The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK

We've bought Merlin Annual Passes this year (using their pay monthly scheme) and with no 'big' summer holiday planned, staying in theme parks is going to feature high on our agenda. 

We definitely won't make it around all of these rooms (unless we win the lottery) and it's worth noting that these rooms can be pretty expensive but if you keep your eyes peeled, there are often good deals about, especially during off-peak dates and I think staying in a room like this would be a real treat. Let me know your favourite theme park hotels for older kids and if you have any room recommendations for us.

The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK

Coca-Cola Suite at Alton Towers 

The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK - Coca Cola Suite at Alton Towers
Image Credit | Alton Towers Resort 

The Coca-Cola Suite sleeps up to 6 and is perfect for families with fans of the soft drinks brand who are celebrating a special occasion. Expect a room full of streamers, balloons, chocolates, a Games Console, Beds with interactive features, Coca-Cola fridge stocked with complimentary Coca-Cola and theming throughout. 

Situated inside of the Alton Towers Hotel, guests can enjoy spa access, crazy golf, the roller coaster restaurant, waterpark and more (at an additional charge) and packages to include theme park entry are available. Find out more and book here 

LEGO® Ninjago® Rooms at LEGOLAND® Resort Hotel 

The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK- Lego Ninjago Rooms at Legoland Windsor
Image Credit | LEGOLAND® Resort 

You're never too old for LEGO® and the Ninjago® Rooms feature lots of added extras including 10 LEGO® figures to find around your room, LEGO building area and lots of themed surprises. 

Inside of the LEGOLAND® Hotel there's lots going on and guests can enjoy evening entertainment, access to the LEGO® Pirate Splash Pool and Brick restaurant. Hotel guests are granted 30 minutes early access to the certain areas of the park if booked as part of a package. You can find out more and book here. 

Sleepover Room at Alton Towers 

The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK- Sleepover Room at Alton Towers

The Sleepover Room is perfect for girly get-togethers and features a make-up area, bean bag seating, fridges stocked with drinks and snacks, a games console and jet shower. 

This room would make a wonderful treat for a special birthday party I think. Situated inside of the Alton Towers Hotel and sleeping up to 6, the room can be booked as part of a package deal to include theme park entry. Find out more here. 

Penguins of Madagascar at Chessington World of Adventures 

The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK- Penguins of Madagascar Room at Chessington World of Adventures

The Penguins of Madagascar Safari Rooms Sleep up to 5 and include lots of fab benefits for the whole family. Extras include a separate kids area with X Box, early ride time and fast track tickets for selected rides, access to the Savannah Splash Pool and Spa, designated VIP parking, an in-room trail, Smart TV with themed movies and more. 

Guests staying at the Safari Hotel can enjoy complimentary evening access to Wanyama Village and Amazu during selected evenings (check website for details) where you can see the giraffe, antelope and meerkats before they go to bed and then enjoy the challenges of the treetop walkway. 

If you're looking for a hotel suite with lots going on for tweens, this has to be it. Find out more and book here. 

Knight's Lodge at Warwick Castle 

The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK - Knight's Lodge Warwick Castle
Image Credit | Warwick Castle 

If your kids love Knights and all things Medieval (as mine do), they'll love staying in their very one Knight's Lodge inside of Warwick Castle. Lodges are themed and sleep 5/7. 

They come with free WiFi too. Lodge breaks include breakfast in the medieval banquet hall and you can access lots of evening entertainment including have-a-go archery, Jester's school, Knight's school, Medieval banquets, Birds of Prey Experiences and more (some experiences are chargeable). Find out more and book here. 

Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park 

The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK - Shark Hotel Thorpe Park

I know that Jack especially would love to stay in the Shark Hotel at Thorpe Park. Guest benefits include unlimited fast track until 11am on your second day (perfect for thrill seekers), unlimited free WiFi and an interactive TV with Apps (including an Angry Birds Game). Rooms are super compact but come with nautical theming, mood lighting and views of the lake. Find out more and book here.

Big Blue at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK - Big Blue Hotel Blackpool

The only non-Merlin hotel to make my list. You may remember we stayed at this hotel over October Half Term and rated it very highly. Spacious rooms sleep up to 5 and feature huge TVs, XBox's and games and many have views of the pleasure beach. 

You're also granted fast-track entry via a VIP entrance straight to the park from the hotel if your package includes tickets. Breakfast was really good too. Find out more and book here.

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The Best Themed Hotels for Families in the UK



  1. These look cool, I have never looked into staying at a themed hotel room before. I think we might do Alton Towers or Drayton Manor and stay over later this year / early next year for one of the little twos birthday so I will be following your adventures x

  2. Alton Towers has some really well themed rooms and areas. We’ve done loads of their special weekends. I just wish there was more themed hotels with loads for kids to do.
    Drayton was lush, but a bit like a Premier inn.

  3. What about Gullivers Hotel? Has some fantastic themed rooms


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