Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Having visited Blackpool on several occasions since I was a child, I am very familiar with Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We visited here with our five year old son on Saturday the 11th of May and this review discusses our experience as a young family. As you would expect, this will be a long review but I would like to get my opinion across ... on the different facilities.
~Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Essential Information~
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB for short) is around 1.5miles from the shopping centre of Blackpool and a few minutes walk from the Sandcastle and South Pier. BPB is promoted as being 'Britain's favourite amusement park' and is set across 42 acres of land. It is home to 10 thrill rides and 17 noted family rides though the website does state over 125 rides in total. BPB is also home to Nickelodeon Land which offers a further 12 rides.
BPB is open from March to November but you should check the times as they change depending on when you plan on visit. We visited on a Saturday and the park was open from 10.00-18.00 but if we had visited the previous day, it was only open from 11.00-17.00. Tickets can be booked online or purchased at the entrance on your arrival. We chose to book online and received a confirmation letter to print out. This was a simple process and we were given our wristbands at the ticket office.
BPB has five car parks and room to accommodate over 1000 cars. They are pre-pay car parks. Alternatively, you can arrive on foot or by tram. BPB offer tickets for rides but it is best to purchase a wristband. They also charge for entry to the park if you aren't using the rides - £6.00 to be exact which I don't consider fare but I suppose it stops people from going in to loiter or cause trouble like they do at my local theme park. Prices vary and it is worth looking out for a special deal especially if you book online.
The gate price is around £35.00 per adult and £30.00 per children but this is due to be reduced next month I believe. The current online prices are as follows :
*Adult full park wristband - £25.50
*Nickelodeon Land wristband - £18.70
*Childrens full park wristband - £22.94
*Family wristband - £86.00
*Big Value Pass - £50.00
Speedy passes are available at an additional cost.
Once booked, tickets cannot be refunded if the weather is bad. BPB recently introduced a rainy day offer which means that if it rains for three 'consecutive' hours during your visit, you get a voucher to come back the next day. There are various shows than can be booked in the park including Hot Ice. Full details can be found on the website.
~Arriving At The Park~
As we were staying just outside the park, we got there as it opened and it was already very busy despite the weather being pretty awful. I had booked online and paid just under £75.00 for our tickets and an additional cost for food which I will discuss later on. The security and reception staff are quite abrupt and not particularly friendly but efficient. The lady who put our wristbands on is in my sons bad books for putting his on too tight. Let's just say we had tears at trying to remove it! We had to go through security at the park and they search your bags to ensure you aren't taking and food or weapons in to the park. Security is very tight and we noticed police in the park during our visit. We were given a range of discount vouchers and a map after receiving our wrist bands.
The park hasn't ever really changed in layout - only the rides. It is quite a big amusement park and they have made great use of the space that they have. BPB is fairly well maintained and appeared to be clean and tidy. The flat and spacious pavements make it suitable for wheelchairs and those with pushchairs. Disability information is available from the website should you need assistance. We found the park easy to walk around and the map was very useful in helping us locate the entrance to the various rides. There are the typical teddy win stalls dotted around the park at £2.00 a pop. There is a few amusement arcades within the park too if you want a break from the rides. We bought ponchos (around £7.50 for three) as it was very wet when we arrived.
There is a really good selection of rides at BPB and whilst there are a few bigger rides for thrill seekers, there is plenty for families to experience. Some rides have height restrictions so our son wasn't able to ride them all but he was far from being bored. We took it in turns to take him on the more suitable rides whilst the other parent went on the bigger rides. A few of the rides have been painted and they have been maintained well but I was disappointed to see that Space Invader 2 and a few others are no longer in the park. Safety on the rides is paramount and they are quite strict.
The Big One (formally the Pepsi Max and opened in 1994) is the main attraction within the park. This 213ft high (above ground level) rollercoaster dominates the Blackpool sky line is absolutely massive! I've been on it at a few times over the years but can't face it now as I'm terrified of the high drop. It really is an epic ride and not one for those who get scared easily. During our visit, it didn't open until 2pm due to high winds. The queue once opened was quite long but not like it was when it first opened. I remember my Dad and sister waiting 3hours to get on it!
Ice Blast is located at the entrance of the park and is one of my favourite rides. At 180feet in height, it isn't for the faint hearted. You are shot up into the air at some speed and it is really thrilling. Avalanche is another good ride which is like a bobsled within a Swiss cabin. If you are a fan of under track rollercoasters, you will love Infusion which is built over water. The two oldest rides in the park are showing age but are worth going on. Grand National is a dual-track rollercoaster with many dips and fun to ride. I highly recommend a ride on the Big Dipper which was opened in 1923 and is an old fashioned, wooden rollercoaster.
Opened in 1958. the Wild Mouse is another wooden ride but the last time I went on this, I didn't feel right at all as it is very rough and bumpy. Revolution (formally Irn Bru Revolution) is a fab ride and one which I always go on when I visit. It is classed as being a 'steel shuttle' rollercoaster which sends you forward through a loop and then back again. Our favourite thrill ride in the park is by far Valhalla! This opened in 2000 and is an indoor water ride in the dark. It is amazing and it is hard to believe that there is so much to it by looking at the outside of the ride. Be prepared to get very wet but well worth it!
Our son wasn't disappointed by the rides on offer. The family friendly rides are dotted around the park and there is plenty to try out. Most involved him having to ride with an adult so we took it in turns to avoid either parent being left out. Our first family ride was Alice in Wonderland which is just lovely. Opened in 1961, this partial indoor ride shows the story of Alice and the other characters. It is lovely but could be doing with being maintained a bit better and it does go a little fast to be able to enjoy it properly.
I was a bit wary of going on the Derby Racer with our son. This carousel features 56 horses and is super fast compared to a regular carousel. He loved it though and I settled knowing Daddy was hanging on to him tightly! We went on the Flying Machines at just the wrong time as it started to hailstone. The Flying Machines is the oldest ride in the park - 109 years old to be exact. We enjoyed the other family rides including the Eddie Stobart trucks, the Tetley Teacups, the Grand Prix, River Caves and Vintage Carousel. The rides were fun and the operators were friendly enough. We didn't really need to wait to go on any of these rides.
We went on the new ride - Wallace and Gromit Thrill-O-Matic which only opened in April. I would say that the ride was okay but nothing particularly special given how much it was promoted. It wasn't exactly thrilling and was a little too dark for my son who had no idea who Wallace or Gromit was. I feel they could have done a little more to make it more worthwhile to go on as there was a lot of spaces in the ride which could have been filled better. I would recommend a quick walk through of Impossible as you learn some interesting facts but don't be fooled by the swing ride at the back!
We were disappointed that the Monorail was no longer in operation as I always enjoyed going around the park on it. We did go on the Pleasure Beach Express train which departs every 20minutes from the centre of the park. This train used to stop at the opposite end of the park but this station is no longer open which is a shame. The Chinese Puzzle maze is free to enter if you have a pass or wristband and is a fun way to spend 10 minutes or an hour like myself and fiance a few years ago!
Our wristband included access to Nickelodeon Land which was opened in 2011. Despite our last visit being as a couple with no children, we previously enjoyed going on some of the childrens rides. This area of the park used to be called Beaver Creek and it has been completely taken over by Nickelodeon Land. BPB aren't daft - they have converted the two rollercoasters here to Nickelodeon rollercoasters as opposed to building anything new.
To be fair, we are more keen on Disney than Nickelodeon but we really enjoyed this area of the park and found it to be very family friendly. My son was too small to ride the Nickelodeon Streaker so we made do with the Blue Flyer. The Blue Flyer was originally known as the Zipper Dipper and has been renovated. It is a small, wooden rollercoaster which my five year old loved going on. We also enjoyed Dora's World Voyage which is a small water ride with fun things to observe. The best ride in this area was SpongeBob's Splash Bash which involved us soaking other people with water guns!
During our time in Nickelodeon Land, we also went on various other rides including the Bikini Bottom Bus Tour, Taxi Spin, Rugrats Lost River and Krusty Krab order up. My son thoroughly enjoyed all the rides and so much so that we returned later in the day to try them all out again! Both myself and my fiance took it in turns to go on the Avatar Airbender which was simply amazing but I had to close my eyes on it! This ride involved sitting on a disk with a back support holding you in. It spins half circle up a track and is soooo cool!
We were pleased to meet some characters during our time here and we could have our pictures taken with them or take our own which is what I chose to do. My fiance was delighted to learn that the Turtles would be there and insisted on both him and our son getting their picture taken with his hereos! As my son isn't a huge fan of SpongeBob and Dora, he didn't wish to buy anything from the merchandise shop - it looked expensive as you would expect.
~Food on Offer and Shops~
As you aren't allowed to bring a picnic, you may need to purchase food within the park. There is a lot of food on offer. If you are just after a snack, the shacks near Infusion offer donuts, crepes, fish and chips, ice cream and drinks. You can also relax with a proper meal in Coasters, Big Pizza Kitchen etc. We opted to take advantage of the 'all you can eat' deal which is discounted if booked online. I figured this would stop us from having to take much cash into the park. I paid £17.50 per adult and £12.50 for our son and we received an additional wristband which needed scanned at each outlet.
The all you can eat allows you to make return visits to six different outlets and order meals, cakes and drinks. Ice cream, sweets and alcohol aren't provided. As we spent 8 hours in the park, we did make use of the dining facilities and had a bit of everything really. Our first stop was to Emberton's which is a little cafe. We ordered a cupcake each and a draught drink and found it to be really nice. They also offer baguettes and hot food which is included. I returned later in the day for a slice of cheesecake as it looked delicious!
We got peckish a little while later so visited Beach Burger across from Alice in Wonderland and ordered a hot dog and drink which we found to be really nice. My son asked for another hot dog at dinner time! Later in the day, we made a visit to Coasters. My fiance had a burger, I had fajitas and our son had chicken and chips. Including drinks, this would have came to over £25.00 but we got it included which saved us quite a bit.The food was nice enough but not amazing. We also visited Big Pizza Kitchen for a pit stop. Our son doesn't like pizza or pasta so had some garlic bread and a drink whilst we helped ourselves to a slice of pizza and some tomato based pasta. It was lovely and I would recommend here as it is a buffet service (around £8.00 at full price).
As we were due to leave the park at 6pm, we decided to have dinner in here and opted for The Plaice. We were told we could only have fish and chips or just chips rather than anything else. We ordered fish and sat outside. The fish and chips was nice but not as good as the chip shops on the promenade. It was a bit too crispy but we ate it as we were leaving the park. I do think that if you are going to be in the park all day, the all you can eat does offer good value for money. We hardly spent any additional money on food except for an ice cream cone (which was a ridiculous £1.95). There are other food outlets if you want something more fancy including seafood and champagne.
There are a few shops within the park which offer BPB merchandise. We had planned on buying a few bits but lost track of time and aside from the ponchos, we didn't get to purchase anything. I did notice shops selling teddies, jumpers, sweets etc but they are likely to be less expensive outside of the park.
~Outside The Park~
There is a lot to do in the vicinity of the park. I recommend a visit to Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Pasaje del Terror is said to be really scary. It is an interactive walk through experience with live actors but as we had a little one with us, we couldn't go in! I recommend The Grill which is attatched to the Pleasure Beach. The food is a little expensive but absolutely delicious. There is a Pizza Hut and various shops along Ocean Boulevard too.
We enjoyed our trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We thought we would get around it all very quickly but it does take a while to experience everything that it has to offer. Once you are in, all the rides except for one or two, non manned rides are including in your wristband. During our visit, the Steeplechase ride was out of service but this was already noted on the BPB website. Some rides could do with a revamp but nothing major. We visited a few toilets during our visit and had mixed experiences. The toilets at Alice in Wonderland were immaculate as were the toilets at the exit of the maze but the downstairs toilet underneath Coasters was horrible and didn't work properly.
Thankfully the weather perked up and we were able to experience the park without being soaked. I find it to be a family friendly park with a wide selection of rides to suit everyone. It doesn't have the same impact or thrill as Alton Towers or other big parks but it is worth a visit. It is expensive but you get a lot for your money if you are there the full day. I do feel they could extend their opening hours though as I remember the park used to be open until 10pm at night when I was younger!
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Middle Farm (Lewes)
January 2013 me and Hollie took our first trip down to Lancing, West Sussex as that is where my partner's family live. We went for a week and the family had planned some days out for us when we arrived. It was awful weather when we arrived as the snow had been settling very well across the country and it had been freezing over over ... night.
One of our first day trips was to Middle Farm in Lewes as his family keep chickens and needed to go get some supplies. It was only a 25 minute drive and we were excited to go see all the lovely animals. When we arrived it was parking at the front and a shop at the entrance selling all sorts of animal feed, bedding and even runs/cages for smaller animals. As it was early, we were all frozen and desperate to have a coffee in their café.
****Middle Farm Plough Monday Restaurant****
The day we went to the restaurant, it was short staffed and the owners daughter was working and she couldn't make a hot chocolate which most of us wanted so poor freezing cold 4 year old Hollie had to have a bottle of milkshake as they had nothing else for children. We didn't mind as we could still have tea and coffee and they had an amazing selection of cakes. I ended up with a scone that was bigger than my hand. The coffee I had was horrible though and I think there was a bit too much coffee put into the machine as it was very strong to the point of not being able to drink it.
It wasn't very warm in the restaurant which was a bit disappointing as we had gone in there to seek warmth and something to drink. It was possibly because it was early and we had arrived only 30 minutes after they opened for the day. The seating was lovely and the room had a lovely inviting vibe. The walls were covered in some lovely photography of places around the area or around England taken by independent artists and they were for sale too which was nice. All in all, the food was nice and although my coffee was rancid, I went back for tea which was very nice and warmed me up ready to go outside to see the animals.
When we came out of the restaurant, the cider and perry store was shut due to bring short staffed so we didn't get the chance to have a look in. Outside the shop was a lovely pop up store with some flowers and veggie plants for your garden, but I chose not to bother buying anything as the weather was so bad that month I knew everything would die and not survive the snow.
****Entering the Farm to meet the animals****
We paid £4 each to enter the farm and look around at all the animals. When we entered, Hollie ran off in the direction of a tractor which children could sit on and feel like a real farmer. It was cold and icy but she still enjoyed sitting on it and having her photo taken. She got a very soggy bottom but children don't seem to care whether they are cold or not when they are having fun.
There was also a child's climbing frame area which Hollie wanted to play on so we had to shovel the snow off the slide so she could enjoy herself. The best part of the play area was the see-saw. I had to have a go but I also managed to freeze my bum off so quickly jumped off.
We then went over to where the chickens and hens were and saw some amazing species of poultry. There wasn't as many as there would be in the warmer months when the hens would roost but we saw lots of different ones with beautiful feathers. In the same area there were rabbits and some guinea pigs too. Who knew they could all live together in the same place!
The weather was a big issue with our day here as the whole site was icy. We all wore wellies but it was terrifying. Walking around the farm was difficult as we had an excited little girl trying to run off into the different barns and sections of the farm, and a very wobbly me trying very hard not to fall right on my bum. I would suggest if you are thinking of visiting this farm, to do it when it isn't snowing or icy as it was just too cold to enjoy it well as it was so cold.
We saw an amazing array of different farm animals. We saw some beautiful horses, big huge pigs, Llamas, donkeys, ducks, swans and geese and all the gorgeous chickens that we saw at the start. We saw a few sheep but I think the weather had meant they were moved to a different barn and the same with cows.
Nearer the the end of our walk round, we spotted some photo boards for us to put our heads through and take some photos. They are all farm themed and we had some good fun playing with those.
****Skies and Scarecrows****
Hollie had thoroughly enjoyed herself and so had we all. We were all very desperate to get into some warmth though so we checked out the skies and scarecrows gift shop which we soon exited as it was heavy filled with expensive toys which Hollie was desperate to have so I abruptly left so I wasn't made to feel guitly for not buying her something. The toys had just few associations with farms or animals so I felt like it was more just a toy shop rather than a gift shop. It also sold some handmade soaps and posh toiletries that I had to look away from too.
The shop itself was beautiful and looked very shabby chic and the typical farm style you would expect. The front was very sweet with cute windows and a farm style door. Mostly decorated with wooden panelling and a few farm cats drinking from a milk saucer.
****The Farm Shop****
We popped in here to check out their cheese selection as we had planned to have a cheese board and crackers for lunch so we chose a few different ones. We had, nettle coated cheese, Wensleydale with cranberries and some lovely others which have slipped my mind for time being.
I also picked up some nice home made biscuits which were chocolate orange flavoured. These were beautifully flavoured and tasted excellent.
They do have an amazing selection of different food, home made or bought in. They sell fresh breads, fresh cheeses and milk, vegetables and fruits and every type of preserve I've ever thought of. I did think it was very pricey and we didn't take much cash with us which I was glad of otherwise most of the shop would have come home with us. I did however come away really inspired to make my own jams and preserves as everything looks so yummy. I have since been searching the internet for recipes and have strawberries and blackcurrants blooming in the garden ready for some jams.
I was very disappointed we didn't get to go to the cider and perry shop as I really wanted to try some of their real ales and possibly buy some as a present for my dad but it just means we have an excuse to go back next time we are down visiting. We are also looking forward to seeing a few more animals next time and hopefully some baby animals. We are going down again at the beginning of June so we will try to plan it so we can feed the animals or even give them cuddles.
Even though the weather was so awful, we still had a brilliant time. We will definitely be visiting again and would recommend it to anyone. It isn't just a place to take the kids, it's also a great place for adults to visit and try all their amazing handmade alcohols and foods sold in the farm shops. We all had a brilliant time and took lots of photos and plan to take even more when we go back again in warmer weather. I will still make sure to wear wellies as there are a lot of animals that just walk around freely and wouldn't want to step in any mess!
I've never visited such a lovely farm before and hadn't ever stepped into such a well stocked farm shop before. It was a lovely day out and we all enjoyed the food, the farm and the animals. Don't forget they also sell all the feeds and things for your own animals if you look after chickens or other animals in your gardens. There were sacks upon sacks piled up with feed and beddings in the front stores.
I give middle farm 5/5 stars for being a brilliant day and the staff were lovely and helpful to us.
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Sundown Adventureland (Nottinghamshire)
Sundown adventure land is quite a unique attraction. It is a children's theme park aimed at children under ten years of age. It is a place that has been going for some years. I have fond memories of visiting myself as a small child, so it is only natural to want my own children to visit the place. While in some ways it is the same place ... I remember, every time we visit there also appears to be something new to appeal to the more modern child.
The theme park is located in the village of Rampton, near Retford, in Nottinghamshire. It is quite well sign posted off the A1 so we have never felt the need to use anything other than brown tourist signs to get there, though the post code for anyone wanting to use sat nav, is DN22 0HX.
The best way to visit this site in my opinion is to plan your visit in advance. Tickets can be pre-booked online. We went on bank holiday Monday for my sons birthday, and a few minutes of buying tickets online meant we could save about half an hour of queueing time to get into the attraction by joining the special queue which had one family in front of us. Anyone with small kids will know how they hate being made to stand still when something mega fun is just meters away the other side of the ticket booth. www.sundownadventureland.co.uk is fab for planning your visit as you can see a map of the site, see photos of others enjoying the attractions, and find all the details you need such as prices and site opening times.
Arriving at the site, there is a huge free car park. We arrived at about 10:20 am when the site had opened at ten, and there were staff directing people where to park, and then another couple of staff helping the customers through the best way to queue to get in. Entry is free for under twos - for adulys and children, there is a charge of £11.95 per head. This is not cheap - our family of four paid £47.80, but I think for a whole day out with what you can do on site, it is worth it. It's not something you would do every week, so we were happy to pay.
Knowing how busy the site is, one of the first things that we did was try to get on some of the rides that you have to queue for before the wait time got too silly. Favourite ride of the day was the Boozy Barrel ride, which involves you sitting in a little barrel shaped boat going along a lazy river with a pirate theme. Prepare to get wet along the way. This was my eldest sons favourite ride of the day and we did queue a second time for this one.
Other rides are the Robin Hood themed ride which takes you past Robin Hood's merry men, a wild west train ride going past bandits, and a tractor themed ride where you pretend to drive the tractor along a track past farm animals.
The areas that I have always liked best feature small miniature houses that children can explore. Adults can fit in at a push, but it is not very comfy, and kids love to run around exploring these areas. The first one of thes is the Smugglers Cove. Here there are little shops and school houses arranged in a square. It can be a parents worst nightmare as the children can crawl around betweeen these houses, and you don't see them again till they pop up somewhere else. We were quite relaxed with this as we set the boundaries of how far they could go, but other parents were worried to death by losing site of their kids. Highlights here were a house with a slide to the outside, and a life boat that children can pretend to steer.
Other areas featuring mini-houses are: the very traditional storybook village - my favourite here is the house belonging to the seven dwarves with little beds and a dining table complete with dinner set for 7. I also quite like the witches house from Hansel and Grettle, and the cottage Jack and the Beanstalk lives in. Secondly, Toy Town. Here you can go inside the post office, or the fire house, or the dentists, or the butchers shop, or the garage. Some of the houses here are much better than others for the younger visitor. The fire station features a model engine children can sit in and pretend to ride. The garage has a car you can jack up to fix. The dentists shop was a little factual with questions on the wall to get you thinking like what foods are good for your teeth.
Another favourite of my childrens was the Shotgun City. Here there is a whole street of wild west themed shops. We liked going inside these buildings like the jail, sticking our heads through wanted posters, shooting up the groceries in the general store, and best of all, seeing how much the children were shocked by the dynamite blasting to rob the bank.
We also enjoyed our time in the fairytale inspired Lollipoppet castle. Here we could explore the sweetie themed castle and learn all about the tooth fairy, and see large giant vegetables growing. Personally I found this area a little hard going as it was very heavily scented of mint based sweets, and it was a crowded venue on a hot day, so we didn't stay overly long.
While we did explore all the little houses, my children were a lot more impressed by all the play parks that were there. Although repeating an idea, albeit with a different theme, they were happy to move between the different parks to see what they could find. Each area of the site does provide plenty of benches for parents to take a rest, so we were happy to let our children play where they wanted for as long as they wanted. The only negative, the day we visited was really boiling hot, and there was not much shade to be found in the play parks, and it did get a little bit too much in the hottest part of the day.
New this year is the Angry Birds themed park. All of the play equipment, even down to the benches for parents, had images of pig et al emblazoned on them. There is a lot of play equipment to climb and swing on in this area, and we went here a few times. Although new, the flooring was a bit uneven in places as though it has been water damaged or something, and parents beware here of the kiosk selling angry birds memorabilia.
We also really enjoyed a wild west themed play area, that featured lots of wooden play equipment within a walled fortress. There was an upper area to run around the outskirts of the park, and then plenty to play on, like a zip wire, and slides. We would have spent longer here if it hadn't been such a sun trap. There is also an excellent sand pit area, featuring a nautical theme where children of any age can have a lot of fun. It might be an idea to take your own bucket and spade for here. For parents of under 5s, there is a special play park for them near the entrance, with nice swings shaped like gorillas for even the youngest of kids to be able to sit in comfortably.
Another new feature since our last visit about 3 years ago is a huge indoor play area. It is one of the biggest I have ever seen and we have frequented a few over the years. Even on such a hot day, we did go in here to escape the searing heat for a little while during the hottest part of the day. My kids would have stayed here a lot longer as it was hugely enjoyable for them, but we kind of felt it wasn't really what we had gone there for, though on a wet day, I can imagine we would wlecome it. It is a great addition to the smaller indoor play area in the Shotgun City cafe.
There are large and clean toilet blocks located at a few strategic points through the park, such as near the entrance and within the two cafes. These can get a bit busy, but were always well stocked. The site is not that big that you ever felt too far from the nearest one.
There are also cafes and kiosks throughout the park, though not all are open all year, only in high season. We made full use of the cafe near the entrance to buy an ice cream, though we took our own packed lunch to eat. however, prices are quite reasonable - you are looking at less than £3 for a meal like burger and chips. We have eaten at the cafe on a previous visit and found that it was tasty enough, just very busy and hard to find seats to sit at within the cafes. However, there are plenty of benches and grassy areas to sit at to have a picnic if you wish.
Previously we have made a special effort to visit the site in the run up to Christmas when they have a special Santas Sleigh Ride and a chance for seeing Santa or the White Snow Queen. It can be quite good fun to go at this time of year as there are lots of decorations up everywhere, and carols playing, though it is the sort of site that can be bitter cold at this time of year.
I still find this quite a magical site for kids. Ours loved the freedom when we could let them explore all these special little houses. I think the attention to detail is amazing. On a nice day, it can get really busy, but we never had to wait too long to get on anything other than the rides. I find the staff to be really helpful, and I was super impressed by the low prices within the cafes and kiosks. Most places choose to make these really high to make their money, but here it was very affordable. I love how every time we go back there is something new to see, keeping it feeling fresh, but still retaining some of that magic that has kept it going for so many years. I also think there is a good mix of themes throughout the park to appeal to both boys and girls. My kids were not tempted by the cinderalla pumpkin carriage or the yellow brick road from Wizard of Oz, but they loved the Angry Birds park, and the pirates and cowboys.
It might seem pricey, but we were on the go for a whole 6 hours while we were there, and our children absolutely loved it. I think it says something when the kids ask if they can go back again within days of their last visit.
This is a great day out while your kids are young enough to be awed by it. Ten is definitely a good upper limit, and we wouldn't take our kids there past this age limit.
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Theme Park / Zoo National
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