During a holiday, one of the best options to spend quality time with family is to visit a theme park that amuses both kids and elders! There you will find guaranteed fun for all ages, and if you seize the moment, an unforgettable experience also. Throughout the length and breadth of the United Kingdom there is a variety of theme parks for all tastes and budgets. Today’s small selection does not encompass only parks for kids but also something for the grown-ups. Do not miss this selection we have prepared of the 10 best theme parks in the United Kingdom!
If you're a fan of the colourful plastic bricks, Legoland will take you back to your days as a child. You won't only find some well-known monuments reproduced in Lego miniatures but also a Resort with hotels to stay during the weekend, a new water park for the whole family, among other attractions.
Where? Windsor (SL4 4AY) Find accommodation near Legoland
Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Alton Towers will challenge you with a set of coasters that will give you a shot of adrenaline. Do you accept the challenge? It also boasts a hotel with themed rooms, water park, forest adventure, spa and other services.
Where? Staffordshire (ST10 4DB) Find accommodation near Alton Towers
Thorpe Park, Surrey
Thorpe Park is the perfect theme park for those who enjoy exciting experiences, intense emotions and is great for adrenaline-seekers. Here everything revolves around what is bigger, faster, louder and scarier. "Stealth" will be an unforgettable ride since it is the fastest accelerating roller coaster in Europe with a breathtaking acceleration of 0-128 km/h in less than 2 seconds, lifting the passenger to over 75 m high.
Where? Surrey (KT16 8PN) Find accommodation near Thorpe Park
Flambards Experience, Cornwall
Located in Cornwall, it is a little far away from everything but is probably one of the best areas in Britain. Flambards is an affordable theme park with roller coasters with many twists and turns at tremendous heights for thrill-seekers. It also offers attractions for the whole family and others specially designed for children. You won't be disappointed at this lesser known theme park.
Where? Cornwall, TR13 0QA Find accommodation near Flambards Experience
Flamingo Land, Yorkshire
Besides the usual attractions of an amusement park, there's also a zoo and holiday resort.
Where? North Yorkshire (YO17 6UX) Find accommodation near Flamingo Land
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire
Chosen as the best amusement park in the United Kingdom by TripAdvisor, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a new attraction that will make you feel the excitement and speed of the Royal Air Force: The Red Arrows Skyforce. It also features The Big One: the ride that holds the crown as the tallest in the United Kingdom, standing at 65 m, with a first drop of 62 m. All this without forgetting attractions such as SpongeBob's Splash Bash, Dora’s World Voyage and Wallace & Gromit: The Thrill-O-Matic.
Where? Blackpool (FY4 1EZ) Find accommodation near Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Chessington World of Adventures AND Zoo, Surrey
With over 90% of the attractions for children under 12 years of age, Chessington World of Adventures proposes a fun day for the family. There are also more exciting attractions for the more daring adventurers such as Dragon's Fury and Vampire Coasters. Chessington promises you a full day of action to share with everyone.
Where? Surrey (KT9 2NE) Find accommodation near Chessington World of Adventures
Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire
The only park on this list located in Wales, Oakwood is considered one of the best theme parks in the country. It features water slides, roller coasters, mini-golf and all facilities you need to have fun in a big way.
Where? Pembrokeshire (SA67 8DE) Find accommodation near Oakwood Theme Park
Paultons Park, Hampshire
Everything that you can remember to spend an unforgettable day with the kids, is in here: a theme park with roller coasters and other entertaining attractions, gardens and lakes, animals and birds, museums, animations and water parks. Ideal for families and for the little ones with lots of energy.
Where? Hampshire (SO51 6AL) Find accommodation near Paultons Park
Drayton Manor, Staffordshire
Spaced out over 110 hectares, the park receives approximately 1.5 million visitors per year. It has several attractions spread across thematic areas for all ages, such as Thomas Land, for children; the Action Park, with a number of thrill rides; the Pirate Cove; and the Farmer McColl's Farm, which specialises in domestic farm animals. For those who love adrenaline, Drayton Manor also includes the Europe's only stand up roller coaster: the Shockwave.
Where? Staffordshire (B78 3TW) Find accommodation near Drayton Manor