Big Thrills: Exciting Theme Park Rides For Kids

Get ready for these impressive and mind-blowing rides around the country; hand-picked just for kids. (But big kids can always ride too!)

Legoland in Windsor

Cost: Adult £46.80, Child £41.40

Psst!: Save up to 25% when booked in advance

What: Fairy Tale Brook

Take a peaceful boat ride through a story book of whimsical fairytales.

Height Restriction: Guests under 1.3m must be accompanied by an adult

Recommended Age: 3 to 7 years

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Fairy Tale Brook Legoland


Flamingo Land in Yorkshire

Cost: £29.00 aged 4 and over. Under 4's go free

Psst!: Family and multiple day tickets available online!

What: Helitoys

The sky's the limit, so why not become a pilot for the day and take flight in your very own helicopter!

Height Restriction: None

Recommended Age: 0 to 8 years

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Helitoys Flamingo Land


Thorpe Park in Surrey

Cost: Adult £49.20, Child £43.20

Psst!: Save up to 25% by booking online!

What: Flying Fish

Go flying through the air in this speedy roller coaster, just make sure you hold on tight as you zip around the bends!

Height Restriction: 0.9m tall, under 1.1m must be accompanied by someone 16+

Recommended Age: 5+ years

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Pleasure Beach in Blackpool

Cost: Adult £29.99, Child £26.99

Psst!: Save up to £8.00 per wristband online

What: Alice Ride

A chance to take a peek through the looking glass, based on the classic children's book by Lewis Carroll.

Height Restriction: 1.2m to ride unaccompanied

Recommended Age: All ages

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Crealy Parks in Devon and Cornwall

Cost: Adult £16.95, Child between 0.92m and 1m £11.95, Child under 0.92m free

Psst!: Save money when you book online or in advance!

What: Thunder Falls

A classic log flume ride that takes you beyond the trees and plunges into the dark waters below. Eeek!

Height Restriction: 0.92m

Recommended Age: All ages but children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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Gulliver's in Warrington

Cost: Adult £17, Child under 0.92m free

Psst!: Make savings by booking online and in advance!

What: The Runaway Train

Sadle up and get set for the ride of your life. This hair-raising Wild West roller coaster is great for young children who love an adrenaline rush.

Height Restriction: Above 0.9m and must be 1.2m to ride unaccompanied

Recommended Age: 3-7 years

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Kids train ride

Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire

Cost: Adult £36, CHild £27, 2-3 year olds £5

Psst!: Cheaper prices when booked online!

What: Cranky The Crane Drop Tower

This ride is part of Thomas Land, so why not take a ride in Cranky the Crane as he takes you to new heights and drops you straight back down to Earth.

Height Restriction: 1.05m unaccompanied

Recommended Age: 2 upwards

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Paultons Park in Hampshire

Cost: Adult £27, Child £27

Psst!: Get a discount online!

Ahoy there me hearties! Feel what it's like to become a real pirate in this life-like ship as it sails to 60 degrees each side. Just make sure you hold on to your eye patches!

Height Restriction: 0.9m

Recommended Age: 4+ years. Must be 6 years to ride unaccompanied.

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Pirate Ship Paultons Park