Top 10 family friendly theme parks
For fantastic family fun, you can't beat a trip to a theme park
Diggerland Get behind the wheel of a JCB at one of Britain's four Diggerland theme parks. Tel: 0871 227 7007
Blackgang Chine Isle of Wight This is now one of the UK's first theme parks, with roller coasters and giant water slides overlooking the sea. Tel: 01983 730052
Babbacombe Model Village Devon Has mini depictions of British life from football matches to weddings. Tel: 01803 315315
Legoland Berkshire This esteemed theme park now has new attractions including an outdoor water area, and a children's driving school. Tel: 0871 222 2001
Bekonscot Model Village Buckinghamshire Jump on board the ride-on railway to the six mini villages. There's a fair, a zoo, a racecourse, even castles. Tel: 01494 672919
Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village Gloucestershire The delightful replica village of Bourton-on-the-Water has been hewn out of Cotswold stone. Tel: 01451 820467
BeWILDerwood Norwich Explore a world of treehouses, swaying bridges and sky-high platforms at this adventure theme park. Tel: 01603 783900
Drayton Manor Staffordshire The big draw for under-fives at this theme park is Thomas Land starring Thomas the Tank Engine and friends. Tel: 0844 472 1950
Camelot Lancashire Ride the dragon roller coaster and attend the school of wizardry at this medieval kingdom. Tel: 01257 455001
Flamingo Land North Yorkshire Meet the lions and chimpanzees and go for a ride on the frog hopper. Tel: 0871 911 8000
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