Days Out Guide: Theme Parks, Trips & More

If you’re searching for affordable day trips in the UK for 2024, then you need to check out our guide. We have you covered for top attractions, food and drink, and travel; you’ll find everything you need for cheaper days out here.

The Summer holidays are fast approaching, and it will soon be time to keep your kids entertained. 

Cutting costs during the Summer holidays has never been easier, with our discounts to help you save on travel, eating out, and exciting days out up and down the country.

Enjoy a fun-filled Summer break as a family! 

Travel Discounts 

Looking to take the kids for a day out but don’t fancy breaking the bank at the pumps? With Health Service Discounts, you can leave the car at home, jump aboard the train and save yourself some money. 


Railcard offers you the best value for money when travelling by train and is perfect if you are looking to take a few trips throughout the year. You can buy online today and start saving immediately with the Family & Friends Railcard. Get a third off train fares for up to 4 adults and 60% off for up to 4 kids (ages 5-15). 

National Express 

Get to your destination with low-cost coach fares, thanks to National Express. As one of the largest bus and coach operators in Europe, National Express have exclusive discounts for NHS staff with an extra 10% off! You can also receive some cashback on all purchases made with your ode cashback card.

With fares from just £5, on-board toilets, air conditioning, and free on-board entertainment streamed to your smartphone or tablet, travelling with kids has never been easier! 

Eating out Discounts 

Feeding the kids while out and about doesn’t have to cost a fortune with Health Service Discounts. Enjoy discounts and cashback while feeding even the fussiest of eaters! 

Pizza Hut

Treat your kids to a pizza and enjoy cashback with your ode cashback card. It can be used in conjunction with other offers and sales with no restrictions. Perfect for feeding the entire family! 


Enjoy a family meal for less and save at 1000s of restaurants across the country. From 2 for 1 meals at Prezzo, Zizzi and Pizza Hut, to 50% off pizza delivery at Dominos and Papa John’s you can enjoy a meal out or takeaway at home after a busy day exploring. You can even grab discounts from independent restaurants in your local area. 

Grab your Tastecard today and enjoy a 3 month free trial followed by 16% off your monthly subscription! 

Activities Discounts

Go Ape 

Head to the UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure at 34 locations across the country and make savings! From locations in Aberdeen to South Devon, you can let the kids go wild in the great outdoors enjoying treetop adventures and zip-wire challenges. Our NHS discounts grabs you 10% off prices. 

Alton Towers

There is fun for all the family at the UK’s biggest theme park. From the world’s only CBeebies land with rides and attractions that are perfect for your younger children, to some of the park’s biggest and scariest rides including The Smiler, Oblivion and Nemesis, there is something for everyone. 

As a member of Health Service Discounts, you can save money on your tickets this Summer. Not signed up yet? 

Days Out Discounts for NHS staff

SEA LIFE Centres 

Dive into the underwater adventures at SEA LIFE centres across the UK.With your kids, explore aquarium zones and see thousands of sea creatures including turtles, seahorses and rockpool creatures. Make the most of this opportunity to hear from marine experts and have a fun and educational day out as a family. 

ATG Tickets 

Looking for something a bit different for your kids this summer? Take your kids to a family favourite show this Summer with Health Service Discounts. From hit musicals to excellent drama performances, you can sit back and enjoy new shows at the theatre with 25% on selected shows. You’ll be singing the songs from the shows the whole way home!

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