The best theme parks in the UK

The Uk has loads of attractions of cultural or historical nature, but if what you want is some simple, old-fashioned fun, leave the museums or the shopping centers for a while and head to a theme park. Rides that thrill you, scare you or make you laugh are the best antidote for a boring day, and you can be sure to find at least a couple of attractions that will entertain you. For a pick of the best theme parks around, here’s a list of the best theme parks in the UK.

 Alton Towers, Alton Staffordshire

Alton Towers might sound more like the name of a residential area rather than a fun park, but it is actually the name of one of the most upbeat and exciting theme parks in the UK. The park is somewhat reminiscent of Disney themed parks, but it has its unique flavor nonetheless. The park is built around an authentic gothic mansion, and has eleven separate themed ‘lands’, and several thrilling rides like an inverted rollercoaster, a vertical drop rollercoaster and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride.

Legoland, Windsor, Berkshire

If you go to Windsor to visit the royal residence, you can spend a few hours of pure fun in Legoland too. If you loved lego as a child, or still love it now, you will surely love your time in Legoland. The park has a varity of lego-themed rides, building workshops and attractions. There are lots of different areas in the park, like the Land of the Vikings or the Pirates Landing.

Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey

Chessington World of Adventures definitely lives up to its name, as it is not only one of the best theme parks in the southeast, but one of the top 5 theme parks in the UK. The park features a zoo, an area based on the popular comic Beano, a Pirate’s Cove, an Egyptian themed Forbidden Kingdom and even a Sea Life Center.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire

Blackpool is clearly a theme park custom-made to suit a more mature taste. The creators of the park wanted to make adults feel like children again, which is often a difficult task. The park has over 125 different rides, including ice-skating, the tallest roller-coaster in Europe, and a spectacular water show. Both adults and children will find something exciting to do in this park.

Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire, Wales

From a small family owned theme park, Oakwood developed into one of the most exciting parks in the country. There are five major rides in the park which will give you a huge adrenaline boost, especially Megafobia, an insane roller coaster which will scare the wits out of even the most hardened enthusiasts.


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