Cheap half-term ideas - the biggest discounts in October
Summer break burned a hole in your pocket and you’re not ready to do it all over again for half term? Luckily, offering top-notch activities and days out with discounts up to 50% is what Bookado is all about, so be assured there are lots of cheap things to do with kids.
Refer to our October discount guide listing some of the best autumn break ideas for kids, from go karting to trampolining to save some real money. But hurry, spots are limited!
Save 50% Off-Peak: Ice Skating for £6.00
Yes that’s right! For the price of two Tesco Meal deals, you can have a blast at London’s most iconic ice rink. Moments away from Hyde Park at Bayswater Station, this all-year venue welcomes beginners and pros alike and will give you some real christmas vibes as you cut some shapes on the ice. Skates can be hired on-site and there is assistance and guidance available at any time. The ice rink is open from 11am to 11pm, so it works for everyone’s schedule. To the offer.
Where: Bayswater, London
When: 7 Days a week; Mondays are 50% off.
Bookado Highlight: No matter at what time of the day you pull up, be assured the spirit is always upbeat and truly infectious!
Save 46% Off-Peak: VR experience for £14.00
This deal is just too good to pass up! Escape the hustle and bustle in the capital for a while as you immerse yourselves in the fantastic worlds of VR. Through your goggles, you will experience breathtaking landscapes and scenarios engaging all senses and blurring the lines between reality and illusion. Don’t forget to try the VR games on offer: fight zombies in a horror shooter and show off your moves in the Beat Saber dance-off. To the offer.
Where: Haggerston, London
When: 11am on weekdays are cheapest (though there are other slots available)
Please note: Children must be 12 or over
Bookado Highlight: As you roam the ‘Otherworld’ island, the 4D effects will not stop to amaze you, from wind blowing around you to the sun beating on your face.
Save 10%: Go Karting for £26.00
Venture to the South for a driving experience featuring fast cars and a state-of-the-art 290m track! Choose from an array of different racing types to test your drifting skills and have exhilarating races to establish the fastest driver of the family. The outdoor track adds an additional challenge making you maneuver your kart through wet patches. To the offer.
Where: Worthing, Brighton
When: Daily; earliest slot: 9am, latest slot: 3pm
Please note: The minimum height is 4ft2
Bookado Highlight: This venue also has Pit Bikes available for hire. Hurry though as the last run on this track is 3rd November.
Save 15% Off-Peak: Trampolining for £12.00
Trampolining is the perfect thing to do on a rainy day combining exercise and fun. Located in Stratford, this indoor trampoline park stretches across three stories and will surely tire out the kids as they bounce to their heart’s desire. They are also games on offer, such as dodgeball or Battle Beam to prevent children from getting bored.
The train from St Pancras takes you to Stratford in less than 10 minutes. To the offer.
Where: Stratford, London
When: daily from 11am to 7pm ( with some exceptions)
Please note: Jumpers must be aged 4 or over.
Bookado Highlight: Although it’s all fun and games, you’ll get a really good workout out of this.
Save 10% Off Peak: High ropes Bristol for £15.00
Boasting 15 exciting tree-top challenges including zip wires, traverse nets and islands in the sky, the High Ropes course near Bristol makes for the perfect family day out. Channel your inner monkey as you work your way through the challenges and feel on top of the world as you reach gut-wrenching heights. To the offer.
Where: Almondsbury, Bristol
When: 10am and 2pm daily (with a few exceptions)
Please note: the minimum height is 1.30m
Bookado Highlight: Crossing the rickety bridges you’re guaranteed to feel the adrenaline rush through your body
Save 16% Off Peak: Tag Archery for £12.50
Tag Archery is a new trend taking the UK by storm as it is similar to the all-time favourite Paintball. However, it is painless and therefore also suited for younger kids enabling them to learn how to use a bow and arrow in the various mission scenarios and games. The Battle Archery Experience provides just the right dose of competitiveness and will have you feel like Robin Hood roaming Sherwood Forest. To the offer.
Where: Almondsbury, Bristol
When: The cheapest slot is on Tuesday 22nd at 10am (other slots for ?15.00)
Please note: children must be aged 10 or older
Bookado Highlight: Armed with bow and arrow, this is less intense than paintball and exudes a medieval atmosphere
Save 10% Off Peak: Cycle Hire for £8.10
Planning a day trip from London? Then Brighton instantly springs to mind - for several reasons. The rough white cliffs of seven sisters and charming vineyards in Sussex are two of many attractions waiting to be explored. Rent some bicycles and pick one of our recommended tours (or plan your own) for a sightseeing tour of Brighton’s most picturesque spots. Choose between a 3 hour or full day bike hire. To the offer.
Where: Brighton and Hove
When: Every weekday from 9am to 1am
Bookado Highlight: Cycling along Adul River and up to Bramber Castle is truly blissful.
Save 15% Off Peak: Escape Room from £22.95
Lost for things to do on a rainy day? We have a range of exciting Escape Rooms in Bristol, such as the Secret Agent Escape Room. There’s a mole at MI6! A double agent stole the agent list and it’s on you to find him. In this immersive experience, as spies, you will solve mysteries and crack tricky codes to accomplish the mission. To the offer.
Where: St Phillips, Bristol
When: every weekday; earliest slot: 10:30am, latest slot: 9pm
Please note: recommended for children above 12
Bookado Highlight: The real spy techniques you will be using - a must for all James Bond fans!
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