If you’re planning a fun family getaway to Europe, why not spend some quality time with your kids in some of the continent’s best theme parks? From Disneyland Paris in France to Alton Towers in the United Kingdom, here are 8 best family theme parks in Europe:

1. Disneyland Paris, France
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This list wouldn’t be complete without Disneyland Paris. It features over 50 magical attractions as well as exciting adventures for young and old alike. Just three and a half hours drive from the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Calais Terminal, the “happiest place on Earth” has 5 themed lands – Main Street U.S.A., Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Discoveryland.

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2. LEGOLAND, Denmark
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If you and your kids are big fans of LEGOs, this is a must-visit destination if you ever visit Denmark. Located in Billund (close to the first LEGO factory), LEGOLAND features 9 awesome themed zones – DUPLO LAND, Imagination Zone, Knight’s Kingdom, LEGOREDO Town, Miniland, LEGO NINJAGO World, Adventure Land, Pirate Land, and Polar Land. In addition, other LEGOLAND destinations in Europe can be found in Günzburg, Germany and Windsor, Berkshire.

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3. Efteling, Netherlands
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Are you ready to visit the most visited theme park in the Netherlands? Established in 1952, Efteling is a world of wonders built around fantasy and storytelling. It is a magical place that adopts a fantastic forest landscape. Although there aren’t many rides, the design and architecture of the theme park are impressive and stunning.

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4. Alton Towers, United Kingdom
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Located half an hour from Birmingham, Alton Towers is the 9th most visited park in Europe. The British theme park features a variety of thrill and family-friendly rides, as well as a range of water rides. Furthermore, it is home to some fantastic roller-coaster designs from Bolliger & Mabillard and John Wardley, specifically the famous inverter, Nemesis.

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5. Playmobil Funpark, Germany
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Playmobil is one of the most popular toys in the world and it’s theme park is definitely a must-visit for the whole family! The funpark in Germany features interesting attractions such as a mini golf course, a gold mine, Knight’s Castle, Action Park, and many others. Moreover, there are 3 other Playmobil Funparks in Europe: Athens (Greece), Ħal Fa (Malta), and Paris (France).

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6. PortAventura, Spain
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Situated in Salou in northern Spain, PortAventura is a world of adventure suitable for families and kids. Although the theme park doesn’t feature a lot of rides (there’s only four large thrill rides and just a few more family rides), it will still keep the whole family entertained for hours. Besides that, it’s latest addition – Ferrari Land – has just opened in 2017.

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7. Liseberg, Sweden 
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Liseberg is one of the most beautiful theme parks in the world. Situated on top of a hill in Gothenburg, Sweden, there is an amazing train ride that actually goes along the hills and beneath other rides in the park. On top of that, families can enjoy gorgeous views while riding the Liseberg wheel (only open during summer, Halloween, and Christmas).

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8. Walibi Park, Belgium
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Walibi Park is Belgium’s most famous theme park, with over 50 attractions including a wide range of thrilling rides and roller coasters to satisfy all thrill seekers. Apart from that, it has a ton of different attractions that are suitable for kids. Besides that, the park is situated in Wavre (15km south east of Brussels) and is set around a huge lake allowing easy navigation around the park.

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