New Rides and Attractions Opening in the UK

Hands up if you’re excited to visit your favourite attractions! Well, things are about to get a whole lot better, as we’ve got a list of brand-new rides and attractions opening up at some of the major attractions in the UK and abroad!

From thrilling new rides, whole new themed worlds and water parks, to indoor golf adventures and mythical worlds abroad. We’ve got everything you need to make this year extra exciting and filled with awesome family memories.

New Rides & Attractions That Opened in 2023

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Treasure Trails' Brand New App

Have you heard of Treasure Tails?! The best self-guided treasure hunt adventure in the UK! You can discover over 1,200 Trails all over the UK, whether you want to channel your inner detective or pirate!

But what’s even better, is they’ve released a BRAND NEW app – making your adventures even simpler and all in one place.

After purchasing your Trail on the website, it will sync to your account on the app, where can access them all with a click of a button. There’s no need for a printer anymore when you’ll have everything you need in the palm of your hand. Because the app syncs to your account, you’ll be able to find all your previous Trails there too! It’s easy to use, easy to navigate and you’ll find super fun and themed welcome and answer submission videos.

Not a lot of data? No need to worry, the app doesn’t use any data or connection. Once your Trail is downloaded, you can embark on your adventure without needing the internet.

Did we mention there are NO hidden extra costs?

It couldn’t be simpler! Download the app now and head out on one of many Treasure Trails in the UK.

Pricing

Free to download - Trails still cost £9.99

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The Cursed Manor At Alton Towers

The Curse at Alton Manor

Opened Spring 2023

Alton Towers describe this as “A haunting dark ride, taking you on a hair-raising journey through the spectacular twist and turns of the cursed Manor”.

Based at the abandoned Alton Manor, you’ll be invited inside as you ride deeper into the creepy story of the Manor… will you be brave enough?!

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Farley Ln,
Alton,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST10 4DB

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mini golf at legoland windsor space themed

NEW Indoor Mini-Golf at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Opened Spring 2023

For those who miss the fantastic outdoor golf attraction that closed in 2013…you’ll be happy to know that an indoor mini-golf adventure has now opened!

Did you know it’s the WORLD’S FIRST LEGO themed indoor golf experience?

Ther are 4 incredible worlds to explore. From outer space and through the LEGO City, to a Medieval Village and even putting up with pirates. You’ll find a hole lot of fun here.

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Winkfield Rd,
Windsor,
SL4 4AY

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Jumanji Land at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Opened Spring 2023

If you’ve been living under a rock you may not have heard about the AMAZING new Jumanji Land that opened at Chessington World of Adventures! It was the first Jumanji-themed land in the world! You can discover an immersive world filled with jungle adventure, wild rides and a Jaguar shrine as the feature point.

Will you be brave enough to venture into a fantastical land? Surrounded by jungle overgrowth and tropical flora, you’ll believe you’re deep in the jungle.

You’ll find lots of new rides and attractions here, all set to make your day out really wild.

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Leatherhead Road,
Chessington,
Greater London,
KT9 2NE

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Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Open now:

A brand new, ethereal and adventurous attraction opened in Northumberland in 2023! The fantasy village’s name means ‘the children’s adventure with play at its heart‘ – it sounds like a dream.

It’s an all-year-round CHRISTMAS theme park! Featuring gingerbread-esque houses and wooden homes for magical creatures, such as elves and goblins. As well as an enchanting Christmas village, you can find super fun activities like zip wires, slides and climbing walls that will connect to each mystical area!

The whole magical world has reinvented Christmas the traditional way, with no big, bright flashing lights. But a captivating and beautiful world that will capture the heart of Christmas and your child’s heart.

With Christmas trees adorning the wooden lodges, you’ll feel festive all year at the ‘world’s biggest playground‘. You’ll also find food and drink stalls, offering festive food, tempting treats and delicious drinks – like hot chocolate!

With £15million behind the adventure play attraction, you know it’s absolutely amazing.

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Denwick Lane,
Alnwick,
Northumberland,
NE66 1YU

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SKYPARK, Butlins Skegness

Opened Easter 2023

At Butlins Skegness, you can join hundreds of families at the UK’s newest and most exciting playground! SKYPARK is all about imagination and exploring and with the play area filled with light, colour, interactive experiences and inclusivity – there’s so much to explore.

Your kids can find 6 different zones each packed with thrills and surprises that celebrate positive play emotions! With fun-tastic equipment like climbing a 14-metre tower, tube slides and the UK’s longest interactive seesaw, the kids have so much to discover!

But it doesn’t stop there….they can also continue the fun into the night! With after-dark adventures on light-up towers and slides that light up as you slide down it. Packed with a sensory adventure, all kids are welcome because it’s super inclusive and wheelchair-friendly!

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Butlin's Skegness Resort,
Skegness,
Lincolnshire,
PE25 1NJ

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New Rides & Attractions for 2024, 2025 & 2026

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Reopening of Nemesis, Alton Towers Resort

Opening: March 2024

Everyone’s beloved Nemesis is set to REOPEN this Spring! After closing in November 2022, this thrilling ride has had a makeover, revamped story and theming to better suit the Forbidden Valley…

Are you ready to board the black and red rollercoaster with a G-force of 3.5 and a top speed of 50mph? Filled with corkscrews, spins and loops, you bet this reimagining will blow you away.

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Farley Ln,
Alton,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST10 4DB

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NEW Rollercoaster at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Opening in 2024

Are you ready for another WORLD FIRST?

That’s right, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is set to open a brand new, and world’s first LEGO-themed duelling rollercoaster!!

Not only will it race forward, but also backwards too!! This family thrilling ride will have you racing between Team Legends and Allstars with your own Minifigure captain!!

Ready, set, go!

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Winkfield Rd,
Windsor,
SL4 4AY

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Hyperia, Thorpe Park Resort

Opening Date: 2024

Are you ready to discover the UK’s tallest rollercoaster yet? A brand new ride is set to open up at Thorpe Park Resort, which is pretty exciting!!

This massive roller coaster will hit the record of the UK’s fastest ride too! Adrenaline junkies unite! This is one for you.

Here’s what we know so far. It’s set to be 236ft tall and reach speeds of 80mph! It’ll also feature an overwater section of the ride.

All we know is that Hyperia is set to be a record-breaker of thrill-tastic FUN.

Will you be ready for the extreme?

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Staines Road,
Chertsey,
Surrey,
KT16 8PN

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Gigantosaurus Land, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Opening Date: 2024

Are you ready for a gigantic BRAND NEW dinosaur adventure?!

In 2024 you can meet Giganto and his friends at the number 1 dinosaur-themed attraction in the UK! The prehistoric sights will feature a brand-new 4-acre interactive experience and immersive adventure land based on the Netflix series – Tiny Pop and Disney’s series Gigantosaurus. This will certainly make the kids extra happy!!

With a new sensory play area and the encouragement to explore and play, your kids will have the times of their lives and soon enough have their favourite rides! From the vertical volcano drop ride, super spinning flower teacups, splashing water play, giant jumping pillows and a towering wooden play and climb den – there will just be so much to do! And of course, your kids will be able to meet Rocky, Bill, Mazu and Tiny!

With food stalls set to fill those roarr-ing tummies, your Jurassic adventure can continue even longer!

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ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR9 5JE

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chessington world of water land

Chessington World of Water at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Opening date: 2025

Chessington World of Adventures Resort is planning to open a splash-tastic water park, and why not?! It’s the perfect addition, especially for families looking to have a splashing time at one of many Merlin Entertainments theme parks! It’s said to be around £30million to execute, so you know it’ll be absolutely smashing!

It’s rumoured to feature zip and zooming water slides, a wave pool, indoor AND outdoor infinity pools, a lazy river and even a spa… Can you imagine having an absolutely fantastic family day out and then getting to relax, refresh and renew at a spa before heading home? Yes, please.

The kids can have fun exploring the 2 level water park, while the parents and adults relax in the infinity pools, gently floating along the lazy river or having a quick bite to eat in the bar/food area!

Some of the pictures of the proposed development feature elephant-shaped flume rides, with people zooming out the tusks! There also seems to be a children’s play area with buckets pouring water on you, an elephant shower sprinkler and climbing frames.

It’s shaping up to be really wild and will complete a day at Chessington World of Adventures and Zoo! All set to bring you a new adventure…if the planning is approved!

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Leatherhead Road,
Chessington,
Greater London,
KT9 2NE

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Therme Manchester

Opening date: 2025

Have you heard of this brand-new, city-based well-being resort?! An immersive attraction that benefits mental and physical health – but is super fun too! It’s a waterpark with a twist!

From an urban beach to the world’s first living waterslides – did you know it’s 28 acres big!? You’ll be able to experience over 35 waterslides, splash about it over 25 pools, and let some steam evaporate in over 30 steam rooms and saunas!!

Surrounding you will be over 1,500 biodiverse trees, a 10,000 sqm well-being garden and urban farms and beehives! With so many features not found in a typical waterpark, it’ll certainly be an experience to remember.

With cutting-edge technology and a naturalistic environment to lose yourself in, it’s the place to be for pure fun, relaxation and refreshment.

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Trafford Park,
Manchester

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Eden Project Morecambe

You’ve all heard of Eden Project in Cornwall, right? Well, now there’s one being built up north and it’s going to be epic!

Aiming to open in 2026 you’ll find an oasis by the bay. Morecombe has been a fab family and tourist destination, so it’s fitting to have a new attraction here! The brand-new attraction will combine indoor and outdoor experiences while connecting guests with the importance of the natural environment of Morecambe Bay! It’ll also focus on well-being with its peaceful environment, invoking a sense of wonder and inspiration for future generations in terms of sustainability!

Not only that, but you’ll find exhibits, immersive and play experiences, a chance to learn about the natural world, listen to live music and exhibit world-class horticulture too! Not to mention delicious food and drinks to end your experience! Above the Bay will be filled with plants and art that showcase the natural abundance of life linked to the sun. Below the Bay will immerse you in a series of theatrical experiences bringing lunar rhythms to life!

Eden Project Morecambe will be an experience not to miss – it’ll be a few years yet but with £100million invested, you know it’ll blow you away.

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Morecambe, Lancashire

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New Rides and Attractions Abroad in 2023

We know this isn’t in the UK…but it looked TOO good not to include!

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Toverland, Netherlands

Opening date: 2023

Not heard of Toverland? You should visit the Netherlands on your next family holiday! Where you’ll experience an entire day of enchanting adventures and mystical magic. But the big news is, it’s expanding and will be introducing not one, but FOUR new rides in the Avalon themed area.

With Pixarus – a ‘Flight School of Magic’ where students will attend flying lessons on a roller coaster that will take to the skies! And the ride will be surrounded by the existing ride Fēnix, so there will be two adventures happening at once!

Next is Dragonwatch, a family-friendly drop tower. Packed with little thrills and gentle grooves for those who would love to view the theme park from above.

For the little ones, they can head out on a Garden Tour with Merlin to peak at his magical herb garden! With a garden spanning 130m filled with special flora and fauna, it’ll be an ethereal outdoorsy adventure. You can even meet the resident magical being Avalon!

Lastly, you’ll find Jumping Juna. A playful carousel with unicorn Juna and cheeky dragon Sparky. Hosting a fun costume party!

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Toverlaan 2,
5975 MR Sevenum,
Netherlands

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of new rides and attractions that will have hopefully inspired your next family adventure! With loads of new and exciting places to visit here and abroad, we have no doubt your 2023 will be filled with the greatest family memories. So, it’s time to have an AMAZEing family day out!

Looking for more thrilling theme park adventures for the family? Head over to our theme park page and find out more about Velocity at Zip World, The Swarm at Thorpe Park, Oblivion at Alton Towers or find out more about Disneyland Paris!

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