31 July 2020 00:30
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If coronavirus has directly affected you, we want to hear from you in our survey. Leicester lockdown latest and more: sign up for your FREE daily roundup of news Yes please! The school holidays are going to be a very different one compared to what parents are used to. We feel a little overwhelmed after three months cooped up but we are here to tell you that there is light at the end of the tunnel with plenty to do until September. You can now book to visit any of these UK theme parks and days out with the family now that most places have announced their reopening schedules this month.
From the larger parks including Alton Towers, to the smaller ones dotted around the country including Paultons Park and more- here are the parks latest updates. Legoland (Image: Legoland) In line with the Government guidance, they reopened the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort on Saturday 4th July. Tailored for children under 12, Legoland offers a relaxed family day out with plenty of adventures to be had for the whole family. Pretend to be a giant as you wander through the Minilands, relive your favourite stories at the Fairy Tale Brook, or for the brave, there are dragon-themed rollercoasters and rides on offer too! For something extra special, you can also opt for an overnight stay at the themed Legoland Resort Hotel or Castle Hotel where there are plenty of extras including live entertainment, themed rooms and perks including early entry to the park. For mums and dads with babies, there's a dedicated Baby Care Centre where you can breast/bottle feed or change nappies, or buy baby food. Restaurants also offer facilities to help reheat baby food. Legoland doesn't always come cheap - but there are plenty of deals and discounts that can make it a bargain. Tickets start from £29 when booked in advance, from £47 at gate price. Dino Falls Adventure Golf, Manchester If you LOVE dinosaurs or just enjoy a round of adventure golf, you won't want to miss this Jurassic course! Dino Falls has reopened to the public with plenty of bookings available over the holidays. Enjoy 36 holes of action-packed adventure golf in a dramatic Jurassic setting next to the M60. Find your way through their prehistoric caves, winding fossil paths and palm trees, and hold steady on your putt under the watchful eyes of their gigantic resident dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Allosaurus, Baby Triceratops, Pterasuria, Velociraptors Raptors, Iguanodon, Diplodocus, Triceratops. Located at Trafford Golf Centre, within TraffordCity, Dino Falls Adventure Golf is one of the UK's biggest adventure golf courses. Choose from two courses: Rapids and Volcano. Dinosaur fans will love the realistic moving dinosaurs as well as discovering fascinating facts about the prehistoric period on the journey round. Take your mates, dates, families, and even work colleagues - it's the perfect activity for all, with plenty of memorable moments and selfie opportunities along the way. Both courses feature engaging obstacles with a pre-historic twist, selfie stations and fascinating facts to keep you informed as you play. Prices include: Adults = £8. A family ticket to play one course = £24 – 2 adults and 2 children. It is £4 per extra child, with a maximum of 4 extra children (children should be related to the adult). Under 16s must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 18 or over. Alton Towers (Image: Alton Towers) If your kids are glued to the screen whenever any CBeebies show is on the TV, then you're going to want to head to Alton Towers Resort. The theme park has a dedicated CBeebies Land - complete with a themed hotel if you're considering an overnight break. Aswell as the adult and teenager preferred rides, there are also 14 rides and attractions all tailored to little ones; go on a drive with Postman Pat, watch a show at the Furchester Hotel, take a magical In the Night Garden themed boat ride - and budding thrill-seekers are sure to love the Go Vroomster ride. Meanwhile for parents there are private feeding rooms and buggy parks throughout CBeebies Land, while the restaurants offer high chairs and bottle warming facilities. It's an ideal compromise if you've got small children and teenagers, as there's something to suit everyone. Kids under 3 go free. Book online to snap up discounts - individual tickets from £33pp (£56 gate price). Waterworld, Stoke On Trent (Image: Waterworld) Waterworld has reopened July 25 ready for the kids to enjoy the holidays. The UK's No.1 Tropical Aqua Park is based in the Heart of the Midlands and is an epic adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Providing a range of thrill seeking rides from the Space Bowl to the Black Hole, there is something for everyone. You can also enjoy a relaxing day on a sun lounger on their beach, or chill in the hot tub while your partner runs the kids around the rides. You can also book a Birthday party or corporate event at Water World. They cater for kids birthdays, juniors and even adult birthday party's too. They also provide private venue hire, or something a little different and all with a range of packages to suit. Drayton Manor (Image: Drayton Manor) Drayton Manor has launched a special offer that is perfect for families looking for a fun day out this summer. The theme park is doing a special 4-for-£90 ticket offer, for a limited time only. The offer allows four people of any age to enter the park for just £22.50 each. Drayton Manor Park recently reopened its much-loved rides and attractions, including its popular Thomas Land. Home to Europe's only Thomas the Tank Engine themed land, Drayton Manor has a plethora of themed rides, attractions and the chance to meet all of your favourite characters including Thomas himself! Fly up high on James and the Red Balloon ride, a Thomas & Friends barge, or even Terence's Driving School where youngsters can drive their very own tractor. As for facilities, there are baby changing facilities in all of the toilet blocks, as well as baby feeding areas in Thomas Land which has a private cubicle for nursing mothers. The park also offers Stay and Play packages which includes an overnight stay, breakfast and park tickets. If pre-booked online, under 2s go free, 2-3 year olds pay £5, kids up to 12 pay £10. Adult tickets from £18. Gate prices start from £20 for kids, £30 for adults. Paultons Park, Hampshire (Image: Paultons Park) Three magical words for parents: Peppa Pig World. Paultons Park has an entire land dedicated to the beloved children's character complete with seven themed rides including Peppa's Big Balloon Ride, Miss Rabbit's Helicopter Flight and George's Dinosaur Adventure Ride. Not to mention that last year two new rides were added. Of course, there are also plenty of meet and greet opportunities so little ones can spend time with their favourite characters - and there's even an on-site toy shop if you want to treat them to an extra memento of the day. Peppa Pig World is included in the theme park entry fee, and the rest of the park is also tailored to younger kids so there's plenty to see and do, from the roaring dinosaurs in The Lost Kingdom to kid-friendly rollercoasters. Children under 1 metre go free. Book online to get cheaper tickets - individual prices start from £30.50.