09 July 2012

Woodlands Theme Park - Review and Giveaway!



Woodlands is the largest family theme park in the south west of England and is based in Totnes, South Devon. Open daily from 9.30am there is plenty to keep the kids entertained for an entire day, if not longer, come rain or shine.

The HUGE indoor play area consisting of 5 floors, 57 slides and 2 ball shooting arenas will put smiles on your childrens faces even if the weather is miserable outside. There is also bumper boats, a train, dune buggies, several water coasters and lots more to keep you busy including several cafes for a well needed pitstop. There are plenty of animals to see with a deer park, reptile house and big animal barn. You can pick up a schedule upon entry and watch ferret racing too!

Picture taken from the website as I forgot to take any inside

A family ticket (2 adults 2 children) costs £64 but there are other family tickets available too if you have more children coming along and if you book online you can save 20% ! There is also the option of a 7 day wristband if you are in the area for a while and kids under 92cm go FREE!



Our day at Woodlands
We arrived at opening time and after paying we decided to hit the rides before seeing the animals incase the queues got bigger throughout the day. Jamster wasn't in the mood for the Sea Dragon Swing Ship but Minxy was very eager indeed... despite covering her face when the ride was in action she really enjoyed it! Next up the Mr and Minxy went on the Bumper Boats which looked like great fun, similar to dodgems but on water. Safety jackets were provided and they appeared to have a great time while Jamster and I played on a nearby dolphin play area.


We worked through the mirror maze, dinosaur farm ride, the coasters (our favourite), a submarine ride and a few outdoor play areas before stopping for lunch at the Love's Grove cafe. Prices were reasonable and portions and taste were good. The cakes were really yummy!


After lunch it started to hail unfortunately but after taking shelter for a while Minxy went on the Polar Pilots and the Mr went on the Avalanche ride which looked quite scary in the Arctic Zone! We went to the falconry centre, fed lambs, completed the commando course and visited some other play areas too. It was a fantastic day out and to end it all off the gift shop is fab with loads of great value items to take home - there is the opportunity to paint your own ornaments too.


WIN
Woodlands have kindly agreed to provide a pair of tickets for a days entry to only lucky winner! All you need to do is use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter before the competition close on 22nd July 2012. A perfect place to viist this summer!

GOOD LUCK!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
*We purchased our own tickets to Woodlands and wrote the review through choice. Woodlands are providing the competition prize.*

26 comments :

  1. Looks like a great park.. Although alot of the indoor play areas look more aimed at the younger ones.

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    1. This has areas for both little ones and older - great for all ages x

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    2. ahh ok .. thanks :~) x

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  2. WOW They all look fab! I love there parks!!!! The Avalanche ride would be my first choice though!

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  3. I have many happy memories of Woodlands when our children were young. We had annual membership and would be there more often than not on a Sunday in Winter! Do they still have the toboggan run? Definitely worth entering your competition for tickets to go and thanks for adding to Country Kids.

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    1. They do still have the toboggan! We unfortunately couldn't go on it at the time as it was too damp x

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  4. ooh toboggan rides! That sounds like a first choice for me!

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  5. Toboggan ride looks great!

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  6. The Bumper Boats look fun!

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  7. I know it;s not really for adults but I'd love a go on the ploar pilots :-)

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  8. We all love the water chutes and especially The Rapids Water Coaster

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  9. I have never been here before, would love to take my daughter :)

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  10. It all looks fantastic...the one that really gets ,my attention is toboggan ride.

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  11. It would have to be either the Toboggan ride or the Rapids water coaster!

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  12. The sidewinder water coaster looks right up my street - I love the classic log flume and nothing like a good soaking at the end of a theme park visit - it's almost like tradition! I have 3 children 1,3 and 9 and I struggle to find days out to suit all 3 and entertain us adults too lol - this looks like the perfect day out though! great post

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  13. sorry forgot to say emaila ddy is emma.l.sp@hotmail.co.uk

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  14. it all looks great, im not sure what the name is but the slide ride in the photos looks like something my oldest would love

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  15. I love the look of the Sea Dragon Swing Ship, not been to a theme park in years, don't know why? **fingers crossed**

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  16. kids would love bumper boats
    @yasmine041

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  17. That is really a nice idea. It's nice that they have thought about that kind of way.

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