If you are looking for a fun day out for family members of all ages, Thorpe Park is one of England’s biggest and most popular theme parks. Located in Surrey, not far from London, the park is easy to access from the capital and has plenty of car parking as well as public transport links.
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You have to pay to get in to the theme park itself, which currently costs £30 for children, £40 for adults (and a child over 12 is considered an adult so expect to pay full price for older kids) or £120 for a family of four for a day, so it isn’t cheap, but once inside your ticket covers all of the rides and so the only extras will be souvenirs and food and drink.
Thorpe Park is famous for some of its rides, including the new rollercoaster and live action maze based on the Saw movie series. Not all of these rides are suitable for young children and some are particularly scary, so it is a great choice for thrill seekers and teenagers but not so good for the feint hearted.
Thorpe Park has several rides, including the Logger’s Leap log flume, where you will get very wet, so unless it is a very hot day it is a good idea to buy one of the waterproof ponchos they sell at the park to try and keep your clothes dry.
Thorpe Park also has plenty of restaurants and bars where you can unwind during your visit. For further information visit their official website.
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