Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Get Your Thrills at These Top UK Theme Parks

Rides have come a long way from the carrousels and spinning tea cups of yesteryear. Today’s theme parks are action packed and designed to thrill you to the core. England has some pretty exciting theme parks, all with new adventures opening in 2012, so if you’re looking for chills and thrills head over to these top UK theme parks.

Alton Towers: One of the best known of the UK’s theme parks is Alton Towers in Staffordshire. This is a great park to visit with the whole family, with thrilling rides for the adults and older kids, a water park to cool off on hot summer days, and rides for the wee ones too. The park has an on site hotel, but many people find that renting a holiday cottage just off the site is the best way to go – both for budget and relaxation. There are lots of big holiday cottages located close to the park so that you and your family can have fun during the day and then lay back and relax in privacy in the evening.

Alton Towers Ride. photo credit Flickr

Thorpe Park: If you are a major thrill seekers then Thorpe Park is the place for you. This park is designed to scare your socks off with roller coasters galore, making it the perfect adult getaway. This year Thorpe Park will be opening its newest ride, The Swarm, which is billed as the tallest winged rollercoaster in Europe! This is not the place for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach – only the strong will survive......

Legoland Windsor: If you’re looking for something a little more subdued head over to Legoland Windsor in Berkshire. This park is filled with Lego themes rides and activities and is THE place to bring your building obsessed little ones. This is the 2nd most visit park in the UK, after Alton Towers, so you can rest assured that it is well set up to cater for all your needs. Though the park is aimed at 3-12 year olds, the whole family will be entertained by the rides, shows, and Lego workshops offered, not to mention dazzled by the unimaginably intricate Lego models set throughout the park.

Legoland Windsor. photo credit: Flickr

If you’re thinking of heading to any of these parks this summer why not consider staying in a holiday cottage nearby? Visit Sykes Cottages for a great selection of reasonably priced UK holiday cottages.



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