Theme Park Organisations

  • BALPPA. The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions is the trade organisation representing the UK amusement park industry.
  • Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain. A club for thrill seekers. Membership includes, amongst other things, discounts to amusement parks, discounts on club trips and a quarterly magazine called Airtime.
  • European Coaster Club. Another UK-based club for white knuckle addicts. Offers a very similar package to the above club but the magazine, First Drop, offers more in-depth coverage with articles and news. 


The UK Parks: A to Z of Official Web sites

  • Adventure Wonderland. Formerly the Alice in Wonderland Family park, Adventure Wonderland features seven acres of themed parkland near Bournemouth Airport, with children's rides, activities and a huge maze.
  • Alton Towers. The UK's most famous theme park includes well-known attractions such as Nemesis, Oblivion and Air, with a whole host of rides for all the family. One of the first modern theme parks, and still the best. 
  • Blackgang Chine. This long-established Isle of Wight theme park has now installed rides, but its fantasy walk-throughs are the highlight. This enchanting theme park is located on a landslip, and this is part of its charm. It has slowly retreated up the hillside over the years as the old parts of the park disappear into the sea. 
  • Chessington World of Adventures. Formerly a zoo, this was developed into "London's theme park" by the Tussauds Group in the late 1980s. It is now packed full of well-themed areas. Aimed fairly and squarely at the family market.
  • Crealy. Large adventure park with rides, outdoor and indoor play and animals, and its own resort. 
  • Drayton Manor Park. One of the few theme parks in Britain to dare to take on the might of Alton Towers, and it is doing a great job. Now owned by the Looping Group, this Tamworth-based park has benefited from a continuous programme of investment over the past few years. Also features a zoo. 
  • Diggerland. An adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers and so much more. Features Diggerland versions of famous theme park rides.
  • Flambards Experience. Established nearly 30 years ago as the Cornwall Aircraft Park the Flambards Experience is one of the most popular days out in Cornwall. Not only does the Theme Park host a range of thrill rides, there is also the Flambards Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz indoor attractions.
  • Flamingo Land. Located at Malton in North Yorkshire, this popular park developed from a zoo. The park has a huge collection of rides, and has continually invested in new themed attractions. The website includes information about staying at the adjoining Holiday Village.
  • Gullivers Theme Parks. This chain of theme parks aimed at younger children now comprises five theme parks in Matlock Bath, Warrington, Milton Keynes and Rother Valley. There are also adjoining attractions and accommodation.
  • Jungleland. Indoor play centre at Telford with children's rides and climbing equipment. Operated by Wonderland Theme Park.
  • Legoland. On the site of the former Windsor Safari Park, Legoland is a great day out for children.
  • Lightwater Valley. This rural park, in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside near Ripon, combines a beautiful location with a great selection of family rides.
  • M&D's. M&D's is billed as "Scotland's Theme Park" and has a huge selection of rides, most of which are travelling rides.
  • Oakwood. Although somewhat distant from the UK's main population centres (it is in South West Wales), this park is well worth a visit. It is home to Megafobia, which was the first major wooden roller coaster to be built in Britain for decades in 1995, and it is a highly-rated ride. The park has also invested in other attractions since then. 
  • Paulton's Park. The South's Family Theme Park includes roller coasters, log flume and a range of family and children's rides. The park has expanded rapidly over recent years, and includes Peppa Pig World.
  • Roarr! Dinosaur Park. This Norfolk based family attraction has now added themed areas and rides.
  • Robin Hill. This Isle of Wight theme park has been established since the late 1960s. Under the same ownership as Blackgang Chine, it is a mixture of rides, attractions and beautiful countryside.
  • Sundown Adventureland. Children's theme park near Rampton, aimed fairly and squarely at the under-10s. The best rides are the Boozy Barrel Boat Ride and the new Tractor Ride.
  • Thorpe Park. One of the UK's first purpose-built theme parks, on the site of an old quarry just inside the M25, Thorpe Park is now part of the Merlin Entertainments Group. Major rides include Tidal Wave, Colossus, Nemesis Inferno, Stealth, the Swarm and Saw.
  • Twinlakes Park. Now owned by Woodlands Leisure Park, this small children's park at Melton Mowbray features numerous attractions including Shark Bite drop tower and bumper boats.
  • Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park. Located near Ilfracombe, this historic Castle features a fantasy theme park, with rides and walk-through attractions.
  • Wonderland. Enchanting fantasy theme park based in Telford, with fairytale characters, dinosaurs, rides and a maze, amongst the many attractions.
  • Wheelgate Adventure Park. 30-acre fun park in Nottinghamshire features children's roller coaster, miniature railway, maze and other attractions.

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