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Ten Great Family Owned Businesses Offering Great Family Days Out Across The UK

24th May 2103 Paul Andrews

Family businesses definitely do come in all shapes and sizes!

With a young family on hand and time being of the essence, a search was done to see if there were any specifically family owned destinations for families to go.  You may be surprised to know that family businesses pop up all over the UK, and the same has to be said of those operating in the entertainment and theme park sector too.

In no particular order, take a look at ten of our favourites:
  1. Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire
    Everyone’s favourite theme park, packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around! Apocalypse is the world’s first stand up tower drop, Shockwave is Europe’s only stand up rollercoaster and Stormforce 10 has been touted as ‘the best water ride in the country’ (Daily Express). Thomas and Friends have their very own home with Thomas Land housed at Drayton Manor too.

  2. Paultons Park, Hampshire
    Paultons family theme park offers a family day out with over 60 rides and attractions included in the price in Hampshire, The New Forest.  It also boasts Peppa Pig World too!

  3. Flamingoland, North Yorkshire
    With seven unique themed areas, including Children’s Planet, their latest active play zone for younger guests, you’ll find just one day is never enough. Journey through The Lost Kingdom’s vast African plains, the clear blue skies of Swoosh! and the wet and wacky world of Splosh! and you’ll discover that our the Flamingoland theme park has something for all ages to enjoy. If you’re looking for adrenaline-fuelled thrills, then six extreme rides are waiting just for you, including the record-breaking Mumbo Jumbo, featuring the world’s steepest drop!

  4. Flambards, Cornwall
    Flambards is Cornwall's leading family theme park for things to do and a great day out in the UK.  Flambards is a leading family attraction with rides for everyone, family fun and entertainment. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning and unique exhibitions including the The Victorian Village and the Britain in the Blitz.!

  5. Cotswold Wildlife Park
    Over forty years after the park first opened, descendants of the founding family are delighted to welcome you to what is now one of the UK’s largest zoological collections and most exciting gardens. Millions of visitors in that time have discovered here the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

  6. M&D's - Scotlands Theme Park
    Recognised as Scotland's Theme Park, M&D's is unique in Scotland. With 5 terrifying White Knuckle rides, over 20 kids' rides, 18 hole Miniature Golf, Glow in the dark' indoor bowling, a massive indoor complex including a gigantic soft play area, bars and restaurants and My Pawfect Bear Factory.  You can also discover AMAZONIA, Scotland's only indoor tropical rainforest packed with exotic animals, birds and creepy crawlies!

  7. Woodlands Theme Park
    Woodlands Family Theme Park Devon provides a whole day of variety for all ages. Incredible indoor play centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo-Farm, and Falconry.

  8. Drusillas Park, East Sussex
    Enjoy a great family day out at one of the top tourist attractions in East Sussex. Drusillas is widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country and we’ve created an animal and child friendly, family environment where the focus is always on involvement. It is the perfect getaway for families with children, whether you are looking for things to do in Sussex on your holidays, enjoying a weekend break or simply having a fun day out with the kids.

  9. Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    The UK's most famous thrill seeker, kids & family theme park, home to the Big One and Wallace & Gromit Thrill-O-Matic.  Whether it’s white knuckle roller coasters, the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, family fun or spectacular shows there’s something for everyone at Britain’s favourite amusement park.  Experience the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land a 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach  loaded with 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, fun game stalls, a restaurant and home to a whole host of famous Nickelodeon characters.  

    After all the fun on Nickelodeon Land there’s a whole host of rides including Pleasure Beach’s tallest roller coaster The Big One, hold your breath as you ride Infusion the UK’s only suspended coaster completely over water, plus  lots more!

  10. Folly Farm, Wales
    Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo is one of the top theme parks in South Wales, winner of Best Family Day Out in Pembrokeshire and Best Family Day Out in the National Tourism Awards.   Housing its own very special zoo park in South Wales you can make all sorts of farmyard friends!  Meet the friendly sheep, pigs, donkeys, horses, chickens and all sorts of other farmyard creatures.

    Dozens of new baby animals start life in the Folly Farm zoo park every year so, if you like your furry and feathery friends pint-sized, you'll fall in love with the tiny new arrivals here at the Jolly Barn at Folly Farm.


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