Thrilling theme parks by train
Whether you want to experience the fast-paced, stomach-churning rollercoasters, ride immersive themed dark rides or if you're more suited to holding the bags and grabbing an ice cream, there really is something for everyone with a day out at a theme park.
We've collated some of Britain's most popular theme parks below and provided details of how to visit by train with useful links, to help you plan a green day out with the family. So the only decision left is which park will you go to first?
Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Could this be the easiest theme park to reach by train? We think so! Where else can you jump off the train and into the action within five minutes?
Take the South Fylde Line from Preston and leave the train at the dedicated Blackpool Pleasure Beach Railway Station, delivering you straight to the heart of the action. Then it's less than a five-minute walk to the park's South Entrance.
The nearest railway station is Tamworth (approximately 3 miles away).
Acorn Taxi's are located outside Tamworth Railway Station and offer up to 8 seaters. Alternatively, you can catch the Arriva 110 bus from Corporation Street in the town centre. Leave the bus at 'The Square' island in Fazeley and take the 30 minute walk to the entrance of the park.
The park is located a short bus ride away from Southampton Central Railway Station, easily accessible from London Waterloo. From the station, catch the X7 bus that will take around 10 to 15 minutes to get to the park.
From Staines Railway Station, catch the 950 Express Bus, running every 15-20 minutes, straight to the park.
*Please note all the information provided is correct at date of publishing. We strongly advise you to double-check opening and travel times and check for disruptions to your journey before setting off.
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