Family theme park holidays – Five of the best

If you’re a family with kids of different ages, picking the right destination that ticks all of the boxes can be a difficult task. From worrying if the older kids will get bored of relaxing on a beach, to having to have eyes in the back of your head when the younger kids are dive bombing into the pool.

However, we might have a solution for you. Choosing a family holiday focused around a theme park can be a great way of keeping every member of your family happy and entertained for the whole time that you’re away.

We’ve teamed up with travel experts from and asked them to recommend the best family theme park holidays around the world.

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  1. Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World is certainly one of the more popular destinations for a family theme park holiday. With rides in each of the parks suitable for kids of all ages, choosing Florida for your family holiday could be a great option.

You don’t even have to stay in a Disney resort hotel, families often choose to stay on International Drive, which is great for transport links to all of the parks including Busch Gardens and SeaWorld all within an hour of each other, so you won’t be limited at all.

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  1. Sega Republic, Dubai, UAE

Dubai may not have been the first destination that sprung to mind when thinking of a family holiday to a theme park. Surprisingly, Dubai has some of the most exciting theme parks and roller coasters in the world and the Sega Republic indoor theme park is no exception.


  1. Six Flags, Mexico

Six flags is the most visited theme park in Mexico, with white knuckle rides in each of the seven sections of the park. There are different levels of amusements, from extreme roller coasters to rides suitable for all of the family. If you’re excited for a Mexican adventure then this could be a great choice for you and your family.


  1. Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, UAE

Dubai is really coming into its own on the amusement park front, with Dubai Parks and Resorts welcoming its first visitors in October this year.

This theme park will feature many ‘world’s firsts’ which will be a huge attraction for theme park fanatics. From the first 4D cinema experience to 27 rollercoasters in the Motiongate section of the park there is something for all of the family.

Dubai in October enjoys slightly lower temperatures, which is great if you’ve got small children with you.


  1. Happy Valley, Shanghai, China

Located just 25 miles from downtown Shanghai, Happy Valley is popular with both locals and tourists alike.

The park is home to loads of attractions, some thrilling, some awe-inspiring, but all packed with excitement and fun!

Adrenaline junkies will flock to the Diving Coaster. This 65 metre high roller coaster features a gut-wrenching near vertical drop, as well as loops and high speeds.

Shanghai enjoys pleasant temperatures for most of the year, with the best times to visit being in the Springtime.


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