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If you are looking for some of the best UK Theme Parks for young children under 12 then read on.

Top 10 UK Theme Parks for Children Under 12

The Theme Parks listed in this Top 10 all offer a great selection of rides and attractions which are ideal for younger children. We understand that everyone has their personal favourites. We have based this Top 10 listing on our personal experiences and extensive knowledge of UK Theme Parks.

1 – Paultons Park

Paultons Park is probably most well known for being the home of Peppa Pig World. The theme park has a great selection of rides and attractions which are ideal for younger children. Paultons Park also has a good selection of rides to keep older members of the family happy too. The new Lost Kingdom featues a couple of fantastic family-friendly roller coasters suitable for anyone aged four and above.

Peppa Pig World – Peppa Pigs House

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Paultons Park Official Website
Peppa Pig World Official Website


2 – Gullivers Theme Parks

There are four Gulliver’s Theme Parks in the UK, each designed for families with children aged between the years of 2 and 13.

Gullivers World Warrington - The Antelope Roller Coaster
Gulliver’s World Warrington – The Antelope Roller Coaster

All of the rides and attractions at Gulliver’s Theme Parks are perfect for younger children.

Gulliver’s Kingdom Matlock Bath
Gulliver’s Land Milton Keynes
Gulliver’s Valley Rotherham
Gulliver’s World Warrington

Gullivers Theme Parks Official Website


3 – Chessington World of Adventures Resort

There are some excellent family rides and attractions at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

Chessington Short Breaks

The theme park also has a zoo and two fantastic on-site hotels. The hotels share a lovely pool and children’s splash zone with views of the animals outside.

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort Official Website
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4 – Legoland Windsor Resort

Regardless of whether your children are into Lego, they will have a great time at Legoland Windsor Resort. The park has some great theming and a wealth of family rides and attractions. Do not miss the excellent mini-land which also has a number of fun interactive elements.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort - The Dragon
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort – The Dragon

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Legoland Windsor Resort Official Website
Legoland Windsor Resort Review


5 – Alton Towers Resort

Families with young children will love the excellent themed CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort. The on-site CBeebies Land Hotel is uniquely designed for young families, bursting with music, stories and adventures for little ones to enjoy.

Postman Pat Parcel Post - CBeebies Land
Postman Pat Parcel Post – CBeebies Land

There is a wide range of family-friendly attractions at Alton Towers Resort, examples include the excellent Alton Towers Waterpark located in the Splash Landings Hotel and Extraordinary Golf.

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Alton Towers Resort Official Website


6 – Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Families are well catered for at Blackpool Pleasure Beach with a wide range of rides and attractions. Nickelodeon Land located within Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the perfect family destination.

Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Strewn across the Theme Park are a number of additional family-friendly rides and attractions. One of the biggest plus points at Blackpool Pleasure Beach is that the family-friendly rides are interspersed with the adult rides. The close proximity of the different rides means that families don’t have to split up into separate groups and can spend more time together.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach Review
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Official Website


7 – Drayton Manor

If your children like trains then they will love the fantastic Thomas Land at Drayton Manor. In addition to Thomas Land, Drayton Manor is home to a variety of exciting rides and attractions suitable for all of the family. There is also a zoo at Drayton Manor Theme Park which is home to over 100 animals.

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor
Thomas Land at Drayton Manor

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Drayton Manor Official Website
Christmas at Drayton Manor Review


8 – Flamingo Land Resort

Flamingo Land Resort in Yorkshire consists of a Theme Park,  Zoo and Holiday Village all on one site. Flamingoland is home to a number of family-friendly rides and attractions. The Theme park is also home to UK’s most visited Zoo with a wide variety of animals on show.

Peter Rabbit at Flamingo Land Resort
Peter Rabbit at Flamingo Land Resort

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Flamingo Land Resort Official Website


9 – Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park

Lightwater Valley is home to a large children’s Activity Park which is ideal for younger children to burn off their excess energy. A number of other family-friendly rides and attractions are on offer at the family adventure park.

Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park - Treetop Trails2
Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park

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Lightwater Valley Official Website


10 -Sundown Adventureland

Aimed at children under 10 years of age, Sundown Adventureland is an adventure park with soft play and rides. Sundown Adventureland is also home to an Angry Birds activity area plus a number of children’s play areas and cafes.

Sundown Adventureland - Market Square
Sundown Adventureland – Market Square

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UK Theme Parks for Children Under 12 was last modified: March 20th, 2024 by Dan

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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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