UK Theme Park Awards 2023

For the fourth year, the public were able to vote for their favourite UK theme parks in these prestigious national awards.

The awards are organised by, an independent consumer guide to UK theme parks. In 2023, the awards are presented in association with

There are 22 categories this year, including Theme Park of the Year, Best Customer Service and Best Value. New categories include Best Reimagined Attraction, Best Theme Park with Animals and Best Themed Coaster.

In advance of the public vote, a shortlist had been compiled using public nominations and with the help of a panel of expert judges including Paul Kelly (Chief Executive of the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions) and Andy Hine MBE (Chairman - Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain). 25,278 nominations were received, with a total of 35 theme parks nominated for awards in 2023.

Major contenders for the awards include Alton Towers and Drayton Manor in Staffordshire, Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Lancashire, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey, LEGOLAND Windsor in Berkshire and Paultons Park in Hampshire.

The other UK theme parks to receive multiple nominations include Adventure Island in Essex, Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight, Crealy in Devon, Dreamland in Kent, Drusillas Park in Sussex, Fantasy Island in Lincolnshire, Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley in Yorkshire, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, Pettitts and ROARR! in Norfolk, Pleasurewood Hills in Suffolk, Sundown Adventureland in Nottinghamshire, Twinlakes in Leicestershire, Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire and the various Gulliver's Theme Parks.

There is also an award for Content Creator of the Year, in recognition of the high quality user-generated content via blogs and platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.

The winners were announced on 21st September 2023.