-plan and try to do more than one London attraction at the same time – if you are in London anyway you could easily fit in a couple of attractions at the same time:  The London Eye, London Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure and the London Dungeon are all located along the same stretch so you can easily fit these into one day if you start early enough.

Remember you can get 20% off food and drink in the on-site restaurants and also in the gift shops.

With Premium passes you get priority entry into the attractions – this was amazing for us last Summer holidays when the Sealife centre was full, we were able to bypass the queues and walk straight in, the same goes for the London Eye – you can enter via fast track which can save at least an hour (or more) queuing, it also gives you FREE parking at the theme parks which is rather handy seeing as parking at LEGOLAND is £10.

If you would like to take advantage of the Merlin Annual Pass sale you still have time  – purchase your passes at the discounted rate via the website with prices starting from £99!

Disclaimer:  We are Merlin Annual Pass Ambassadors and have been provided with our passes for a years worth of family fun.


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18 thoughts on “Planning our February Half Term

  1. Aw I completely agree I also enjoy the half terms with the children. And I do hate having to be dressed and ready by 8.30 am. One bonus of the half term. Look forward to February's half term! Sounds like you have some fab days out planned. We are away in Wales and can't wait x

  2. What a great idea to start planning for the half term already yourll definitely make the most of it that way. I would love to take Penny to a sealif centre, but they are all so far away or hard to get to xx

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