Our Top 5 New Theme-Park Thrills!
THORPE PARK, 1-DAY FAMILY PASS( 2 ADULTS, 2 CHILDREN), £138, OR FROM £82.80 ONLINE
Thorpe Park’s new ride, The Swarm, looks absolutely terrifying, so will please the family’s adrenaline junkies. It’s the UK’s first winged roller-coaster, so there’s nothing above or below you apart from the air. With speeds up to 92km per hour and drops of 127 feet, you’re in for the ride of your life.
CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES, 1-DAY FAMILY PASS (2 ADULTS, 2 CHILDREN), £80
If you want to keep your feet a bit closer to the ground, Chessington World of Adventures with its focus on wildlife and thrilling rides, is great for all the family. The new ‘Africa’ area is fab for kids – you can even meet all the characters from the film, Madagascar!
LEGOLAND, 1 DAY FAMILY PASS (FOR 4), £145.20
If you’re looking for more than just rides and thrills, head to Legoland this summer for great events and shows. There are plenty to chose from, including a 4D racing adventure and a stunt show at Pirates Bay. Book now and get two days for the price of one!
ALTON TOWERS, FAMILIES ARE £16.25 PER PERSON PER DAY IF YOU BOOK ONLINE
Alton Towers has been named the UK’s best theme park, so you know you’re in for a great day there. There are so many rides and attractions to chose from, but we like the fact that there are calming cable-cars and some gorgeous on-site gardens for some tranquillity in between the manic rides.
DRAYTON MANOR, 1-DAY FAMILY PASS (4 MEMBERS), £100
Drayton Manner caters for all ages with great rides for the grown-ups and a Thomas the Tank themed area for the little ’uns. There’s a 15-acre zoo on-site too, which is home for more than 100 animals from all over the world.