Nine best theme parks to visit this Halloween including Alton Towers and Drayton Manor

If you’re planning a trip to a theme park this Halloween a new ranking has revealed which are the best to visit in the UK – with Alton Towers crowned the winner.

The ranking, created by JeffBet, assigned each theme park a score out of ten based on their amenities, attractions, availability of their Halloween event, crowd levels, price, seasonal popularity, spooky theming, and value for money.

Amenities looked at the number of onsite restaurants, food stalls, and gift stops. Attractions relate to the number of rollercoasters, their wait times and their ratings, while availability is based on the number of days the Halloween event runs and the park’s opening times.

Crowd levels consider queue times and footfall, price refers to tickets and parking, seasonal popularity looks at the visitor reviews for each park, while theming refers to the number and variety of Halloween attractions available and how much demand increases in October.

Meanwhile, value for money scaled ticket price by the number of attractions and the hours each guest can spend in the park to see where their money will go the furthest.

A JeffBet spokesman said: “Halloween is one of the most in-demand events at UK theme parks, as they take the opportunity to attract visitors with live-action scare shows, pumpkin carving competitions, and fancy-dress parties.

“However, the big names like Thorpe Park and Blackpool Pleasure Beach tend to overshadow smaller providers like Flamingo Land and Fantasy Island, making it easy for visitors to end up overpaying for an experience that may actually be better elsewhere.”