We all love an opportunity to make some memories with our kids and a great way to do that is to visit a theme park. Whether it’s for thrills or to see your kid’s favourite characters up close, a trip to a theme park should be high on your family’s wish list.
It’s now popular to choose experiences over toys for birthdays and Christmas, so if you’re stuck for ideas this could be just the ticket. Here are three theme parks that will leave them screaming for more.
Tayto Park, Co. Meath
Let's start with Ireland’s very own Tayto Park Theme Park and Zoo, which is home to over 100 attractions. Although it’s based around the crisp brand Tayto, there’s more to this park than just being a place to grab a free bag of your favourite snack. Little ones will enjoy traditional rides such as the Steam Train Express and The Grand Carousel, while older kids will adore Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster with an inversion; the Cú Chulainn Coaster. If you’re looking to do something different this Halloween, Tayto Park After Dark could be a great way to get spooked. Visit the Tayto Park website for more information.
Peppa Pig World, Hampshire, UK
If you have a toddler that’s obsessed with Peppa Pig, what better way to treat them than by taking them on a trip to Peppa Pig World. We visited the park when my eldest was two and he had a ball! As well as getting up close to Peppa and George, the whole family can enjoy rides such as George’s Dinosaur Adventure (my son’s favourite), Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride and Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip. No trip would be complete without taking the opportunity to go jumping up and down in Muddy Puddles, but maybe save this for the end of the day. Check out their website for booking information.
Thomas Land, Staffordshire, UK
What about travelling to The Island of Sodor on your next trip away? There are over 25 rides and attractions at Thomas Land and these include Diesels Locomotive Mayhem and Harold's Helicopter Tours for younger kids and Cranky’s Drop Tower for older children. You can even climb aboard and take a tour of the park on Thomas himself! If you’re looking to turn your trip into a short break, you could book a Thomas and Friends Themed Room in the onsite hotel which is a five-minute walk from the park. I’m sure the children would be on board with that idea. Visit here for more information.