Nearest Attractions & Theme Parks UK and Ireland
Our Attractions and Theme Parks category brings all Coast Radar’s listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of themed attraction.
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- Three parks in one, with Adventureland and Wonderland outside and the Wild Thing! Aztec play centre inside. There are over 28 fantastic rides and attractions throughout the park to excite and entertain from speedy rides like Turbo Teacups and Wild Bill’s Runaway Train through to more gentle rides like Curvy Caterpillars and Flying Elephants and everything in between. Not forgetting the ever popular Animals Cuddle Corner introducing children to a range of furry creatures! Indoors the Wild Thing! Aztec play centre is packed with imaginative activities and is also home to the Café of Muchooeatyou, themed party rooms and a mezzanine TV lounge.
- Blackgang Chine Fantasy Park is set looking out over the south west coast of the Isle of Wight and is unique in that its attractions blend with the natural beauty of the surroundings making it stand out from the normal theme parks in the United Kingdom! This was one of the first parks built in the UK but it has kept right up to date with the latest trends and offers children a great day with their favourite Nursery Rhyme characters and a visit in the jail at Cowboy Town as well as a scary time at Rumpus Mansion. The park is set in beautiful Victorian gardens and is a mix of fairies, dinosaurs, exciting rides, cowboys, nursery rhymes and other children’s fantasies! There is a great water slide for older kids and a great picnic area and cafe for snacks and drinks. The park is open from 10am to around 5pm daily and prices start from £10.50 per adult but there are family tickets. Facilities are great and the park does offer disabled access.
- Albert Dock is a World Heritage Site waterfront in Liverpool that includes the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country. The dock has multiple attractions that include the award-winning Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Mattel Play! The museums, galleries, bars, restaurants and shops are amid The Colonnades of the site and from there you can eat and drink or simply enjoy the view.
- Llechwedd Slate Caverns shows the history of slate mining in North Wales but also includes mountain biking trails, zip-wires and giant underground trampolines. It has an interpretive centre which shows how slate was extracted and processed, a reconstructed village which shows how miners lived, a deep mine tour and a funicular railway which takes visitors into abandoned sections of the quarry.
- The Bowmore Distillery is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and spectacular wildlife, located on the shores of Loch Indaal the town is known for its whitewashed houses and stone-built harbour and pier. The distillery offers a number of different tours, tasting experiences, masterclasses and you have the shop.
- The Eden Project just outside St Austell, Cornwall has artificial biomes filled with plants that are collected from all around the world, and is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit. The Eden Project two giant adjoining domes, the first dome emulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment. From the entrance there is a meandering path with views of the two biomes, planted landscapes, including vegetable gardens, and sculptures that include a giant bee and towering robot called RSA WEEE Man created from old electrical appliances. The project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The project took 2½ years to construct and the visitor centre, opened to the public in May 2000, with the full site opening on 17 March 2001. The domes are constructed from hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, plastic cells supported by steel frames.