For UK theme park lovers, Paultons Park is the place to be in 2021.
The park opened their new Tornado Springs area back in April which brings Storm Chaser, the biggest rollercoaster to open in the United Kingdom this year.
Another massive positive about visiting Paultons is their strong adherence to Covid-19 regulations and the Government guidelines.
While its become necessary to pre-book tickets for most large UK parks as they claim to be "limiting capacity", Paultons really seems to be taking this seriously.
Even when, like on Saturday, the park is supposedly close to being booked out, it didn't feel too busy or overcrowded like some other parks (looking at you Merlin).
There's plenty of space for social distancing, the queuelines are short, and the chilled out relaxed atmosphere of the park is very welcome.
I met up with Margaret, Katie and Isaac at the front of the park around 10am
We also met a pirate
Oh, and maybe some breakfast too!
There was no wait for Storm Chaser, so Margaret and I took a ride
There was still no wait for Storm Chaser, so Katie and I went for a lap
Cyclonator gave us a good spin, although judging by the smell not every rider enjoyed it as much as we did!
The planting and flowers are maturing nicely around the new area
Tornado Springs is being extended, with another new rollercoaster coming next year
We ate a tasty lunch at Wild Forest
The Snakes and Ladders Garden ...
... although some didn't look very snake-like from unfortunate angles!
I may not like snakes, but I love Cobra
We ended the day looking at the animals in Little Africa
It was time to leave Paultons after another fantastic day. With the friendly atmosphere, great rides, lovely surroundings and superb new Tornado Springs, Paultons is a real contender for the best park in the country right now. It's hard to beat!
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