10 UK Theme Parks with Hotels Nearby
Summer is here, and amongst trips to the seaside and visiting some of the UK’s top landmarks, we imagine a day out at a theme park is high on your holiday bucket list. So, to help you plan the perfect family day out, we’ve shared our top 10 UK theme parks with hotels nearby to visit this summer.
Alton Towers in Staffordshire is the UK’s biggest theme park, with over 40 rides and attractions. Some of the most popular rides include Nemesis, The Smiler, Oblivion, Rita, TH13TEEN, Galactica and Alton Towers' newest ride, Gangsta Granny!
The theme park is also home to the UK’s only CBeebies Land, with rides and attractions for younger children, including the Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride and the Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure.
Alton Towers Hotels
While Alton Towers offers hotel accommodation, woodland lodges and luxury treehouses on site, other nearby hotels in Staffordshire close to the theme park include:
- Hilton Garden Inn, Stoke on Trent
- Holiday Inn Express, Stoke on Trent
- Britannia North Stafford Hotel
These hotels near Alton Towers are all available to book through PlansChange - many at a discounted price!
Drayton Manor is a family theme park and zoo also in Staffordshire. It has over 100 rides and attractions to experience, including Europe’s first Thomas Land, with 20 fantastic rides and attractions for younger children to enjoy. Some of the best rides at Drayton Manor for thrill seekers include Stormforce 10, Shockwave, Thor, Maelstrom, and Apocalypse.
Staffordshire hotels near Drayton Manor
Like Alton Towers, this Staffordshire theme park offers hotel accommodation at the Drayton Manor Hotel, including family, executive, and even themed rooms. Other popular hotels near Drayton Manor include:
- Holiday Inn Express, Tamworth
- Travelodge Tamworth Central
- Brook Marston Farm Hotel
Milky Way Adventure Park
The Milky Way Adventure Park in Clovelly, Devon, has placed 5th on TripAdvisor’s Top 20 Theme Parks and Waterparks in the world. Impressive, right? The Adventure Park is just a few miles from the Devon / Cornwall border, close to an Outstanding Natural Beauty area, and home to several family-friendly rides, including the Cosmic Typhoon Coaster, Gravity Rider and the Cosmic Caterpillar. Other top attractions at the Milky Way Adventure Park include the Jumping Jupiters trampoline area, Birds of Prey indoor and outdoor shoes and Little Stars soft play.
Hotels near Milky Way Adventure Park
Devon is a popular holiday destination, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to booking a hotel, B&B or holiday cottage. Some of the hotels closest to the Milky Way Adventure Park include:
- Premier Inn, Bideford
- New Inn Hotel, Clovelly
- Red Lion Hotel, Clovelly
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a family-owned amusement park on Blackpool’s South Shore. Described as ‘the UK’s most ride-intensive amusement park,’ there is something for everyone, including younger children, families and thrill seekers.
Some of the most famous rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach include Revolution, Ice Blast, Infusion, the Big Dipper, Valhalla and the Big One. It is also home to the UK’s first and only double-launch roller coaster, ICON, which has rear sets that spin and twist freely during the ride’s thrilling duration.
For younger children, there’s Nickelodeon Land, featuring 12 family-friendly rides and a whole host of Nickelodeon characters who pop up throughout the day.
Where to stay near Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a couple of luxury hotels on-site on Ocean Boulevard, including Boulevard Hotel and Big Blue Hotel. Other hotels close to Blackpool Pleasure Beach include:
- Hampton by Hilton, Blackpool
- Dalmeny Hotel
- Grand Hotel, Blackpool
Search ‘Blackpool Pleasure Beach’ and select distance using our handy hotel room finder to discover hotels available for your chosen dates.
If you’re searching for a family-friendly theme park in the UK, look no further than Sundown Adventureland. Situated in Rampton, on the Nottinghamshire-Yorkshire border, Sundown Adventureland features 30 rides and attractions designed for children under 10.
It’s a great place to go to give younger kids their first theme park experience. There are also many wonderful attractions, including the Storybook Village and Sunnydown Farm.
Sundown Adventureland is so popular with visitors that it was named the 16th best amusement or water park in Europe by TripAdvisor.
Hotels near Sundown Adventureland
Turn your family's fun day out into a short break with a stay at one of these nearby hotels:
- Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Restaurant
- Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel
- Travelodge Retford Markham Moor
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
No matter your age, if you love LEGO, LEGOLAND Windsor must appear on your theme park bucket list! This theme park and resort in Berkshire is home to a wide variety of LEGO-themed rides and attractions, including Viking River Splash, NINJAGO The Ride, LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure and Flight of the Sky Lion. Kids can also pan for gold in the Pirate Goldwash and get a highly sought-after LEGOLAND Driving Licence at the LEGO City Driving School.
Where to stay near LEGOLAND
LEGOLAND Windsor offers a fun day out for all of the family. Still, you could easily spend two days there to see and experience everything on offer. With this in mind, here are some off-site hotels close to LEGOLAND Windsor:
- Residence Inn by Marriott, Slough
- MOXY by Marriott, Slough
- Holiday Inn Express, Windsor
Search LEGOLAND Windsor on PlansChange to bring up nearby hotels and make your booking. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the fantastic discounts on offer!
Thorpe Park is an amusement park located in the village of Thorpe in Surrey. It lies 20 miles southwest of Central London and is home to a wide range of thrilling rides, attractions and live events. Some of the most popular rides at Thorpe Park include Stealth, The Swarm, Colossus, SAW - The Ride and Nemesis Inferno. There are also ‘Little Thrills’ for younger children, such as Mr Monkey’s Banana Ride and the Flying Fish.
Thorpe Park Hotels
Turn your visit to Thorpe Park into a short break with a relaxing hotel stay. The theme park has Thorpe Shark Cabins available on-site to book, or you can stay at one of the nearby hotels like:
- Great Fosters
- Travelodge Egham
- Brooklands Hotel Surrey
Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures is a UK theme park and zoo around 12 miles southwest of Central London. There's something for everyone to enjoy with over 40 rides and attractions, including soft play, family rides, walk-through attractions and rollercoasters. What's more, there's the opportunity to meet over 1000 incredible animals at the zoo and SEA LIFE centre!
Where to stay in Chessington
Chessington World of Adventures offers accommodation on-site at the Azteca & Safari Hotel or in its Explorer Glamping Tests. Or for other hotels nearby, check out:
- Holiday Inn Express, London Epsom Downs
- Woodlands Park Hotel
- Beaverbrook, Leatherhead
Do your little ones love Peppa Pig? In that case, there’s no better UK theme park to visit than Paultons Park - home to Peppa Pig World! This theme park area is based on the children’s animated TV series and includes 9 fun rides and attractions.
Paultons Park, in the New Forest National Park, also features 70 other rides and attractions, such as The Cobra, Storm Chaser, The Flight of Pterosaur and Cyclonator. But, more than just rides, you’ll also find many attractions, such as beautiful gardens, a historic watermill, fantastic adventure playgrounds, indoor soft play, two fun water splash parks and a small zoo.
Hotels near Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World
Book at one of these family-friendly hotels near Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World:
- Holiday Inn Express, Southampton West
- Travelodge Stoney Cross Lyndhurst
- Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
Oakwood Theme Park
Last but not least on our list of 10 UK theme parks with nearby hotels is Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Like many theme parks on our list, Oakwood has something to offer everyone, including thrill seekers, young families and toddlers.
Some of the best thrill-seeker rides at Oakwood include Speed, Megafobia, Bounce and Vertigo - the UK’s tallest sky swing! There are also lots of family-friendly rides like Dizzy Disk, The Creepy Crawler, and a Bobsleigh run to enjoy.
Stay near Oakwood Theme Park
Here are some of the most popular Pembrokeshire hotels close to Oakwood Theme Park:
- Grove of Narberth
- Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa
Book theme park hotels with PlansChange
Have you decided which UK theme parks you’re visiting this summer? Now’s the time to plan your hotel accommodation. Search and book hotel rooms through PlansChange to get the best price. And, don’t forget to check out our resale deals, just in case someone is selling a cheap hotel room close to your chosen theme park. The page is constantly updated, so it’s well worth checking back to be the first to grab a money-saving deal!