Every kid loves a theme park, (and adults too!) but what’s out there apart from the tried and tested Alton Towers, Chessington and Thorpe Park?

BabyBreaks have been on the hunt for some alternative outdoor adventures, all across the UK. Let’s embrace the sunny days of Spring and make the most of our weekends to enjoy great family adventures parks in the UK.

Which park will you choose with your children for your next adventure?

So let’s go find out our Top 5 Adventure Parks in the UK:

1. Go Ape, Various locations

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Get a different perspective from up high, as you journey through the UK’s treetops on zip wires, rope bridges and wooden walkways. For instance, you can watch your mini Tarzans gain confidence and immerse themselves in nature, leaving with a certificate of achievement and a big grin!
For those preferring to stay on terra firma, electric Segways are available to explore the forest floor for instance. Go Ape is open all year round.

Book your Go Ape adventure here

2. Adventure Island, Essex

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Adventure Island is a popular seaside amusement park, offering plenty of rides and attractions for all ages, from rollercoasters and flumes to a sea-life aquarium. And the best bit? Entry is totally free! (Rides and attractions are individually priced.)

Weather looking iffy? Adventure Indoor is perfect for rainy days, with dodgems, soft play, arcade games and the all-important café obviously!

Last but not least, visit the Christmas Adventure Wonderland to get into the festive spirit.

For Adventure Island’s latest offers click here

3. Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire

A stately home, safari park and majestic gardens all in one, Longleat is an amazing location for a family day out. Though the entry fee is on the steep side, there are money-saving offers throughout the year.

All ages will love the drive-through safari, whilst the beautiful Elizabethan house and 900 acres of grounds are a fantastic insight into history and architecture for older children.

Also, Longleat’s seasonal events are particularly popular, such as the Food Festival, Sky Safari (a hot air balloon show) and the Christmas-themed Festival of Light, running from November-January.

Advance booking for special events is essential – click here to book now.

4. Paultons Park, Hampshire

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A family-focused theme park on the edge of the New Forest, Paulton’s Park offers over 70 rides and attractions, including Peppa Pig World of course. The latest additions to the park are the dinosaur-themed Lost Kingdom, and a safari area called Little Africa for example.

Best suited to younger children, Paulton’s Park has won the coveted Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Award for 2018. No wonder why this park has been so popular among the best adventure parks to visit in the UK.

Book your tickets here

5. Center Parcs, Various Locations

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Finally, if you feel like pushing the boat out and booking a weekend break, the ever-popular Center Parcs is an enduring favourite with families. Each resort is set in a beautiful woodland location, and offers over 200 activities and a subtropical swimming centre, heated to 29.5°C all year round.

And it will be no trouble at all keeping little ones active and entertained!

And for the parents? Spas, bars, restaurants and a crèche … what more could you ask for?!

If you know someone staying at Center Parcs, you can get a Full-Day Visitor Pass for access to all the amazing facilities here.

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