Need a theme park to take the kids to this half term? We've found six of the best at Ryanair destinations.
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6 WEIRD & WONDERFUL THEME PARKS
Love Mickey and Donald? Well, how about a little man with a moustache, sword and magic potion, and his big friend carrying the big rock? Only 30km north of Paris, Parc Astérix is well worth a visit, not only for the bevy of quality rides, but also for the special village where you can meet Asterix, Obelix and their Gallic chums!
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Spinach lovers, retired sailors and anyone looking for a fun time in Malta could do a lot worse than planning a day (OK, half a day) here. The 1980 movie Popeye starring Robin Williams was filmed in this corner of the island and the locals have never forgotten it.
A couple of hours south- west of Tampere, this theme park takes visitors into the bewildering world of Tove Jansson, whose Moomin books have been a worldwide hit. Don’t be put off by the lack of white-knuckle coasters; this place has won awards, and it’s even cutesier than Hello Kitty. WWW.MUUMIMAAILMA.FI
Combine an Italian lakeside holiday with a day at the country’s best theme park. The range of rides is (insert overdone Italian adjective here...), going from quirky trains for toddlers to adrenalin- pumping thrills and watery attractions. The new Inferis horror house is notably cool.
This Gothenburg spot boasts 35 rides and attractions, and is also the perfect place to take grandma – just like Alton Towers, its gardens are delightful. People flock here to ride the Balder – twice voted the world’s best wooden rollercoaster it’s guaranteed to make your brain rattle.
The original and largest Legoland on the planet – in Billund, the home of Lego – has eight different worlds to explore. Pick of the rides in 2010 was a new one called The Temple, where you can take an Indiana Jones-style jaunt on a Jeep, armed with laser guns. Obviously.