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Black Friday 2018 is just around the corner again, packed full of the same massive sales we’ve come to expect from this ultimate retail blowout.

We’re here to help you save the most on leisure deals this Black Friday, with lots of handy tips, recommendations and discounts from across the web.

What more could you want?

What is Black Friday all about?

It may have been started to boost sales following the Thanksgiving holidays in the USA, but Black Friday has now become something of a staple in seasonal savings all around the world. The UK isn’t one to be left out from the fun and we’ve seen bigger and better Black Friday sales year on year.

2018 is set to be another massive year of sales, with savings on everything from women’s fashion* to the latest in the world of technology*. Big or small, you’re sure to find a way to save on Black Friday this year.

What leisure deals can I expect this Black Friday?

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Leisure deals - Photography by Dan Gold. Photography on Unsplash

Black Friday can be so packed with fantastic deals that it can get a little overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to make sense of the madness, with some suggestions on what deals you should keep an eye out for on Black Friday 2018.

Day’s Out – Surprisingly these can be some of the best ways to save on Black Friday, with substantial discounts on offers for bookings on excursions and fun filled adventures, from theme parks to experience days.

So, if you’ve been planning a day trip away to somewhere special, or you have a favourite local getaway spot, Black Friday can be the right time to save.

Meals – Food hasn’t been forgotten on Black Friday, with lots of local restaurants and bigger chains starting to take part. More than a few of these offers will apply to bookings in advance, so if you’re lucky you can save more than a little on any big dinner plans you’ve got coming up.

Tickets Retailers like Ticketmaster* are starting to take part in the big sales on Black Friday, offering great discounts and fantastic deals on lots of different ticket types. Whether you’re a fan of live sports or comedy this can be a great opportunity to knock a little bit off the price of a ticket.

These ticket discounts can even include offers for bigger events, such as festivals, so it is well worth your time having a good look to see what you could save.

There are lots of other ways to save on leisure this Black Friday, including discounts on food and drink* from your favourite stores, as well as promotions for activities* like cinema trips or bowling.

What stores should I watch for leisure deals on Black Friday

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Ticket deals. Photography by Aditya Chinchure. Photography on Unsplash

Black Friday deals can be found at practically every store, retailer and service out there, but we’ve taken the time to put together this handy list of some of the best stores to watch for leisure deals on Black Friday:

  • LEGOLAND* – The tiny brick filled theme park is a favourite destination for children and families, but did you know that you can save when booking on Black Friday? Last year, LEGOLAND had some fantastic deals going, including free admission for children when you booked for the following year.
  • Ticketmaster* – The home of tickets to practically everything, Ticketmaster is the leading merchant for a huge variety of events and shows. On Black Friday they can have huge discounts on many of their tickets, with some going for as much as 50% off.
  • Chessington World of Adventures* – After a day of family excitement? At Chessington World of Adventures you can save on everything you need for an exceptional day out, including your admission to the zoo, rides and more. Last year’s deals included accommodation, so you can save on an overnight stay and pack in even more fun.
  • Virgin Experience Days* – Now you can save on the experience of a lifetime when you book with Virgin Experience Days on Black Friday. Featuring experiences for just about everyone, whether that’s a relaxing spa day or a ride in a hot air balloon, Black Friday can be your best bet for finding unforgettable experiences for less.

There are lots more stores and retailers which offer deals on leisure this Black Friday that we haven’t mentioned, so be sure to take a good look at the other savings featured right here*.

What is the best way to prepare for Black Friday?

You can never predict exactly what is going to be included in the Black Friday sales, since every year can be so different. Some retailers have started offering discounts earlier – even starting on the 1st of November, so be sure to keep up-to-date with when the sales are planned.

What is your number one tip for Black Friday?

We recommend doing your research and having a think about what you want to save on before the big day – that way you’re ready to jump on the best deals right away. It is well worth keeping Wishlists too, since some sites will remind you when a deal goes live.

Wait! When is Black Friday this year?

Remember; Black Friday is 23rd November this year, so don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the best deals in the lead-up to the shopping extravaganza.

Well, that about does it. You should now be ready to save the very most on leisure* this Black Friday – have fun!

**Prices correct at time of writing 2/11/2018