Britain Loves EntertainmentLocal theme parks
Britain has some world-class theme parks. Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures are as good as you will find anywhere in the world. However, the often overlooked and forgotten places of Britain are the local theme parks that provide about half of the excitement at around half the cost.
Nevertheless, there is a lot to be said for paying a £10 entry fee to a local theme park that has been advertised in a cheap looking leaflet you once found in a Travel Lodge hotel foyer.
Britain loves its local theme parks. They might not be as famous as LEGOLAND, nor have well-known rides such as Nemesis, but what they lack in notoriety they make up for in their closeness to your home. As really, who wants to drive 5 hours to stand in a zigzag line only to be told you are too short anyway?
Local theme parks are the way to go.
Here are our favourites:
- Wicksteed Park, Kettering
- M & D’s, Motherwell
- Paultons Theme Park, Hampshire
- Woodlands Family Theme Park, Devon
- Blackgang Chine, Isle of Wight
- Barry’s Amusements, Northern Ireland
- Flamingo Land, North Yorkshire
- New Pleasureland, Southport
- Codonas Amusement Park, Aberdeen
- Pleasurewood Hills, Lowestoft
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By Tom Greaney