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What are the best theme parks in the UK?

Wonder where to go for a generous dose of family fun?

The good news is that Britain has plenty of options if you’re looking for something entertaining to do with your family or friends, particularly theme parks. So take your pick; whether you’re after the adrenaline rush or the Harry Potter World, you won’t know where to start!

From record-breaking roller coasters to enchanting film sets, these exciting theme parks promise extraordinary adventures – here’s a list of some of the best theme parks in the UK.

Thorpe Park Resort

Located in Surrey, Thorpe Park Resort is a haven for thrill-seekers. Known for its extreme rides and attractions, it is the right choice if you’re an adrenaline enthusiast. Thorpe Park also has many water rides, including Tidal Wave, an extreme water splash experience for those looking for something cooler.

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey combines a theme park, zoo, and aquarium into one destination, making it perfect for a family day out. Chessington’s Zoo and SEA LIFE Centre add an educational element, allowing visitors to learn about and observe over 1,000 animals.

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, located in Berkshire, is an enchanting park designed primarily with families and young children in mind. It features over 55 interactive rides, live shows, and attractions inspired by the iconic LEGO bricks.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

While not a traditional theme park, Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, is a must-visit for Harry Potter fans. The studio tour is a truly immersive experience, showcasing authentic props, costumes, and sets from the films, making it a magical journey into the world of Harry Potter. Guaranteed chills and nostalgia!

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Alton Towers Resort

Located in Staffordshire, Alton Towers Resort is one of Britain’s largest and most popular theme parks, with a mix of thrilling rides, family attractions, and unique accommodations. You’ll also find a water park, a spa, and themed hotels, making it a complete resort destination, perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway!

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Also located in Staffordshire, Drayton Manor Theme Park has an extensive array of rides adapted to all ages. With about 50 exciting rides and attractions, new lands to discover, Europe’s only Thomas Land and a 15-acre zoo, you’ll surely have lots of fun!

Paultons Park, Home of Peppa Pig World

Paultons Park is renowned for its Peppa Pig World, a magical land for very young fans of the popular TV show. Beyond Peppa Pig World, Paultons Park offers a range of rides and gardens which will please taller kids and teens. Get ready for some crazy and memorable photos!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, located on the Lancashire coast, is one of Britain’s oldest and most famous amusement parks. With a mix of classic and modern rides, Blackpool Pleasure Beach remains Brits’ beloved destination.

After you ticked your favourite themed park off your bucket list, take a look at our endless list of family-friendly attractions in London and beyond, or couple it with an educational visit for your kids on one of our day tours from London.