Family days out at Thorpe Park.
Family days out at Thorpe Park.

Best Theme Parks for Families

From heart-thumping thrill rides for older kids, to gentler themed rides for tots, the UK, Europe and the US, has some of the best theme parks in the world. We've rounded them up to help you assess the best bet for days out with children of different ages.

Our hand-picked selection

Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando
Take yourself into the wondrous world of movies at this family-friendly collection of theme parks.

Thorpe Park

South East England
A thrill-seekers' paradise not far from London, with a few rides for younger visitors too.

PortAventura World, Costa Dorada

Costa Dorada
A world of family fun, entertainment and relaxation near Barcelona.

Alton Towers Resort

Staffordshire
The biggest theme park in England, with attractions for everyone from tots to thrill-seekers.

Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park

Hampshire
Themed rides and character meet-and-greets within a family-friendly themepark suitable for all ages.

Chessington World of Adventures

South East England
A family-favourite theme park, animal park and sealife centre a short hop from London.

Siam Park, Tenerife

Tenerife
One of the world's best water parks and Tenerife's top family attraction.

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

South East England
The younger kids' theme park, with rides and attractions for suitable for children up to 12 years.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool
A longstanding favourite on the northwest coast, with rides for all ages, live shows and more.

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

Orlando
Enter the magical world of 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and much, much more.

Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, Paris

Paris
Two themeparks in one and within easy reach of Paris and London, ideal for a day out or short break.

Gardaland Resort, Italian Lakes

Italian Lakes
One of Italy's best theme parks for families, on the edge of Lake Garda.

Loro Parque, Tenerife

Tenerife
A popular animal park with families holidaying in Tenerife.

SeaWorld® Orlando

Orlando
A mix of marine life and rollercoasters awaits you at this family-friendly marine park in Orlando.

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