UK's best value theme parks revealed – find out if your favourite's on the list | The Sun

ALTON Towers has been named the best value theme park in the UK.

The Staffordshire park beat the likes of Legoland, Drayton Manor Park and Flamingo Land to the top spot.

The theme parks were ranked based on a number of criteria, including the number of rides, cost of entry, parking fees, TripAdvisor ratings and 'Instagramability'.

And when the numbers were crunched, it was Alton Towers that ended up coming out on top.

The rankings were put together by holiday rentals site Big Domain, who said that they wanted to find out which of the UK’s theme parks offered the best value for money.

Read on to find out which theme parks made the top five and why…

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1. Alton Towers

While not the cheapest park, Big Domain said it was no surprise that the park has over 2 million visitors in a typical year.

With 40+ rides to choose from, including 10 roller coasters, they said there was something to please everyone, from thrill seekers to those happy to spend the day pottering around CBeebies Land.

It was also deemed the most Instagrammable theme park, racking up over 400,000 hashtags from visitors.

Booking in advance so can save £29 per ticket, adding up to approximately £116 for a family of four.

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2. Legoland

Legoland was praised for its inclusivity, with lots of rides for younger kidsCredit: The Sun

Legoland was praised for being "fantastically inclusive for all ages and all heights", due to having more than 22 rides without height restrictions, making it perfect for the little kids.

There is also plenty to appeal to adults (and big kids) too – with 45+ rides, including 6 water rides and 4 rollercoasters. 

Booking tickets in advance can save you around £30 per ticket, or £120 for a family.

3. Flamingo Land

The North Yorkshire park has more than 52 rides, and if you rode them all on the same day, it would average out at around 55p per ride, which was seen as great value.

It's also home to Mumbo Jumbo, a record-breaking ride for having the most extreme roller coaster drop.

Booking in advance can save £10 per ticket.

4. Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor has received an average satisfaction score of 4/5, putting it high up the list.

It is home to the likes of Shockwave, Europe’s first stand-up coaster and still only one of two.

Meanwhile, Thor an eagerly awaited Disk-O Coaster, is due to open this spring.

It also has Thomas Land for smaller children.

5. Crealy

This Devon theme park costs £96 for a family of four, making it the park with the cheapest average cost per ride.

It has 60+ rides making it one of the best for variety, and is situated in Devon, making it a destination for holidaymakers in the south west.

The park is also home to more than 200 animals.

Rounding off the top ten were Paultons Park in Hampshire, Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Nottinghamshire's Wheelgate and Thorpe Park in Surrey.

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Meanwhile, this UK theme park was ranked number five in the world on Tripadvisor.

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