Thrill Your Socks Off on a UK Theme Park Holiday

If you are planning a trip with the kids to the UK and are afraid that they will bore quickly of all the historical attractions, fear not! The UK has its fair share of thrilling theme parks, quite enough to keep the whole family entertained for weeks.

No matter where you’re staying there is sure to be a theme park nearby, whether it’s the mammoth Alton Towers in Staffordshire, the family friendly Lego Land in Windsor, or the terrifying Thorpe Park in Surrey. Regardless of where you choose you are sure to spend your day being tossed about like a rag doll and feeling rather sick, which is exactly what a theme park holiday is all about!

Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Alton Towers is the most visited theme park in the UK, welcoming over 2.6 million visitors to their Staffordshire park every year. With plenty of thrills for grownups, as well as lots of rides for little ones, this is the perfect family theme park. Alton Towers also boasts a water park with hundreds of water features, so when the main park gets too hot and sticky you can head here to cool off. If you just can’t bear to leave at the end of the day, there are lots of holiday cottages to rent in the area, just visit to view a full selection.

LegoLand, Windsor

If your kids (or you) are completely obsessed with Lego than LegoLand Windsor is the place to be! The whole park is themed around the tiny plastic blocks, featuring rides, scale models, an imagination centre, and a Star Wars experience. While Lego fans of all ages are sure to enjoy the park, the park’s main demographic is children twelve and under. The park is situated not far from London and makes a perfect day trip for the family – just hop on the train at London Paddington and you’ll be at LegoLand in about a half an hour.

Thorpe Park, Surrey

Thorpe Park isn’t for the faint of heart. The park is filled to the brim with terrifying roller coasters, drop rides, and horror experiences making it the perfect park if you’re travelling with teenagers, though there are also family friendly and children’s rides. The park’s newest ride is The Swarm, and is the UK’s first winged roller coaster! This gut churning coaster features a staggering 127 foot drop, which is sure to have everyone in your group screaming like a child, regardless of their age!

Everyone likes a good money saving tip and I’ve got a good one for you – always check the theme park website before you go because they almost always offer online booking deals, some of which can save you more than 30%. That’s nothing to sniff at.

If you’re looking for great holiday accommodation while on your UK theme park adventure make sure to visit Sykes Holiday Cottages to find the perfect self-catering accommodation for you and your family.


This post was sponsored by Sykes Cottages.

Photo Credit: “Roller Coaster” by anat_tikker –



2 thoughts on “Thrill Your Socks Off on a UK Theme Park Holiday”

  1. I love going to theme parks, but I don’t ride the rides. I know. I just don’t have the stomach for them anymore. I prefer to sit on the sidelines and stuff my face with corn dogs, cotton candy and candy apples. Yum!

    • I’m with you, Kim. I like the games at theme parks, not the rides. And stuffing my face with corn dogs is a good time if you ask me!

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