What better way to spend your staycation than staying at a UK Holiday Leisure Park or visiting a thrilling theme park which are both sure to be fun for all ages!
Holiday parks, also known as a Holiday Leisure Park or a Holiday Camp, have been around in the UK for years with the first one created back in 1906 although the first Holiday Camp that we are accustomed too opened in 1936 at Skegness under the name of Butlins.
Staying in chalets or caravans, familiar names such as Pontins, Hoseasons, Bourne Leisure, Haven and, of course, Butlins would offer packages on self-catering or boards with meals that would include various entertainment such as snooker halls, variety shows, Swimming pools, fun fairs, ballroom dancing and kids clubs.
Staff at the holiday parks are often in uniform which become famous over the years such as Butlins’ red coats and Pontins’ blue coats.
Cheap Holiday Park Deals
Holiday camps in the UK are an ideal way of a fun-packed holiday within one price and as with all holidays, are often available with offers attached. If you book in advance, some operators offer free child places, early booking discounts and a low deposit, whereas, if you book a last minute holiday park, you may pick up a late deal price which, depending on dates and availability can be reduced by up to 50%! Who says that you can't get a cheap Holiday Park deal?
Legoland is the perfect place for families with children between the ages of 3-12 looking for excitement and adventure. There are over 55 rides and attractions for children explore transporting them to a world of fun! Once the park closes the thrill is not over as the Legoland Resort Hotel offers an incredible range of themed accommodation including a pirate, adventure, kingdom, lego friends and Ninjago themed rooms making this the perfect place for families to share unforgettable experiences. Finally, themed dining is also available where you can choose between the Tournament Tavern, Bricks Restaurant and Skyline bar ensuring the fun never stops!
Thorpe Park has been deemed the UK’s most thrilling theme park so there is no surprise that it is popular amongst tourists, couples and families. It features over 30 thrill rides as well as family attractions and unique events so it is sure to be fun for everyone. For those planning a staycation why not choose to stay in Thorpe Shark Cabins with two day park entry and breakfast included to make your short break even more exciting! Not only that but there is the opportunity to stay in one of its partner hotels in order to turn your day visit into a weekend break. There are a variety to choose from including DoubleTree by Hilton, Heathrow Premier Inn and Radisson Hotel Heathrow just to name a few, so there is sure to be somewhere which suits you.
Alton Towers is the largest theme park in the UK, split across 10 themed areas to make your visit as exciting as possible. and by staying at the Alton Towers Hotel you can add that extra bit of convenience. There are over 40 rides and attractions to explore including 10 roller coasters and 3 water rides ensuring it suits all thrill seekers. For those wanting to stay on site to turn their visit into a short break there is a variety of accommodation to consider including the fully themed Alton Towers Hotel, Enchanted Village, Splash Landings Hotel, Stargazing pods and CBeebies Land Hotel. The hotel features the Secret Garden Restaurant, Dragons Bar as well as the opportunity for dinner and a show! Making this perfect for the whole family, not to mention there is also a spa if you need to unwind after a day of excitement. Or if you are wanting to make your stay that extra bit special for the children why not stay in the CBeebies Land Hotel perfect for young families.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is found on Blackpool’s South Shore, it features 10 roller coasters and 5 water rides, home to the infamous Big One and Valhalla, again being the perfect place for a family trip out! There are a number of hotels close to the park including The Big Blue Hotel just 0.3 miles away, Boulevard Hotel which is a brand new seafront Hotel is also 0.3 miles away and the Travelodge Black South Promenade which is only 0.1 mile away making it easy to transform your day trip into a weekend adventure!
Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington is home to over 40 rides and attractions and over 1,000 animals in their Zoo and Sea Life centre making this a fantastic theme park and zoo combined. Not only that but there are some great shows and talks to attend in order for guests to get more of an insight into the lives of some of the animals. Again, guests have the opportunity to change their trip into a weekend stay by booking of the popular themed hotels such as Azteca & Safari Hotel or if you prefer something with more adventure why not stay at the Explorer Glamping site where you can enjoy the outdoors with all the comforts of a home!
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