Half Term Theme Parks across the UK


This February Half Term theme parks across the UK will open their doors and most are offering fabulous offers making them a really affordable day out.  Remember though, most sites will have limited rides opened so its always worth checking whether it remains suitable.

Alton Towers

Home to cBeebies land, Alton Towers is opening from 14th February – 20th February.


Adult tickets are £17.25, children £13.50, and if you have an under 4 a parent and toddler ticket is just £13.50!

Limited rides are open and include CBeebies Land, Air, Nemesis, Blade, Ice Age: 4D Experience, Frog Hopper, Driving School, Wobble World, Runaway Mine Train, Duel, Hex, Sonic Spinball, Sharkbait Reef, Heave Ho and Marauder’s Mayhem – definitely enough to keep me and my toddler entertained!

Mr Bloom will be performing a brand new exclusive live show! Join Mr Bloom and The Veggies for lots of hands on fun in the allotment! 14th-20th February only at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2 & 3pm.

Drayton Manor

Home of Thomas Land, it is the choo choice for all fans of trains!  The park will be open daily from 10.30am-4pm and will feature a number of rides and attractions, which include;

Thomas Land – Enjoy the abundance of rides available across the island of Sodor with Thomas & Friends.  Take a Whistle Stop Tour of Thomas Land.   There is lots for everyone to enjoy including the Jolly Buccaneer, 4D Cinema, Ben 10 Ultimate Mission Rollercoaster, and a fabulous Zoo.

There are big discounts on entrance costs, adults, £18, Children aged 4 – 11 years old £13, children over 2 – 4 years old, £5.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Home to Nickoldeon Land, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a fantastic day out and was voted as the best theme park in 2014!  Pleasure Beach are offering  HALF PRICE wristbands on WOW Weekends.    All wristbands only £15 for any Saturday and Sunday between 7th February to 22nd March 2015 when booked in advance online.  Half price applies to 1 day £30 adult wristband only when booked in advance online.
Prices listed here are when booked online in advance up until midnight the night before only. Gate price £30 adults and £27 juniors (age 11 and under). For full info please see prices. Please remember to select the date you wish to visit before adding wristbands to the basket.

Lightwater Valley (Ripon)

Thursday 19th February – Sunday 22nd February 2015, 10 – 4:00 pm

£5 per person.  Free entry for: Under 2s, Over 60s, Season Ticket Holders.

Come and enjoy a fab family day out at Lightwater Valley with heaps to do both indoors and outdoors!  There are over 20 rides and attractions including fairground rides and giant indoor inflatables for you the children to enjoy! The Angry Birds Activity Park and Angry Birds Space will be open along with the Lightwater Falconry Centre, home to over 50 raptors including Owls, Eagles, Hawks and snakes!  Click here for the attractions that will be open.

Entrance is pay on the day and car parking is free.

Chessington World of Adventures

Enjoy a great day out at Chessington Zoo – weekends and school holidays until 8th March 2015.

Come face to face with lions, tigers and gorillas as you venture through Trail of the Kings.

Go underwater with sharks and stingrays in the SEA LIFE centre and don’t forget to visit the Wanyama Village & Reserve, where Grevy’s Zebra and the rare Scimitar Horned Oryx roam freely before your very eyes.  A whole host of animal presentations and daily meet and greets are also on offer, allowing you and your family to get up close and personal to an array of exotic creatures, from snakes and meerkats, to spiders and binturongs.

Tickets can be purchased online for £9 each and under 90cm go free.

Thorpe Park


For the big adventurers, Thorpe Park offers a great day out.  Over the february half term they have a special show called Brianiac live and looks like a fab day out.

The Brainiac Live show is labelled as “Strap on your safety goggles and join Brainiac Live’s mischievous band of scientists for the ultimate entertainment show with a science spin. From freezing household objects with liquid nitrogen to exploding bins, rocket propelled chairs, giant airzooka and testing how to make a really big BANG, who knew science could be this fun?”

The shows are scheduled for four showings a day and last 45 minutes.  After the show visitors are able to get hands on experience at ‘Brainiacs in Training’ stations where you’ll get the chance to create their own experiments.

In addition to the shows, a number of rides are opened including THE SWARM, Stealth, Angry Birds 4D, King Pig’s Wild Hog Dodgems, Flying Fish and Depth Charge.

Tickets are £15 is purchased online.  If you have a Merlin Pass (like we do) standard pass holders can gain entry to the show for an additional £5 whilst premium pass holder can attend without any additional costs.



For all parents of little boys (and quite a few girls) you will realise that all children love diggers.  For any digger fans there is no better way of spending a day then in the vicinity of diggers of all shapes and sizes and this is where diggerland is a fabulous choice.  Children can have so many different rides, and most excitingly they can have a try at loads of different diggers.  We visited in October (its on my blog post list to do) and the children were literally in fits of glees.  Its a must for any digger fans or parents wanting something different from a traditional theme park.  There are four locations acoss the UK, in Yorkshire, Devon, Durham and Kent.  If you purchase your tickets online you can save 15%.


Here at five adventurers we love to try all the unique and wonderful attractions and we love, love the look of Bewilderwood in Norfolk.  A true return to the adventures of the great outdoors.  They have a fabolous event on over half term labelled the Boggle Wish Bonfire.  The ‘Boggle Wish Bonfire’ is the first week long event of the season and once you’ve clambered across jungle bridges, whizzed down zipwires, slithered down the Slippery Slopes and taken part in the storytelling, head ‘this way’ to the ‘Big Hat’.  It sounds like a truly magical day out.  Prices for individuals are £14 per adult and £12 for those taller then 92 cm.  Children under 92cm are free!

From the pictures and the sites (and feedback from a friend) you will have a fabulous day out.  We would love to visit with our adventurers on a trip to that part of the country.

I would recommend booking a hotel for the night before the visit to a theme park to make it feel like a break. You can bag some real bargains from the likes of travelodge even at this late stage.  Whatever you do, we hope you have a fabulous half term 🙂


I am a traveller, mother and blogger. We love to go on adventures (big and small, near and far) and strive to show our children how amazing and beautiful the world is! I caught the travel bug many moons ago and despite having three little adventurers, I still suffer from "itchy" feet. We love the great outdoors and one another. Come and join the fun :)

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