During the school summer holidays this year we decided to take Jessica to Sundown Adventureland theme park. Unfortunately due to the miserable weather conditions that the summer holidays had thrown at us we delayed the trip on a couple of occasions until the weather was more agreeable.
This theme park, that is aimed at families with younger children, it is not really suitable for older children and teenagers. It is located near Retford in Nottinghamshire so we had about 2 hours drive to get there. Once we arrived we made our way into the spacious car park and into the park. The cost of admission is £11.00 each (adults and children over 2). However it's a little cheaper for OAPs and disabled guests.
|The market at Sundown Adventureland|
- Smugglers Cove
- Captain Sandy's Play Cove
- Crash Landings Play Area
- Sunny Down Farm
- Story Book Village
- Noahs Ark Under Fives Play Area
- Lollipopet Castle
- Toy Town
- Pirate Adventure
- Shotgun City
|Captain Sandy's Play Cove|
|Trying to keep dry on the Boozy Barrel ride was hard work|
Next stop was the Boozy Barrel Boat Ride via the Pirate Adventure. You get into a floating barrel and travel through a winding river, trying to avoid the jets of water that are fired towards you at various points on the ride. Although we only went on the ride once I imagine some people go on several times as it seemed quite popular.
|It was back to the days of the wild west at Shot Gun City|
|For those of us with a sweet tooth there's Lollipoppet Castle|
The next step of the adventure was the Robin Hood Ride which is a train ride through a themed area depicting things associated with the life and times of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest. Next door to this ride was Sunny Down Farm, which was a farm yard with all kinds of farm animals (the animals are only models, they are not real animals).
|Jack and the Beanstalk at the Story Book Village|
- Goldilocks & the Three Bears
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Hansel & Gretel
- Snow White
- The Three Little Pigs
|'A'hoy There' It's Smugglers Cove|