Families looking to save money on days out this new year can grab a bargain in the Merlin Annual Pass sale.

With individual passes on offer for £129 each and family tickets (up to three adults) costing £109 each, thrill-seekers can enjoy up to £50 off a standard Merlin Annual Pass.

The pass offers 12 months unlimited access to 32 top UK attractions including Thorpe Park, Legoland, Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers, Sea Life, Madame Tussauds and the London Eye.

With on the gate tickets to Thorpe Park now costing £51.50 per person (over the age of 12), an annual pass makes visiting UK theme parks much cheaper in the long run.

Types of passes:

  • Merlin Standard Annual Pass

Individual (child/adult) - £129 per person (normal price £179)

Family (up to three adults aged 12 plus) - £109 per person (normal price £139)

Includes: 12 months entry into 32 top attractions, up to 20% discount on food, beverage and retail, membership of the NEW Merlin Holiday Club, invites to exclusive Passholder Preview Events and discounted entry for friends and family.

  • Merlin Premium Annual Pass

Individual (child/adult) - £159 per person (normal price £219)

Family (up to three adults aged 12 plus) - £129 per person (normal price £179)

Includes: 12 months entry into 32 top attractions, visit anytime without restrictions, free car parking at theme parks and Warwick Castle, Privilege Pack, up to 20% discount on food, beverage and retail, membership of the NEW Merlin Holiday Club, invites to exclusive Passholder Preview Events and discounted entry for friends and family.

To buy tickets visit merlinannualpass.co.uk. Sale ends Midnight February 13, 2017.

Attractions included:

SOUTH EAST

Stealth

THE MIDLANDS and EAST ANGLIA

  • Alton Towers Resort
  • National SEA LIFE Birmingham
  • SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth
  • Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
  • Warwick Castle

NORTH EAST

  • SEA LIFE Scarborough
  • York Dungeon

NORTH WEST

  • The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
  • The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
  • The Blackpool Tower Circus
  • The Blackpool Tower Eye
  • Jungle Jim's
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester
  • Madame Tussauds Blackpool
  • SEA LIFE Blackpool
  • SEA LIFE Manchester

SCOTLAND

  • Edinburgh Dungeon
  • SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium
  • Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary Oban