You can say that this day, for most adults, can be quite a headache, but what if we told you that there are a number of amusement parks throughout Europe where you can also be entertained and enjoy quality time together with your children? We've collected 9 videos for you to see these places with your own eyes!
Most of us love visiting Europe due to its stunning views, rich culture, luxurious hotels and more. Despite the wide range of attractions, our children usually wait for one specific day out of the whole vacation - amusement park day.
Futuroscope is one of the most famous and loved parks in France, and the only one of its kind in Europe, which has been visited by more than 46 million people worldwide since it opened. It is an amusement park on the subject of multimedia, cinematographic Futuroscope and audio-visual techniques, located in the department of Vienne, north of the city of Poitiers, France. The park offers 60 acres of peaceful and green village with 25 original attractions that you won’t find anywhere else - exciting adventures, amazing thrills, stunning trips, fairy-tale shows and facilities suitable for any age; Movies on giant screens, 3D roller coaster with 4D experience, games, live performances, outdoor activities and more.
PortAventura is an amusement park located in the south of Barcelona, on the coastline of Costa Daurada. The park attracts more than 4 million visitors a year, making it the most popular amusement park in Spain and the sixth in Europe. The park consists of five thematic areas based on historical civilizations, Mediterrània, Far West, México, China and Polynesia and one Sesame Street-based area that opened in 2011. The park has more than 30 facilities, over 100 shows are put on there a day, and there are 75 different restaurants and food stands throughout the parks.
Europa Park is the largest and oldest amusement park in Germany and is located in the town of Rust in Baden-Württemberg, near the city of Freiburg in the southwest of the country. The park is especially recommended for extreme enthusiasts because it is home to 12 different roller coasters such as Silver Star, Atlantica, Euro-Mir, Blue Fire and more. In addition, within the park, you will find more than 90 attractions and various facilities. The areas in the park are divided and named after different European countries such as France, Spain, Iceland, Germany, and Italy. Each area is designed according to its own country and you can also find restaurants that serve the traditional and popular food that the countries are famous for.
Gröna -Lund is an amusement park in Stockholm on the seafront Djurgården Island and is relatively small compared to other theme parks. The location of the park is unique because most of the buildings in its area are from the 19th century and the park is built around them to preserve their historical heritage. The park covers an area of 15 acres and includes more than 30 attractions, alongside the many concerts held there during the summer months.
Gardaland is an amusement park located in northeastern Italy adjacent to Lake Garda. The park’s area is huge and can take a few days to walk through. Among the many attractions for children, you can also enjoy stage shows that include dancers, jugglers, entertainers, knights and more. The investment in the small details in the park is evident in its amazing design and whoever comes here feels as though they’ve entered a cartoon world. In addition, the park is divided into three theme areas: adrenalin, adventure and fantasy, and is not ranked fifth among the top 10 theme parks in the world for nothing.
Walibi is located in the south of Belgium, in the province of Wavre, not far from the capital, Brussels, and is the largest of its kind in the country. In the park, which is constantly expanding and being renewed (new and up-to-date attractions open almost every year), you can find facilities for the whole family, and fans of roller coasters in particular, along with a huge waterpark. Walibe holds 40 different attractions, 16 of which are suitable for children, alongside street performances, dancers, giant dolls and more.
Prater is actually a large public park in Vienna, situated between the Danube River and the Danube Canal. In the public area you can find the amusement park itself, the entrance to which is free of charge, however, each attraction needs to be paid for separately. Among the many rides are the famous Ferris Wheel, which is considered a popular tourist attraction and one of the symbols of the city, as well as other attractions such as the Super Roller Coaster, The Ghost Train, a carousel and more.
Alton Towers Amusement Park is located in Staffordshire, England (about three hours' drive from London) and covers a huge area of 2 square kilometers. It is the second most popular park in England and is considered one of the 11 most successful parks in Europe. The most talked about ride on the complex is called "Rita: Queen of Speed" and it is a roller coaster that reaches a speed of 100 km/h! Alongside the other fascinating attractions, there are also rides suitable for young ages like various carousels and bouncy houses, with the entire area surrounded by beautiful gardens that can be seen from the top of the cable car that passes over the park.
Oakwood Park is located in southwest Wales near Pembrokeshire and is the largest amusement park in the country. The park offers some of the largest and fastest rides of its kind, including 6 different mountain trains. Among other things, there are excellent family entertainment options with very short lines, and alongside the adrenaline-filled attractions, you can find different subject areas suitable for all ages. Recently, the park opened a "Peter Pan" themed area, called Neverland, offering visitors an opportunity to experience flight.