Take a look at why a Blue Peter Badge can not only please your children, it can give you free entry into attractions across the U.K. too!
One of the distinctive memories I have from my childhood is that of Blue Peter. Or more precisely, my hatred of Blue Peter. For some reason, I had it in my head that all it consisted of was people making models out of boxes and presenters falling over elephant faeces. Although I enjoy seeing hosts slip on the floor, I don’t have a creative bone in my body. Even now, I shudder when my kids ask me to help them build something for their homework.
I also blame Blue Peter for the fact that I spent most of my teenage years watching Home and Away.
But, I have a newfound respect for Blue Peter. You see, recently I discovered there was far more use to a Blue Peter badge, other than just letting it put holes in your jumper.
Why get a Blue Peter badge?
Imagine how impressed all your child’s friends would be to see they had their own badge. I’m sure that pride would be reason enough.
But, there is one other reason that may interest you… Free stuff.
There are over 200 attractions across the country that will give your child free entry if they are a badge holder. Aquariums, farms, castles, museums, zoos and even some theme parks. A full list of attractions can be found here.
How do you get a Blue Peter badge?
To apply for a Blue Peter badge, you need to be aged between 6 and 15. Then, you will need to send in a piece of work with a covering letter of at least 50 words to say why you deserve the badge.
The piece of work you need to submit depends on the colour of the badge you’re after. That’s right, there are various colours you can apply for.
A blue badge is awarded if you send in an interesting letter, poem, story, picture or have an idea for the programme. And, everyone that appears on the show earns a badge too.
A green badge is awarded if you send in letters about the environment, conservation or nature.
You can also earn silver, orange and purples badges… although these take a little more effort.
Is it worth it?
Of course! Even if you don’t use the badges much, it’s good fun sitting down with your kids and creating something. Plus, they always look forward to receiving that letter through the post.
Find out more by visiting the Blue Peter badge page.
If you’re interested in other discounts for days out with your kids, take a look at my post about Kids Pass.