Most visited amusement and theme parks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017-2018

Legoland Windsor ranked as the most visited amusement park in the United Kingdom (UK), recording an attendance of 2.32 million in 2018. This was followed by Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures.

Theme parks and attractions in the UK

Amusement and theme parks are a popular type of leisure entertainment worldwide. The ranking shown here only includes the major four theme parks in the UK, which also feature among the leading amusement parks in Europe based on attendance. There are numerous other amusement parks in the UK, including Pleasure Beach Blackpool and Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, which also rank among the nation’s leading theme parks by value.

Merlin Entertainments – a leading player in the attraction industry

Many of the UK’s top attractions are owned by Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in the amusement and theme park industry. They own several family entertainment brands including Legoland, Sealife Centre and Madame Tussauds. A reported 66 million people visited Merlin Entertainment’s attractions worldwide in 2017.

Attendance at leading amusement and theme parks in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2017 to 2018*

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* All facilities are gated (entry ticket required).
Figures have been rounded.

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