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    Best UK theme park for kids!?

    My eldest son will be 12 in June and we have promised to take him away for the weekend and wanted to squeeze in a trip to a theme park. We will also be taking his younger brother who is 6. I wanted to take them to Drayton Manor but i can never find any deals

    I was thinking of Alton Towers/ Thorpe Park/ Chessington or Legoland. Any ideas on what would be best to please both of the boys? Not been to any theme-parks in the UK for a few years.

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    if he's tall enough to go on all the rides, then Alton Towers. unless its miles away.

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    emhaslam;8732163

    if he's tall enough to go on all the rides, then Alton Towers. unless its … if he's tall enough to go on all the rides, then Alton Towers. unless its miles away.



    I have just checked out the website and there is a few rides he can go on .. will have to measure him, good thinking :thumbsup:

    We live in south wales so we are miles away from anything but we dont mind travelling

    Thanks x

    Hi,I've got a free entry with 1 full paying adult for legoland, sealife, alton towers, the dungeons & thorpe park..your welcome to it if you want it.
    Its valid till 31/10/10 :thumbsup:

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    There isn't much for the 6yr old at Alton Towers.

    Flamingo Land is ideal , great selection of rides with a big zoo as well.

    I would rate it better than Alton/Thorpe for the ages you are taking as there is a good mix of white knuckle and kids rides.

    They have fantastic rides too ukrides.info/fla…htm

    Good video here showing rides

    ukrides.info/col…wmv

    vibeone;8732319

    The American Adventure is great for kids...Heres some … The American Adventure is great for kids...Heres some pics:http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=4504



    lol. doesnt really look like its changed much.

    used to love that park when i was 10.

    Yeah i used to go there loads , they used to be open every Saturday night until 9pm was a great laugh

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    wendy56;8732205

    Hi,I've got a free entry with 1 full paying adult for legoland, sealife, … Hi,I've got a free entry with 1 full paying adult for legoland, sealife, alton towers, the dungeons & thorpe park..your welcome to it if you want it.Its valid till 31/10/10 :thumbsup:



    Thank you that is really kind, i can pay postage :-D
    slamdunkin;8732223

    There isn't much for the 6yr old at Alton Towers.



    Finding it hard to fins somewhere to please everyone :thumbsup:

    deanos;8732286

    Flamingo Land is ideal , great selection of rides with a big zoo as … Flamingo Land is ideal , great selection of rides with a big zoo as well.I would rate it better than Alton/Thorpe for the ages you are taking as there is a good mix of white knuckle and kids rides.They have fantastic rides too http://www.ukrides.info/flamingoland.htmGood video here showing rideshttp://www.ukrides.info/col/movies/flamingoland09.wmv



    Thanks i will check out the links

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    vibeone;8732319

    The American Adventure is great for kids...Heres some … The American Adventure is great for kids...Heres some pics:http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=4504



    lol that made me chuckle! Only went there much and its look pretty much the same :thumbsup:

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    Yeah it was epic when the missile, rapids, log flume etc was there. Then they seemed to specifically set out to make it as **** as possible, before closing a few years back. Bad times.

    Early 90s it was good.

    Now for the serious: Theres a place near Melton Mobray.. twinlakes or summut? Thats meant to be good. Pleasure Island at Cleethorpes is closed now.

    Yeah Twinlakes is really good but its mostly 10's and under i would say, there are no big rides but there is 2 huge inside play areas

    Pleasure Island is back up and running but its nothing special a bit crap IMO

    Alton Towers

    I haven't been to any of these two in ages but would suggest legoland or chessington to be the ones to go for.

    Drayton manor i thought was more for adults

    Crealy

    Drayton Manor is a good bet, half of the park for under 8s and half for over 12s Id say! Tesco Clubcard deals are great! Look in there!
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