Today we visited the magical kingdom of Camelot Theme Park which is easily accessed from the M6 motorway. Although there were a number of school trips visiting, there was plenty of space for everyone, with very little queueing for all the various rides (even the most popular ones). As we arrived, we were made aware of the various shows and what time they took place. One we were particularly eager not to miss was the Mediaeval jousting show. This was a fantastic display, held in the theme park’s Avalon Arena and overseen by none other than King Arthur himself, and with everything from a fire-eating jester to jousting knights. For me, this was the highlight of the visit, and performed with a great deal of skill and professionalism – particularly the spearing of the peasants’ heads!
Naturally, the rides are a great attraction for children, too. At Camelot, there’s dodgems, a log flume, various roller coasters (including the aptly named Knightmare), a water slide and more. And there’s lots more besides – magic and wizardry displays, mini golf, arcade games, a bird of prey centre and show, and various other animals such as goats, pigs, guinea pigs and more.
Camelot Theme Park is open every day throughout July and August, opening at 10am. Admission starts from £20 per person if booked online (children under 1 metre tall are free), but discounts are available if visiting as a family, senior citizen, disabled, or if part of a school or group booking.
If you’re passing, we recommend you drop by. There’s something here for everyone and it would be particularly well suited to families with children of varying ages who might otherwise normally find it difficult to find something to occupy each and every one of them – at Camelot, that wouldn’t be a problem!