A Thrilling Day Out
Summer is in full swing and the school holidays are upon us. What better way to let the little ones burn off some steam than the thrill and excitement of a theme park?
We are lucky enough to have plenty of those across our region all with great transport networks, so put your feet up, relax and travel by train while taking advantage of our Live Big offer. Kids can travel for just £1† on South Western Railway all summer long.
Here’s a selection of our favourite locations, all easily accessible by train; and if the discounted train travel wasn’t enough to tempt you into a budget day out, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Thorpe Park Resort and LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort are all 2For1 on entry prices if you travel by train! Bargain!
Become intrepid explorers at Chessington World of Adventures Resort! Trek unchartered lands and discover exotic, endangered animals above and below the seas. Explore new Land of the Tiger with endangered Amurs prowling overhead with Europe’s first tiger trails. Journey on thrilling rides with a flight of fright on Vampire, a soaring spin on Dragon’s Fury or a magical boat journey with The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure. Make it an overnight adventure in a themed hotel, embark on a quest for treasure in Azteca, journey into the Savannah in Safari or for truly fearless adventurers, sleep under the stars in Explorer Glamping.
Chessington is within 35 minutes of central London and regular South Western Railway services run from Waterloo, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon. So taking the train to Chessington South Station couldn’t be easier. The park is approximately 10 minutes walk from the station.
Chessington South station is located within Zone 6 of the London Travel zones and accepts Oyster cards.
With over 30 thrilling rides, attractions & events, Thorpe Park Resort is an Island like no other & the UK’s must-visit destination to experience exhilarating fun. For the first time ever, experience The Walking Dead: The Ride. Those who ride - survive! We’ll meet you at the Safe Zone.
If you visit between 21 July & 3 September - and you are brave enough - Zombie Hunt is a must! A hoard of zombies have invaded the woodland on the outskirts of Thorpe Park Resort – and we need your help to hunt them down before we have an epidemic on our hands! Grab your weapons and join the cause as you head into the woods in this extreme battle for survival.
For your littler ones, there’s plenty of family friendly rides our picks include: Rumba Rapids and Wet Wet Wet. BEWARE- in case it wasn’t clear you will get WET! Along with the excellent themed rides such as The Angry Birds 4D Cinema Experience and King Pig’s Wild Hog Dodgems, you also have the chance to come face to face with jungle trials in The I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Maze!
Regular South Western Railway services run from Waterloo direct to Staines, which is the recommended railway station for travelling to Thorpe Park Resort. You can then take the 950 express shuttle bus directly from the station which run every 15-20 minutes.
For an awesome family day out this year visit the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and experience the ultimate LEGO® adventure! Whether you are earning your very first driving licence behind the wheel of a LEGO® car at the LEGO® City Driving School, helping at the LEGO® City Coastguard HQ in your own LEGO® boat, riding a Dragon through a medieval castle or discovering the lost metropolis of Atlantis in a Submarine – The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort has something for everyone!
There are so many family adventures to enjoy together including Pirate Falls: Treasure Quest, Viking River Splash and Laser Raiders. With over 55 rides, live shows and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland plus a fully LEGO® themed hotel on site, the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is a family destination that is not to be missed!
New additions for 2018!Miniland USA and Miniland Explore the World. Discover iconic landmarks from around the globe, built out of over one million LEGO® bricks right in the heart of LEGOLAND®.
Don’t miss the new LEGO® Reef, build your own fish and watch it swim through the reef.
New LEGO® NINJAGO® - Master of the 4th Dimension. Join the NINJAGO® heroes in an awesome 4D movie exclusively at LEGOLAND®
Take the direct train from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside on South Western Railway. Then hop onto the regular shuttle bus service direct from the station to the park.
Paulton’s Park is the UK’s number one family theme park with over 70 exciting rides and attractions to enjoy. Lost Kingdom is our unique Jurassic land that is home to the mighty Flight of the Pterosaur suspended rollercoaster, the thrilling Velociraptor coaster, lifelike moving Dinosaurs and much more!
The main attraction for younger children is of course Peppa Pig's very own theme Park! Peppa Pig World is part of Paulton’s Family Theme Park and included in all entry tickets.
Come and visit the world’s largest and first Peppa Pig World with 9 rides! Meet Peppa and all her friends, the cartoons most popular characters appear every day that the Park is open for photograph opportunities with their loving fans on the veranda in front of the school house.
Two brand new Peppa Pig World rides for 2018 are now open! The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride will take families on a tour around the newly extended part of Peppa Pig World in individual coaches on a monorail that starts from the top of the Queen’s castle, a signature point of the attraction. Children and parents will also be able to hop aboard boats at Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club where they can cruise along the new water route around Peppa Pig World and discover Pirate Island.
Take a South Western Railway train to Southampton Central and hop in a taxi or jump on the X7 bus and take the short 10-15 minute journey to meet Peppa and the gang!