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The Attraction Near Me’s guide to the Top 10 UK Theme Park Resorts will help you to decide which UK Theme Park should be top of your visit list when planning a short break.

Top 10 UK Theme Park Resorts

This list is based on a number of factors with one of the most important being that the Resort has lots on offer to entertain the whole family for the duration of your short break. We understand that everyone has their personal favourites. This Top 10 UK Theme Parks listing is based on our personal experiences and extensive knowledge of the attractions industry.

What is a Theme Park Resort?

Theme Park Resort combines the excitement of a theme park with the convenience and amenities of a holiday resort. In addition to the usual array of theme park rides and attractions they often also include additional attractions such as on-site waterparks, mini-golf, zoo animals and more.

There tends to be a variety of accommodation on offer to cater for all budgets meaning that guests can stay on-site only minutes from the rides and attractions. The on-site accommodation is often themed with restaurants, bars and evening entertainment all conveniently located on the resort.


1 – Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Chessington World of Adventures Resort has over 40 rides and attractions and 1,000 animals in the Zoo. The Surrey Theme Park offers a great selection of rides and attractions suitable for all the family. The park is billed as Britain’s Wildest Adventure with a wide range of animals in the resorts zoo and Sealife centre. There is plenty of on-site accommodation to choose from with two hotels and Explorer Glamping.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort - The Gruffalo River Ride

To further strengthen the current line up of attractions and amenities on offer for anyone taking a short break at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, plans are in place to add a brand new waterpark.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ Zoo
⭐ SEA Life Aquarium
⭐ On-Site Accommodation
⭐ Swimming Complex
⭐ Evening Entertainment

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2 – Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort is more than just a Theme Park. Other attractions include a Waterpark and Mini Golf. Alton Towers Resort has three on-site hotels and the Enchanted Village consisting of Woodland Lodges and Luxury Treehouses.

Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers boasts the best collection of thrilling roller coasters in the UK. The theme park also has a variety of family rides and a plethora of shows and attractions for children.

Many of the attractions at Alton Towers are more than a ride, they are an experience. Alton Towers Resort is home to CBeebies Land and also the CBeebies Land Hotel. The UK theme park makes a lot of effort to give their rides a storyline and makes use of themed elements to add to the experience. Alton Towers has worked with John Wardley (one of the world’s greatest attraction designers) on a number of projects to create some of the best thrill rides in the world including the legendary Nemesis Reborn Roller Coaster.

Alton Towers Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ Waterpark
⭐ On-Site Accommodation
⭐ Evening Entertainment
⭐ Mini Golf

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3 – Legoland Windsor Resort

Legoland Resort Hotel
Legoland Resort Hotel

The entire family will have a great time at Legoland Windsor Resort. Do not miss the excellent mini-land which showcases iconic landmarks recreated using Lego bricks. Legoland Windsor Resort offers a wealth of family rides and attractions.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ On-Site Accommodation
⭐ Swimming Complex
⭐ Evening Entertainment
⭐ Mini Golf

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4 – Flamingo Land Resort

Flamingo Land Resort has made significant investments into their offer in recent years. The theme park now offers a number of great Thrill rides including the excellent roller coasters, Kumali and Velocity, the UK’s only bike-launched roller coaster.

Flamingo Land Resort - Kumali

Flamingo Land Resort also has a number of rides and attractions to cater for younger guests. In addition to the rides and attractions, there is also the UK’s most visited Zoo and features a luxury Resort Village.

Flamingo Land Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ Zoo
⭐ On-Site Accommodation
⭐ Swimming Complex
⭐ Evening Entertainment

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5 – Gullivers Theme Parks

Gullivers Valley Rotherham - T-Rex Tower

There are four Gullivers Theme Parks in the UK. They are designed especially for families with children aged between the years of 2 and 13. All of the rides and attractions at Gullivers Theme Parks are perfect for younger children. No matter which of the Gullivers Theme Parks you pay a visit they all offer a fantastic family day out.

Gulliver’s Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ On-Site Accommodation
⭐ Splash Zone (selected locations)
⭐ Evening Entertainment

Gulliver’s Land Milton Keynes
Gulliver’s World Warrington
Gulliver’s Valley Rotherham
Gulliver’s Kingdom Matlock Bath
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6 – Drayton Manor Resort

Thomas Land - Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor offers a great selection of rides and attractions including thrilling roller coasters and fantastic water rides, the park is also home to Europe’s only Thomas Land.

Gulliver’s Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ Zoo
⭐ On-Site Accommodation

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7 – Crealy Theme Park and Resort

Crealy Theme Park and Resort - Aqua Blasters
Crealy Theme Park and Resort – Aqua Blasters

Regularly voted the best day out in Devon, Crealy Theme Park and Resort is Southwest England’s largest Family Theme Park. The park is set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside and is home to over 60 rides and attractions, spectacular live entertainment and a wide selection of animals.

Crealy Theme Park and Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ On-Site Accommodation
⭐ Evening Entertainment
⭐ Mini Golf

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8 – Thorpe Park Resort

Samurai - Thorpe Park

Aimed at a slightly older market. Thorpe Park has some of the best Rollercoasters and Thrill rides in the UK. Owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments, this Theme Park has a wide variety of thrilling flat rides and amazing roller coasters. If you are a thrill-seeker then you will love Thorpe Park.

Thorpe Park Resort Short Breaks

Thorpe Park Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ On-Site Accommodation
⭐ Evening Entertainment

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9 – Lightwater Valley Theme Park

Skyrider - Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley is home to a number of family-friendly rides and attractions. The Theme Park is set in a beautiful countryside location. One of the theme parks attractions is a large children’s Activity Park. Lightwater Valley’s signature ride was The Ultimate, which once held the record of the longest roller coaster in the world but sadly this is currently closed as the park pitches itself more toward families with younger children.

Lightwater Valley Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ On-Site Accommodation (Coming Soon)
⭐ Mini Golf

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10 – Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has one of the largest collections of roller coasters in the world. In addition to the roller coasters, there are also some great family rides and Nickelodeon Land is perfect for younger children. The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach still holds the record of the tallest roller coaster in Europe.

Pleasure Beach Resort Amenities

⭐ Theme Park
⭐ On-Site Accommodation
⭐ Mini Golf
⭐ Ice Skating

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UK Theme Park Resorts was last modified: March 26th, 2024 by Dan

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Author: Dan

I am passionate about Theme Parks and Attractions. I love riding roller coasters and thrill rides. With two young boys I understand how expensive family days out can be and this was one of the main driving forces behind Attractions Near me. My aim is to help you and your friends enjoy some great days out without costing the earth. Thanks for reading and have a great time - Regards Dan

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