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


If you’re still stuck for fun ways to entertain your children over the summer, how about camping, an action packed day and much, much more…


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