Top 3 Theme Parks in the UK

Staffordshire's Alton Towers.
Staffordshire's Alton Towers. Image via FinkAndreas/depositphotos

Summer is the best time of year to visit theme parks and the UK has some amazing ones that you have to visit. There’s something for everyone from thrill-seekers to those visiting with their families. Here are the three best theme parks in the UK.

Alton Towers

Staffordshire’s Alton Towers is one of the most popular attractions in the UK for adrenaline junkies. Some of the best rollercoasters are the Nemesis, Rita, Oblivion, and Galactica. The newest ride is the Wicker Man, which is the first wooden rollercoaster to be built in the UK in the past 20 years.

Thorpe Park

This Surrey theme park has some of the fastest rides in Europe, making it ideal for those who aren’t afraid of heights. The best rides are Saw: The Ride, Stealth, and The Swarm. For indoor thrills, check out Derren Brown’s Ghost Train and The Walking Dead. If you aren’t afraid to get a bit wet, don’t miss the Tidal Wave.

Landmark ForestAdventure Park

Cambridge’s Landmark Forest Adventure Park may not have huge rollercoasters, but your kids will love this family-friendly park. Highlights include the Runaway Timber Train, Otter, Falcon, Wildcat, and Wild Water Coaster.