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The Best UK Theme Parks for Toddlers


A day out at a theme park with your little ones is quite magical. The theme parks in the UK are pretty awesome and have something for everybody...especially toddlers! See the excitement on your childs face as they glance up at the mini roller-costers, see their face light up as they meet their favourite TV characters and sit back and watch as they splash to their hearts content in one of the many splashparks.

From Peppa Pig at Paulton's Park to Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers, The Gruffalo at Chessington and all of your Lego Friends; the theme parks in the UK are geared up for youngsters more now than ever because they appreciate that if your toddlers are happy, so are you.

With so much on offer, choosing which theme park is best for your toddler is probably the hardest part. Take a look at our top 5 below, and book with Holiday Extras for an extremely easy, hassle-free experience.


  1. Legoland
  2. Where amazing memories are built!

    Toddler Rides at Legoland

    Legoland Windsor Resort was an easy choice for our No.1! After all, what child doesn't love using their imagination to build awesome Lego creations!? Legoland takes that excitement of play to another level. It's the perfect place for a fun-filled family day out especially for the smaller members of the family.

    With 12 themed lands, you're spolit for choice. Head straight for Duplo Valley which is home to 8 rides and attractions all geared up for those under 1m! From the Dino Coaster to the Duplo Airport, Splash Parks and Duplo Playtown. NinjaGo World and Heartlake City will keep your little ninjas and BFF's happy as they meet characters that they know and love. The interactive Imagination Centre and Miniland will amaze them and feed their love for Lego.

    • Children under 90cm go free
    • 36 rides and attractions to choose from as well as exciting live shows
    • 4 toddler-friendly food outlets + an aditional cafe, sweet shop, ice cream parlour, waffle house and coffee shop.

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    Legoland Short Breaks!

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    Build wonderful memories with the little ones at LEGOLAND. With awesome rides, live shows, character meets and so much more, there's something for all your little LEGO® lovers!

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  3. Paulton's Park
  4. More than just 'the home of Peppa Pig!'

    Peppa Pig Best Theme Park for Toddlers

    Paultons Park - Home of Peppa Pig has been voted the UK's number 1 theme park on TripAdvisor for 5 years running and we think your toddlers will love it!

    Paulton's Park is home to over 80 exciting rides and attractions, featuring 5 themed world's so if the excitement of meeting Peppa herself isn't enough, you can come up close and persoanl with dinosaurs in the Lost Kingdom, take a ride on the Cat-o-pillar rollercoaster in Critter Creek and if you'd like a break from the rides, visit Little Africa to see animals native to the continent, including foxes, porcupines and meerkats. And on top of all of that there's live shows, indoor and outdoor play areas and 2 water splash parks.

    • Kids under 1m go free!
    • 32 toddler-friendly rides and attractions as well as exciting live shows.
    • 8 great food outlets + sweet treat kiosks and coffee shops.

    Holiday Extras have great deals for Paulton's Park short Breaks, which gives you the 2nd Park Day absolutely free Take a look below for more information.

    Peppa Pig World Short Breaks!

    Tornado Springs

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    Paultons Breaks offers great money-saving packages for your family break. Our selection of hotels near Peppa Pig World turn a day-out into an exciting short break!

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  5. Alton Towers
  6. Meet your most loved TV characters at Cbeebies World!

    Alton Towers Best Theme Park for Toddlers

    We'll forgive you for thinking Alton Towers is for only the bravest of thrill seekers! Yes, Alton Towers has some seriously hair-raising rides buuut, there's also a whole bunch of rides and attractions for the smallest of the bunch. Your little ones will simply love CBeebies Land where they can learn, play and meet their favourite characters.

    With 12 rides in CBeebies alone your toddlers will not be short of things to see and do, meet the characters or Furchester Hotel and eerybody's favoruite dog, Duggee. There's easily enough at Alton Towers for you to spend two days here, after a good nights sleep, why not spend the day at the Alton Tower's Waterpark where your little ones can make a splash at the dedicated Little Leaks and Wackey Waterworks areas.

    • Under 3's go free!
    • 28 toddler-friendly rides and attractions as well as family favourite live shows.
    • 10 great food outlets including an Ice Cream Shack and the UK's first Rollercoaster Restaurant.

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    Alton Towers Short Breaks!

    Alton Towers Short Breaks

    SAVE when you book your Alton Towers tickets with an overnight stay at a nearby hotel.

    Little ones will love CBeebies Land, adrenaline junkies are sure to relish the record-breaking roller coasters and grown ups can enjoy some well-deserved relaxation in the spa.

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  7. Chessington
  8. A Gruffalo! Why, didn't you know? He's at Chessington!

    Chessington Best Theme Park for Toddlers

    When it comes to theme parks for toddlers Chessington World of Adventures has it all. With over 40 rides across 10 themed lands and over 1,000 animals at Chessington World of Adventures' Zoo and a SEA LIFE aquarium, there really is something exciting around every corner for your little rascals at Chessington.

    Your first port-of-call will no doubt be Wild Wood where you can embark on the Gruffalo River Ride and Adventure Point for the Room on the Broom Animated Movie Experience. When you have had your fill of rides, or perhaps save it for the next day, head on dwon to Chessington Zoo and Sea Life Centre where you will come face-to face with over 1,000 incredible animals, including lions, tigers, gorillas, monkeys, penguins and underwater creatures such as rays and sharks. As if all of thatwasn't enough, there is also the toddler friendly, Savannah Splash park at the Chessington Hotel.

    • Under 3's go free!
    • 21 toddler-friendly rides and attractions as well as character meet and greets and live shows.
    • 6 delicious food outlets + 5 sweet treat outlets and and 5 on-the-go choices.

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    Chessington Short Breaks!

    Chessington Short Breaks

    SAVE when you book your Chessington tickets with an overnight stay at a nearby hotel.

    With over 40 rides across 10 themed lands, over 1,000 animals at Chessington World of Adventures' Zoo and a SEA LIFE aquarium full of fascinating marine wildlife, there really is something exciting around every corner at Chessington.

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  9. Thorpe Park
  10. Get your thrill seeking toddlers started early!

    Chessington Best Theme Park for Toddlers

    Given that it's the home of the UK's faster rollercoaster, Thorpe Park might seem like a strange choice for your toddlers but bare with us! Firstly, kids Under 3 Go Free so you can enjoy a great day out at a theme park that isn't as big as some of the others. With 8 rides and attractions, including a sandy beach with waterslides, we're pretty sure your toddlers will love every minute. Mr Monkey's Banana Ride, Timber tug Boat and the Flying Fish are great first time roller-coasters.

    If you're secretly there to fulfil that adrenaline junkie side then you can take advantage of Thorpe Park's Parent Swap - one parent looks after your little ones whilst the other queues and rides. Then simply get the pass signed by ride staff when you're finished getting your thrill fix, hand over to your partner and they can hop straight on via the Fastrack queue!

    • Children under 3's go free!
    • 8 toddler-friendly rides and attractions.
    • 15 food outlets for you to choose from.

    Holiday Extras have great deals for Thorpe Park short Breaks, so you can turn your day-out into a fun-filled, fammily short break! Take a look below for more information.

    Thorpe Park Short Breaks!

    Thorpe Park Shark Hut

    SAVE when you book your Thorpe Park tickets with an overnight stay at a nearby hotel.

    With over 30 rides, family attractions and iconic events there's something for adventurers who love hardcore drops, twists and scares and families looking for a fun day out.

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