Novel Traveller takes a look at the best Theme Parks

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If you don’t want to travel too far there are plenty of theme parks in the UK for young children as well as older ones. The beauty of travel to the UK means you can take the ferry and avoid all that hassle at the airport with luggage restrictions.


Prices include:

• Return Stena Line ferry travel from Dublin to Holyhead, Rosslare to Fishguard or Belfast to Liverpool with your car.

• 2 nights 4 star hotel accommodation for 2 adults & up to 2 children under 16 sharing the same room.

• One day LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort entry ticket for 2 adults and 2 children under 16 (upgrade to a 2 day ticket from just €8/9pp extra!)

Lead in prices shown above are generally for Friday hotel arrivals, other days may be higher.

Additional hotels available online – see our website for details.

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The latest announcement from Irish Ferries Holidays of a cost-saving package to Drayton Manor & Thomas Land Theme Park in Staffordshire could be timely news for families seeking a fun-filled break with Easter holidays fast approaching.

Drayton Manor Theme Park, Fazeley near Tamworth

Valid until May 20th next, a three nights stay with breakfast at the nearby Best Western Tillington Hall Hotel is €479 for 2 adults and 2 children under 11 sharing, inclusive of return car cruise ferry crossing and one full day pass to the park.

One of the most popular theme parks in Britain, the award-winning Drayton Manor features a selection of thrill rides, water rides, and rollercoasters, coupled with a zoo, a farm and the Thomas the Tank Engine-inspired Thomas Land – packed with rides and attractions likely to appeal to the younger visitors.

For bookings and further information call 0818 300 400 or visit


Pre-book your tickets online or through our call centre
(Up to midnight the day before your visit)
On the day
Aged 12-59 £25 £39
Aged 4-11 £20 £29

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Everybody loves EuroDisney and May is the perfect time to visit. Check out these great offers with Click and Go

Disneyland Paris with Tickets:

2 Sharing

Disneyland Paris in May from €659pp

From €659pp for the 2* Santa Fe Hotel. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing for travel in May 2018.

Price includes:

Family 2 adults + 2 children

Disneyland Paris in May from €959 per family

From €959 per family for the 3* Kyriad Disneyland Resort Paris Hotel. Price is per family based on 2 adults + 2 children sharing for travel in May 2018.

Price includes:

Porteventura is Spain now has the fabulous Ferrariland attached for any fans of Formula One.

Cassidy Travel

Fun family package to Ferrari Land and more for May Bank Holiday weekend

Cassidy Travel is offering 4 nights all-inclusive in Salou over the May Bank Holiday weekend, with accommodation in the 4-star El Paso Hotel Portaventura from €579pp based on 2 adults and 2 children.

Package includes entry into the PortAventura World theme park for the duration of the stay and entry on one day into the Ferrari Land theme park with its 70,000m2 of adrenaline and excitement. Flights depart 3 May. Call Cassidy Travel on 01 8735000 or book in one of their 9 stores across Dublin.

Wallace Travel Group

Salou Family Offers with Water Park & Theme Parks Tickets

02nd July– 09th July
7 Nights ex Dublin
2 adults + 2 children (under 11)
Total cost Fr. € 2784


26th July – 2nd August
7 Nights ex Dublin
2 adults + 2 children (under 11)
Total cost Fr. € 2180


Return flights from Dublin to Barcelona with Aer Lingus 2 x 15 checked bags + hand luggage 10kg.

Return shuttle transfers.

7 nights stay in 1 bedroom apartment – Half board basis.

3 day / 3 park passes to Portaventura Park / Ferrariland / Costa Caribe Aquatic Park – 1 day in each.

Call Wallace Travel Group today on 01-8347888 or email


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Gardaland with Topflight stay in Lake Garda

Bella Italia- 4 share on 26th May €628 per person
Bella Italia Mobile Homes – 4 share on 23rd June €769 per person

Bella Italia Holiday Village brings you four star family holidays on the magical Lake Garda. With a lively entertainment programme throughout the day, an amazing water complex with five different pools and of course close enough to get the most out of the gorgeous lake shore, Bella Italia Holiday Village provides the perfect family holiday!

Gardaland is just a 10 minute drive from the holiday village so if you fancy venturing out for a day fun and adventure, it couldn’t be easier. The park has something for all age groups. There is a fantasy land for younger tots including the brand new for 2018 ‘Peppa Pig Land’, an adventure land with fun rides and activities for all ages and of course, an adrenaline zone for all the thrill seekers.

A ticket for a family of four (2 adults and 2 children) costs €138 for the day and allows full access to all the rides and shows as often as you like, so get there early to make the most of this fantastic fun-filled day.


For more information visit or call us on 01 240 1700
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Orlando USA
There’s nowhere quite like Orlando in Florida for Theme Park fans.
Check out this great price from Tour America
7 nights in Orlando from only €619pp,
Includes: Return flights & 7 nights in Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
Based on 2 adults & 2 children | Travel 14th May 2018 | Reference:622716.
Tel: (353) 1 817 3500 Tel: (353) 21 2429222


Book your attraction tickets direct with Tour America before you travel for the best value and prices. Tour America offer excellent value on Orlando park tickets, Alcatraz tours, Grand Canyon tours and so much more.

If you are travelling to Orlando, check out our great deals on Universal Studios Orlando tickets and our Walt Disney World Orlando tickets. If you are going on American holidays, check out Tour America’s deals on attraction tickets today.

Universal Orlando™ 3 Park Explorer Ticket

Universal Passes




Enjoy 14 consecutive days of unlimited park to park access to Universal Studios FloridaTM, Universal’s Islands of AdventureTM, the all NEW Universal’s Volcano BayTM water theme park and select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalkTM. This ticket is not available at any park’s entrance.
 €248.55 per adult & €240.53 per child


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