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
More info: www.legoland.co.uk
Flamingo Land in Yorkshire
Cost: £29.00 aged 4 and over. Under 4's go free
Psst!: Family and multiple day tickets available online!
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
More info: www.flamingoland.co.uk
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
More info: www.thorpepark.com
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
More info: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com
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.
More info: www.crealy.co.uk
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
More info: www.gulliversfun.co.uk
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
More info: www.draytonmanor.co.uk
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.
More info: www.paultonspark.co.uk