IF your summer days have been a bit damp due to the wet weather, now is the time to see if you’re free to ride again.
Many attractions offer a rainy day guarantee, but it depends
Remember to check the list of permitted days with rainy weather provided on the website.
If your original visit date is on the list, you can take advantage of the rainy day guarantee for a second visit in the coming months.
It’s particularly good for filling out the October half term if you are
We’re looking for affordable places to visit as we head into Christmas.
We spent a rainy day at Warwick Castle which is rainy
Promise of a free return visit within 60 days if it rains continuously
for an hour or more.
And what’s even better: you don’t have to rebook at Warwick Castle. When you return, simply show your original tickets and compare them with the rainy day list provided by management.
The main requirement is that the tickets must have been purchased through the Warwick Castle website, as the tickets were purchased through this website
Third parties are not eligible to participate.
We use often Sunscreen Tickets not covered by the Rainy Day Guarantee, but this year we had a midweek adult and infant ticket that was eligible.
Warwick Castle isn’t the only one in the Merlin group offering a free deal
Return visit when managers log that it is raining non-stop to achieve more
than one hour on the day of your visit.
Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park do the same and have 12 months to book your next visit, but Legoland Windsor does not.
If it is wet on your return journey, unfortunately you will not be able to use the guarantee for another free visit.
I actually don’t mind taking a day trip when it’s a bit damp and drizzly as that keeps the crowds away and often isn’t necessary
You have to wait in long lines to get to your favorite rides.
It’s only when rides and attractions have to close due to heavy rain or strong winds that the weather can really put a damper on things.
This year we went to Legoland on the hottest day of the year and I can honestly say it was a little too warm. I would have been grateful for a little rain!
And last year I had to change the date for our Warwick Castle
Tickets as they fell during the heatwave when temperatures were
The temperatures reached almost 40 degrees and everyone tried to keep cool.
So perhaps there is a demand to replace the rainy day promise with one
Extreme Weather Guarantee that covers both wet weather and heatwaves?
There are many other places where there is also a rainy day guarantee, for example
Chester Zoo and the Ice Cream Farm in Cheshire, which takes a bit of time
The pressure is eliminated if you book in advance and worry about the
The weather will ruin your day.
At Drayton Manor you can pay £2 per ticket to cover rainy days, defined as 4mm of rainfall during operating hours. However, your return visit must take place within 30 days and must be booked on the day of the original visit.
With 23 days of rain at Warwick Castle so far this year, 17 at
Alton Towers and Chessington and 11 at Drayton Manor, well worth it
Take a moment to check if you visited on a day that is valid for a
Free return visit, hopefully without wet weather.
Who doesn’t love spending two days for the price of one?
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And you could save extra money by taking your family in October.