Days Out Ideas

6 Unmissable Theme Parks

Written by Lottie

Let’s go on an adventure for some fantastic theme park fun,
For thrills, your favourite characters and picnics in the sun!
From Drayton Manor, Lightwater Valley and Paulton’s Park too,
These family-friendly theme parks are just waiting for you!

Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire

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This fab theme park really does have something for everyone! There are indoor and outdoor play areas, a fun Dino Trail to follow and even a zoo with over 100 animals to see from all over the world. A visit to Thomas Land is a must as it’s packed with great rides and attractions for little ones. Choose from family-friendly rides to the all-out adrenaline-pumping thrills and spills of Shockwave and Apocalypse. BOOK NOW.

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

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Dare to ride Europe’s longest roller coaster The Ultimate, which catapults you through the air, as well as many other exciting rides too! The Angry Birds Activity Park is perfect for children under 5 with slides, giant touchscreens, dance zones and more!  At Monkey’s soft play café grab a snack whilst little monkeys climb, slide and hang. Lightwater Valley has something for everyone and is a fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy.  Book now.

Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch

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There are over 30 rides and attractions just waiting for you and the family to enjoy! Battle it out on the Battle Boats, go on the Dragon’s Drop Mega slide or even go see some adorable animals in the Cuddle Corner Farm. You might even get to meet some of the park characters including Alice, the Mad Hatter and The White Rabbit! BOOK NOW.

CBeebies Land, Alton Towers

At CBeebies Land, you will get to meet some of your favourite characters, plus there’s lots of interactive play and rides. Help Postman Pat with his delivery, sail on the magical In The Night Garden Boat Ride, there’s hands-on fun to be had at Mr Bloom’s Allotments and lots more. If your little ones love CBeebies then this will surely be a hit! Find out more here.

Thorpe Park, Chertsey

The addictive game, Angry Birds, is brought to life in this brand new area at Thorpe Park. The 4D cinema experience will confuse the senses, there’s the Detonator: Bombs Away drop tower, character meet and greets and lots more. Find out more and here.

Legoland, Windsor

There’s so much for all of the family at Legoland with lots of creative Lego engineering and over 55 rides and attractions! The kids will love being able to get their very first drivers licence, seeing landmarks from all over the world in miniature Lego form and the thrilling rides! Find out more here.

Paulton’s Park: Home of Peppa Pig World, Romsey

With rides, play areas, adventure golf, gardens and animals to see, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Little adrenaline junkies can enjoy Daddy Pig’s Car Ride, George’s Dinosaur Adventure, Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight and Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride. Bigger thrill seekers can dare to ride MAGMA, Edge, The Cobra, the Stinger Roller Coaster and more! This year there are 2 brand new rides at Peppa Pig World too! Find out more.

Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

This family-run theme park has over sixty rides, attractions, shows and experiences! Fun for all the family, the theme park offers great value for money. Aimed at younger children (age 2 – 13) you will find attractions and shows including the fun-packed NerfZone, SpyZone interactive play areas, as well as theme park staples such as log flumes and dodgems. Find out more here.

Chessington World of Adventures, Chessington

With rides, play areas, a zoo and even a Sea Life Centre, this is the perfect theme park for your little thrill seekers and animal lovers! There are exciting daily shows that the kids will love and, if you’re not already full of thrills, all the family can take to the trees on a Go Ape adventure! Find out more.

Hello Kitty Secret Garden, Drusillas Park

Set within Drusillas Park you will find this area which is all about the famous Kitty from Japan. There are three themed rides; a car ride, hopper ride and teacup ride for you to try and there’s the Hello Kitty House where you can get your faces painted or even get a temporary tattoo. If you are lucky you might even get to meet the famous character as she makes a visit 20 times this year! Find out more here.

Nickelodeon Land, Blackpool

Are your kids Nickelodeon fans? Even if they aren’t there are 12 exciting themed rides! There’s lots of watery fun to be had at SpongeBob’s Splash Bash where you will blast hovering jellyfish and other guests with your water cannons. Afterwards, why not explore the world with Dora? Visit France, Russia, Tanzania and China and meet lots of new friends. Find out more here.

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