Be advised information on this page including discounts and pass inclusions can change at any time. Last updated on 9/16/2023.
What is the Merlin Annual Pass?
The Merlin Annual Pass is a popular UK attractions pass that offers free admission and discounts to some of the best attractions in the region. The pass includes London-area attractions and more parks and attractions across the rest of the United Kingdom.
The Merlin Annual Pass can be purchased here.
What does the Merlin Annual Pass cost?
As of 9/16/2023 – prices for the Merlin Annual Pass ranged from an annual Discovery Pass costing £99 to Gold/Silver/Platinum membership passes costing £10.99 – £20.99 per month (with 12 month commitment and joining fee). The different pass/membership packages offer varying levels of benefits and eligible dates to use the pass. Check current prices here.
Is the Merlin Annual Pass worth it?
Yes. The Merlin Annual Pass is absolutely worth the price… so long as you use it! The pass is of most benefit to purchasers living in the United Kingdom or who plan to travel outside of London to visit other sites. Especially if you’ll be near Blackpool or Birmingham and have children you’d like to entertain. (If you mainly are going to be around London you can compare the Merlin Annual Pass to other London attraction passes here.) The pass is also good for people who might repeatedly visit the same attractions, particularly some of the locations that are expensive for single-day admission.
To get the best value, it’s advisable to purchase one of the cheaper pass options and plan your attraction visits on eligible non-peak days. The more expensive pass dates include peak days – and we understand your time off (holiday) options may be limited, but it’s better to avoid the attractions on those busy days anyway.
We’d recommend looking through the Merlin Pass’ attraction list (below) and marking your calendar to get out and explore all it has to offer at your own pace throughout the year.
What does the Merlin Annual Pass include?
The Merlin Annual Pass includes the following attractions around the United Kingdom (plus a few more) AND lots of discounts. Please note these are subject to change and could depend on seasonal availability – see here for the latest.
Locations are listed in parentheses ( ).
- Alton Towers Resort (Staffordshire)
- Chessington World of Adventures Resort (Chessington, Greater London)
- LEGOLAND Windsor Resort (Berkshire)
- The London Eye (London)
- THORPE PARK Resort (Surrey)
- SEA LIFE Aquarium (London) (Birmingham, Manchester, Blackpool, Brighton, Weymouth, Yarmouth, Hunstanton, Scarborough, Loch Lomond & Bray)
- Warwick Castle (Warwickshire)
- Shrek’s Adventure! London (London)
- Madame Tussauds (London)
- LEGOLAND Discovery Centres (Birmingham, Manchester)
- The Dungeons (London, Blackpool, York, Edinburgh)
- Blackpool Tower (Lancashire)
- The Bear Grylls Adventure (Birmingham)
- Peter Rabbit™: Explore and Play (Blackpool)
- Cadbury World (Birmingham)
Whenever possible for London area attractions, we’ve linked you to our ETD London Attraction Deal & Discount Guides so that you can see what other special prices, discounts or admission passes are valid for that attraction to compare. And don’t forget…London has lots of free attractions to check out that you don’t need a pass to enter.