With a sinking heart I am caving in to the endless demands and taking DSes and (friendly) ex-H to Alton Towers this weekend. There's 5 of us altogether: 3 adults as DS1 is 12, and 2 children. No-one is under 4 or could even pass for 4 so no chance of a free entry.
I have enough Tesco Clubcard vouchers to get 3 tickets, possibly 4 if I can just find another £2 voucher. These are stated as adult tickets but is it OK to take children in on these?
Also, I have a 2 for 1 offer that states adult tickets. Assuming that I can't find my other £2 voucher and can only buy 3 Clubcard tickets, can these be used to cover DS2 and 3, bearing in mind they're 10 and 6 so not really adults. Am happy to pay for the 1 adult ticket as it's cheaper than buying 2 child ones, but just wonder how vigilantly Alton Towers police its tickets and whether they let children in on adult tickets.
As you can see, I've not been to a theme park in donkey's years. Not since I won AT tickets in an Mumsnet competition about 8 years ago!
The only thing you might have a problem on but I'm not sure is dont the telco club card tickets say not to be used in conjunction with any other offer? In which case you can't get 2 for 1 on those tickets.
I'm going to use the clubcard vouchers for the 3 adult tickets then the 2 for 1 offer to get 2 adult tickets but use them for children, if that makes sense. It seems to be cheaper than buying 2 full price child tickets.
I just wish you could get a "not going on the big rides just holding the bags but might have a razz on the little non-scary rides" type pass.