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Oakwood Theme Park

Narberth, Wales, United Kingdom

Wales' largest theme park, sitting in Pembrokeshire near the South Wales coastline.

Opened14 April 1987
SeasonMarch to November
OwnerAspro Parks
Websitewww.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk
NearbyFolly Farm (4 miles)
Brean Theme Park (84 miles)
Grand Pier Weston-super-Mare (84 miles)
Zip World Snowdonia (101 miles)
Tewkesbury Mop Fair (114 miles)
Megafobia towers over Oakwood's lake

Megafobia towers over Oakwood's lake

Oakwood is the largest theme park in Wales which, given the number of parks in the country, might not ordinarily be much of a claim. It could have been easily made by a park with a few dozen fairground rides, if it were not for the ambition of the McNamara family who were the park's original owners.

Looking to diversify their Pembrokeshire farming business in the face of EU milk quotas in the 1980s, they conceived the idea of creating a leisure attraction. Over the next few years they developed Oakwood into a theme park, adding several major rides including Megafobia, the world class wooden rollercoaster from Custom Coasters International; and Hydro (now known as Drenched), a huge water ride.

Other attractions at the park include Speed: No Limits, the UK's first Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter; Treetops, a family rollercoaster made all the more thrilling by its near-misses with the surrounding woodland; and Bounce, a combination shot and drop tower.

Attractions

Megafobia

Megafobia

World class wooden rollercoaster

Speed

Speed

The UK's first beyond-vertical drop rollercoaster

Drenched

Drenched

100ft tall water ride

Bounce

Bounce

Shot tower

Vertigo

Vertigo

Sky coaster

Treetops

Treetops

Family rollercoaster

Spooky 3D

Spooky 3D

Comic haunted house dark ride

Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship

Giant swinging pirate ship

Train

Train

Transport from the park entrance