If you fancy treating the kids to a day out, consider visiting one of the UK’s best theme parks. You can even extend your trip to a couple of nights as many parks offer accommodation.
Many parks are within striking distance of the country’s major cities, so you can team a visit up with a weekend break. A great excuse for an excursion, entry into the park usually includes all your rides. The only thing you need to think about is food. There will be plenty of restaurants and cafes on site, but try and keep costs down by taking a picnic!
So where will you find the best rides and roller coasters? Here’s a list of the UK’s best theme parks.
This large resort features a large theme park, waterpark and hotel complex. If you fancy staying the night, you can take your pick from themed rooms in the Alton Towers Hotel, or book a night in the Splash Landings Hotel. The large park has rides to suit all types of thrill-seekers. White-knuckle options include the famous Oblivion and Nemesis. Small kids will enjoy family favourites such as the Marauder’s Mayhem. Kids can also run off any excess energy in the Tree Fu Tom Training Camp.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
If breathtaking coastal views from the top of roller coasters sound like your sort of thing, head to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The park’s most famous ride, The Big One, is the UK’s tallest ride. Entry into the park is free, but you will have to pay for each ride. There are often many deals on, though. Check out blackpool offers for more information. Even if you aren’t a fan of big rides, there are still plenty of reasons to visit this park by the beach. The theme park has many venues and bars which host many different shows music events throughout the day.
Located in North Yorkshire, Flamingo Land not only offers a whole host of cool rides, but it also has its very own zoo. So if your kids are a bit too small to appreciate the big rides, they can enjoy wandering around making friends with exotic animals. If you choose to stay at the park, you can spend one of your days at the nearby Eden Camp Museum. A bus runs between the theme park and museum as well as linking you up to nearby Leeds.
Surrey’s Thorpe Park introduces its new ride this May, Derren Brown’s Ghost Train. The park’s favourite rides are still open, including Stealth and SAW – The Ride. Younger children will be delighted with the ANGRY BIRDS 4D experience. Set in a theatre, the audience will be tickled and squirted with water while watching their favourite cartoon birds. If you are planning on staying the night, check into THORPE SHARK Hotel for marine-themed rooms.
So for an exciting staycation, head to one of the country’s fabulous theme parks! The whole family is guaranteed to have an unforgettable time!