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Great fun for all the family
Author Name: Phil Cox
Advantages: Great fun for the kids, terrific staff
Disadvantages: Difficult if taking pushchair or kids of varying ages and abilities
Tree houses, adventure park, swings, story time, den building, slides, maze, zip wires; it doesn't get any better! We left our 16 month old with the grandparents as still a little young to benefit properly from what the park has to offer and meant we could both go around with the 4 year old as she needed reassurance and support for some of the bridges and larger slides. It's good fun for big kids of 29 and 30 too!
I feel it represents pretty good value for money, £13.50 for those over 105cm and £10.50 for those under (to reflect the fact they cannot go on the main zip wire - although there is a smaller zip wire for them to enjoy) - under 92cm are free. The staff were brilliant, the story tellers incredibly enthusiastic and great at getting the kids involved; our daughter went to all 3 stories that were told on the day and really enjoyed them.
We didn't take any food but wished we had as there are a couple of really nice lawned picnic areas as well as picnic tables and benches to use. And thankfully the whole site is non smoking and there are signs reminding people what a horrible habit it is. The people serving food were extremely polite and efficient and whilst the prices were customarily on the high side, they were not too dear and the food was of good quality.
My daughter had a lunch box for £4 included a small ham roll, really tasty apple (I know as she didn't want it), small bag of crisps, tube yoghurt and a carton of juice. Mineral water was £1 per bottle and a very nice egg mayo sandwich was £2.95 with a large bag of crisps 90p. Unfortunately we didn't realize there was a separate food outlet, which sold hot food and took card payments near the Slippery Slope (we should have paid more attention to the map!). Here you get a baked potato for £2.25 with each filling charged at £1. As I said not cheap, but good quality and to be expected where you don't have a choice.
Go here and not to Pettitts - see http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/ theme-parks-zoos-national/pettitts-animal-adventur e-park/1654574/
Summary: Thoroughly recommended!
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