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Landmark Theme Park Carrabridge - Fun for all the family
Landmark Forest Theme Park (Carrbridge)
Member Name: kirstymc
Landmark Forest Theme Park (Carrbridge)
Advantages: Great day out for all ages and abilities.
Disadvantages: Expensive food.
I have recently been on a family holiday to Inverness, the age of the people in our party ranged from 2-82 years old so as you can imagine we thought we would find it difficult to find a place to go that would suit everyone. After browsing through the local brochures at the cottage we were holidaying in we stumbled upon Landmark Theme Park located in Carrabridge.
Landmark Theme Park is not a theme park in the traditional sense in that it is not all about big thrilling rollercoasters and rides, it is more about getting active in the forest.
I have to say this is a brilliant day out for all of the family and is great value for money (prices at the end of this review). There is plenty to do for all ages and abilities. The whole park is quite small meaning the activities are close together all of which are supervised by experienced staff who I found were very helpful.
For the little ones.
The youngest member of our party was my niece who is only 2 years old. She had great fun on the mini cars (which do cost an extra £1) and the giant climbing frame Ant City.
For the kids.
In our party were my nephews who are aged 7 and 10. They absolutely loved getting harnessed up for a fun rope adventure in the forests trees known as Tarzan Trail, the climbing wall and sky dive (a platform that you basically jump from after a telegraph pole climb). There are also 3 large water slides in the park which you travel down in a dingy, each of which they went on at least 5 times. There is also a small rollercoaster which is suitable for anyone over the age of 6.
For the adults.
All of the adults in our party had great fun on all of the same activities as the kids although I have to admit we were a little less daring. In addition to this there is also an adult rope trial in the trees which is very challenging but great fun.
My grandad is 82 years old and has difficulty walking so we were concerned he would be confined to watching everyone else have fun. However this was not the case and he had a brilliant time. There is a great maze built on wooden pathways that is easily accessible and looks a lot easier to figure out than it actually is. There is also a walk through the ancient forest, again on wooden pathways. The route has regular information boards about the forest and its celebrity resident the red squirrels. If you do not spot a squirrel on your way through the walk there is a feeding area at the end where there is all manner of birds and the illusive squirrel. The latest addition to Landmark is the brilliant Bamboozeleum. The Bamboozeleum is a museum that is full of optical illusions, heat sensitve cameras and a great photo booth which can transform your image from ape to adulthood.
I have to say this is the only thing that let the park down. There are two places to eat on site and like most theme parks the food prices are extortionate. There is the usual fare of hot dogs and burgers - they were all fine except for my cicken burger which was completely inedible. That said some of our party opted for soup and a bun which was very nice and much cheaper than the other options. There are loads of picnic benches so I would definitely recommend taking a picnic.
I really cannot recommend Landmark Theme Park and their friendly staff highly enough. It is a brilliant day out that is very reasonably priced there are discounts for families and booking a week ticket which I would really recommend as the kids wanted to go back as soon as we left. It was great to drag the kids away from their PSP's and see them really enjoy the great outdoors whilst getting a bit of fresh air and exercise ourselves. There is something for everyone and I also found that despite being their in August at the height of the kids holidays there were very few queues.
Website - http://www.landmarkpark.co.uk/
Adult Child Senior
Nov - Mar 4.10 3.05 2.95
Apr - Oct 12.60 10.50 9.95
Nov - March 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sept - October 10.00am - 5.00pm
April - mid July 10.00am - 5.00 or 6.00pm (see local notice board for time of closing)
Mid July - late August 10.00am - 7.00pm
Summary: Enjoy a great day out in an ancient forest.
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