Good, bad & in-between


Here’s our list of the attractions that charge fair prices – and those that don’t. Tell us your experiences and we’ll build a comprehensive list together!

The good – Our #childfare heroes! These attractions charge fair prices to under-18s

  • Bletchley Park – The historic site has a child ticket for children of 17 and under. These can also be included in a family ticket.
  • Bolton Castle – The castle has a concessions ticket that includes children aged 5-18 which can be included in a family ticket.
  • Iron bridge Museums – The child ticket is for those under-18 in full time education.
  • National Trust – The National Trust offers child tickets for those aged 17 and under. These can also be included in a family ticket. It has great family membership rates for parents (discounted for single parents) that include up to five children 17 and under from one address (under 5s go free). Young people aged between 13 and 25 pay half the adult price for annual membership.
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace – The historic house has a child ticket for children of 17 and under. These can also be included in a family ticket.
  • Tiggywinkles – The wildlife hospital has a child price from 4-17 which can be included in a family ticket.

 

We consider that the following attractions are not charging fair prices to those under 18 years old.

The bad – The upper age limit on their child ticket is below 16

  • Alton Towers – The theme park’s child ticket is restricted to those 11 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Birdland, Cotswolds – Birdland’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under.
    Birdland – The Cotswolds

    Birdland – The Cotswolds

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach – The theme park’s child ticket is restricted to those 11 and under.
  • Caernarfon Castle – The welsh fortress has an upper limit of 15 on it’s child ticket and a family ticket that only includes children of this age and under.
  • Chessington World of Adventure – The theme park’s child ticket is restricted to those 11 and under.
  • Chester Zoo – The zoo’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under
  • Churchill War Rooms – The museum’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Conwy Castle – The medieval castle only accepts those under 16 as children and only those this age can be included on a family ticket.
  • Drayton Manor – The theme park’s child ticket is restricted to those 11 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Edinburgh Castle – The historic castle’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under.
  • Edinburgh Zoo – The zoo’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Golden Hinde – The historical ship has a child ticket that goes up to 15. They have a family ticket that can include four people with at least one child.
  • Glasgow Science Centre – The centre’s child price only includes those from 3-15.
  • Hampton Court Palace – The palace’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • HMS Belfast – The museum’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • IWM Duxford – The upper limit on the museum’s child ticket is 15, meaning those 16 and over cannot be included on a family ticket.
  • Leeds castle – The historic castle’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under.
  • Legoland Windsor – The theme park’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under.
  • Oceanarium – The aquarium has a multitude of family tickets that must have two adults and at least one child. The child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under.
  • Sea Life London – The aquarium’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under.
  • The Shard – The tallest building in London’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under.
  • Thorpe Park – The theme park’s child ticket is restricted to those 11 and under.
  • The Tower of London – The fortress’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Trebah Gardens – Entrance to the gardens costs £6 more for those 16 and over who are not included on the child price.
  • Warner Bros Making of Harry Potter – The studio tour’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Warwick Castle – The historic castle’s child ticket is restricted to those 11 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Welsh Mountain Zoo – The zoo’s upper limit on its child price is 15 and only children of this age and under can be included on a family ticket. They have a student ticket for the same price as the child ticket but you must have an NUS card.
  • Whipsnade Zoo – The zoo has a child ticket with an upper limit of 15, meaning those 16 and over cannot be included on the family ticket.
  • York Minster – The cathedral of York has a free ticket for children of 15 and under when accompanied by an adult.
  • ZSL London Zoo – The zoo’s child ticket is restricted to those 15 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket, if booked online.

Fair prices? Getting there!

The in-between – Their child ticket includes 16-year-olds who may still be in secondary school

  • Balmoral Castle – The historic castle’s child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Cardiff Castle – The historic castle’s child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Chatsworth – The house and gardens’ child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park – The zoo’s child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under. Only these can be included in a family season ticket.
  • The Eden Project – The Eden Project’s child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Jorvik Viking Centre – The museum’s child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Roman Baths, Bath – The natural heated pools’ child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.
  • Twycross Zoo – The zoo’s child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under.
  • Windsor Castle – The historic castle’s child ticket is restricted to those 16 and under. Only these can be included in a family ticket.

We are continuing to build this list. Know another company not here? Contact us at campaign@childfare.org.uk with a link to their pricing page and we’ll add them to the list.

It matters to us that we provide accurate information here. If we have made a mistake – or your venue has changed its pricing policy – please don’t hesitate to correct us via email.

Let’s get all these attractions charging fair prices!