Car parking: Who charges what

Pleasure Beach Blackpool currently has the undesirable title of being the most expensive UK theme park to park your car for the day.

We have compiled a list of the prices Britain’s major theme parks charge for a day’s parking.

Independent theme parks typically remain free, with Pleasure Beach being the only exception.

The four theme parks own by Merlin Entertainments all feature parking charges, with Alton Towers being the most expensive at £6 – a 20% rise on last year’s prices.

Pleasure Beach Blackpool – £8
Alton Towers –
Chessington World of Adventures – £2
Legoland Windsor – £2
Thorpe Park – £2
Camelot – FREE
Drayton Manor – FREE
Flamingo Land – FREE
Gullivers – FREE
Lightwater Valley – FREE
Oakwood – FREE
Paultons Park – FREE
Pleasure Island – FREE
Pleasurewood Hills – FREE

Prices correct at time of writing, but are subject to change. Council-owned car parks in the vicinity of attractions are not included.