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48You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at and adrenaline, High speed and Grüne Hölle, motor racing and entertainment. Learn all the secret tricks first hand during a bus tour over the Grand Prix circuit or look over the shoulders of the various teams in the pit lane. Events throughout the yearStuttgartTripsdrillCleebronn/Tripsdrill Tel.: 0049 (0)7135 / 99 99 The park now offers over 100 inventive attractions. The new wooden coaster ‘Mammut’ is a thrill! The trains are built in the shape of saws, race through a huge saw mill, and cut through the wood work. 10 minutes walk from the theme park to the wildlife park with its forest trail, adventure playground, barefoot trail, and 130 rare wild animals. Visitors can see the feeding of the wolves and bears daily.WolfsburgAutoStadt GmbHTel: +49 (0) 5361 400 E-mail: Visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory with a prime focus on automobiles. It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen GroupHollandDen HaagMadurodam **T+31-(0) 70 - 416 24 00 Holland in miniature For almost 60 years Madurodam has been the smallest city in the Netherlands. Canals, gabled houses and all kinds of other typical Dutch scenes: the miniature city offers you the highlights of the Netherlands on a scale 1:25.New 2010 Madurodam by Light. Every evening after sunset visitors will be submerged in a fascinating Dutch fairytale that tells the story of Hansje Brinker and the fight against the water.EftelingTel 00 31 416 288 111 Highlights are the Fairy Tale Forest, a woodland walk past tableaux with animatronic, life- size characters such as Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood, and Dream Flight, a ride through fantasy scenes such as floating castles and grottoes.HungaryBudapestStatue Park – Memento ParkTel+36 (1) 424 7500 Displayed are 42 pieces of art from the Communist era between 1945 and 1989, including monuments of ‘Hungarian-Soviet Friendship’ and ‘Liberation’,as well as statues of famous personalities from the labourmovement, soldiers of the Red Army and other gigantic pieces:ItalyRiminiItalia en Miniatura **T0541/732004 The Italian historical, architectural and cultural heritage theme park, which has blended fun and education since 1970. Only here you can experience the excitement of “travelling” and learning while walking around the 272 perfect scale reproductions of architectural marvels of the “Bel Paese” (the beautiful country).SpainBenidormTerra MiticaTel 00 34 902 02 02 20 Divided into zones representing Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and Mediterranean islands. Top rides include the Magnus Colossus, claimed to be Europe's longest wooden rollercoaster, and the Flight of the Phoenix – a 170- foot free-fall drop. The Atalaya Adventure Park is new, with rope bridges and zip lines.Costa DoradaPortAventuraTel 0800 966540 Five beautifully themed lands recreating Mayan Mexico, the Wild West, Polynesia, China and elements of the Mediterranean, and some top-notch rides such as the eight-loop roller coaster Dragon Khan. Also one of the best water parks - Caribe Aquatic Park. It boasts a wave pool, lazy river, and water slides.TenerifeLoro Parque/ Siam ParkPlaya de las Americas At Loro Parque, enjoy a wealth of animals, birds and marine mammals at this one of a kind nature paradise and check out the world’s biggest Penguinarium. At Siam Park spend a day riding, sliding and soaking on the state of the art flumes including The Tower of Power which shoots you through sharks and the Thai beach, with the world’s biggest wave pool.SwedenGÖTEBORGLiseberg ABTel: +46 31-400 100 (vxl) E-mail: 35 rides and attractions. New rides this year is Hanghai and Rabalder. Liseberg has a long, flourishing history of beautiful gardens The latest is Lustgård, a new park area where spectacular plants, waterfalls and artworks are interspersed with a dramatic landscape. Liseberg also has an exciting sculpture park.SwitzerlandMelide – LuganoSwissminiatur**Tel:+ 41 91 640 1060 Visit Switzerland in just one hour! Open-air miniature park at the shore of Lake Lugano. More than 120 models at scale 1:25. A 3,560m long railway with 18 trains. Self-service restaurant. Playground for children. Car and bus park available.TurkeyIstanbulMiniaturk **T+90 (0) 212 222 28 82 The park contains 105 models in 1/25th scale. of Istanbul, Anatolia, and the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey. Also featured are historic structures like the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus (now Bodrum).UKBucksBekonscot Model Village **Beaconsfield T+44 (0) 1494 672919 Rural England 1930’s in miniature. The oldest model village in the world. Six charming villages.DorsetSANDWORLDInternational Sand Sculpture Park Lodmoor Country Park, WeymouthOpening April 2011 until the end of October 2011. Reopening over the School Christmas Holidays and will exhibit fantastic sculptures up to 5 metres in height made entirely of sand and water. Visitors will be able to get close to the exhibits and try their hand at the art form themselves.Kingston upon ThamesChessington World of Adventures T0871 282 5105 With exciting rides and roller coasters, amazing animals and a SEA LIFE Centre, Chessington really is Britain’s wildest adventure! discover the ancient ruins of Wild Asia, a new and mythical land where families can take on the KOBRA, an awesome new spinning disc ride!PembrokeshireOakwood Theme ParkTel: 01834 861889 Email: info@ Set in 80 acres of spectacular Pembrokeshire countryside Thepark is home to the Big Four rides; including Megafobia a wooden coaster which has been voted the best ride in the UK and the 3rd best ride in the world by coaster enthusiasts from the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain.StaffordshireAlton TowerTel 0871 222 6944Terrific rides, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters. Guests of all ages will enjoy fun-packed activities- scream, let off steam, ride and slide. New 2010 Thirteen the ultimate rollercoasterSurreyThorpe Tel 0871 663 4466 23 rides. Unleash the dare devil within and take on the loops, spins, vertical drops and incredible speeds of some of the country’s biggest and most awesome coasters. 2011 see’s the arrival of a brand new ride for thrill lovers, Storm Surg. e Visitors can climb aboard a life raft and get in a spin on what is set to be the ultimate sky-high spinning water ride.WiltshireLongleatBA12 7NW Tel: Groups 01985 844328 Email: Discover the magnificent animals within the Safari Park, set sail on the Safari Boats for a sea lion escorted cruise, get lost in the Longleat Hedge Maze, meet some furry and feathery friends in Pets Corner before discovering the treasures and heirlooms of Longleat House (and more)! VIP Winter Tours This package is only available Nov – March. Escorted tour of the House including the corridors, cupboards and bedrooms not normally open to the public. Includes visit to Lord Bath’s private apartments to view some of his famous and fabulous murals. Ideal for those looking for something a bit special to do when everywhere else is closed!WindsorLegolandSL4 4AY. For Group Bookings, please contact us: Tel: 0871 4232 270 Email: Enquiries@ The ultimate venue for groups to have fun with over 50 amazing interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, Miniland - 40 million brick pieces recreate scenes from the USA and Europe, all bustling with sounds, traffic, trains and boats..** Members of IAMP – International Association of Miniature Parks Email info@miniaturparks.orgEuropean Theme and Adventure Parks

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