With older adrenaline junkies, make a beeline for the Slammer giant freefall ride, the Vortex, which resembles an oversize egg whisk, and the horror-film themed, not-for-the-squeamish Saw: The Ride. Check out Storm Surge, a sky-high spinning water ride with a spiralling descent through water cannon fire, and The Swarm Backwards – a refitting of Europe's first winged rollercoaster to include some backwards-facing seats. Derren Brown's Ghost Train is a reworking of a traditional favourite using VR headsets to increase the scares.
With younger kids, head to Octopus Garden, Neptune’s Kingdom, the Flying Fish first-timers’ rollercoaster, the Canada Creek scenic railway and Angry Birds Land.
In high season, think about upgrading to a fast-track ticket to whizz to the head of certain queues.
Take note of height restrictions on rides – you don’t want your kids to queue up only to be disappointed.
Take advantage of the Parent Swap facility for those who want to go on rides that their children are too young for (the second parent is let onto the ride as the first exits, meaning you don’t have to queue twice).
Get your children free wristbands from Guest Services just in case you get separated.