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The Best Kids Theme Parks

Scream if you wanna go faster! We ALL love theme parks but what about the really little kids, what’s suitable for them? With so many rides having height and age restrictions due to health & safety, finding rides suitable for all the family to enjoy can be hard. So, let’s dive into the best theme parks for kids in the UK…

Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park, Hampshire

Age range?

Ages 1 – 6 yrs are suitable for Peppa Pig World.

Height restrictions?

There are no height restrictions at Peppa Pig World except for George’s Dinosaur Adventure where children under 0.85M cannot ride. Peppa Pig World is unsuitable for a child under 12 months old.

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

Home to award-winning Peppa Pig World, you’ll love 9 themed rides including Peppa’s Big Balloon, Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight and George’s Spaceship Indoor Playzone, where kids can fling themselves into the ball pool or play actual musical instruments. Don’t miss The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club too!

CBeebies Land at Alton Towers, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire

Age range?

CBeebies Land is aimed at little learners aged between 1 and 6 years old.

Height restrictions?

The Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride: Minimum height 0.9m.  Children under 1.25m must ride with an adult (18+).

Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure: Minimum height 0.9m. You must be 1.1m or over to ride without an adult.

Justins House Pie-O-Matic Factory: Minimum height 0.9m.

In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride: Children under 1m must ride with an adult 18+

The Numtums Number-Go-Round: Children under 1m must ride with an adult 18+

Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure: Children under 1.1m must ride with an adult 18+

Postman Pat Parcel Post: Children under 1.1m must ride with an adult 18+

Tree Fu Tom Training Camp: Suitable for young children (height restrictions vary – please see safety signage at attraction entrance).

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

Join your favourite characters including the Cookie Monster at The Furchester Hotel Live Show for an epic interactive show that is sure to get your youngsters’ brains whizzing and fizzing with fun and creativity. Sing and dance along with Chick Swagger to the rock-a-doodle-do hit, Tail Feather Shake – sounds groovy right?

Drive your own Vroomster on the Go Jetter Vroomster Zoom Ride and fly around the world with Kyan, Xuli, Lars and Foz to find Grandmaster Glitch.  Take a magical stroll into Mr Tumble’s Sensory garden. What’s so great about this attraction is that it is supported by Makaton sign language and is designed to encourage children with language development. CBeebies Land offers so much for all ages & abilities.

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor, Tamworth, Staffordshire

Age range?

Thomas Land is suitable for kids aged 1 – 6 yrs as the rides are specifically designed for preschoolers.

Height restrictions?

The height restrictions vary from 0.9m – 1.5m on the Thomas Land rides & cinema. For all height restrictions at Drayton Manor click here.

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

Discover over 25 different rides and attractions at Thomas Land and explore The Isle of Sodor. Fly up high with James, Harold and Jeremy, or take a trip down Sodor Railway with Thomas, Rosie or Percy, and they’re all aimed at little ones so you’ll find no scary big thrills here!

Along with the awesome themed rides, you can even meet The Fat Controller and more of your favourite characters at daily shows, plus don’t forget to visit the zoo at Drayton Manor Theme Park for more fun too!

Flamingo Land, Malton, North Yorkshire

Age range?

Flamingo Land is suitable for all ages.

Height restrictions?

Find all of the Flamingo Land height restrictions here.

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

Your little monsters will LOVE Mischief Mansion at Flamingo Land, meet Mummy, Drac and Yeti as you take the perilous journey through three scary worlds packed with family friendly fun! Why not climb aboard the sensational, rip-roaring, spinning coaster, Twistosaurus? Watch captivating fight scenes in the Pirates of Zanzibar Show where you witness acts of the darkest Skullduggery… 

Whip around behind the wheel of your very own Model T Ford for a trip through the grounds of Mischief Manor on the Little Monsters Wacky Races. Soar through the skies on the Helitoys ride – you are the captain now! With a Peter Rabbit Adventure Trail, tractor rides, a Children’s Planet play area and so much more, there are lots of things for your tots to try out!

Nickelodeon Land PAW Patrol Adventure Bay, Grays, Essex

Age range?

The suitable age range for this attraction is 4yrs+. 

Height restrictions?

There are no height restrictions for this attraction.

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

All kids are welcome to play with the interactive activities and are even able to meet three of the PAW Patrol characters! Every day there will be a character to meet and greet, whether it is Chase, the German Shepherd police dog, Marshall, the Dalmatian firefighter or Skye, the Cockapoo aviator. An encounter that will excite and brighten your kids’ day. Or experience thrills fit for kiddies on rides inspired by the show like sliding down the Lookout tower, the headquarters of the team or sitting in the PAW Patrol teams’ trucks.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, Blackpool

Age range?

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is suitable for all ages.

Height restrictions?

Check your exact height against ride restrictions here on their website. 

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

Why not take the little ones to the UK’s most iconic and historical theme park, Blackpool Pleasure Beach? Younger kids who’ll go crazy for Nickelodeon Land. It has 12 fun-packed rides and a host of familiar faces like Dora the Explorer and her World Voyage, the RugRats’ Lost River and Wallace & Gromit’s Thrill-O-Matic. If you’re lucky you’ll even spot Spongebob Squarepants!

At the Pleasure beach itself, little ones will love the Wonder Pets, Big Circus Bounce, The Alice In Wonderland Ride or the world-famous Flying Machines, and so much more! Why not check out Blackpool Zoo too? Just 11 minutes away from Blackpool Pleasure Beach, it’s a great place to take the kids.

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, Windsor, Berkshire

Age range?

Kids aged 3-12 years old are suitable for Legoland.

Height restrictions?

The main height restriction at the Park is 0.9m. If children are under this height, they will be unable to go on the ride, even if they have an adult with them. Legoland is very strict with height restrictions.

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

LEGOLAND® has 55 epic rides to choose from but its attractions don’t stop there…

Try out the LEGO® Reef – you can design your very own cubed creatures to explore a digital landscape beneath the waves. You can even fill their fishy bellies with interactive buttons. Then, of course, there’s Miniland which takes you on a tiny tour of the world. From Australia to Russia, leave no brick unturned. Car mad kids can even get their first “driving licence” in the Legoland driving school too.

Kids aged 12 will LOVE the mystical land of Mythica… Download the Legoland Windsor app to locate mythical creatures hidden in the stonework around the park! Take a seat on the UK’s first-ever flying theatre ride, Flight of The Sky Lion – it’s truly out of this world! Due to Legoland Windsor being so tech-savvy, fun & imaginative, it is easily one of the best kids’ theme parks in the UK.

Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall

Age range?

All ages are suitable for Flambards.

Height restrictions?

Find specific height restrictions on the Flambards website. Simply click on each ride on the theme park map which you can find here.

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

Tiny tots love The Pirate Ship for seafaring exploration, while the knee-knocking Hornet roller coaster is sure to have kids (and a few of the grown-ups) squealing the whole way round. Each and every ride is packed with thrills and family fun, from the balloon race to a properly traditional carousel, so see how many you can stuff into one day!

Where else could you go on a prehistoric journey just after a trip to a Victorian village? Or learn about Britain in the Blitz after digging up dinosaur fossils? Chances are nowhere else has quite the same mash-up of eras and ideas, and all are executed in precise, life-size detail.

Flambards is a serious Cornish contender for being one of the best theme parks for kids to visit. With amazing events held seasonally like the upcoming Summer firework celebration, there’s always something exciting happening!

Gulliver's Land, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Age range?

This park is suitable for children aged 2 to 13 yrs.

Height restrictions?

  • Ride alone: over 140cm.
  • Ride with Adult: 90-140cm.
  • Can’t ride: under 90cm

What attractions are suitable for toddlers & younger children?

Gulliver’s Land has over 70 rides, attractions and shows to enjoy! With multiple themed areas ranging from the JCB zone to Adventure Land. Why not take a ride on the Runaway Train, look for wild animals on the Jungle River Ride or jump on the Toy Town Express or the Drop Tower? The magic doesn’t have to stop there, with themed accommodation to rest up in, you can wake up refreshed and ready to take on a world of adventure again!

It is certainly one of the best theme parks for kids at Christmas time too. From elves, grottos, sleigh rides and even a chance to meet the big man himself! Gullivers Land is a magical place to visit with your little ones throughout all the seasons. Always keep your eyes peeled for this one!

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