OK so your child's birthday is looming and you're looking for some inspiration. On your 'must have' list is fun, action, adventure and lastly but most importantly easy for you.
Let us suggest Alton Towers.
There's something for all thrill-seekers and families, with tons of terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters.
Galactica is the world's first rollercoaster with fully integrated virtual reality. Galactica joins a variety of rides and attractions suitable for all ages.
The Littlies will be blown away with a trip to CBeebies Land, Wobble World and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
CBeebies - you can meet, join in, and play with all your favourite CBeebies characters.
Wobble World - bounce around inside magical worlds until your legs feel all wibbly and wiggly.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Willy Wonka's most wonderful world is open to you. Sail along the sweet, sweet chocolate river through his fantastical factory and into the great glass elevator that'll whizz you right away.
Whilst those Junior Teens will be measuring up and aiming to hit the big thrillers: Nemesis, Oblivion and Th13rteen
Nemesis - Ride the twists and turns of Nemesis, as it races past the rocks and rivers of Forbidden Valley. Inverted on the track, it corkscrews, spins and races over the twisted steel track, making it one of the most heart-pounding, exciting and exhilarating rides you will ever experience!
Oblivion - Oblivion beckons you to face your fears, and as you're held, overhanging the edge of the world's first vertical drop rollercoaster, you get a moment to savour what is to come. Prepare yourself - the drop into Oblivion is imminent.
Th13teen - If you go down to the woods today you'd better not go alone... Dip and dive through the Dark Forest, enter the ancient crypt and face the horror that lies within. The dark and mysterious TH13TEEN is the world's first freefall drop rollercoaster.
There really is so much to see and do, you may want to make a plan, don't forget to factor in lunch, all that fun will generate some very healthy appetites. You could take a picnic or dine at one of the many eateries all over the park.
Add on Junior Masterchef for pizza making and pizza eating
Please do remember that any adults included in the celebrations will need Park tickets too.
While wearing trainers with a bigger heel or spiking your child's hair can add a centimetre or two, please note that there are height restrictions on some rides. So we advise that you measure up before arriving to avoid any disappointment on the day.
Theme Park open from mid March to early November
Scarefest dates in October (best to book early)