Family days out can be quite costly, especially if you're considering going to a theme park.

Thankfully, to kick start the new year, a number of deals have been launched to help parents save money.

From 26% off day tickets to Legoland in Windsor to a huge Merlin Annual Pass sale, you won't want to miss out on these offers in 2017.

26% off day tickets to Legoland

Book in advance and online and you can save up to a quarter off the gate entry price. Book here legoland.co.uk

Hotel stay at Legoland for a family of 4 for £99

If you just can't wait until March for the theme park to reopen, book a winter family escape for just £99 at the Legoland resort hotel.

Stay in a Lego-themed bedroom overnight, then enjoy a delicious breakfast come morning-time, included in the price, plus get a free Lego gift to remind kids of their favourite ever mini-break.

The only question left is which themed room to stay in, choosing between a pirate-themed one, a royal kingdom-themed one or a jungle-adventure.

Kids go free at Legoland in 2017

As part of a special New Year's deal, Legoland is letting kids enter the resort for free, plus giving away a free extra day with all bookings before January 31, 2017.

Book an overnight stay with breakfast and enjoy free kids' entry, starting from just £40 per person.

Make the most of the school holidays by checking out all the Kids Go Free Dates from Legoland, which costs just £276 per family - a saving of up to £102.

Merlin Annual Pass sale

If you're planning on attending the park more than once, or are interested in visiting another theme park such as Thorpe Park, it might be worth investing in a Merlin Annual Pass, which are currently on sale.

Get the standard annual pass for £129 (usually £179)

Get the premium annual pass for £159 (usually £219)

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National Rail 2 for1

National Rail's days out guide are currently running a 2 for 1 offer.

To take advantage of the deal all you need to do is register, print out the voucher for Legoland Windsor and buy a National Rail ticket from a train station.

Visit nationalrail.co.uk

Websites to watch for more Legoland savings:

www.superbreak.com

www.groupon.co.uk

www.attractiontix.co.uk