With the end of March fast approaching theme parks across the UK open their doors for the 2011 season. Plus with plenty of extended weekends left in the year and the approach of the May half term there is ample opportunity to enjoy a weekend break at one of the UKs top attractions.
Opening on the 17th March Thorpe Park is the first of the big theme parks to let the public in. Situated just outside London Thorpe Park is known as the nations thrill capital. Home to Saw the ride, Saw Live and a collection of some of the most thrilling rides the park is not for the faint hearted.
Ideal for the whole family Drayton Manor opens on 19th March. With over 100 rides including Thomas Land, Ben 10 and Marvin the Martian plus 15 acres of zoo land there is something to please all tastes.
Winner of Theme Park of the year in 2010 Chessington World of Adventures opens on the 26th March. Just 12 miles from London the park offers 9 themed lands full of adrenaline fuelled rides, its own Sea life centre and a Zoo with over 1000 animals. Giving plenty to keep you entertained.
At the heart of Staffordshire Alton Towers also opens on the 26th March. Featuring a host of heart pumping rides, a water park to splash out in and attractions throughout the park Alton Towers is renowned throughout the UK.
For those of you with young family Legoland opens on the 1st April, featuring over 50 million Lego bricks there are plenty of rides and activities for you to enjoy. Legoland is celebrating its 15th birthday in 2011.
What is your favourite theme park, are you a thrill seeker or do you shy away from the heights and speeds? Will you be enjoying a day out with family or friends?