UK Theme Parks

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The Attraction Near Me’s guide to the Top 10 UK Theme Parks will help you to decide which UK Theme Park should be at the top of your visit list.

Top 10 UK Theme Parks

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.

1 – Paultons Park

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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 and Tornado Springs will both appeal to older children. Two excellent family-friendly roller coasters in the dinosaur-themed Lost Kingdom are suitable for anyone aged four and above.

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2 – Thorpe Park Resort

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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.

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3 – Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has one of the largest collections of roller coasters in the world. The roller coasters range from classic wooden coasters like Grand National and Big Dipper to modern steel rides, The Big One and ICON. In addition to the roller coasters, there are also some great family rides and Nickelodeon Land is perfect for younger children.

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4 – Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort is more than just a Theme Park, it also has 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 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.

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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.

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5 – Flamingo Land Resort

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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 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 a luxury Resort Village.

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6 – Drayton Manor

Thomas Land - Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor offers a great selection of rides and attractions as well as on-site accommodation. Drayton Manor Theme Park also offers a number of other thrilling rides and fantastic water rides and is home to Europe’s only Thomas Land.

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7 – Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Chessington World of Adventures Resort - The Gruffalo River Ride

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.

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8 – Legoland Windsor Resort

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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.


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9 – Lightwater Valley Theme Park

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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.

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10 – Gullivers Theme Parks

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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 Land Milton Keynes
Gulliver’s World Warrington
Gulliver’s Valley Rotherham
Gulliver’s Kingdom Matlock Bath
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Create unforgettable family memories with a visit to Gulliver’s Theme Parks and dress your children in a style that matches the park.

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You can buy enamel badges that contain theme park elements. Wearing these cool pin badges will help make your children stand out from the crowd and add to the whole experience.

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UK Theme Parks was last modified: July 4th, 2024 by Dan

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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