London Theme Parks

Theme Parks in London and Beyond Your Family Will Love

London is unarguably the busiest city in the United Kingdom and has many attractions for locals and tourists of all ages. While many of these attractions cater to adults, others focus on children’s interests. Usually, these hotspots will make your outing in the city worthwhile. The challenge is when you have to go out with both adults and children. If you are in this situation, check out these family-friendly theme parks that cater to visitors of all ages.


Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is undoubtedly one of the top theme parks in London and its environment. Considering the type of attractions in the park, it is not a stretch to call it one of the best theme parks in the world. For example, it has the fastest roller coaster in the UK, Stealth, which can go from 0 to 80 mph in two seconds.

Other attractions at the park include Saw, the world’s first horror-movie-themed ride, which propels you down 100ft. The water slides, fairground rides, and speed swings will provide a reprieve from the nausea-inducing rides. You may also find them more appropriate for little kids who can’t go on terrifying rides.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Legoland theme parks are in many countries, including the UK. However, if you are looking for family-friendly theme parks beyond London, you should consider this park in Manchester. Take a London to Manchester train for the two-hours trip before driving to the park.

At the park, the children can enjoy different attractions made with Lego bricks while the adults can spend time enjoying some of the regular events the park hosts. Popular attractions in the park include Ninjago City Adventure, Race VR, and Miniland, all made with lego bricks. You should also get some souvenirs at the Lego store before going home.

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures has something to interest everyone, regardless of age. With more than 40 rides, a sea life center, a zoo, and play areas for children, you are guaranteed a fun time at this park. The major downside is that you cannot buy tickets at the gate, so you have to book online. This is nothing to worry about, though, as booking your slot early can earn you up to a 40 percent discount.

Popular attractions in Chessington World of Adventure include the Vampire rollercoaster, Crop Drop, Dragon’s Fury, Rameses Revenge, Tiger Rock, and Kobra. Exploring all the park has to offer in a day is impossible, so you may consider staying onsite. The accommodations are also themed and put you closer to the park if you want to continue your adventures over several days. 

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour is a dream come true for many lovers of the fantasy world created by the imagination of J. K. Rowlings. As a Harry Potter fan, you can enroll in Hogwarts for a day and walk through the same walls as your favorite characters. The studio tour allows visitors to see the sets, costumes, and props used for all eight films in the series.

You may find yourself more interested than the children as you ask the tour guides about the world. The good news is that most of these guides worked on the films and can answer your questions satisfactorily. You will also play out your fantasies as you ride a broom, board the Hogwarts Express, and walk the Great Hall.

London Theme Parks 


There are so many theme parks in London and the areas around it that you may be unable to settle on just one. If you have enough time to explore, plan your visits to include parks close by in single trips. You can go to others as you get more free time during the holidays.