5 Kids Friendly Theme and Adventure Parks in the North of England

The best way to beat the summer heat is to spend some quality time with your family is by visiting a theme and adventure park, which includes various fun and exciting water attractions. These water and theme parks aren't particularly aimed only for children but are also for those who are young at heart and simply want to let off some steam during the summers. Here is a list of five kids friendly theme and adventure parks that you can consider while planning your family's summer vacation:

1. Lightwater Valley, Ripon, Yorkshire


It houses Europe's longest rollercoaster and with more than 40 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley is an amazing park to take the whole family and enjoy an action-packed summer vacation. The management has been updating and introducing new rides since 2010 such as the Whirlwind and Raptor Attack. Rides at Lightwater Valley are categorised into three divisions: nippers, whipper snappers and jaw droppers. You can select from an endless array of rides and attractions to enjoy your hot summers. Visit: lightwatervalley.co.uk

2. Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire


The Pleasure Beach has been attracting several Brits for more than a century and it includes the oldest ride, Sir Hiram Maxim Flying Machines that dates back to 1904. If you are concerned about its mechanics, don't worry the management has been maintaining and testing it daily to make sure it functions properly to date. The park has about 10 rollercoasters, which satisfy everyone's level of speed desire. It also encompasses UK's only bobsled coaster, the Avalanche and Grand National, which is Europe's first twin-track racing wooden rollercoaster. Apart from these amusement rides, the park also has various other attractions such as the Chinese puzzle maze, Ripley's Believe It or Not interactive exhibition and ice rink. Check out: pleasurebeachresort.com

3. Camelot Theme Park, Chorley, Lancashire


This theme park is based on the Arthurian legends, which is famously popular with the fans of BBC's Merlin. There are a wide range of amusement rides such as Pendragon's Plunge and thrilling rollercoasters such as Whirlwind. It also includes the famous Knightmare of Camelot and if in case the kids tire out you can always take them to Squire Bumpkin's farm or Merlin's School of Wizardry to find more interesting and engaging activities. For more information visit: camelotthemepark.co.uk

4. Gulliver's World, Warrington, Cheshire


This is one of the largest of Gulliver's four parks, which are situated in other parts of London such as Bath and Milton Keynes. The park is themed into various lands, which accompany different rides, play zones and shows. For instance, in the Lost World, there is a ride called the Flight of the Pteranadon, in the Western World, you will find a Pony Express train ride and finally Smugglers' Wharf has a pirate ship and a wooden coaster. Apart from these, you will also find other interactive activities, which will keep your children occupied and amused. Visit: gulliversfun.co.uk to plan a memorable summer vacation with you family.

5. Flamingo Land, Malton, North Yorkshire


For those who are willing to take the extra step when it comes to enjoying a thrilling ride in a rollercoaster then Flamingo Land is the right place to be. For the very first time Flamingo Land has introduced UK's only motorbike launch coaster where you are seated on a motorbike rather than a traditional seat. It also has the world's steepest drop coaster if you want to take the opportunity of having an exhilarating experience. The park has rides suitable for all kinds of ages and heights; it also has other attractions such as Laser Quest, a 4D cinema and zoo. Don't forget to visit flamingoland.co.uk for more information.

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