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A thrillseekers guide to the UK’s top family attractions!

Written by Lewis Everrett

This summer experience the biggest thrills,
Take on rides that will give you chills.
These attractions are considered the UK’s best,
Follow this list and put your bravery to the test.

Are your children little thrill seekers?

Make this summer the ultimate thrill with these top attractions! The listed activities are the perfect choice for any daring family… with speed, heights, and splashes on offer, your kids will be fully entertained and begging for more!

Alton Towers Resort

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Don’t miss out on the breathtaking rides at Alton Towers Resort this summer. Located in the heart of Staffordshire, prepare to be spun, soaked, and dropped from incredibly fast-paced rollercoasters and thrill rides! There’s no better place for thrillseekers than the UK’s largest theme park!

If you have younger children, they’ll jump for joy as you take them to see Cbeebies land. Your little ones will get to meet some of their favourite characters and take on the new rides and attractions all inspired by Cbeebies!

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Greater London
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Gasp, giggle and shriek at Britain’s wildest adventure this summer at Chessington World of Adventures Resort! Your family will get to help release the crocodile on their newest jaw-dropping ride… Croc Drop! The fun doesn’t stop there though, take on the legendary Vampire soaring through the skies and whizzing over treetops like a bat… this one is sure to leave your kids full of adrenaline and excitement!

Thorpe Park Resort

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Get ready to experience over 30 exciting rides, attractions, and live events at Thorpe Park Resort this summer! Younger visitors are at the heart of Thorpe Park as well with their colourful and creative zone. From Angry Birds Land to the Flying Fish coaster, Thorpe Park caters to families of all ages!

If you’re more of a thrillseeker, this attraction won’t disappoint with the holy trinity of extreme rides including Stealth, Colossus, and Nemesis Inferno!

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

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Whether you’re looking to get your very first driving license at the LEGO® City Driving School or helping at the LEGO® City Coastguard HQ, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has something that your little ones will love!

Thorough entertainment is at the heart of LEGOLAND with iconic attractions such as Splash Safari, Miniland, DUPLO Valley, LEGO® NINJAGO The Ride, and so much more!

Thames Rockets

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What better way for a thrillseeker to explore London’s iconic landmarks than the Thames Rockets! You’ll get to see the best of London and whoosh up to speeds of 35mph! Here are just some of the hotspots that you’ll get to see:

🎡London Eye
🏢Houses of Parliament
🏰 The Tower of London
🌉London Bridge
🎨Tate Modern
⛪️St Paul’s Cathedral
This is the ultimate attraction for any thrill-seeker looking to explore London!

Zip World

North Wales
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Zip World is no stranger to exhilarating family experiences! Head down this summer and you’ll get to take part in activities suitable for all ages. Bounce in the ‘Treetop Nets’, or dare to attempt the ‘Tree Hoppers’ course with fun rope challenges through the trees, or even bounce, slide, and jump underground at ‘Bounce Below’!

Suitable for adrenaline junkies of all ages, Zip World is the perfect young family destination!


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Sail from Southsea to the Isle of Wight on an exciting Hovertravel hovercraft ride! Taking just 10 minutes, the hovercraft is fast, efficient, and so much fun for the family. This is the fastest ferry service to the Isle of Wight which gives you plenty of time to explore the beautiful island and enjoy concerts, festivals, and a variety of music events!

Stunning sandy beaches, picturesque countrysides, and award-winning attractions are just some of the reasons your family should visit the Isle of Wight by Hovertravel.

Camel Creek

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Gear up for one of Cornwall’s leading visitor attractions this summer! Embark on a family adventure with epic thrills, fast roller coasters, and entertaining experiences suitable for all ages! Whether you are just looking for a fun day out with the family or seeking belly laughs and thrills, Camel Creek has it all.

Fill up your balloons and prepare for Water Warz, hold your nerve around the bumpy Clown Coaster, or visit the Toddlers Cottages for soft play and ball pools!

I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge

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It’s time for you and your family to take on the ultimate tropical challenge, test your tenacity, and embark on an action-packed adventure in the I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge!

Based on the iconic TV show, this new and exciting challenge will test the nerve and agility of any campmate. Scale over 8 metres of vertical rock in The Ascent, Glide above the trees on Spyrider and scramble across balance beams in Jungle Run.

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the King/Queen of the jungle?

Wicksteed Park

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Split into 4 zones, this unique and fun-filled adventure park has something for the whole family to enjoy. 147 acres of beautiful rolling parkland and 30 exciting rides and attractions make Wicksteed Park an all-time favourite for visitors!

Visit the Adventure Zone to meet the cute inhabitants of Meerkat Manor, zip into space with the Minijets Space Academy, or jump on board the Clown Coaster which is perfect for younger visitors. The Heritage Zone is filled with more traditional rides such as; Sway Rider, Carousel, Park Railway and many more. Dive into the Thrill Zone for the bigger rides including Rocky River Falls, Dinosaur Valley, Paratrooper high ride and more! The Splash Zone is guaranteed to build the excitement with Lake Boats, The Water Chute, Sand & Water Play and much more for your little ones to enjoy!

Lightwater Valley

North Yorkshire
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Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park is nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, filled to the brim with activities and experiences the whole family can enjoy! There are over 35 rides and attractions to enjoy here but some of the all-time family favourites include the Eagle’s Claw, Skyrider, and of course the Lady Bird rollercoaster!

There is a whole house of NEW attractions for the summer of 2022 including an amusement arcade filled with games for all ages. The NEW Hall of Mirrors will have you giggling. The NEW rides Twist and Turn as well as the timeless appeal of the Dodgems ride! There’s something for everyone at Lightwater Valley this summer!


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