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Top 4 Tips for Getting Around The Island With Small Children

  • Monday August 8th 2016
  • Jordan

Silhouette Of Family Outside The Resort

Some say having children is the best time of your life. But it’s also absolutely knackering, your life changes forever and suddenly the idea of a fun day out at a theme park is nothing but a distant memory. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Just because you’re parents now doesn’t mean you lost your license to thrills! We’ve put together a handy list of all of the awesome services we provide here at THORPE PARK Resort that makes a day out with little ones so straightforward you’ll kick yourself that you didn’t go for it sooner! Here’s our top four

1. Kids Under 3 Go Free

Probably the best thing about bringing a baby to THORPE PARK Resort is that you don’t even have to pay for them to be there, so you guys get all the excitement of an awesome thrilling family day out at no extra cost. Bonding over rollercoasters, what could be better? 

2. Parent Swap

We’re not crazy, we know a baby has no business being on a rollercoaster, but that doesn’t mean you don’t! Our amazing Parent Swap Passes mean you can still ride without having to both queue up. With the pass, one parent looks after baby whilst the other queues and rides. Then simply get the pass signed by ride staff when you’re finished getting your thrill fix, hand over to your partner and they can hop straight on via the Fastrack queue! Minimal queueing and no extra hands required to look after the little one, sorted!

3. Baby Facilities

There’s always that panic of leaving the house with a baby that there’s going to be some sort of toilet based emergency. No need to worry about that here on the Island, we’ve got you covered! We have 4 fully equipped baby-changing locations on park; all you have to do is grab a radar key from Guest Services when you arrive with a £10 refundable deposit for unlimited access to these facilities all day.

4. Baby Food options

Starting in 2016 we now offer free baby food when parents dine available at Amity Fish n Chips, Bush BBQ and Desperado’s Mexican Cantina. You can also use our highchair facilities available at all sit down restaurant locations. But that’s not all! If you prefer to bring your own you can head down to our First Aid Centre and make use of our microwave facilities to warm it up. It literally couldn’t be easier.

So no more excuses allowed we’re afraid! We have you covered so stop denying yourself a day of fun – sure parenthood is thrilling in itself but sometimes you just need to let your hair down and ride some coasters. No babysitter? No problem.

Have you used these facilities before? What’s your experience bringing a baby on a day out? Is there anything you’d love to see on park to make bringing a baby with you even easier? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!

Until next time Islanders,


Official THORPE PARK Resort Blogger

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Thorpe Park Resort until further notice.

Have a short break booked when the Resort is closed?
Following the latest Government guidelines (issued on 10th May), and given the continued uncertainty about when we will be able to reopen, we are now asking guests with short breaks booked between 1st June up to and including 3rd July to move your booking free of charge (subject to availability). Please visit the Manage My Booking site to rearrange your booking.

Have a Park ticket pre-booked when the Resort is closed?
If you have booked a ticket to visit Thorpe Park Resort during the closure period your ticket will be valid for use on any date during the 2020 season (excluding FRIGHT NIGHTS and pre-advertised closed dates as outlined on our website). Further information for guests with pre-booked and promotional tickets will be published on our website prior to opening.

We are determined to be here for you, your friends and your family offering otherworldly thrills and helping you create fantastic memories as we have done for decades and will continue to do for many more.

We’ll be sharing our full plans soon. In the meantime, please keep smiling, clapping and supporting each other. See you soon!

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