Thorpe Park - Days out in Surrey
Thorpe Park is 20 miles from central London and is close to the town of Chertsey.
Lots of parking, Free.
If you travelled by public transport, how long did it take to reach the attraction from the bus/train station?
It is about a 10 minute bus ride from Chertsey.
Is it Buggy Friendly?
You can push a buggy around. Areas of the park do get very busy though.
Is Thorpe Park an Indoor or Outdoor Attraction?
It's an outdoor place. There are water rides so a bit of rain is not that much of a problem.
What is the Ideal Age for Visiting?
Yes, but I would say teenagers are likely to have the best time.
Can You Buy Food There?
Yes. You have chains such as Burger King.
Are the Food Options Varied? i.e. Vegetarian
Never tried, but they do sell sandwiches and there is probably something there for the more health conscious.
What's it Like if You Take Your Own Food?
Yes you can bring your own food, although I wouldn't say it was particularly picnic friendly.
Are the Toilets Clean?
Can You Do Everything in a Day?
Yes, but queues can be very long.
Do You Have to Pay for Activities on Top of the Entrance Fee?
Yes there are arcades and various games.
What is the Best Bit?
I like Nemesis, but there are plenty of thrilling rides to choose from.
What Would You Say to People Considering Going?
Be prepared to queue!
What "Unmissable" Bit Is There?
Any selection of rides that suit you. There is a good selection to choose from. Tidal Wave guarantees the perfect soaking and I try to leave this until late in the day.
What Would Make it Better?
More fast track passes. These allow you to queue for less time. You can book rides, but they add to your cost for the day. Unlimited fast track passes cost an extra £40 per person. There have been days when I have gone there and found the queues absolutely horrendous and left. As an annual pass holder, living locally I was able to do this. If I had bought a day ticket then I would just have to have suffered the queues. Annual membership is good value - £285 for a family of 4.
What Did You Think of Your Visit?
It's the best theme park I've been to in the U.K. for teenagers. There are plenty of rides to choose from and some really sort out just how brave you are.
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Do You Have Any Final Comments?
Go on days where it is grey, chilly or raining. That might not sound like the ideal day out, but the rides are just the same and the queues are much shorter.