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Amusement Parks in the UK

Hey there! You are probably trying to find plans to break the routine and have some fun.
The Express English College Team suggest visiting some of the UK’s most popular amusement parks to burn off excess energy on a rollercoaster or enjoy the magic atmosphere there.
Here are our Top 10 Amusement Parks, ideal for thrill seekers:

  1. Alton Towers (Staffordshire): is the most visited park in the UK and also a family-friendly park because apart from the usual rides, the enclosure has two resort hotels and an enchanted village similar to the one in the Lord of the Rings.
  2. Legoland (Windsor): A Boeing 747, the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, the Tower of Pisa, Loch Ness, the list goes on… Lego is loved all over the world by kids and parents alike. It includes toys, video games and movies all contributing to its enduring popularity. It’s not just figures and structures; it also features a mini golf area, slides, a theatre and a driving school, where children can drive cars made of Lego.
  3. Thorpe Park (Surrey): has some of the biggest and fastest attractions in Europe like the terrifying Saw with a beyond vertical loop at 100km/h or the fast Stealth that goes from 0 to 130 KPH in 1.9 seconds. It is also the place for horror lovers who can experience scary landscapes in Darren Brown’s Ghost train or laugh out loud on the Tidal Wave.
  4. Nickelodeon Land and Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Blackpool, Cheshire): The best time to visit is in the summer or when the Blackpool illuminations are on before Christmas. It’s one of the oldest parks in the UK with its own unique character, right by the sea. Take a ride on The Big One, a white-knuckle ride that also gives the illusion of crashing into the waves below. Not for the fainthearted but for those adrenaline junkies out there. Blackpool is a bit like Marmite you either love it or hate it! If you are a Nickelodeon character fan you will see attractions such as SpongeBob’s Splash Bash, Avatar Airbender, Fairy World Taxi Spin and last but not least the park relaunched its 1933 wooden roller coaster as Nickelodeon Streak by painting it orange.
  5. WB Studio Tour (London): Enjoy the magic of Harry Potter at Warner Brother Studios in London. Visitors can get to Hogwarts and see the costumes and original props used on the acclaimed films or see emblematic locations such as Privet Drive and Diagon Alley. Children and adults can buy magic souvenirs and sweets like chocolate frogs or the famous butter beer at the store.
  6. Chessington World of Adventures Resort (South London): enthralls two million visitors every year, combining amusement park rides with a zoo full of exotic animals and two hotels. The park is divided into thematic areas such as Market Square or the Mexican area, which includes a jaw-dropping rollercoaster that will immerse you in water and fire experiences. There is also a special place for children, the Temple of Mayhem, where they can have loads of fun.
  7. Paulton’s Park – Peppa Pig World (New Forest National Park, Hampshire): is the ideal family day out to make the youngsters laugh and have fun with one of their favourite cartoon characters, Peppa Pig.
  8. Folly Farm Adventure Club and Zoo (Pembrokeshire, Wales): is home to camels, lemurs, lions, rhinos, and giraffes. Children will love the Penguin Coast, with Humboldt penguins from South America. In recent years, Folly Farm has been chosen as the best place in Wales for a day trip.
  9. Oakwood Theme Park (Pembrokeshire, Wales): starting out as a small family park with a 3D cinema and a karting circuit, it has grown to become a must-see for adventure seekers. It now has five long rollercoasters, including Megafobia, which is   one of the best wooden roller coasters in Europe, reaching high speeds and with a 97-degree tilt, making it the steepest roller coaster in the UK.
  10. Milky Way Adventure Park (Devon): offers plenty of family-friendly thrills including the interactive indoor ride Ziggy’s Blast Quest, rollercoasters, dodgems and indoor play areas.
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