Newest Review: ... we told some of the history. It was interesting. There was a circus show which I really enjoyed even though my kids wernt sat with me... more
Enjoyable day for my Family
Wookey Hole (Somerset)
Member Name: Karentay
Wookey Hole (Somerset)
Advantages: the soft play, the mirror maze, the circus show!
Disadvantages: Big Top Resturant and the old penny arcade
We visited Wookey Hole a few weeks agao while camping in Brean Sands. The trip from brean sands is about 30 Mins away. It is a nice drive too and is very well sign posted although there are some windy lanes on the way up to wookey so be careful.
Myself, husband and 4 year old made the trip along with two other adults an 8 year old and a two year old.
The price was £38.00 for the three of us under 2's are free. I found the ticket quite pricey before going in. Firstly there is a tour of the caves, its very dark and I would advise that if you have a small torch take it, also if you do not like small spaces this is not for you. My 4 year old loved the tour it gave a history of the caves and also the tale of the wookey witch! Also if you are a Dr who fan then you can see where parts of the programme was filmed. The ground can be slippy, I wore wellies and I would recommend this if raining, if you have a small child in a pram the tour would not be for you as there are a number of steps and narrow walk ways.
After the tour you came to an outside part with fairy gardens, king kong dragons and dinosours...bizzare mish mash but the kids loved it. Although when we went it was raning this is a perfect place for a picnic if nice. Then we entered a circus exibition with the history of the circus I found this interesting but can be boring for small children.
We then went into the mill where you can make paper, the children can become involved and this is very intresting. Walking through the mill there is a small cafe and a soft play area, this can become cramped so take care, the whole place really isn't pram friendly. The soft play was enjoyed by the children with us but as said it is really cramped and for us adults it wasn't really enjoyable at all!
Then there is a small walk to the mirrors, the children were not really fussed on this but I really enjoyed seeing myself tall fat thin and warped. There is also a mirror maze, take care with the children if doing this as it can be danagerous but my little one loved it!
There is an old penny arcade - one word pointless its full of old machines that you have to change your money into old pennies to use
Food I would advise to take sandwiches, the big top resturant was overpriced and the food we had was awful so was the service the lady serving was verging on the point of rude avoid if possible.
The circus show was amazing, my four year old was so amazed, it contains children who train two hours a week in circus skills. There was trapeze artists, hoola hoop tricks, bike tricks, balancing acts and lots of other skills. The children are so talented and we were all astounded at their level of brilliance!
We visited the shop as always overpriced but there are some lovely little trinkets but you need a big bank balance to get any.
Summary: Good value for a rainy day when in somerset, avoid the resturant its yuck
More reviews in the field of Theme Park / Zoo National
- Not bad, but expensive
- Surviving Jigsaw's Roller Coaster
- Drayton Manor - Probably better if you take the kids!
- A day at the farm
- For rich lego-kids who want to have fun.
- Never again.
- The adventures in Robin Hill
- We're going to the zoo, how about you? We hope you come too.
- Sealife London
- Brilliant for the kids!!!!
- White Post Farm Centre (Farnsfield)
- Hackney City Farm (London)
- Monks Park Farm (Yorkshire)
- Wetlands Animal Park (Nottinghamshire)
- Cattle Country Adventure Park (Gloucestershire)
- Tayto Park (Kilbrew)
- Marine Aquarium (Lyme Regis)
- St Augustine's Family Farm Park (Gloucestershire)
- Dublin Zoo
- Merlin Annual Pass