Published: 12:32, 21 October 2021
| Updated: 12:38, 21 October 2021
Families can claim cut-price entry to hundreds of attractions in the UK this half term simply by having a lottery ticket.
The National Lottery Days Out scheme, running this month, celebrates the millions of pounds players raise for good causes every year.
In return - attractions across the UK including zoos, museums aquariums, escape rooms, castles and theme parks are among the places offering lottery players up to £25 off their entry.
The deal, being run in conjunction with Visit Britain, to support domestic tourism after a difficult 18 months is available to claim now - and simply requires a valid Lotto ticket.
Those wishing to claim money off a day out must have a Lotto ticket bought on or after October 1 this year.
On that ticket will be the 19 digit lottery ticket number, which players need to enter online together with an email address, in order to claim a voucher for £25 off entry to participating attractions.
A whopping £8million worth of days out vouchers are available to claim, say organisers, who wish to celebrate the more than £30 million raised by Lotto players every week for good causes.
Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston said: "The fantastic National Lottery Days Out Scheme is part of our plan to help our brilliant tourism sector to build back better from the challenges of the pandemic. There is so much to see and do throughout the year across the whole of the UK.
"I encourage all National Lottery players to see what's on offer and get out there and have some great days out at top attractions."
Places to visit across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all taking part in this month's event - in the hope of providing everyone with a day out to enjoy regardless of where they live and whether they're taking a holiday during next week's school break or staying with the kids at home.
Visit Britain CEO Sally Balcombe said she hopes the opportunity to enjoy a discounted outing will encourage people to book something.
She said: "Visit Britain is very pleased to be supporting The National Lottery Days Out campaign to encourage more of us to get out and discover the fantastic visitor attractions and experiences here on our doorstep and enjoy a great day out with family and friends."
To learn more about the scheme or to enter the 19 digit code from your October ticket please click here.