10 of the best theme parks for families

If you’re looking for child-friendly thrills and adventure, take a look at our guide to 10 of the best theme parks for families in the UK



Situated in 150 acres of land in Windsor, Buckinghamshire, LEGOLAND is a firm family favourite. Children under 3 years go free at the park where LEGO comes to life in more than 55 rides, live shows and attractions, not to mention a gigantic LEGO model village


Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures in Chessington, Surrey, has been a favourite theme park destination for decades. At Chessington, where children under 1 meter go free, families are able to visit 9 different areas including Toytown, or even visit the famous Chessington Zoo.


Paultons Family Theme Park

With over 50 different attractions and rides, Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire offers a great family day out. Children under 100cm in height can go free. The park also features a Water Kingdom as well as lots of gardens and play areas for small children.


Pleasurewood Hills

Situated in Lowestoft, Suffolk, Pleasurewood Hills features lots of family friendly rides such as flying elephants (pictured), and entertainment, including a Sea Lion Show and Circus and Street Arts Show. Children under 3 years go free.


LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Children under 2 years have free entry to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in The Trafford Centre, Manchester.  The indoor attraction features an interactive LEGO laser ride, a 4D cinema, Fire Academy soft play and LEGO Factory, where children learn how the famous bricks are made.


Camelot Theme Park

Located in Chorley, Greater Manchester, Camelot brings the land of knights and wizards to life. The park features a host of activities for children of all ages, including Merlin’s Indoor Playland, roller coasters, log flumes and even a sorcery workshop for budding magicians. Children under 100cm go free.


The Milky Way Adventure Park

Based in Bideford, Devon, the Milky Way Adventure Park is home to more than 85,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor activities. These include North Devon’s biggest indoor adventure play area with assault courses and slides built for adults and children. Children under 3 years go free and the entry price for adults and older children gives you unlimited access to all the rides.


Alton Towers

The UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, Staffordshire, features a massive selection of activities for all the family, including rides, indoor play areas, extraordinary golf and even a gigantic indoor water park. Children under 4 years go free.


Adventure Wonderland

Located four miles from Bournemouth Railway Station, Adventure Wonderland brings the world of Alice in Wonderland to life with outdoor adventure rides and the indoor Wild Thing! centre. Many famous characters also visit the park throughout the year as part of a busy events line-up.


Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Featuring dozens of family friendly rides and attractions (both indoor and out), Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a great place for children of all ages. There’s the world’s first interactive maze and, especially for kids, Beaver Creek Theme Park, which is home to Bradley Beaver and his very own log flume.

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