The Best Theme Parks to Visit in the UK

If you have the need for speed, a head for heights and just love to hang upside down, then you should check out the theme parks in the UK. Here are the ones that should top your list:

  • Thorpe Park in Surrey

Home to some of the fastest and highest rides in Europe, this theme park has become even more popular with its new Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, which is a 10-15 minute, head-spinning train journey that includes grand-scale illusions, 4D special effects and exhilarating live action sequences.


  • Drayton Manor in Staffordshire

This park is home to the only Thomas Land in Europe, which underwent a huge expansion in 2015 including new rides. The main draws here are white-knuckle rides, including the Shockwave, which is a stand-up rollercoaster, and the Apocalypse, which is a 54-metre drop tower. There is also the new Tamarin Trail that will take you through beautiful gardens and allows you to come face to face with a troop of mischievous Tamarins and Marmsosets.


  • Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey

This is an extensive theme park that boasts more than 40 rides and attractions, including the new and exciting Pandamonium show that features life-like and life-sized animatronic pandas. Its ever popular Trail of the Kings has also receive a new look, where you will be able to seek out treasures as you walk among jungle giants. There is also the new explorer glamping tents.


  • M&Ds in Lanarkshire

This biggest theme park in Scotland is famous for the Tsunami, which is the only inverted rollercoaster in the country, the Big Apple, the Tornado and the Runaway Mine train rollercoaster. It has recently added the new Giant Condor, which is a ride that soars up 30 meters high, offering splendid views over the rest of the park and the county.


Now, when planning your holiday, you can start with the theme parks listed above to ensure a fun and thrilling experience!

Photos by: Ben SutherlandRizka Budiati SzkutnikMartin Lewison,

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