If theme parks are on your travel list for this year’s holiday then here are 10 best theme parks in the UK that you could pick from.
1. Legoland, Berkshire
The Legoland in Bershire is an ambitious project spread out over 150 acres of fun and entertainment. It boasts of more than 50 rides covering all age groups. Its most famed attraction is the Miniland, which gives you a miniature experience of the Lego Star Wars theme.
2. Thorpe Park, Surrey
Known for its wide range of rides and attractions, Thorpe Park is best known for its new addition called SAW – A roller coaster ride for the horror movie buffs. Other rides to watch out for in this best theme park of Europe are: Stealth, a superfast roller coaster; Colossus, a 10 loop roller coaster and Nemesis Inferno, a G-force inspired ride.
3. Alton Towers, Staffordshire
A Disney-type theme park, this one is built around a gothic mansion and has 11 theme areas. From young children to thrill seekers, this park is for every age and type. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride is one new addition that you must try out at Alton Towers.
4. Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo, Surrey
As the name suggests the themes in this park revolve around animals, zoo and sea life. It has nine lands with more than 30 rides in tow. Do not miss Madagascar Live, a stage show for all ages. You could make it a weekend getaway as the park also has a safari-themed star hotel attached to its campus for those who want to enjoy an overnight stay.
5. Drayton Manor Park, Staffordshire
This is a huge theme park with both land and water attractions in its 280 acres of space. It houses some of the scariest rides in the world. Apocalypse, Storm face and 4D cinema are just some of them. If accompanied by young children do not miss the Thomas land and Dino trail.
6. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire
Originally known as the Pleasure Beach Resort, this 1896 park was built by the Thompson family which wanted to provide an entertainment centre for families. Today this resort has been converted into a theme park with more than a 100 rides. Roller coasters, water shows and ice skating are some of the attractions of this park.
7. Paultons Family Theme Park, Hampshire
Aptly called the family theme park, this recreation center houses the famous Peppa Pig World and the Magma ride. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are special times of the year for all those who look forward for a great family vacation close to Hampshire.
8. Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire
This is deemed as the biggest theme park in Wales. It has many world class rides and boasts of 200 feet of excitement by way of just roller coasters. The only hitch is that the park closes for Christmas and reopens for Easter.
9. M&D’s, Lanarkshire
Recognized as Scotland’s best theme park, it has 5 scary rides suited only for those who love thrill. Some of them are Tsunami and a roller coaster ride with cork screw turns and twists.
10. The Milky Way, Devon
A very popular theme park in North Devon, the Milky Way is a family park ideal for all ages. The major attractions of this park are the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster; special toddler area; live animal and bird shows and even regular sports arena. The park includes about 85,000 sq.ft of indoor entertainment.
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