Paultons Park, Hampshire
A fantastic day out for the family, especially for the pre-teens. Set in acres of beautiful gardens, Paultons Park has developed over 40 attractions to keep you busy all day.
Family members can choose fast rides and slow rides, wet rides and dry rides, up-to-the minute rides and some old fashioned favourites.
Popular attractions include the Stinger roller coaster, Pirate Ship, the Raging River Ride, the Astroglide, Dragon Ride Roundabout, Teacups and the Rio Grande Train which gives a relaxing ride past the large bird enclosures and beside the lake.
Recent additions include the Wave Runner, where you ride down a high trough in rubber dinghies on fast flowing water and the Flying Frog, a mini coaster. The only one of its kind in the UK, it has no height restriction so young kids can ride with a grown-up and experience the thrill of a coaster.
But the Cobra, opened in 2006, is Paultons Park's longest, fastest and scariest family ride yet. With a height of 17 metres, sharp twists, turns and coils, this ride is a big hit with the more daring members of the family.
Ticket prices a re good value and the Park is open from February to early November (not all days out of the main season). There are also Santa's Christmas Wonderland.
Close to junction 2 of the M27, Paultons Park is one of the South's top attractions.
Paultons Park Ltd, Ower, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL, Tel: 023 8081 4442