London is one of the most loved tourist destinations in Europe, the city has many old and new attractions that appeal to tourists from all over the world. From the historic Tower of London to the modern Coca Cola London eye, the beautiful London has many places that should be visited. But besides sightseeing and visiting the most famous landmarks, UK’s capital also knows how to make the adrenaline rush into its tourists’ veins through the wonderful theme parks located in and near the city. The theme parks offer entertainment packed with history, magic, wild animals and real and imaginary creatures that keep both the adults and the children occupied for hours.
Even though some of the unique theme parks are not located in Central London (or London for that matter) like most of the tourist attractions, they can be easily reached by train or car.
Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures has three main sections: the theme park, the zoo and the aquarium. The theme park is, however, the main attraction since it has more than 40 rides perfect for children of all ages and adults. With 10 themed lands, Chessington theme park will most definitely satisfy any child who loves rollercoasters and other themed rides. After you’ve had enough rides, you can visit the zoo, a plce that is home to approximately 1000 wild animals including tigers, penguins and lions or you can visit the aquarium to get to know a variety of wonderful sea creatures.
Legoland Windsor is the place where creativity has no boundaries. Besides the delightful and fun rides, Legoland Windsor has up to 55 interactive attractions that will involve children in various activities that will excite and surprise them at the same time. From riding Lego cars and uncover treasures to sailing with pirates or Vikings and being chased by dragons, Legoland Windsor is the perfect destination for a fun day with your family.
KidZania is not the typical theme park where children can have fun all day long, no, KidZania is the first educational entertainment park in the UK dedicated to children between 4 and 14 years old. This theme park is different, but as fun as other theme parks and will definitely make any parent book tickets as soon as possible. Children can learn the main responsibilities of more than 60 professions through role playing. All children will learn basic life skills like team work, independence and the basis of financial planning during exciting activities that are crafted to fit the children’s needs.
Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter
Not necessarily a theme park, but definitely an experience for any Harry Potter fan. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult or a child, the magical tour will fascinate you and it will make you feel like you finally received that letter to join Hogwarts. The tour includes many exciting adventures like walking through the Great Hall of Hogwarts, riding on a broomstick, drinking non-alcoholic Butterbeer and climbing on Hagrid’s motorcycle. Besides these experiences that will make you feel part of the Harry Potter’s story, you will also be able to see costumes, sets and props that were used in the movies.
Those who want to learn and have fun at the same time, should stop at London Dungeon. 18 interactive shows with 20 theatre actors will allow you to discover 1000 years of history in a very exciting way. During the visit, tourists will be able to meet funny and scary characters that will introduce them to the London’s darkest secrets. From discovering medieval torture chambers to a walk along Jack the Ripper, London Dungeon is full of surprises and adventures that will keep you on the edge the entire time.