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Great family day out
Gulliver's Theme Park (Milton Keynes)
Member Name: char2000
Gulliver's Theme Park (Milton Keynes)
Advantages: Good prices Good fun
Disadvantages: Food could be better
Gullivers is a theme park aimed at younger children, personally i would say it is suitable from 6mnths due to soft play areas up until around 12 years. There are 3 different gullivers around england, the one i am reviewing is based in milton keynes and is called gulliver's land, there is gulliver's kingdom in matlock bath and gullivers world at warrington.
My little boy is 3 years old and i can only think of 1 ride he isn't tall enough to ride on and that is the rollercoaster, generally they have to be over 90cm to ride but that generally requires an adult riding also but in my eyes is obvious, i wouldnt send him on a ride on his own.
Gullivers land is really easy to get to you exit the m1 at junction 14 and then follow the brown signs until you arrive. The parking at gullivers is free and the entry charges are £12.50 for adults and £12.50 for children 90cm and above, under 90cm are free and o.a.p's are £11.50.
There are plenty of toilets located around Gulliver's and they are reasonably clean which i suppose is expected when they are being used constantly mainly by children, there is also numerous places to eat at Gulliver's which include pizza, hotdogs, burgers, fish and chips and jacket potatos, there are also ice creams, doughnuts, waffles and cakes.
On entering Gullivers you are on the main street which features a carousel, the station to board the train, a theatre, under 5's soft play area, magical dancing waters, sweet shop and a coffee shop.
Lilliput Land Castle is the next area which as a large eating area featuring most of the food i stated previously they also have an enchanted forest which is indoors and you walk around and press buttons to hear things such as trees telling stories, there is also an indoor play area located here. There is also a fairy tale academy and a princess play area which i cant comment on having a little boy, then there is a gullivers travels ride which we dont really rate and a balloon ferris wheel which only goes round once.
Lilliput land is located close to lilliput castle and as a small kiosk to get ice creams and drinks. The teacups are located here which we love also the veteran cars, lilliput train station, a cycle monorail, music express where u perhaps sit on a guitar on go on whats like a merry go round but very slow lol, gullivers galleons which is exactly the same but in a boat and a fire engine where you have to put a pretend fire out............. we also love this one lol.
Next is Adventure Land which features the rollercoaster as i said at the beginning my little boy isnt tall enough for this so we havent been on, adventure land station is there, tree tops swings which are basically little swings that all spin round, there is a maze, a jungle river ride, a ball pit, some little bikes for children to ride on, some pretend animals in a cage that sing and a monkey climb.
Discovery bay features the much loved log flume and a kiosk to buy pictures of yourselves riding it, there is also gold panning, discovery bay station and a runaway train, discovery bay is also where during 2009 (hopefully it will get extend) you can meet dora the explorer and go diego go.
Junior Discovery cove is next, just above Discovery bay and i think it is new as we have never been to it either that or we just never got that far, sorry i can't be of more help there.
Last but not least is Toy Land which is home to the dodgems, minature golf (requires a deposit), face painting, another play area, the tug boat which swings you all over the place, a water maze which you do need to be carefull on as it is slippy and not attended, the mirror house and also 4 diggers which have a little ball pit so you can dig the balls up and drop them again, my little boy loves them.
There are around 6 different sets of toilets loacated around gullivers and also baby changing, and to be honest Gulliver's isn't huge so you can always find a toilet. It's just the right size for younger children and still leaves plenty to do. In my opinion it is a great day out at a very reasonable price and we are planning our next trip closer to christmas as santa and his reindeer will be there and it also snows everyday.
Summary: Will be back
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