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When it comes to amazing theme parks in England you will be spoilt for choice in the South East, with some of the best theme parks in the UK found right throughout the region, ideal for a day out or holiday excursion.

Best Theme Parks in South East England

Whether it's the big rides for adrenaline junkie thrill seekers or a family theme park perfect for kids of all ages, South East England has something for you.

The region's most well known theme park is Chessington World of Adventures and for good reason. It's reputation for an action-packed day out has been enhanced by the new Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, sitting alongside classic favourites such as Rameses Revenge and the Vampire roller coaster.

Peppa fans will be enchanted by Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park in Hampshire. Peppa Pig's very own theme park with seven fun rides and attractions is an amazing fun day out that the kids will never forget.

Also for younger children, LEGOLAND® Windsor in Berkshire showcases its incredible Lego creations through some inspirational rides. At Gulliver's Land in Buckinghamshire the family will have a magical experience with over 70 rides, attractions and shows.

Family Theme Parks in Sussex

If you are looking to do something near the sea, why not visit Harbour Park in Littlehampton, West Sussex. Harbour Park is located on the beach at Littlehampton and is a great family day out with kids, they have funfair rides, picnic greens and buckets of laughs.

Fishers Farm Park in Billinghurst was voted the best family day out in 2013. A must do for any family planning a fun day out including rides, indoor play for toddlers and a splash park. 

Also in Sussex, Drusillas Park near Brighton opened a brand new attraction for 2017, Go Safari! This totally wild new area is expected to open in June and will combine an African theme. It will cause quite a fu'roar amongst young lionhearted explorers, with three exciting children's rides; the Hippopotobus, Flying Cheetahs and the Safari Express train.

Southwater Watersports near Horsham is a water park specialising in canoeing and kayaking for people of all ages.

Theme Parks in Kent

One of the best theme parks in Kent is the newly opened Dreamland in Margate, a step into an old fashioned yet oh-so fashionable world of fun, food, thrills and good times. For a more quirky theme park is Diggerland in Kent. Perfect for children, here you can drive real diggers, watch dancing diggers and even get a ride in the scoop of a digger. 

One of Kent's best water parks is at Action Watersports with a huge selection of activities from water skiing to the more sedate stand up paddle boarding.

Adventure Theme Parks

Those after something more thrilling should visit Thorpe Park in Surrey, the second most popular theme park in England. 

A trip Blackgang Chine on the Isle of Wight presents a full day of fun including roller coasters, water slides and animatronic dinosaurs while its sister site Robin Hill Country Park in Newport has a high speed toboggan, motion simulator, train rides and swinging galleon.

If water sports and activities take your fancy during the warm sunny weather, check out our dedicated section. Or try Lymington Sea Water Baths for a unique water theme park.

For theme park discounts and theme park vouchers, be sure to check each attraction's website for special offers on tickets prior to visiting.

Theme Parks Near Me

Some of the best water and theme parks in South East England feature in the list below. Use the 'map view' button to see what's near you.

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  1. Fishers Adventure Farm Park

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    Farm

    Billingshurst

    Award-winning Adventure Farm Park and open all year. Ideally suited for ages 2-11 years. Huge variety of animals, rides and attractions from the skating rink, to pony rides, toboggan run, bumper boats, theatre shows and much much more!

  2. Blackgang Chine

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Ventnor


    Overlooking the South coast of the Isle of Wight, Blackgang Chine offers an experience like no other. Filled with an eclectic mix of attractions, magical theme worlds and exciting rides, you'll find adventures around every corner!

  3. Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Chatham

    Experience the thrills of high speed with sharp bends, head for Buckmore Park International kart circuit where Lewis Hamilton and many of Britain's Formula One drivers learned their trade. Buckmore Park offers karting for four to 80!

  4. Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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    Theme Park

    Chessington

    Explore Chessington: it’s a whole world of Wild Adventures all in one place. With exciting rides and rollercoasters, zoo, SEA LIFE centre and safari themed hotel Chessington really is Britain’s wildest adventure!

  5. Harbour Park

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Littlehampton

    Home to the sea, beach, riverside, picnic greens and buckets of laughs. A must do for any family planning a fun day out!

  6. Paradise Park

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    Theme Park

    Newhaven

    Find out why Paradise Park is the perfect day out for all ages with images, essential information & the fascinating world of animals from millions of years ago

  7. Drusillas Park

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Alfriston

    Widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country Drusillas Park offers an opportunity to get nose to nose with nature with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and crocodiles to penguins and meerkats.

  8. Robin Hill Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Newport

    Set in 88 acres of beautiful countryside, Robin Hill, the Island of Wight’s favourite award-winning country attraction, boasts a whole day of entertainment and more - there’s something for everyone!

  9. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Romsey

    Paultons Park is the theme park for families which has more than 60 wonderful rides and attractions included in the admission price.

  10. Thorpe Park

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    Theme Park

    Chertsey

    As the nation’s Thrill Capital, THORPE PARK IS THE ‘must do’ destination for adrenaline junkies!

  11. The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

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    Theme Park

    Windsor

    The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is a unique family theme park where children aged 2 -12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety.