Summer is officially on its way, and with it comes the six week school holidays and savvy parents across the country will already be thinking up ways to keep their brood entertained. If you are looking for a fun family weekend away with thrills and spills galore then why not head down to Thorpe Park this summer? Located in Chertsey, Surrey, Thorpe Park is one of the leading theme parks in the UK, boasting some of Europe’s most extreme roller coaster rides that will be sure to keep the dreaded ‘I’m bored’ phrase at bay. Owned by the Tussauds Group, this park is renowned for its record breaking rides such as Colossus which has an incredible ten inversions, Nemesis Inferno, SAW and the UK’s first winged roller coaster The Swarm but most intense has to be the gravity defying Stealth which takes its brave riders to speeds of 80mph in less than 2 seconds.
Aimed at the teenage audience, Thorpe Park is jam packed full of white knuckle rides to get your adrenaline pumping, however there are some less extreme options amongst the parks vast themed cities. You can enjoy runaway trains in Amity Cove, a splash around the shallows onNeptune’s Beach or have a splashing good time on water based rides the Loggers Leap or the Rumba Rapids.
If that wasn’t enough to keep you entertained for hours, Thorpe Park has several more theme parks just a short drive away including family favorite Legoland Windsor, and Cheesiness World of Adventures Resort. With so much to see and do in the area you would be best to book a hotel and make a weekend of your trip, and there are some first class hotels providing the very best in family accommodation within 5 miles of Thorpe Park book Park Grand London Heathrow hotel and get attractions nearby hotel.
For the complete Thorpe Park experience why not opts to check in at the parks own brand new hotel, Thorpe Shark, opening this April? Be one of the first to enjoy this exciting new addition to the park, and take advantage of some superb online deals when booking in advance.