I’ve recently just invested in a Season ticket for a local attraction. I wanted somewhere that was near to Basingstoke, that we could just pop into after work or when my husband is at work on the weekend.
Paying for entry to attractions can be very expensive, but if you find somewhere that you like, and you know you will visit maybe once a month, it makes sense to invest in a Season ticket.
You also get discounts and extra perks with most Season tickets. I am planning to get a season ticket for a different place each year, so we don’t get bored of the same places.
This is an exceptionally long post. Sorry about that! It was really difficult to know what to include, so I’ve tried to include the key highlights and the costs. Hope you find it useful!
Updated September 2017
Wellington Country Park
How long is it valid for?
Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.
Under 3’s go free.
Not only do you receive ‘unlimited access’ to the Park but also a whole host of other benefits…
2017 Season Ticket Benefits
- UNLIMITED ADMISSION to Wellington Country Park during normal opening hours
- 3 FREE train ride vouchers for each Annual Pass holder, with all subsequent rides only £1.00 each
- 5 FREE hot drink vouchers for Adult Annual Pass holders only
- 3 FREE day passes for Adult Annual Pass holders only
- FREE PARTICIPATION in all of their in-house events – excluding Christmas and additional ticketed events
- MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER to keep you up to date of what takes place at the Park
Please note: Terms and Conditions do apply. For full details, please see ‘Terms and Conditions’ on their website.
How much does a Season Ticket cost?
|Children 2 and under||FREE|
Please Note: Don’t forgot that when your child turns 3 years old, they will need their own Annual Pass
Finkley Down Farm
An Annual Pass enables each person purchased free admission to the farm park for 1 Year from date of purchase. Ideal for a short visit even after school for a quick play on the playground or all day in the holidays.
Also if you purchase a pass before your child turns two they are free the duration of your pass.
There is also a Childminder’s annual pass, details can be found on their website.
Please note: Terms and Conditions apply.
|Person Type||Monthly Direct Debit (Online Only)||One Off Payment|
|Family (4 persons)||£24.00||£260.00|
|Children 2 – 16 Years||£6.00||£65.00|
|Children Under 2||Free||Free|
|Student Student ID Required||£6.00||£65.00|
|Disabled + Unnamed Carer Disability Proof Required||£6.00||£65.00|
Season tickets will soon be available to purchase on-line. In the meantime, please read the options on how to buy a season pass below. A season ticket to Beale Park is fantastic value, offering:
- Access to the Park for one calendar year from the date of application.
- 10 train rides during the course of your season ticket
- Subscription to the Park’s electronic news updates
…and, by becoming a season ticket holder, you are actively supporting the conservation projects that Beale Park undertakes, as well as contributing towards the care of the animals.
It’s easy to join. Simply print out the form on the website and bring it with you to the Beale Park ticket office where, on payment, a photograph will be taken and your application processed, enabling your season ticket to be produced.
How much will it cost
Adult Season Ticket – £48
Senior Citizens (60+) – £38.00
Child Season Ticket – £34
Registered Disabled + Carer – £48
Family Season Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) – £135
Terms and Conditions apply
Why not become a Farm & Deer Safari Park member and enjoy access to the farm and deer park throughout the 2017 season? An ideal opportunity for numerous short visits either after school, school holidays, rainy days, to visit the animals, go round the deer park on a tractor, safari or deer expedition, have a stroll or just for the children to let off steam!! All our park attractions are included in the price with the exception of special events. Joining costs you the equivalent of around £5 per month. Make six visits and then go FREE!
The membership includes a 10% discount on group party bookings for 2017. This can be used for birthday parties but also your children’s class (only one discount per class can apply!) at school – well worth mentioning to your children’s teacher. We also offer all season ticket holders a very special 20% discount in Woody’s for ten visits – great for breakfasts, family lunches or just coffee and cake with friends (excluding special event menus).
How much will it cost
Adults – £60
Children & OAPs – £54
Disabled/helpers – £46 each
Many Down Farm
Season tickets are valid for unlimited visits during all 4 2017 events. Easter lambing, May Half Term, Summer Maize Maze (Plus all weekends in September), & October Pumpkin Carving
|Front Entrance Price||Online Discount Price|
|Family Tickets||Front Entrance Price||Online Discount Price|
|Family of 2||Online Only||£73.50|
|Family of 3||£107.50||£107.00|
|Family of 4||£137.50||£137.00|
|Family of 5||£167.50||£167.00|
|Family of 6||£197.50||£197.00|
Terms and conditions apply. Details on entry.
4 Kingdoms Adventure Park
Enjoy their 12 Special Events through the Summer Season for the price of 6: Purchasing an annual pass costs less than the equivalent of 6 visits over a twelve month period.
You can visit 4 Kingdoms 7 days a week throughout the year: An annual pass runs for a full twelve months from the date of purchase.
“Try Before You Buy”: When you go to 4 kingdoms on any day and buy day tickets for you and your family, if you buy an annual ticket before you leave you will have your day ticket refunded (T&C’s Apply).
An Annual Pass gives you 10% off your child’s special birthday party event at 4 Kingdoms: Choose from any of their special themed birthday parties and get 10% off the price.
An Annual Pass gives you 10% off their magical Christmas Event: Join them for a magical Christmas family experience and get 10% off the ticket price.
Visit 6 times And Every Other Day Is FREE!
Single – £59.90
Family of 2 – £115.00
Family of 3 – £165.00
Family of 4 – £210.00
Family of 5 – £250.00
If you are a regular visitor to Birdworld then why not become a Birdworld member. Their members enjoy many benefits including:
Unlimited Visits – As an Annual Pass holder, you can visit Birdworld as often as you like, be it for half-an-hour or a full day. Just show your pass with photo at the Information Desk on arrival, thereby avoiding any queues at Admissions on busy days.
E-Newsletters – Their regular newsletters will keep you up-to-date with happenings within the Park, so you’ll hear all about new arrivals amongst the birds, fish, reptiles and animals on the farm, seasonal activity in the Gardens, and generally be aware of what’s going on around Birdworld. You may opt to receive this via E-mail.
Annual Pass Holder Events – You can join their team for exclusive events at Birdworld, which are only available to our pass holders. This includes our annual supper evening, which you can enjoy at no extra cost.
Discounts & Special Offers – Annual Pass Holders are eligible for a 10% discount on any purchases from the Gift Shops (excl. foods), and 15% discount on Birdworld Birthday Parties. You will also receive special prices for our Santa’s Winter Wonderland. When buying your pass you will also receive a one off 10% voucher to use on many products at Forest Lodge Garden Centre.
If you are still not sure, then visit Birdworld for the day and they will be pleased to refund the cost of that ticket against the pass if you decide to join on the day.
|Pass type||1 year|
|Pre-School Child (3-6 years)||£29.95|
|Concession (Senior citizens, students and disabled adults)||£46.95|
|Family: 2 Adults & 3 Children||£185.00|
|Family: 1 Adult & 3 Children||£135.00|
|2 Adults Joint pass||£99.95|
|2 Concessions Joint pass||£89.95|
The Hawk Conservancy
By becoming a member you can be an invaluable part of our mission while enjoying as many visits to the Hawk Conservancy Trust as you like – not to mention many other benefits throughout the year.
As a Participating Member, you can visit the Trust as many times as you like in one year and support our important conservation work. You’ll also receive:
- invitations to our exclusive Members’ Evenings;
- discounted tickets for your guests;
- three HawkTalk newsletters;
- and our Annual Review.
|Family (two adults and two children)||£140|
|Extra child on a family membership||£18|
Conservation membership and life membership are also available with additional benefits, details of which can be found on their website.
Terms and conditions apply to all membership packages.
Other Passes or Season Tickets
The Living Rainforest review on NHM (The standard admission price entitles the purchaser to an Annual Ticket, which allows free entry for one year, so keep your receipt!) NOTE: the prices have increased since the review and can be found on The Living Rainforest’s website.
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