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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Cheap days out in June and July

100s of free UK farmsOver 400 farms open to the public


On Sun 12 June, over 400 farms all over the UK will open their gates to the public. Expect to see activities like pig racing, pond dipping and maybe some chicks hatching! Some guided tours and tractor rides will also be available at certain farms.
You can check out if a local farm is participating by using this Farm Finder. Most are free and you just head there, though some require you to book ahead and some may charge a fee (£1.50-£5.00) or ask for a donation, so it's best to double check the Open Farm Sunday website before you go. Open Farm Sunday
Open Farm Sunday is an annual event, now in its sixth year, organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming). It aims to help you discover how farmers grow your food and look after the countryside.
The deal: Access to 100s of free farms all over the UK. Valid: Sun 12 June 2011. How: Choose a participating farm, most are free, some will charge a small fee. Some require booking ahead. Expires: Sun 12 June 2011. Excludes: N/A Offer from: Open Farm Sunday. Restrictions: N/A.
£10/£20 tickets to Verdi Opera Online offer
Grab £10 upper circle (worth £30-£60) or £20 dress circle tickets (worth £64-£92), for the English National Opera's Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at the London Coliseum.
The cheap tickets are valid for performances on Weds 8, Fri 10, Thurs 16 and Sat 18 June 2011 and you can book until 18 June.


How do I get the tickets?
Go to English National Opera and pick the performance you wish to attend. For £10 tickets choose any seat in the upper circle, for £20 tickets pick any seat in the dress circle. Enter the code ENOSIMON at the checkout to get the price reduction.
There's a £1.55 booking fee per transaction, so if you want multiple seats book in one go. The code can't be used with other offers. Tickets will be sent by post.
The deal: £10 upper circle tickets or £20 dress circle tickets. Valid: 8, 10, 16 and 18 June performances. How: Book online with code ENOSIMON. Expires: Sat 18 June 2011. Excludes: Stall and balcony seats. Offer from: English National Opera. Restrictions: Not available retrospectively and subject to availability.
Chill Factore 50% offManchester's snow centre
Manchester's indoor snow centre Chill Factore has four 50% off codes to use until Sun 31 July 2011.Chill Factore
How do I get it?
On the Chill Factore website, select one of the three activities below, then add the following discount codes at checkout:
  • Annual membership, 50% off (eg, £50 instead of £100 for adults) - use code MSEMEMBER. Valid for adult, junior, family or student memberships
  • Beginner level 1, 50% off (eg, £35 instead of £70 for adults) - use code MSEBL1. Valid for adults, juniors or families
  • 3 hour lift pass, 50% off (eg, £17 instead of £34 for adults) - use code MSE50. Valid for adults, juniors or families

  • Snow Fun Activity Day (ski & snowboard taster lesson, luge ice slide, sledging, clothing hire, gloves, hat and lanyard). 50% off (£49 instead of £99) - use code MSSFAD. Book by phone on 0161 749 2222 (can't book online for this one).
The deal: 50% off. Valid: On the day. How: Book online, quoting promo codes above. For the Snow Fun Activity Day, book by phone. Expires: Sun 31 July 2011. Excludes: Other offers & membership discounts. Offer from: Chill Factore. Restrictions: Select activities above only.
Ripley's Believe It or Not 2 for £29Print voucher
Get two tickets for £28.80 to Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in Piccadilly Circus, London.
Tickets are normally £22.95 each for adults and £20.95 for children, and this offer includes two Mirror Maze passes and guidebooks.
How do I get it?
Print off this Ripley's voucher and hand over at the ticket office. One voucher is valid for up to six people.
What is Ripley's Believe It or Not?
It's a museum which exhibits lots of bizarre displays (i.e. a Tower Bridge replica made from matchsticks), as well as lots of strange events and facts that are almost unbelievable.
The deal: Two tickets for £28.80. Valid: Mon-Sun. How: Print voucher. Expires: Sat 31 Dec. Excludes: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Eve & Day. Offer from: Ripley's Believe It or Not. Restrictions: Six people per voucher.