Theme park season draws to a close

Lightwater ValleyTheme parks across the country have closed for the winter following the end of the main season.

Alton Towers closed with its traditional fireworks displays held over the past three days, while Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures closed earlier this month.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach opened until midnight on Saturday, giving guests the rare prospect of night time riding.

Some parks will now operate limited openings and events in the run up to Christmas, but the majority now remain closed until March next year.

Alton Towers has confirmed it will once again be opening for the half term week next year, which falls on 15-23 February.