Which are Europe's top theme parks this summer? The answers will surprise you

The home of Peppa Pig World in Hampshire has beaten Walt Disney Studios Park, Paris, in a ranking of Europe's best amusement parks.
The water park at Paultons Park in HampshireThe water park at Paultons Park in Hampshire
The water park at Paultons Park in Hampshire

Paultons Park, which features a section dedicated to the popular pre-school television character, was number six on the TripAdvisor list.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach was the only other UK entry in the top 10, at number nine.

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The positions were based on the quantity and quality of reviews for amusement parks over a 12-month period.

Richard Mancey, managing director of Paultons Park, said: “We are thrilled to have been named the UK’s number one amusement park in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards.

“This is a huge achievement and testament that the quality of Paultons Park as a family attraction is translating into so many positive reviews.

“The fact the award has been won through the positive responses of the public makes this an even bigger achievement, which the team are very proud of.”

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In addition to Peppa Pig World, the Romsey attraction also includes four acres of Jurassic landscape with a host of dinosaur-themed rides.

The list was topped by Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, with the runner-up spot going to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Walt Disney Studios Park, which is one of two theme parks at Disneyland Paris, was number eight.

• The top 10 amusement parks in the UK according to TripAdvisor are:

1. Paultons Park, Romsey, Hampshire

2. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire

3. Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire

4. Adventure Island, Southend, Essex

5. Brighton Pier, Brighton

6. Drayton Manor, Tamworth, Staffordshire

7. The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, Devon

8. GreenWood Forest Park, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd

9. Legoland Windsor, Berkshire

10. West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire