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7 Best theme parks for families

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Let’s go on an adventure for some fantastic theme park fun,

For thrills, your favourite characters and picnics in the sun!
From Alton Towers, Lightwater Valley and Paulton’s Park too,
These family-friendly theme parks are just waiting for you!

Each theme park has worked hard to ensure the safety of all visitors so that everyone can get out once again and enjoy some of the amazing rides and attractions! Capacity has been restricted so make sure to book your tickets well in advance. Take a look at our guide to 7 of the best theme parks for families in the UK below. 😊 Xx

1. LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, Windsor

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Visit the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and experience the ultimate LEGO® adventure! With over 55 rides and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. From earning your very first driving licence at the LEGO City Driving School to helping at the LEGO City Coastguard HQ  in your own LEGO boat and discovering the lost metropolis of Atlantic in a submarine too!!! Book your tickets here and save up to 45%!

2. Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire

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With over 40 rides and attractions from adrenaline-pumping coasters to family-fun rides, there’s something exciting for everyone to enjoy at Alton Towers Resort – the UK’s biggest theme park.  Plus, little visitors have their own one-of-a-kind land to explore at Alton Towers – Cbeebies Lands! Here they can help Postman Past with this delivery, sail on the magical In The Night Garden Boat Ride plus so much more. Book your tickets here and save up to 36%! 

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

With lots of rides, kiddie-friendly play areas, adventure golf, gardens and animals to see, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Paulton’s Park Peppa Pig World! 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!

4. Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Chessington

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With over 1,000 animals from around the world, ten exciting themed lands, a SEA LIFE centre, over 40 rides and attractions plus so much more, Chessington World of Adventures is the perfect theme park for your little thrill seekers and animal lovers! There are also 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! Book here and save up to 29%! 

5. Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Bath

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.

6. Thorpe Park Resort, Chertsey

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Thorpe Park Resort is the ultimate family fun-day destination with over 30 exciting rides and attractions for tots to teens and beyond! Little ones can gain their adrenaline apprenticeship stripes on the Flying Fish rollercoaster, create a splash on Storm Spurge and hop onboard the Rocky Express for an out of control train ride. For the teen thrill-seekers of the family…are you ready to brave Stealth, Colossus, Nemesis Inferno and SAW?! Book here and save up to 36%!

7. Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire

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.

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