Located just 20 miles from central London, with more than 30 rides, this is one of the UK's best theme parks. Specialising in 'extreme rides', it's definitely a park for thrill junkies, and best suits slightly older children. A great day out.
The big rides include:
- Stealth – A 205 foot high rollercoaster that takes you from 0-80mph in a stunning 2 seconds.
- Nemesis Inferno – Dangling under the track, you won’t know which way is up as you loop, spin, side-wind, dive and corkscrew.
- Saw – A 100 foot ‘beyond vertical’ drop, with three inversions along the track and horror movie theme.
There are also around 12 attractions suitable for smaller children, from the Canada Creek scenic railway, to the Chief Ranger’s Carousel, to the Wet Wet Wet water slides.
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Car: From the M25, take Junctions 11 or 13 and follow the A320 to the Park.
SATNAV: KT16 8PN
Train: Staines Station and the 950 Park shuttle bus, running every 15-20 minutes. Chertsey Station and the 451 from stop B on the East Worth Road or the 446 at stop D 2 minutes away (go out of the station forecourt, turn left and cross at the traffic lights). Journey time is 5 minutes, with 4 buses running per hour on each route, except on Sundays when one bus runs every 2 hours.
From Woking: take the 426/446
From Staines: take the 950/951/426/446/451/461/551
From Chertsey (Heriot Road): take the 451/426/461/446
Staines Bus station is a 5 minute walk from Staines Station. Buses for the Park depart from Stand 2. The 950 Thorpe Park Express however runs directly from Staines Station every 15-20 minutes.
The Park is open from mid-March to early November.
Core opening times: 10:00-17:00.
Most of the Summer sees earlier opening at 9:30 and later closing at 18:00 and at 20:00 in August.
Opening hours are 10:00-22:00 on October weekends and during October half term for ‘Fright Nights’.
Please check the Park’s website for precise times on the days you want to visit.
Prices on the day/online:
Under 12s: £26.40/£24.00
Child under 1m tall: Free
Family (2+2, 1+3): £105.60/£96.00
Parking: £2.00 (free for annual pass holders)
Upgrade to a 2 day ticket: £6 per person.
You can also beat the queues on certain rides with Fasttrack entry packages: from £4.50 to £66 in addition to normal charges
Annual passes, Merlin Group annual passes, and group discounts are also available.
We've tried really hard to make sure that all of this information for this day out is accurate and up-to-date, but please contact Thorpe Park before you go, just to make sure.