The Attraction Near Me’s guide to the Top 10 UK Theme Parks will help you to decide which UK Theme Park should be top of your visit list. This list is based on a number of factors with one of the most important being that the theme park has a wide selection of rides and attractions to entertain the whole family. 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.
Paultons Park is the cleanest and most family-friendly Theme Park we have visited in the UK. Home of Peppa Pig World, Paultons Park has a fantastic selection of rides and attractions. The variety of rides available will satisfy all ages. Peppa Pig World is brilliant for younger children, whilst the Lost Kingdom is an excellent addition to the park. There are two excellent family-friendly roller coasters in The Lost Kingdom which are suitable for anyone aged four and above.
2- 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.
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.
Alton Towers Resort is more than just a Theme Park. Other attractions include a Waterpark, Tree-Top Quest, Mini Golf and the Alton Towers Spa. Alton Towers Resort has three on-site hotels and the Enchanted Village consisting of Woodland Lodges and Luxury Treehouses. 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 and Land and also the newly added 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 have 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.
Flamingo Land has made significant investments into their offer in recent years. The theme park now offers a number of great Thrill rides including the excellent Kumali and Velocity, the UK’s only bike launched roller coaster. The theme park 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 a luxury Resort Village.
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6 – Drayton Manor
Drayton Manor offers a great selection of rides and attractions. Shockwave at Drayton Manor is one of only two stand-up roller coasters in Europe and was once voted ‘Best stand-up roller coaster in the world. Apocalypse at Drayton Manor is the first stand up drop tower ride in the world. Riders on Apocalypse can choose to either sit down, stand up or stand for the duration of the ride with no floor beneath your feet. The theme park is also home to Europe’s only Thomas Land. Drayton Manor Theme Park also offers a number of other thrilling rides and a number of fantastic water rides.
Chessington World of Adventures Resort has over 40 rides and attractions and 1,000 animals in the Zoo. There is a great selection of rides and attractions suitable for all the family.
8 – Legoland Windsor Resort
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.
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 is The Ultimate, which once held the record of the longest roller coaster in the world. The thrilling ride travels a distance of 1.5 miles. As The Ultimate makes it way back to the station it takes a high-speed journey through woodland.
10 – Gullivers Theme Parks
There are currently three Gullivers Theme Parks in the Uk with the fourth park under development. 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.
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