Calling all thrill seekers! From Disney to Astérix, gigantic wooden roller coasters to twisting water slides, Europe has a great choice of theme parks to choose from for all the family.
Even better, the best theme parks are close to Canvas campsites, so after a big day out you can relax and let your adrenaline levels return to normal.
Here’s our top ten…
#10 Movieland Park
Camping Butterfly, Lake Garda
Just a 10-minute drive from Camping Butterfly, Movieland Park is separated into two parks. Hollywood Studios is dedicated to film and special effects – go behind the scenes of a Hollywood studio, with stunt shows, special effects and exciting rides for all ages. Aqua Studios is a large water park with slides-a-plenty, including the thrilling Anaconda, a twisting waterslide.
#9 Mirabilandia – Emilia-Romagna
The rides at Mirabilandia range from mild, like the Leprotto Express, the first roller coaster in Europe dedicated to young children (3+), to wild, such as Ispeed, where you accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 2.2 seconds and face breath-taking bends to 120km/h! Mirabilandia is around 45 minutes’ drive from Spiaggia e Mare.
#8 Disneyland® Paris
Camping les Etangs Fleuris, Touquin
Explore Disneyland® Park with its five enchanting lands. Right next door is Walt Disney Studios® Park where you can discover the behind-the-scenes secrets and special effects of cinema and TV. Camping les Etangs Fleuris is just a 25 minute drive away.
#7 Parc Astérix
Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont, Berny Rivière
If you fancy a theme park that’s a bit more ‘French’ then discover the Gaulish world of Astérix and Obélix at Parc Astérix. It boasts over 40 attractions, including the Tonnere de Zeus, a giant wooden roller coaster. Stay at Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont and it’s only an hour’s drive to Park Astérix.
Les Alicourts Resort, Pierrefitte
With thrill-filled rides, interactive attractions and spectacular shows, Futuroscope brings you an educational experience with a difference. It’s well worth the day trip from Les Alicourts Resort at Pierrefitte.
Camping Duinrell, Wassenaar
Stay at Camping Duinrell and you’ll have a fantastic theme park on your doorstep, free of charge. There are thrills-a-plenty on the exciting rides including the fast Falcon and Dragonfly, a new family roller coaster.
Cambrils Park, Cambrils, Costa Dorada
Ride Shambhala, Europe’s highest rollercoaster with the longest fall, or sample more than 30 attractions across 6 themed areas. As Cambrils Park is just a 10 minute drive away, you won’t need to deal with any “are we nearly there yet?” questions.
Camping Nautic Almata, Rosas
Children can play on the pirate ships in the ‘Kid’s Lagoon’, or float on rubber rings along the ‘Rio Tranquilo’. There’s a great range of water slides if you seek more excitement. Do you dare ride the ‘Kamikaze’ or fly through the dark in the ‘Black Hole’? Camping Nautic Almata is just 4 miles away, making this amazing water park an easily accessible day out.
#2 Europa Park
Campingplatz Kinzigtal, Steinach
Around 45 minutes’ drive from Campingplatz Kinzigtal, Europa Park has more than 100 attractions and shows, 11 roller coasters, including Silver Star, one of Europe’s highest and biggest roller coasters, and 14 themed areas, making it a great day out for all the family.
Camping Bella Italia, Lake Garda
Gardaland is a magical theme park on the banks of Lake Garda. Young children will love a visit to Fantasy Kingdom with its Toy Town. Up the tempo on the exhilarating Blue Tornado roller coaster and hurtle through the air at Mach5! And all this adrenaline pumping action is only a five-minute drive from the campsite.