With everything from rocking rollercoasters to roarsome animal safari experiences, London and its surroundings are packed to the brim with the best theme parks in the world for kids.
So if you're heading south this summer or thinking about a road trip, here are some of the best theme parks in and around London that will no doubt make your kids cry for more.
Inspired by diggers and JCBs, Diggerland is the theme park of dreams for any construction machinery lover where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate real diggers, dumpers and even dodgems.
Other exhilarating rides include a Safari SUV ride, mini tractors, an indoor play area and go-karts making it the ultimate adventure and top of our list.
Voted the #1 UK theme park by TripAdvisor and Which, Paultons Park is home to over 70 rides and attractions including Peppa Pig World. Explore galaxies of indoor and outdoor fun, meet Peppa Pig and friends and immerse yourself in a fun-filled family day that they will never forget. Other attractions at Paultons Park include Prehistoric dinosaurs and Japanese gardens.
Experience the ultimate LEGO adventure in a fascinating world where you can be anything from an explorer who fights fearsome dragons to riding thrilling rapids on a fleet of Viking boats. With over 50 action-packed rides and attractions including live-action shows, rollercoasters, water worlds and a mesmerising miniland designed for kids ages 2 to 12, it won't disappoint.
Dive into a world of chocolate fun and explore your favourite sweet treat like you never have before. At your own pace discover and explore various chocolatey zones from watching talented chocolatiers work their milky magic to learning traditional chocolate-making techniques before heading back in time to learn how and who brought the beloved cocoa beans back to Europe.
Home to a variety of exhilarating attractions including rollercoasters, a zoo and the world-famous Thomas Land. Keep the kids busy, entertained and most of all happy with over 25 rides and attractions all dedicated to Thomas the tank engine and all his friends including kids' roller coasters, train rides, carousels and helicopter flights.
Chessington World of Adventures
Escape the mid-summer madness with a trip to Chessington were you would find ten thrilling themed lands and over 40 rides. Walk beneath the waves of the underwater tunnel at the SEA LIFE Centre, come face to face with more than 1000 animals including gorillas, lions and tigers at the zoo or dare to be scared on thrilling.