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How other families have used the Activity Fund

Here are the most popular uses of the Activity Fund:

  • annual pass
  • after school club
  • holiday club  
  • membership dues/session fees for clubs, e.g. drama, scouts, brownies, cadets, sports, dance, horse riding
  • lessons e.g. dance, music, swimming, sports
  • gym membership

Annual passes are popular as then the parent/carer does not have to worry about finding an activity, adhering to the application deadline, booking the child in, wondering if their child will like it etc.

Merlin Pass (carer goes free)    
Price varies from £109 - £229 
Hobbledown Farm (carer goes free)  
Off Peak: £54 (school holidays and weekends are not included)   
Peak: £66

Look Out Discovery Centre annual pass - £21.60  (carer goes free)

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo annual pass - £60  (carer goes free)

Chessington World Of Adventures annual pass (carer goes free)
Off Peak: £40 (school holidays and weekends are not included) 
Peak: £65

Kew Gardens annual pass - £71 (includes 1 adult and 1 family member)
National Trust annual pass - £10 (carer goes free)  

Historic Royal Palaces annual pass - £76 (includes 1 adult and up to 6 children)

London Wetland Centre annual pass - £44 (carer goes free)

Royal Horticultural Society annual pass - £47.25 (includes 1 adult and 1 adult guest or 2 children)   
Peppa Pig World/Paultons Park annual pass - £125 (children under 1 metre in height go free)  

Science Museum: Wonderlab annual pass - £13 (carer goes free)  

All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.

Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk. This includes voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, as well as schools, hospitals and sports clubs.  There are lots of resources on the NSPCC website to help you recognise providers that understand their safguarding responsibilities.

NSPCC website

Child Protection in sport - advice for parents