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Best theme parks in the UK: Top rollercoasters and rides

Best theme parks in the UK: Top rollercoasters and rides

You can’t beat being shaken about and having your stomach turned for a couple of minutes for an adrenalin rush. Luckily, the UK is one of the best places in the world for theme parks so you don’t have to go far for an action packed day out.

These days, the top theme parks also feature dedicated children’s areas so your kids can immerse themselves in their favourite CBeebies shows or go crazy in a world devoted to Thomas The Tank Engine, while the adults take it in turns to go on something more terrifying.

Here are the best places to experience some thrills and spills.

Thorpe Park, Surrey

All aboard Derren Brown’s Ghost Train which opened in July 2016,after three years in the making. This head-spinning, 10-15 minute train journey includes exhilarating live action sequences, 4D special effects and grand-scale illusions. Also new is I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! experience, and there are some of the highest and fastest rides in Europe here too.

Children over 3 and adults from £37 (under-threes free).

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Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, Thorpe Park

Drayton Manor, Staffordshire

The new Tamarin Trail takes adventurers through beautiful gardens, allowing kids and adults to come face-to-face with a troop of mischievous Marmsosets and Tamarins. The park is also home to Europe’s only Thomas Land, which last year underwent a £2.5m expansion, including new rides. There are white-knuckle rides, including the stand-up rollercoaster, Shockwave, and 54-metre drop tower, Apocalypse.

Adults and children over 4 from £27.50, 2-3 year olds from £11, under-2s go free.

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Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

Although not officially a theme park, this medieval castle offers history, magic, myth and adventure to suit all ages, and is now home to the UK’s first fully-interactive multi-sensory Horrible Histories Maze, giving visitors a fiendishly fun and fascinating experience getting lost in time. The aim is not to reach the centre, but re-order the muddle that mischievous Rattus Rattus has made of time. From July, you can sleep over in the new riverside medieval-themed woodland lodges of Knight’s Village and join in with jester and knight school in the evenings.

From £25, under-3s go free.

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