Thorpe Park Kids Rides: Everything You Need To Know To Visit Now

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Have a blast this summer at Thorpe Park!

One of the UK's most popular amusement parks has officially reopened its gates following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. There's tons of amazing rides for kids at this theme park in Surrey, England.

Thorpe Park is easy to get to as it is located near the town of Staines. Tickets to Thorpe Park cost £33 per person when you book through Kidadl, and under-threes can visit for free. There's plenty of car parking at Thorpe Park, and parking costs £7 if you book in advance, or £10 on the day. If you want to do as much as possible at the theme park, then you could book an overnight stay in one of the park's Shark Cabins, which range from £49+ per person. There are also off-site hotels nearby.

Thorpe Park has put in a number of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All visitors to the park must bring a facemask. You also have to pre-book tickets online, as the theme park is running at a reduced capacity in order to ensure social distancing. Purchases at the park should be contactless when possible.

During this time, queues for rides will also be socially distanced, and the rides themselves will allow fewer people on at a time to make sure there's enough space. Because of the reduced capacity of the park itself, it's likely that queues should still take around the same amount of time as usual, there will just be more spaced-out lines.

If you can't get enough of these great rides, have a look at our handy guide to the other theme parks that have now reopened in the UK. Or perhaps you've had your adrenaline fix for the time being after visiting Thorpe Park, and would prefer a more tranquil day out with the kids.

King Pig's Wild Hog Dodgems

Mum and son in a dodgem car at King Pig's Wild Hog Dodgems.
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Crash About With The Angry Birds On The Dodgems

Vroom vroom! The Wild Hog Dodgems is a ride where kids can bash around the place in an Angry Birds-themed car! Drive rings around your family in this classic fairground ride experience.

Area: The Jungle.

Height Restrictions: 110 cm +. Kids under 130 cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 5+ with an adult, 8+ on their own.

Great For: Fans of the Angry Birds franchise.

Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride

Entrance to Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride.
Image © thorpepark.com.

Go Bananas With Mr. Monkey On His Banana Ride

Take a trip with Mr. Monkey on his banana ride, an amazing swinging ship that will go back and forth in the air in a fun Thorpe Park twist on another fairground classic.

Area: The Jungle.

Height Restrictions: 90 cm +. Kids under 120 cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 4+ with an adult, 8+ on their own.

Great For: Younger thrill seekers.

Storm Surge

End of the water slide of Storm Surge ride.
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Hold On Tight On Storm Surge

Take a trip from the top of the giant spiralling water slide that is Storm Surge, one of Thorpe Park's most popular rides. The whole family goes together in one of their massive rings; be careful; you will get wet!

Area: Amity.

Height Restrictions: 110 cm +. Kids under 120 cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 6+ with an adult.

Great For: Kids who love a good water slide.

Quantum

Quantum ride at Thorpe Park.
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Soar In The Air On Quantum

Take a magical ride on Thorpe Park's very own magic carpet. This fun ride is sure to thrill the whole family.

Area: Lost City.

Height Restrictions: 120 cm +

Age Range: 7+

Great For: Kids who love an adrenaline rush and fans of Aladdin.

Timber Tug Boat

Timber Tug Boat ride at Thorpe Park.
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Hold On Tight On Timber Tug Boat

The Timber Tug Boat takes you up into the air and around again on this wicked whirlwind ride. Jump about the Timber Tug Boat and hold on tight!

Area: Old Town.

Height Restrictions: 90 cm +. Kids under 110 cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 5+ with an adult.

Great For: Younger thrill seekers.

Lumber Jump

Lumber Jump ride at Thorpe Park.
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Reach For The Stars On Lumber Jump

You'll be bouncing up and down on Lumber Jump! Lumber Jump will send you high into the sky and back down again and again.

Area: Old Town.

Height Restrictions: 90 cm +. Kids under 110 cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 5+ with an adult, 8+ on their own.

Great For: Budding astronauts and pilots.

Flying Fish

Kids and adults enjoying Flying Fish rollercoaster ride.
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Fly Through The Sky On Flying Fish

Hold onto your hats as you fly on Flying Fish, Thorpe Park's rollercoaster for younger visitors. If you're looking for a great first rollercoaster experience, this delivers the fun without any fear.

Area: Amity.

Height Restrictions: 90 cm +. Kids under 110cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 5+ with an adult, 7+ on their own.

Great For: First-time rollercoaster riders.

Depth Charge

Four wavy slides which make up Depth Charge ride at Thorpe Park.
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Make A Splash On Depth Charge

There's fun for all the family on Depth Charge, where you can race each other down the gigantic waterslide. This ride is sure to deliver a thrill.

Area: Amity.

Height Restrictions: 90 cm +. Kids under 120 cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 4+ with an adult, 8+ on their own.

Great For: Kids who love to make a splash and don't mind getting wet.

Rumba Rapids

Friends and family enjoying the slopes in Rumba Rapids water ride.
Image © thorpepark.com.

Speed Along The Rumba Rapids

Get ready for a bumpy ride on the Rumba Rapids. This fun family experience will have you holding on tight as you speed down the Rumba river.

Area: The Jungle.

Height Restrictions: 90 cm +. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 5+ with an adult.

Great For: A thrilling family ride.

Rocky Express

Rocky Express train ride at Thorpe Park.
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Take A Ride On A Runaway Train On The Rocky Express

You'll be on the edge of your seat for this exhilarating ride. The Rocky Express will go up, down, and all-around in this exciting theme park experience.

Area: Old Town.

Height Restrictions: 90 cm +. Kids under 120 cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 5+ with an adult, 8+ on their own.

Great For: A flying family experience.

Storm In A Teacup

Hold Onto Your Hats On Storm In A Teacup

You'll be twirling around and around in huge teacups on this fun ride. This ride is a great time for the whole family.

Area: Amity.

Height Restrictions: 110 cm +. Kids under 130 cm must be accompanied by an adult.

Age Range: 6+ with an adult, 9+ on their own.

Great For: Fans of classic fairground rides.

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