The UK’s best budget theme parks

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  • Fed up with paying well over £100 for your family to visit a theme park? Well, we’ve found some brilliant parks across the UK where a family of 4 can pay between £40 and £60 for a fab day out.

    Fed up with paying well over £100 for your family to visit a theme park? Well, we’ve found some brilliant parks across the UK where a family of 4 can pay as little as £33 for a fab day out.

    Top tips:
    – All parks have cafés and restaurants, but to save money, take packed lunches and a little pocket money for treats like ice creams.
    – Remember to check and confirm opening times before you travel, as park times vary during the year.
    – Check height/age restrictions for rides in advance and make sure the park has enough rides to cater for all of your children, whatever their age/height.
    – Prices correct April 2013 and are based on online tickets for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children). Note prices are subject to change at any time so check the website at time of booking.
    – Some parks offer free entry to children under a certain age/height e.g. under 3s, so it can be cheaper to buy individual tickets rather than family ones.

    Pictured: M&D’s Theme Park, Scotland

    Feature by Meera Dattani