A mum shared the tip on social media and parents LOVED it! Will you be giving it a go?
If you're struggling to afford fun days out with the kids during these difficult times, it turns out that Blue Peter might be able to help.
While you've probably heard of the show's famous Blue Peter Badges, did you know they can get kids into UK attractions for FREE?
Social media user Steph Roberts blew parents minds after sharing her discovery on the Facebook page Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group.
'Get it in time for the summer holidays'
Posting in the Facebook group, the mum explained:
'Just seen if you apply for a blue Peter badge kids age 5-15 get into loads of attractions for free.... 1 child per full paying adult! If you apply now get it in time for the summer holidays.
'You still have to do something but it's as simple as drawing a picture, writing a poem etc .....you get an ID card to prove its your child!'
A total summer holiday game-changer!
What is the Blue Peter Badge?
Blue Peter Badges are awarded to children by the CBBC programme Blue Peter, and there are various ones viewers can apply for.
The 8 different badges are as follows:
- Blue badge
- Green badge
- Silver badge
- Purple badge
- Music badge
- Sport badge
- Orange badge
- Gold badge
However, kids only need to apply for a Blue badge to gain free access to the list of attractions.
How does my child apply for a Blue badge?
The application process for each badge varies, however to get the Blue badge for free attractions, the BBC website explains kids need to send in a 'creative contribution' to earn it.
The website reads: 'Send us a creative contribution to earn your badge. This could be a poem, a story, some artwork, a model, a recipe, a suggestion for the show, or an interesting letter telling us about something you have done linked to your hobbies and interests.'
Children need to include their full name, date of birth, home postal address and postcode, and send their application letter and creation to:
Kids must be aged between 5 – 15 years old to apply for the badge.
According to the BBC website, the badges can take up to 12 weeks to arrive, so make sure your child applies in plenty of time for summer.
Once the Blue badge has arrived, the letter that comes with it should confirm your child's Blue Peter badge ID card will arrive in the near future if you sent everything required.
The letter may ask children to register their details and complete the badge card form.
The website explains: 'the badge card is an ID card we ask badge holders to use with their badge to enter badge attractions.
'You will need the badge ID card to gain free entry to any of the 200 attractions listed on our website.'
Where can the Blue badge be used?
The Blue badge ID card can be used to get free entry for your child across 200 attractions listed on the show's website, including Adventure Island, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and Kensington Palace.
You can view the full list of attractions here ...
The BBC website notes parents should check the individual attractions' websites to find out opening times and whether they are operating as normal before setting off.
The Badge Attractions Terms and Conditions also points out that the offer 'cannot be used by more than one Blue Peter badge holder for each paying adult.'
For the full terms and conditions, click here.
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