Finding the right theme park with the perfect balance of adult and children’s rides can be difficult, but there are a number of European theme parks that have got the balance just right. So, before you begin the EHIC renewal process and booking your flight, allow us to show you our list of 7 best theme parks for your family to visit.
Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Alton Towers is one of the most popular theme parks in the UK and welcomed around 2.1 million people in 2018. With hotels as well as a number of amazing rides such as Oblivion, Rita Queen of Speed and Nemesis as well as a number of areas for the family such as CBeebies Land and Old MacDonald’s farm, you can have family-friendly fun at an affordable price for either a short break or a family day out.
Another popular attraction to use is Disneyland Paris, this European theme park is located in the heart of the French capital and gives you the experience of the happiest place on earth without travelling to America. With all the classic rides as well as all your favorite characters you can experience the parade and give your family a day of fun.
With the main theme park, Ferrari Land and the Caribe Aquatic Park, you can spend multiple fun days out at PortAventura in Spain. With multiple amazing rides as well as hotels you can experience the resort over multiple days at a more than affordable price. With a number of packages as well as restaurants on sight, you can stay here for a short break and never have to leave the park, making this ideal for all your family.
Parc Asterix, France
If visiting Disneyland does not appeal to you then the beloved French comic character Asterix has his very own theme park for you to enjoy. With a number of themed rides based around these iconic characters and areas catering to both adults and children, this really is a family attraction that is perfect for a day out. In addition to the hotels and packages that they offer there are also a number of shows with all the popular characters allowing you to immerse yourself in the world of Asterix and his friends.
If you are visiting Italy this summer, you are also in luck as the Gardaland theme park is the best choice for you. With affordable prices, an aquarium and an onsite hotel for short breaks with the family, you can spend a night in this amazing hotel. In addition to this, they are building a Legoland water park that is set to open in 2020 making this the very first of its kind in Europe making this well worth a visit in the near future.
Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
With a number of amazing roller coasters right on the coast, you can visit the historic city of Blackpool and have a great day out without family all at an affordable price. With Nickelodeon land and roller coasters such as Icon and The Big One, you can have family time on the seafront without spending a small fortune. This is perfect as you can pick and choose the rides you want to go on as well as choose to visit the Sealife Centre, you can have the perfect holiday with ease.
Efteling in the Netherlands is like your very own fairy-tale with fun for all the family. With a fairy-tale theme of dragons and castles, you can explore the fairy-tale forest as well as riding a traditional wooden roller coaster. There are also a number of indoor roller coasters as well as playgrounds, giving you hours of fun with very minimal effort.
Regardless of whether you are visiting a theme park in France or in Italy, you can be sure to find one to suit you from this list.