Sun Savers Superdays, the much-anticipated promotion by The Sun newspaper, has returned, presenting you with the golden opportunity to grab two “free” tickets to some of the most sought-after attractions across the UK! As you gear up for an exciting year ahead, it’s worth noting the significant changes in store for 2024. Among them are the addition of new attractions eager to join the Sun Superdays line up, a revamped pricing structure designed to enhance affordability, and the elimination of the longstanding £2 booking fee that often deterred eager adventurers.
This is a great rewards club and one of my favourite sun promotions. While it’s unfortunate that LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort won’t be participating in this year’s offer, the bright side shines through with the inclusion of several exciting venues waiting to be explored by UK residents. It IS HOWEVER important to consider the ticket prices and alternative offers to some of the UK’S top attractions because a new pricing band structure means that some of these days are not “free” and you might be able to secure a better on the day ticket price in different places.
Also take note that this year, as of 31st January 2024 Alton Towers is now free entry for children under 90cm so depending on the height of your children that might save you some money without having to do anything.
Which UK attractions are included in the Sun Superdays Attractions for 2024?
Sea Life Aquariums: Dive into an underwater wonderland at Sea Life Aquariums, where you can marvel at a diverse array of marine life, from colorful tropical fish to majestic sharks and graceful sea turtles.
Alton Towers Resort: Thrill-seekers rejoice at Alton Towers Resort, home to an exhilarating array of roller coasters, family attractions, and themed experiences set amidst the picturesque Staffordshire countryside. With some of the best rides in the U.K. and ceebeebies land this is the place to visit for the entire family to have fun.
Chessington World of Adventures Resort: Delve into a world of adventure and excitement at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, where thrilling rides, interactive animal encounters, and family-friendly entertainment await around every corner.
Thorpe Park Resort: Brace yourself for heart-pounding thrills and adrenaline-pumping rides at Thorpe Park, one of the UK’s premier theme parks featuring a diverse selection of attractions and experiences – this is probs lot more suited towards secondary school aged children.
Warwick Castle: Step back in time and immerse yourself in centuries of history and intrigue at Warwick Castle, where medieval splendor, captivating stories, and thrilling events come to life within its ancient walls.
The Blackpool Tower: Ascend to new heights at The Blackpool Tower, an iconic landmark offering panoramic views of the seaside town below, along with a host of attractions including the dazzling Tower Ballroom and the spine-tingling Tower Dungeon.
The London Eye: Experience breathtaking views of London’s iconic skyline aboard the world-famous observation wheel, offering a unique perspective of the city’s landmarks and attractions.
The Bear Grylls Adventure: Embark on thrilling challenges and adrenaline-fueled adventures inspired by the renowned survival expert Bear Grylls, pushing your limits and testing your skills in a variety of outdoor pursuits.
The Dungeons / Shrek’s Adventure: Immerse yourself in interactive storytelling and immersive experiences at The Dungeons, where history and horror collide, or journey to the whimsical world of Shrek’s Adventure for a magical and family-friendly escapade.
Madame Tussauds: Rub shoulders with lifelike wax figures of your favorite celebrities, historical figures, and cultural icons at Madame Tussauds, where entertainment and wonder await at every turn.
Cadbury World: Indulge in a chocolate lover’s paradise at Cadbury World, where the rich history and irresistible aroma of Cadbury chocolate come to life. Explore interactive exhibits, learn about the chocolate-making process, and treat your taste buds to delicious samples.
How does Sun Superdays work?
Sun Super days is a promotional scheme by The Sun, a prominent British tabloid newspaper, which offers readers the opportunity to enjoy “free” days out throughout the year There are some standard terms to be mindful of but here’s a breakdown of how it typically works:
1. Collect Codes: Readers of The Sun newspaper are encouraged to gather 5 unique codes featured inside the paper during specified promotional periods. These unique codes must be obtained from different publication dates, ensuring genuine reader engagement. For instance, the February code collection kicks off on Saturday 10th, offering access to SEA LIFE Aquariums.
2. Register: To take part in the scheme, readers must sign up for the Sun Savers program, with online access via the newspaper’s website or via mobile app.
3. Enter Codes: Once successfully registered, participants can input the collected codes into their Sun Savers account, unlocking access to exclusive offers and rewards.
4. Booking: Upon the designated booking date highlighted on the free Sun Savers app, you can reserve your preferred visit date to the attraction and settle any supplementary charges It’s essential to act swiftly, especially for peak dates such as bank holidays and school half terms, as availability may diminish rapidly, often within minutes. Consider setting reminders or alarms to ensure prompt booking.
How to get two tickets to SEA LIFE this February using unique Sun savers codes
Save the dates for Sun Savers Code releases 2024
February – Sealife Centre attractions
March – Alton Towers Resort
April – Chessington World of Adventures
May – Thorpe Park
June – Warwick Castle
July – The Blackpool Tower
August – The London Eye
September – Bear Grylls Adventure
October – The Dungeons / Shreks Adventure
November – Madame Tussauds
December – Cadbury World
What are the Sun Savers Super days Additional Charges for 2024?
There is always a little catch with these types of promotions. Unfortunately the free tickets are limited to specific days and the introduction of new pricing bands for this year’s attractions marks a significant shift in the landscape of leisure activities. If you find yourself unable to visit attractions during mid-week, term-time periods, be prepared for an additional charge per ticket during peak dates, encompassing weekends, school holidays, and bank holidays.
I am used to paying extra for tickets during school holidays as a teacher which although frustrating, I do understand. On maternity leave I took full advantage of being able to explore some of the UK’s top attractions during quieter times. By offering differentiated pricing based on timing, attractions seek to manage demand and ensure a balanced experience for visitors. While weekdays and off-peak times remain attractive for budget-conscious visitors, peak dates promise a bustling atmosphere with potentially more attractions and experiences to enjoy.
I have been to most Merlin attractions both midweek and during holiday events and there is a totally different vibe. Midweek at theme parks is a great to explore if you have the opportunity with younger children, places are generally quieter and have lower queue times. The school holidays are when these places come to life. We love the addition of more shows, costumed characters wandering around, more show times, all of the food spots being open and little extras such as face painting vendors available. Bank Holiday tickets unfortunately always cost more for great days out so it might be worth shopping around. Here is the new band pricing structure for the Alton Towers Resort:
Is it worth collecting vouchers for Sun Savers Superdays?
Considering these options, collecting The Sun newspaper codes for SEA LIFE Birmingham could potentially offer savings, especially during off-peak times. However, it’s essential to weigh the convenience and flexibility of direct booking options against the potential savings offered by newspaper codes. All of these attractions are available to visit as a Merlin Pass holder. There are various tiers to membership again with restricted dates depending on your level of membership but at prices from £99 that would save the faff of having to remember and buy the sun newspaper and find the codes, incur the peak booking costs and also get you some member perks and all sorts of offers. If you have a friend with a pass then they might be able to get hold of friends and family tickets at a discounted rate whcih might be a fun way to spend some time together during school holidays.
The newspaper will always cost you £1.05 to purchase which means spending over £5 for every ticket offer – that’s £55 if you plan to take advantage of all of the offers this year. of course an on the day ticket to Alton Towers on its own is £68 so that is not to be frowned upon. There are some good savings to be had, especially if you are flexible and can visit midweek during term time. I think the sun savers might also be better price wise than some of the midweek parent and toddler tickets. However these sun savers super days are immensely popular amongst Sun Readers and when you are restricted to school holiday dates it can be frustrating to buy the newspaper, save up the unique booking code for sun savers tickets and then not be guaranteed to be able to book an attraction on your available dates. If you have a specific day of your visit in mind for one of these UK attractions then this can be the biggest drawback of the offer, not to mention trying to work out the additional booking fee costs this year.
However the good news is that you can still find Merlin attraction offers in all sorts of places. For example cereal boxes and pasta sauce jars often have new exciting offers – and there are always 241 options. You can also get 241 offers via a current national rail offer. Please make sure you read the small print on these vouchers for key features and any exclusion dates. Th ebonus is that you can usually read these on the packaging in the supermarket before making a purchase.
These tickets are usually valid during peak times including when booking weekend tickets – so that means if you want to visit at a peak time such as the upcoming Easter Holidays then it might be better to shop around. For example if you wanted to visit a Sea life Centre attraction then you’re looking at paying £50 for two tickets if you walk in on the day. Sun savers per days tickets could cost you that £11 peak surcharge per person as well as the cost of purchasing five newspapers which amounts to about £25 which is about the same as a day ticket price with a 241 voucher. A cereal box might be the easier option here with the 2 4 1 offer you can use at your leisure without having to buy the paper, collect the unique sun savers codes wait in online queues and compete for a small number of tickets available for those peak times.
Last Updated on 1 week by Lavania Oluban