Money CAN buy you happiness with a Merlin Pass Monthly Membership!

Boost the happiness in your life with a Merlin Pass, the gateway to over 30 of the UK’s top attractions, jam-packed with amazing experiences guaranteed to brighten up your year

Here are five things you can do with the pass to get those happy feelings flowing:

Spend time with family and friends:

People who regularly spend time with family and friends for about a quarter of each day are 12 times more likely to report feeling joyful[i] – the Merlin Pass provides a tonne of opportunities to do just that, with discounted entry for family and friends of Passholders! You can enjoy endless fun with your nearest and dearest, and with over 30 attractions across the UK, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take your pick from dizzying rollercoasters, relaxing days out, or immersive experiences.

Release your endorphins:

Nothing pushes those happiness buttons quite like the thrill of a rollercoaster, and the higher the altitude, the more happy endorphins you’ll release[ii]. You can take a ride on THE SWARM rollercoaster at THORPE PARK Resort and experience heights of a whopping 127ft before racing through 5 inversions. Or if the need for speed is more your style, you can experience up to 4.7 G force and go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds on the Rita rollercoaster at Alton Towers Resort. With the Merlin Pass, you can overload on happy endorphins all season long!

Score a bargain:

There’s no better feeling than scoring yourself a great deal, and with the Merlin Pass Monthly Membership, you can save over £50pp on a Premium Individual Pass and enjoy the convenience of paying on a monthly basis! For just £8.99 per month for a Standard Merlin Pass and £11.99 per month for a Premium Pass, it’s great bang for your buck. Passholders can also get great discounts on resort accommodation, up to 20% off food, beverages & retail and discounted entry tickets for family & friends.

Be more spontaneous:

Did you know scheduling in free time can make your leisure activities feel more like a chore?[iii] When activities are spontaneous, they bring you much more happiness. Embrace spontaneity with a Merlin Pass and surprise yourselves with the Merlin Adventures you could embark on. With over 30 attractions to enjoy, you can have the freedom to pick a jam packed day at any of Merlin’s four Theme Parks, take time to be a tourist in London for a few hours in any of Merlin’s London attractions or come nose to fin with amazing marine creatures at nearby SEA LIFE Aquariums and Sanctuaries – whatever takes your fancy!

Get some fresh air:

Nature and happiness have a unique connection[iv], and across Merlin’s attractions there’s plenty of nature to be immersed in. Journey through the savanna in Zufari – Ride into Africa and embark on an exhilarating log flume ride or watch one of the world’s most majestic animals, the Amur Tiger from the waterway at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Get splashed raft riding down the Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers Resort and get up close and personal with the incredible underwater world at SEA LIFE aquariums and sanctuaries around the UK. For a more leisurely day out, you can enjoy the 64 acres of rolling landscaped gardens, with birds of prey flying overhead and marvel at stunning tower views at Warwick Castle.

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[i] Happiness by the Numbers: 8 Stats That Could Change Your Life,
[ii] Top 10 Health Benefits of Visiting Theme Parks,
[iii] Activity Versus Outcome Maximization in Time Management, Malkoc, Selin A., and Gabriela N. Tonietto
[iv] Happiness and Feeling Connected: The Distinct Role of Nature Relatedness, John M. Zelenski and Elizabeth K. Nisbet