“Stay at home they said. Sure we’ll save a few quid. And surely the weather will be decent. We’ll do a few day trips to the beach or Tollymore Forest Park”
I know so many people forgoing foreign trips this year choosing to save a few pounds while exploring some of the country. But since the kids finished school, it’s been a constant washout with rain. The trips to the beach, the camping trips and the hikes have been pretty much cancelled because of it.
But while the indoor experiences we have in Northern Ireland are world-renowned, they are limited in number and as money is tight for many across the country, these activities and experiences are often cost prohibitive for some families.
National Lottery Days Out Vouchers
The National Lottery is stepping in to save the Summer by offering its players a £25 voucher for experiences across the country including some of the most popular attractions in Northern Ireland.
It’s rare to get something for nothing and well if you’re already playing the lottery, you might as well take something free if it’s going. I’d rather have a multi-million-pound win tbh. But beggars and all that.
Northern Ireland Activities and Experiences
The vouchers can be used on a host of days out across Northern Ireland including:
- Hillsborough Castle Gardens
- The Titanic Experience
- Belfast Zoo
- Aquarium Exploris
- A History of Terror – Walking Tour Belfast
- VIP Jewellery By You
- Montalto Estate
- Best of Belfast Walking Tour
- Belfast Secret Food Tour
- Paddle & Pizza on Strangford Lough
- Traditional Irish Breadmaking
- Tollymore Guided E-Bike Tour
- Game of Thrones Tour from Belfast to Giants Causeway
- Crumlin Road Gaol
- Game of Thrones Studio Tour
- Mourne Mountains E-Bike Tour
Some of these experiences are independently owned. Not only will you get a discount on the attraction, but you’re supporting a local business also.
If you’re travelling across the UK, then there are over 500 activities and experiences that your National Lottery Days Out vouchers will be valid. You can find a full list of these at https://www.visitbritainshop.com/gb/en/national-lottery-days-out alongside all the instructions on how to claim and use your vouchers
Things you need to consider
Although you can book for any future date, you will only be able to book with a voucher between
2 July 2023 and 30 September 2023. So there’s no better time to take action and book a day out than right now. Any National Lottery ticket, Scratchcard or Instant Win Game can be used to claim your exclusive £25 voucher code. If you don’t partake in gambling then this might now be time to ask a friend or family member for their losing ticket as any lottery ticket purchased after 1st January 2023 can be used.
So if you’re summer has been a washout and you’re thinking of heading to one of the listed experiences above, you can save a few quid by using the National Lottery Days out vouchers.
Also if you buy a lottery ticket because of this and win big, we’re halfers.
Do let me know on my social channels if this article was of any help to you. And if one family has had a cheaper day out because of it, then I’m delighted to have helped.