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Member Days 2024

Member Days are back! 

Since 2015, members have had the opportunity to book reduced priced tickets to exclusive days out at Merlin attractions, and 2024 is no different! 

Like last year, we will be launching all ticket sales at the same time, making it easier for you to find a day out that works best for you.  

Tickets will go on sale on 23rd January at 10am and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to act quickly to avoid missing out. You will need a Defence Privilege Card to book tickets for any Member Day.  

Book your tickets here 

Member Days explained  

On these days, top attractions across the UK close their gates to the general public and open them exclusively for you to enjoy a fun day out at a reduced price. 

Expect smaller crowds and faster services, plus exclusive benefits like free parking, discounts on food and drink vendors and on-site retailers. 

One day not enough? You can extend the fun by booking a hotel stay at each attraction for a discounted rate. Hotel bookings are bookable via a separate offer page and are subject to availability. Please note, your hotel booking does not include entry to the attraction. 

Here's our Members Days for 2024: 

Please note that unfortunately, due to planned extended maintenance at the attraction, as well as extensive work being undertaken to bring back one of their major coasters, Alton Towers is unable to work with us this year to put on an exclusive Member Day. 

However, we are pleased to share an exclusive Offer Boost for Alton Towers where our members can enjoy tickets for just £24 when you pre-book tickets and visit the attraction between 16th March and 24th May -

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort: 

Whether you are earning your very first driving license behind the wheel of a LEGO car at the LEGO City Driving School, riding a Dragon through a medieval castle or testing your ninja skills on LEGO NINJAGO The Ride, with over 55 rides, live shows and attractions - the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has something for the whole family to enjoy. Children under 0.9m go free and parking is free. 

SOLD OUT - Saturday 9th March – 10am – 5pm - £20pp 

SOLD OUT - Sunday 10th March – 10am – 5pm - £20pp 

SOLD OUT - Saturday 9th November – 10am – 4pm - £20pp 

Sunday 10th November – 10am – 4pm - £20pp  

Thorpe Park: 

Calling all thrill seekers, reach new heights and speeds like no other at Thorpe Park. Take flight on The Swarm, face one of Jigsaw’s most twisted traps on Saw and experience ten exhilarating inversions including a quadruple barrel roll on Colossus. Children under 1.2m go free and parking is free.  

Sunday 17th March – 10am – 5pm - £24pp 

SOLD OUT - Saturday 9th November – 10am – 8pm - £27.60pp (includes mazes)

Sunday 10th November – 10am – 8pm - £27.60pp (includes mazes)

Drayton Manor Resort:  

Take on exhilarating rides and attractions inspired by ancient gods and legends in Vikings land, hop onboard for a nautical thrill in Adventure’s Cove, or take a trip to Europe’s only Thomas Land to join Thomas and his friends on an adventure like no other. Children under 3 go free and parking is free.  

Saturday 16th March – 10:30am – 5pm - £24pp  

Warwick Castle:  

Unlock over 1,000 years of history at Warwick Castle for a family fun day like no other. Experience the finest medieval jousting, stunning castle grounds and the UK's largest birds of prey show. Children under 3 go free and parking is free. 

SOLD OUT - Saturday 27th April – 10am – 4pm - £15.50pp  

Sunday 22nd September – 10am – 4pm - £15.50pp 

Chessington World of Adventures Resort: 

Visit Britain's wildest family adventure theme park with over 40 rides and attractions plus over 1,000 animals to meet. There’s fun for the whole family including their brand-new world of Jumanji, offering the perfect adventure for brave thrill seekers looking to lift the curse and save Jumanji. 

Saturday 9th November - 10am - 5pm - £25pp

Sunday 17th November - 10am - 5pm - £25pp


What are Member Days? 

Member Days are days out exclusively for Defence Privilege Card members. In partnership with Merlin Entertainment, theme parks across the UK close their gates to the general public, and open exclusively for you – our members – to enjoy smaller crowds, faster services and reduced ticket prices.  

How do I purchase tickets? 

Once released, tickets can be purchased through your Defence Discount Service account. Use the booking link provided above or simply log in, search for the attraction you would like to book and click through to the ticketing page via the offer link. Tickets are subject to availability. 

Can family and friends come with me? 

Family and friends can join you at a Member Days event so long as you, the Defence Privilege Card holder, are present. The maximum number of tickets you can purchase is 6 and they are subject to availability. 

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort – Children under 0.9m go free and can be added to your booking. Carers also go free but cannot be added to your booking and instead, you will need to provide identification/verification on the day to claim your free carers ticket 

Drayton Manor Resort – Children under 3 and carers go free. Carers can be added to your booking via this link -

Warwick Castle – Children under 3 and carers go free and can be added to your booking

Thorpe Park – Children under 1.2m and carers go free and can be added to your booking

Chessington World of Adventures Resort - Children under 3 and carers go free and can be added to your booking

Can I book more than one Member Days event? 

Yes! Tickets are subject to availability. 

Can I add an extra day at the attraction to my booking? 

No. Member Days are exclusively for the dates promoted. 

Can I book a hotel stay? 

Yes, you can extend your Member Days to include an overnight stay at all the attractions. Please see individual offer pages for booking information once the tickets have gone on sale. Both event tickets and hotel stays will go on sale at the same time and must be purchased separately. 

Are Member Days tickets refundable? 

All Member Days are booked through the attractions booking page and not through Defence Discount Service therefore all tickets are subject to the standard terms and conditions of the ticket provider and are unfortunately non-refundable and non-transferable. 

What identification do I need on the day? 

On arrival, you must present your Defence Privilege Card (physical or digital card will be accepted) along with an additional form of ID.