Must-visit amusement parksMake memories with a fun-filled family day out
Awesome amusement parks
With the summer holidays upon us, the next six weeks call for special days out for the whole family to enjoy.
From adrenaline-boosting rollercoasters for the thrill-seekers, to themed resorts for little ones, we’ve selected some of our favourite amusement parks that come with fun guaranteed.
Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire
Set in over 500 acres of Staffordshire countryside, Alton Towers is more than just a theme park. With three themed hotels, Extraordinary Golf, Stargazing Pods, a water park, luxury spa and over 40 rides and attractions, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do.
Blackgang Chine – Land of Imagination, Isle of Wight
Fight pirates aboard your own ship, become a sheriff of your own town, explore sunken shipwrecks and more in this Land of Imagination on the beautiful Isle of Wight coast. The changing programme of events means no two visits are ever the same.
Chessington World of Adventures, Greater London
The Chessington World of Adventures Resort offers a theme park with over 40 rides and attractions, a zoo and sea life centre, themed onsite hotels and Explorer Glamping. Brilliant for both a fun day out or an extended stay.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Garden, Oxfordshire
The 160 acres of parklands surrounding a listed Gothic-style manor house hosts an amazingly diverse collection of species. Enjoy the adventure playground, watch the penguin and lemur feeding, marvel at the giraffes and more at what has become one of the Cotswolds’ leading attractions.
Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire
This family theme park is set in 280 acres of parkland and lakes, and is home of the popular Thomas Land. Experience family favourites such as the Carousel, seek adrenaline-boosting fun on the stand-up rollercoaster, or enjoy a more leisurely pace wandering round the 15-acre zoo.
The thrills come thick and fast at Cornwall’s biggest theme park. Ride the Hornet Rollercoaster, brave the Colorado River log flume, enjoy the traditional rides in Ferdi’s Funland and explore Flambard’s award-winning indoor attractions, including the impressive life-sized Victorian Village.
Flamingo Land Resort, North Yorkshire
Set in 375 acres of North Yorkshire countryside, the Flamingo Land Resort comprises a theme park, an award-winning zoo, and a variety of accommodation options. Join the Peter Rabbit Adventure, see a daytime show and discover a fabulous array of animals, including tigers, giraffes and rhinos.
Paradise Park, East Sussex
Famous for its wonderful gardens, Paradise Park is also a kid-centric amusement park. The Planet Earth Museum encourages visitors to discover the importance of conservation, while the Dinosaur Safari gives a roarsome insight into prehistoric times. The Playzone is also a big hit with younger visitors.
Paultons Park, Hampshire
Home to Peppa Pig World, Paultons Park boasts over 70 rides and attractions set within acres of beautiful parkland on the edge of the New Forest. With play areas, water splash parks and an extensive array of animals to see, there’s something for every member of the family.
Pleasurewood Hills, Suffolk
An award-winning family theme park on the Suffolk coast, Pleasurewood Hills has been delivering fabulous days out since 1983. Ride the region’s biggest rollercoaster attraction, catch a show and meet the park’s beloved mascot, Woody Bear.
The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
Fulfil childhood dreams of becoming a knight, explorer, test driver and more at the LEGOLAND Windsor resort. Perfect for families with children between the ages of 3 and 12, there’s enough for several days of adventure – you can also enjoy a stay at the fully-themed resort hotel.
Woodlands Family Theme Park, Devon
With one of the largest indoor play areas in the South West, thrilling water rides, a Zoo-Farm and much more, there’s fun to be had whatever the weather at Woodlands Family Theme Park. Pitch a tent at the family campsite for an extended stay.