Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Visit To Hatton Adventure World

Saturday afternoon we took the children to Hatton Adventure World in Warwick.
I'd been invited to take the children along to their Eggstravaganza event and to possibly test out their new laser tag attraction, unfortunately as my eldest is only seven I couldn't take him on it as the minimum age is eight, maybe next year we can test it out. Having said that we didn't let that spoil our day, especially as at their age they love chocolate that much that they much more preferred searching for hidden Easter eggs lol.

When we arrived at the entrance gates for the park the lovely lady in the booth gave us our wrist bands and gave the children a Easter egg hunt sheet, for the Easter egg hunt they had to find 12 promotional bunny rabbits dotted around the park, take note of each ones colour and when they had found them all hand in the sheet and collect their Easter prize.

We wondered round the park looking for the bunnies on the Easter egg hunt whilst doing so we took a tractor ride and learnt some interesting facts about Hatton park and the animals and wildlife that life there. We also went to see new born lambs and their mummies and chicks and their mummies too. We went in the scales and tails house and the children got to hold and stroke a bearded dragon and a blue tongued lizard.

Before we took the children on the Easter egg hunt we stopped by the bird of falcon centre and we saw a falconry display which was pretty awesome to be honest, the kids loved it, they asked the man lots and questions and they weren't even bothered by the sight of the falcon eating his chick for his lunch.

It was time for the children's highlight of the day, the part they were really looking forward to, the Easter egg hunt. We gathered near the volleyball court along with many other eager children to meet the Easter bunny and join him on his Easter egg hunt. Well once wed listened to all the Easter jokes and the health and safety instructions we made our way the the field containing the Easter egg hunt activity.

The children had to find five wooden eggs, a blue, red, yellow, orange and green one which they would exchange for Easter eggs. The children searched around the field looking behind trees and the many different obstacles within the field till they found all five eggs then they took them in to be exchanged for chocolate ones.

After all the fun off the egg hunt, we took the children to pick some daffodils for their Grandma which they really loved doing, they carefully picked them making sure they didn't damage any of them. 

As it was getting cold we decided to make our way indoors and let the children play on the indoor soft play area and giant slides whilst we had a much deserved coffee.
Once mummy had finished drinking her coffee she decided she wanted to test out the slide so took the children on it several times, it was so nice seeing mummy and the children having so much fun together.


Before it was time to head home we took the children to have a bit of chill time on the fair, they enjoyed going on the tea cup ride and lady bird ride with mummy.

We had a fabulous afternoon at Hatton Adventure World and can't wait to return possibly later in the year or definitely next year.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

#Wicked Wednesday

To be honest I don't really know what to say about this photo, randomly JR was trying to blow back up a squashed soft play ball.


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Laser Combat at Hatton Adventure World

The first outdoor pay and play laser gun attraction for youngsters and their parents has been launched at Hatton Adventure World near Warwick, in time for the Easter holidays.

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Called Laser Combat, the £70,000 laser tag game is expected to be a major attraction over Easter, said Adventure World manager Richard Craddock.

He said: “This is the first laser game of its kind, where you can just turn up without a booking and pay to play - we've trialled it on a couple of member nights and it was a huge success. The parents, especially the mums, were having as much fun as the kids.”

The games, which include Team Death Match and Capture the Flag, last 40 minutes and can be played with up to 40 children and parents at a time. This includes a health and safety briefing, getting kitted out with high-tech gear, dressing in army uniforms and being armed with MP5 style submachine guns.

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“The staff have been brilliant, designing and building the bespoke half-acre arena full of obstacles such as sandbags, broken buildings and crates painted to look like explosives” added Richard.

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Management at the park, which has until now primarily appealed to younger children, said the laser game had been introduced for children aged eight and above, and accompanying adults. 

Other recent attractions for that age group include a reptile house, an assault course and the new code-cracker game, comprising a series of riddles around the adventure park.  

Laser Combat will be available during normal park opening times (between 10am and 5pm) and is included in the entry price.

Notes: Laser Combat is only for children over the age of eight and more than 1.2 metres tall.

In addition, the school holidays will also feature falconry displays, fun fair rides, an indoor soft play area, a miniature JCB driving zone, children’s shows, a disco and the opportunity to meet farmyard animals. 

Visitors will also be invited to pick a bunch of daffodils to take home.

Hatton Adventure World is located just off the A4177 between Warwick and Solihull. 

For further information call 01926 843411 or visit

Added note these photos were sent to be used on this post with added consent courtesy of Hatton Adventure World. 

K Is For .... Koi Carp

I am linking this post up with the lovely Charly Dove and her 
wonderful Alphabet Project.

Last year we took the children to Alton Towers and they spent most of the visit in Cbeebies Land, whilst mummy took them on The Numtums ride I stood and watched this beautiful Koi Carp and others swimming around in the nearby pond, so for this week's letter.

K Is For ...... Koi Carp.

Well that's my K Is For .......

Stay tuned for my L Is For .........

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#Wicked Wednesday

This week mummy brought the children a ice cream as a treat.

Think that bit was a bit cold for
L-A lol.


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter EGGstravaganza @ Hatton Adventure World.

Our next event is fast approaching at Hatton Adventure World! We will be running our Easter Eggstravaganza from Saturday 28th March to Sunday 12th April 2015. 

Easter 2015 sees the launch of our BRAND NEW feature at Hatton Adventure World, Laser Combat. Over 8's can enjoy this exciting outdoor activity. 

Don’t worry there is still plenty going on for the younger children too with all the usual Easter fun for the whole family, from Easter Bunny Hunts to our Easter Garden where children can search for eggs to exchange for chocolate treats. 

Our full programme will be operating including tractor rides, bouncy castles, panning for gold as well as all the usual animals plus indoor and outdoor adventure play.

We are planning on going to Hatton Adventure Farm over the Easter Eggstravaganza period so I'll report back very soon on all the adventures we had on our visit.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

#Wicked Wednesday

Took this pic to send to  mummy from the kids whilst she was out the other night, didn't notice L-A's teeth clearly till after I sent it, but spooky I thought lol.


J Is For ..... Jailbird

I am linking this post up with the lovely Charly Dove and her 
wonderful Alphabet Project.

Back in 2007 my wife and I went on holiday to Walt Disney World in Florida.

Whilst we were there we went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and I dressed as a jailbird, so for this week's letter.

J Is For ...... Jailbird.

Well that's my J Is For .......

Stay tuned for my K Is For .........

Monday, 16 March 2015

Peter Rabbit DVD Giveaway

Hop into springtime with the first ever DVD release for the new Peter Rabbit animation series.

Beatrix Potter’s wonderful stories have charmed and entertained children for generations. Now fans can enjoy the brand new adventures of her timeless children’s classic Peter Rabbit in the first ever DVD collection of episodes from the new animated series.   

The Peter Rabbit – Tales Of The Start Of Spring DVD is released by Abbey Home Media on Monday, March 30th and is a perfect Easter gift idea.

Follow our hero Peter and his friends Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail on their adventures as they encounter real dangers, overcome obstacles and outsmart predators, all the while finding fun and excitement in the most unexpected places.  

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Based on the theme “Tick Tock Test”, the campaign starts on the 16th March.

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