Top Ten Best UK Theme Parks

UK has some really cool theme parks with lots of rides.

The Top Ten

1 Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Pleasure beach has to be the best, most valued theme park in the UK.
The value for money there is phenomenal, the rides at pleasure beach are just spectacular and are well worth the money. With the most coasters at at park in the uk pleasure beach is well worth the money and a visit. Many rides to cater for all ages as well with nick land recently opened and so many improvements for 2012 its the place to be. Best value for money and has the best opening times for rides.

This park is well known for Pepsi Max Big One, the tallest coaster in England. But Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a lot of other rides too. They have the only Steeplechase ride left in the world. Valhalla is a world class water ride taking you though an era of vikings. Roller Coaster is one of the few out there that have no restraints. A classic Noah's Ark funhouse is still there. They also have the oldest Haunted Swing ride still in operation. Grand National is a rare mobius loop coaster which features a two trains racing each other, but on a single track. The wooden Wild Mouse is something to behold with its crazy structure and equally crazy ride. And new for 2018, they'll introduce Icon a multi launch coaster.

The smartest, safest and best value park in the UK with a great line up of classic wooden and steel roller coasters. Thrill rides, dark rides, fantastic shows, excellent food and dining facilities for all tastes and budgets. And since last year a superb area for younger children and families in Nickelodeon Land. As a park for the whole family it's hard to beat.

The name is actually Blackpool Pleasure Beach, NOT Pleasure Beach Blackpool

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2 Thorpe Park

thorpe park is amazing its got STEALTH which is 205ft high and gets to 0mph - 80mph in 2.3 secs and nemmisis inferno which is a hang leg coaster and collososs the worlds first quadruple corkscrew and 10 looping coaster and so much more so get to london, surrey, staines rd cm8 2rq have FUN!

Thorpe Park has probably got the best collection of rollercoasters in the UK. It has swarm, stealth, nemesis inferno, Saw - the ride, but most of all, it has colossus! Colossus is my favourite ride in the UK and it is the ride with the most inversions in the world. Go TP!

A great action packed, adrenaline fueled day to be had. Thrill seekers paradise. Ollie in Dorchester

Sure I might not be able to go on those rides, but I was able to go on rush. I was like "Holy mother of god! " Saw probably would break a record for most nuts and bolts used in one ride (11,788) nemesis inferno has the similar amount of G-Force an astronaut experiences during a rocket launch (4.2) Colossus has probably the most amount of track inversions (9) With 2 corkscrews,1 vertical loop,5 heartline rolls and a cobra roll. And the swarm probably breaks 2 records. The longest track length (2543ft or 38.6m) And the most tonnes of steel used in a ride (100 tonnes) Which makes this an awesome and record breaking theme park.

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3 Alton Towers

Fantastic park and staff, great for all the family. Amazing events towards the end of the season. Amazing fireworks, and great Halloween events. Just need to expand a bit on the value for money side of things.

Excellent! The roller coaster vary from the thrilling Nemesis, to the relaxing Air to the family-orientated TH13TEEN. Also, the areas of the park and the rides are well-themed and the staff are friendly and often entertaining.

Only live up the road from the resort, pleasure beach is a great resort but can only on a few times a year due to travel

Better then Thorpe,better then Blackpool,better then the rest.
This park is legendary for rides like
Air oblivion nemesis the smiler
And Rita:queen of speed

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4 Legoland Windsor

Legoland is actually pretty good. My favourites are the dragon, Atlantis submarine voyage and pirate falls.

I love Lego Land especially the lego star wars as well
It's the best theme park ever in the UK number 1
Remember that everything is awesome when you're part of a team!

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5 Flamingo Land

Stayed there camping for 5 days in the summer 2011 and had a great time, loads of rides for old and young ones plus the zoo is great too and there is a new wooden park with lots of slides for the kids

6 Chessington World of Adventures

A park for children who love to have fun AND ADULTS.

Chessington is excellent! Vampire, Dragonsfury, Tomb blaster, rattlesnake etc

It is better than thrope park. Believe me Dragon fury is the best one

7 Drayton Manor

A Park with a tall (apocalypse) ride, a stand up (shockwave) rollercoaster and much more.

8 Fantasy Island
9 Adventure island

I used to go here a lot as a kid and loved it every time. There's some amazing rides (especially Rage, Vortex, Dragon's Claw, Sky Drop and the Time Machine) and the lack of hour-long queues really tops it off. I miss it so much! - Entranced98

'i just love it here, I'm getting older now so went to thorpe, the rides were better but couldn't match the great atmosphere of family filled fun at AI...
There's Somthing For Everyone, Rage Etc. For The Bigger Guys, Mediocore Family Rides, Funny Stupid, Rides To Go On For A Laugh With Mates, Little Kiddies Rides... I Could Go On And On.
Iv'e been going to AI since I was about 1 and I am now 12. I love this park with all my heart and have loved watching it evolve all through the years.
Its Just Magical.

10 Lightwater Valley

Home to the Ultimate, and with the addition of the rides in Skeleton Cove and the transformation of 'The Rat' into 'Raptor Attack' this park is worth a visit.

Good park with quality attractions, well worth the money better than alton towers. Very friendly staff and keep adding new attractions, Keep it up!

Great park, keeps improving every year. Some ok rides however doesn't take a day to go around, great marketing team as well x

To Be Honest Lightwater Valley Is Unbeatable It Is So Unique To Any Other Theme Park!

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The Contenders

11 Camelot

I love taking the family here every year, I can't hink of any where better than camelot, with it superb shows from the jousting show, the birds of prey show, and merlins fabulous magic show, the best part was watching our kids scream them selves to death on excalibur 2, they wanted to ride it again. And you can't beat a great look on the farm with there cheeky goats and animal centre can't wait to visit again this season

This is truly a magical theme park to visit, even better than blackpool pleasure beach as there staff are rude, compared to camelot where staff our friendly, I love knightmare roller coaster which pulls more than 5gs, bit the best bit about the day was watching king Arthur and the knights of the round table in the jousting show, it was a great day out for the kids

A great park but mainly for kids, the three big main rides there is excalibur 2, whirlwind and knightmare, the best bit about camelot is the jousting show, where brave and bold knights battle it our for honnour, make this a no1 theme park

12 Pleasurewood Hills
13 Gullivers Milton Keynes
14 Pleasureland Southport

Previously a sister park of Blackpool Pleasure Beach this park Historical rides such as the Cyclone that was a wooden roller coaster much like the Big Dipper at Blackpool, a mini circus, a old caterpillar ride and also it had some good modern rides. It was the original home of the traumatizer which was stripped down and moved to the Pleasurebeach and renamed to Infusion when the park closed in 2006. It has since reopened and although most of the rides were sold or demolished like the cyclone, it is no longer the same park as how it was but I do feel that it should still be on this list it is developing into a bigger better park every year now! In time this will be a great place to have fun!

My local park, and while it may not be the best theme park in the UK, after the park closed in 2006, it was stripped of all its rides and reopened with a small budget. This park is getting better every year and new rides are being bought all the time. There are 3 coasters there, one has 2 inversions. - Tom_R2

15 Shrek's Adventure!
16 Paultons Park
17 M&D's
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