The Bargain Hunter: Bargain days out for half-term week


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Parents looking to find ways to entertain youngsters for next week's half-term break can get two-for-one tickets for Legoland from until 30 October. Meanwhile, with Hallowe'en falling next Wednesday, Ripley's Believe It Or Not attraction in London is offering £5 off regular admission for any who arrives in Hallowe'en fancy dress on 31 October.

Helping pets cope with bonfire night

With bonfire night fast approaching, is pushing cut-price products to help reduce anxiety caused to pets by fireworks on 5 November. For instance, Kalm-Aid, a caramel-flavoured liquid which promotes relaxation and reduces nervous irritability in dogs and cats, is offered at £8.49 for 250ml (RRP £14.95). Meanwhile Homeopet Anxiety Relief is available at £6.42 for 15ml (RRP £12.99).

Half-price five-star stay in South Wales

The Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales, is offering bed, breakfast and dinner for £99 per room per night throughout November, from Sunday to Thursday, down from £197. Friday-night stays are reduced from £219 to £138. Stays must be booked by 31 October. The resort offers guests 1,400 acres of landscape, three golf courses, an Elemis Spa, five restaurants and a high and low ropes course. Full details can be found at

Discount deals for breaks next year

If you want to start planning ahead for the post-Christmas season, Megabus is offering 10,000 free seats in its winter sale. There is a 50p booking fee for seats between 14 January and 28 February. Go to to book. Looking further ahead, Travelodge is currently offering rooms from £15 – 65 per cent off standard prices – for stays from 1 April to 30 June 2013 if you book through

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