Full list of UK theme parks opened and closed for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

On Monday, September 19, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest in a funeral at Westminster Abbey, London.

Out of respect for the passing of the UK’s longest reigning monarch, many shops and businesses will close down for the day to allow workers to mourn.

There will also be a national Bank Holiday on Monday – with most theme parks, attractions and hotels also shut for the day.

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But, a few will still allow you to spend the day at the park with shorter periods of shut down.

Check out the latest statements from theme parks in the UK below…

Flamingo Land

Posting on Twitter, the North Yorkshire theme park and zoo stated: “As a mark of respect on Monday 19 September 2022 there will be a period of quiet reflection as we pause all of our rides and attractions from 10.45am to 12.30pm so that our holiday guests and team members can come together to show their respect and pay tribute during the Queen’s State Funeral.”

This means ticket holders can still head to the theme park, but nothing will be working for just under two hours.

Thorpe Park

The theme park and resort noted: “To mark the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and to allow our guests and employees to pay their respects, we will be closing the Resort on Monday 19 September.

“Our Thorpe Shark Cabins will be closed on 18th and 19 September.”

Lightwater Valley

The adventure park in Ripon is flying its flags at half mast for the duration of the Queen’s 10 day mourning period, but no statement has been released about Monday September 19.

Daily Star has contacted the park for clarification on their opening hours.

Alton Towers

The theme park noted: "Following the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Alton Towers Resort joins millions of mourners around the UK and the world in paying tribute.

"To mark the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, and to allow our guests and employees to pay their respects, we will be closing the resort on Monday 19 September and reopening on Tuesday 20 September.

"Our resort accommodation will close on the evening of Sunday 18 September and re-open on Tuesday 20 September.”

Anyone who is set to stay on an Alton Towers Resort Short Break during this time will find their holiday is cancelled.

You should be contacted by the park and refunded within 14 days.

Drayton Manor

On Twitter, the park based in Staffordshire said: “Drayton Manor’s Theme Park will be closed on Monday 19 September.

“Following the confirmation that the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place next Monday, we have taken the decision to close the theme park on that day to allow our guests and staff the opportunity to reflect and pay tribute.

“If you have already pre-booked tickets, we will be in touch shortly with details on how to reschedule your visit.

“We apologise for any disappointment caused to guests planning to visit and appreciate your understanding during this period of national mourning. “

Drayton manor will be open until Saturday 17 September and will re-open on September 22.

Chessington World of Adventures

On social media, the park commented: “To mark the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and to allow our guests and team to pay their respects during this period of national remembrance, Chessington World of Adventures Resort will be closed on Monday September 19.”

If you have already booked for Monday, or a short break from Sunday, the Chessington Team will contact you.


The Windsor theme park noted: "As a mark of respect for HM The Queen's State Funeral, the Resort will be closed on 19 September 2022.

"This includes the hotels on 18th and 19th. This will allow staff and guests to pay their respects to Her Majesty.

"If you are visiting us on this date, the team will be in touch via email about your visit. We appreciate your understanding at this deeply sad time."

Paulton's Park

Based in New Forest, the park wrote: “Paultons will be closed on Monday 19th September to give both our guests and staff the opportunity to mark Her Majesty's passing on the day of the Queen’s State Funeral.

“If you have already booked tickets or an official short break for this day you will be contacted shortly.”


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