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PETTITTS ANIMAL ADVENTURE IS FUN FOR EVERYONE
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park (Norfolk)
Member Name: KELLY170980
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park (Norfolk)
Advantages: NO LONG QUEUES, PRETTY, FAMILY FRIENDLY FOR BIG OR LITTLE CHILDREN
Disadvantages: WASPS IN THE SUMMER, AND WOULD BE DISADVANTAGE I THINK IF YOU HAD CHILDREN OVER 10 (ish)
Last summer myself, my hubby and two children went on holiday with eight of our family members to the Norfolk Broads , we stayed in a beautiful barn conversation and upon looking through their welcome pack there was a dozen or so leaflets advertising places to go for family's and children. One of these leaflets was advertising Pettitts Animal Adventure Park in Reedham.
The leaflet explained a little of what we were to expect and also had some great vouchers for 5 pound off the tickets, which was great, so I would recommend that you visit the tourist attraction office firstly and see if you can get any of these type leaflets with the coupons on, we saved a lot of money throughout our holiday thanks to these leaflets.
Anyway we arrived at 10 am and all I can say is from that moment until we left at 5 pm, we had the most fantastic day and every single one of us thoroughly enjoyed it.
The park is separated into all different parts and upon arriving and paying for your tickets they provide you with a site map to help guide you around.
Once through the entrance to the left of you is robin hood adventure playground which is great, my children absolutely loved it, my six year old son especially loved the zip line, and went on it about a dozen times, but our three year old girl whom likes to think she is a boy sometimes and loves copying her brother, well she tried the zip line, and although its was hilarious to watch, she nearly did a number two in her pants she was so scared!!! So I would recommend that little princess do not attempt the zip line as it does go rather fast and if quite high for a three year old.
We then went and checked out a lot of the animals, for e.g., the moneys and alpacas and the owls, which were absolutely gorgeous.
We had a bit of lunch at one of the picnic areas, as we made pack lunches throughout our holiday, not just because it was cheaper but also myself and my sister in law both like to know what we are putting into our children, and with all the excitement they were getting from the park itself, they had no need for any other extra e numbers etc.
There were lots of takeaways and food available to purchase although, we did not see many healthy options so we were happy that we had took a picnic, but would still be ok, its not like a hotdog once in a while is going to kill you. My husband however is not very healthy all the time and is also a right pig, and although he had eaten his picnic he sneaked off for a slice of pizza from there takeaway pizza hut and he said it was gorgeous.
After lunch we then attempted all the other rides, there was lots to choose from a pirate ship, the teacups, the tractors, the train, the cars, bumpy slides, bouncy castle etc etc and we hardly had to queue at all, I think the biggest queue we had was for the train and we waited less than ten mins, which to be honest in comparison with other parks like this, I think it was brilliant.
I think that was one of the best things from the day was the fact that our children went on lots of rides without having long queues as we do at other adventure places we have visited in our area, and they got value for money.
They had some great things for all ages in my opinion but I think mainly children under ten would enjoy this place the most.
There is a lovely gift shop and has many things at great prices, my children had there holiday spending money and they brought some great things at 50p-£1 like little wooden whistle, a ballerina story book, some sweeties etc etc and they got little pressies for there friends.
There was some other lovely animals to see in their petting areas, such as goats and miniature ponies but the best thing without a doubt was the reindeers, they were so stunning and my children adored them, my little girl was amazed to discover that they can run as fast as 40 miles an hour, they were so gorgeous and the children loved feeding them.
There is also a nice little area where there is a little house which inside has Santa Claus inside and a little toad stall village around it, we got some great photos round this area.
We also attended the bingo the clown and maxi mouse show which was shown four times throughout the day, was great, bingo the clown was really funny and he got the kids up on the stage and through lollies into the crowd etc, was a great laugh.
The only little thing I could say disappointed me slightly was the fact there were lots of bees and wasps around, the bins and my poor hubby got stung in the neck when we had just arrived, it blew up like a golf ball, but thankfully we had some stuff on us and he was ok in the end, but to begin with when it first happened we could not find any first aid facilities, im sure they do have some, but was not easy to find.
The toilets were really clean and very conveniently located round the park.
Was a great place and we all had a brilliant time.
Prices are as follows
2 years and under free
Children and adults 9.95
Senior citizen 7.85
Family ticket for five 38.00
Addition to a family ticket 8.95
I would recommend if anyone is near or even going on holiday in that area then give this place a try, you will not regret it.
Summary: Great place and we loved it, if we ever went to Norfolk again we would definatly go there again.
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