Much-loved Southend seafront attraction Adventure Island has been named as the best-value amusement park in the UK.

Adventure Island has been crowned the best-value amusement park in new research by BravoVoucher.

The study examined the price, rating, reviews, and the quantity of rides and attractions of the UK’s top 60 amusement parks.

The Western Esplanade attraction, with its 38 rides and attractions and £20 ticket price, has the fifth cheapest cost per ride in the country, averaging at about 53p.

It ranks within the top ten amusement parks receiving the most positive mentions on TripAdvisor, with one in five guests commending its "value" and almost one in six appreciating the "free" admission.

The second best-value park is Woodlands Family Theme Park in Devon, followed by Drayton Manor in Staffordshire and Paultons Park in Hampshire.

The research also identified the UK’s worst-value park as Clarence Pier in Southsea, Hampshire.

Marco Farnararo, CEO and Co-Founder at Bravo Savings Network commented on the findings: "With cost-of-living pressures hitting UK households and families feeling the squeeze during school holidays and weekends when kids want to go out, our research aims to help families decide which days out will help their money stretch the furthest. 

"While it’s true some of the UK’s best-loved parks like Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures rank among the ten best value, residents living near the more local parks can still enjoy a great day out. Some even have a much cheaper price per ride than some of the bigger parks."