Leisure Magpie – Autumn Version

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Welcome to the third version of Leisure Magpie. On this weblog we’re specializing in the Autumn.

The Summer season Holidays are over and Christmas is on the horizon. In between there’s half-term and Halloween. There are offers for these of you who prefer to get out and about dressed as a cute cat, an outsized pumpkin or a personality from 5 Nights at Freddy’s.

There’s additionally a spherical up and reminder of the way to get to the cinema and the theatre on a budget, in addition to the way to see your favorite TV reveals being filmed. Lastly, we’ve included a bit for many who favor cosy time on the couch (in full head to toe Halloween costumes, if that’s your factor).

Within the final version of Leisure Magpie, we featured a collection of among the wonderful 2 for 1 days out you’ll be able to have whenever you journey by practice.  In the event you click on right here you’ll see that these offers are nonetheless on. Good for getting out about everywhere in the nation over half-term. From The Royal Pavilion in Brighton all the way in which up the Loch Lomond Aquarium, there actually is one thing for everybody. Bear in mind reserving is crucial.

Halloween Enjoyable

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Brick or Deal with at Legoland

From 1st to 31st October Legoland is internet hosting the last word Household Halloween Social gathering! Brick or Deal with gives stay reveals, unbelievable decorations and plenty of monsters.

In the event you e-book upfront on-line it can save you as much as £30 off the worth of an ‘on the day ticket’. For comparability, a mean mid week day ticket prices £62, on-line it’s listed as £32. Legoland additionally accepts Tesco Clubcard vouchers.

Alton Towers Scarefest – 15th Anniversary

Alton Towers Scarefest is on the seventh – ninth, 14th – thirty first October 2022

The park might be open till 9pm throughout Scarefest so these of you who’re courageous sufficient can expertise the rides at nighttime. Different spooky treats embrace Wicker Man and the Alton Towers Dungeon.

Entry prices are from £42.00 per particular person upfront as an alternative of the gate worth of £65.00. You may as well trade your Tesco Clubcard vouchers for entry tickets which is sweet worth for cash.


Screamfest is on from 7th – 31st October 2022

For these of you with a stronger structure, the Nationwide Forest Journey Farm in Staffordshire is internet hosting Screamfest. Just for these aged 16 and above, Screamfest is certain to scare you foolish with sights known as Insomnia, Hillbilly Joe’s Zombie Zoo and Love Hurts-Final Orders.

If screaming till you lose your voice is your concept of the proper Halloween then tickets vary from £14 (for which you’ll benefit from the ambiance and the stay leisure, however not the scares) to £37 for quick monitor to all of the horror on supply.

If you wish to get in over half-term or on Halloween itself then e-book now for discounted on-line tickets – saving you round £5 on the ticket worth: BOOK EARLY

Halloween Enjoyable for FREE

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Northycote Farm in Wolverhampton is internet hosting a free Halloween Path on Sunday October 30th.   No must e-book -just flip up – however there might be charity buckets round when you’d prefer to make a donation. There may even be a pumpkin carving competitors. Dressing up is inspired!


For one thing a bit completely different why not go to the Stourbridge Glass Museum on Saturday 22nd October to observe the pumpkins float on the mill pond at nightfall. It truly is a magical Halloween occasion and it’s utterly free!

Free Pumpkin Patch Honest

On Friday 28th October you’ll be able to go to the Collectively Centre in Dukinfield for a spooky occasion. Entrance is free and households can take pleasure in trick or deal with hunt, halloween crafts spooky video games and far more.


Watch your Favorite TV Exhibits being Filmed – for FREE!

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We may all do with some leisure proper now, have a great giggle or rise up shut and private with our pin ups (perhaps not that shut, you don’t wish to get into hassle).

Websites like SRO Audiences and Applause Retailer allow you to e-book FREE tickets to a few of your favorite TV reveals. Presently you may get tickets to see:

Studio locations are all the time restricted so get reserving to keep away from disappointment!


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There are all the time offers to be discovered on-line to see West Finish Exhibits – here’s a pattern of what you can snap up and the place:



Do you know that you would be able to see the newest releases at your native cinema – without spending a dime? Free Motion pictures UK is a not for revenue organisation that works arduous to getting members as many free cinema tickets as doable. It really works as a discussion board primarily based neighborhood the place individuals share data, codes and swap tickets. There aren’t any adverts. No expenses. And it’s actually easy:

  • Register on the web site right here.
  • Anticipate the activation e mail.
  • Click on on the hyperlink to activate your account.
  • Be part of the discussion board.
  • Obtain code.
  • Take code to the cinema.
  • Purchase popcorn.
  • Take pleasure in your movie!

Hidden Perks

It’s all the time price trying out any perks you would possibly have already got that got here along with your checking account or by way of your telephone or broadband contract, for instance. Certainly one of our workforce discovered that they had 6 free Vue tickets with their Membership Lloyds account that they’d forgotten about. (That they had chosen them as a perk in January!). It’s price spending a little bit of time going by means of your emails and seeing when you’ve missed or forgotten about any perks your self…


Additionally, don’t overlook that Tastecard* and Gourmand Society aren’t only for consuming out! They may give you financial savings of up 40% on Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse, Odeon and Empire. Some impartial cinemas are included within the deal too. Positively price trying out.

*You may get a Tastecard without spending a dime for 60 days after which it renews at £5.99 a month. Offers for consuming out are normally 2 for 1 or 50% off meals. Mix that with a visit to the cinema and also you’re positively going to make some huge financial savings!

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Develop into a Member

One other nice approach to save on cinema tickets is to grow to be a member. Most of us both have a cinema that we favor (cozy seats are non-negotiable for some, others price theirs in keeping with the popcorn). Or there’s a cinema that’s closest or best to get to. Whichever it’s, take a look at their membership offers:

Odeon’s membership schemes are known as both myOdeon or myLimitless. Each provide you with financial savings on movies, foods and drinks.  MyOdeon is free and means that you can unlock Saver tickets however MyLimitless prices £14.99 a month. For that you simply’ll get cash off all movies and invitations unique viewings. Take a look at the membership offers right here.

Cineworld additionally gives limitless cinema for round £9.99 a month (at some greater cinemas, membership prices £15.99 a month). This lets you see any movie, any time, as many instances as you want, in addition to 10% off snacks and drinks. They’re additionally at present providing a free tastecard which suggests you get much more cash off offers included within the worth.

Lastly, keep watch over websites like Groupon. They recurrently supply discounted cinema tickets. On the time of writing, they’re providing 40% off Odeon tickets.

Dwelling Leisure

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If Autumn for you means cosy nights in beneath a blanket, curtains closed and a heat drink in hand, then right here a couple of methods to remain entertained without spending a dime.


Freeview isn’t new, however generally it helps to do not forget that it’s a actually good approach to watch TV – numerous TV –  for FREE.

Freeview and FreeviewPlay provide you with entry to over 40,000 hours of on demand leisure without spending a dime. The platform has over 700 boxsets, round 70 commonplace channels, 15 HD channels and a great search operate.

Find out how to watch? Go to the web site and it’ll take you thru the steps you’ll want to learn the way to observe Freeview. Plenty of TVs include it preinstalled today, however so long as you’ve bought both a TV aerial or a wi-fi connection try to be good to go. Alternatively, you’ll be able to obtain the app and in addition watch in your PC or laptop computer


In the event you’re like us, you’re starting to really feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of subscription providers that are actually obtainable. It began with Netflix, then Amazon Prime, Disney+, Paramount, Hulu…. the listing feels prefer it’s rising each day.

In the event you’re on a finances however can’t determine which service to decide on, an incredible free web site and app is JustWatch. On JustWatch you’ll be able to seek for your favorite motion pictures and TV reveals and discover out the place they’re obtainable. Okay, so it’s unlikely your entire faves might be on one channel or service, however you would possibly discover that almost all are on Hulu for instance, so that you’ll know to not waste your cash on the others.

How typically have you ever heard a few programme or movie from a good friend or learn a overview, however forgetten the place to observe it?  JustWatch may also help! It would let you know the place to go and even let you know the place to discover a movie without spending a dime. It may very well be that Tornado, that 90s traditional, is accessible on Prime for £3.49 however really it’s exhibiting without spending a dime on Channel 5 in every week’s time.

Free Netflix Video games

Do you know that you would be able to play video games without spending a dime on the Netflix App? To get entry you will have a subscription* however Netflix is branching out and providing extra and completely different content material.

In the mean time they solely supply 10 video games however they are saying they wish to construct a library of video games. There’s even a pair Stranger Issues themed video games!

To get to the video games, open the app in your telephone and scroll down the homepage. Look out for the row that’s devoted to video games. If you faucet on the sport you wish to play, you’ll get some directions, together with a short description of gameplay and some display pictures.

*Speaking of Netflix subscriptions, when was the final time you checked yours? Plenty of us are paying unnecessarily for UHD and a number of screens. It can save you £5 a month/£60 a 12 months when you downgrade from the Premium to the Commonplace plan. And don’t overlook, you’ll be able to cancel your plan at any time when you really feel you’re simply not getting the use from it anymore.

Completely happy Autumn everybody. Whether or not a change within the climate makes you wish to get out and kick leaves or leaves you desirous to hibernate, take pleasure in! We’ll again with extra earlier than Christmas.