My Crazy Kids

My Crazy Kids

Monday 21 April 2014

Hatton Adventure World

On Saturday 19th April we had a family day out a Hatton Adventure World in Warwick.

This is somewhere we have not visited before so we were all really looking forward to it.
We packed the kids into the car, they obviously knew we were going somewhere but we hadn't exactly told them where, and start our journey.

We had a nice 50 minute drive from our house to our destination, the drive was nice and straightforward from our house straight along the motorway then follow the main roads through to Hatton Adventure World.

We arrived about 15 minutes before the park actually opened, but this allowed us to sort ourselves out and have a nice walk around the Hatton Village area of the park, the shops were closed at this point but the kids enjoyed looking through the shop windows to see what was inside, their particular favourite was of course the sweet shop.

Once the ticket gates were opened we made our way over to collect our tickets, at this point the children were given a hidden Easter bunny hunt sheet. Around the park were hidden Easter bunnies with different colours on them, once the children had found them all the would earn themselves a Easter treat.

Inside the park there is so so much for the children to do and see. We decided that we would have a half and half lead day to be honest, we knew what time things were on but at the same time we let the children chose what they wanted to see or do.

The boys decided they wanted to try out the tractor play area first. This is a lovely set up area where the children can play on the pedal powered tractors and ride them over ramps and through tunnels they can also pretend to full the tractors with fuel.


"Daddy I'm filling up just like you do" was my son's response to this.

Once they had finished playing here we went to see and hold some snakes. This was quite fun as the children got to see some snakes, ask questions about them and even go it to hold them.

Next we took the children on the adventure obstacle course which they really enjoyed and then mummy took them on the anaconda helter skelter which again they all loved.

After this we then took the children to the falconry show. This was really enjoyable for all because not only did we learn some interesting facts about barn owls but the boys got to go up and have the barn owl fly onto their arm.

Next we went to guinea pig village so the boys could hold and stroke the guinea pigs once we finished this we went into the next room which was the house of the snakes and lizards. In here was the 'new for 2014' feature Scales and Tails. Just like they had done earlier with the snakes the children this time meet lizards instead and again they really enjoyed this.


After this and before we went for lunch we took the children on the free fair. The children love going on fairground rides and when they are free so do I lol. A few of the rides mum and dad had to go on too merely to take L-A as she is too young to go on by herself lol.

As I said after the fair we went for lunch. For lunch we went to spinning jenny's restaurant. Here you get a good choice of hot and cold food and drinks in the self service style restaurant. The restaurant caters for adults and children alike with hot and cold food selections for each.

The food is reasonably priced and compares in line to other attractions and places of interest you might visit.
Once lunch was finished and we were all feed, the children went on the amazing indoor soft play area. This play area had loads to do, rope bridges to walk along, ramps to climb, tunnels to crawl through and even Super Slide Mania, three different slide drops one which you slide down in a sack. Unfortunately my boys didn't want to go on these as they were a bit scared of it and just wanted to play on the soft play part.

After lunch we went to pan for gold at the Great American Gold Rush Gold mining site. Here the boys and mummy pretended to pan for gold and they collected gold nuggets which they exchanged for a gold medal. The boys were proud of their medals.

Our next adventure found us at Frisbee golf, as the title of the activity says its a fun game of golf but using frisbees instead of clubs and balls. The boys found this really fun, they didn't play by any rules but their own and run straight up to the hole cut out of each holes different character and just threw the frisbee through it which was fun to watch.

We next made our way to the sheep grand national, this was a really good bit of family fun. We all chose a sheep to back and waited patiently for the race to begin. The children peered through the rails eagerly awaiting the race to begin. The race begin and all of a sudden we had six different coloured sheep hurtling towards us heading for the finish line, between five of us we didn't pick a single winner strangely just like the real grand national lol.

Our last event, the one the boys had been patiently waiting for all day, was the Easter egg hunt. This was a started at the volleyball court where the children meet the Easter bunny who lead them to the field where the hunt took place. The field in question had hidden in it  somewhere 50 wooden eggs colored orange, blue, red, yellow and green. The boys had to find all five coloured eggs and in return they would get six mini chocolate eggs.

On the way out of the park the boys and L-A handed in their Easter bunny hunt sheet and in return they earned themselves and chocolate egg. This was a nice little treat for the children to leave with.
All in all I would say that as a whole family we had a fantastic fun filled day and would definitely visit there again.

The day out was paid for as a bloggers day out thanks to Charlotte from the PR department at Hatton Adventure World. This being said everything I have written and said about the attraction is of my own doing.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Saturday 19 April 2014

Little Fun Fest 2014

Date: Sunday 6th April
Time: 8.15am
Destination: Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, Altrincham

Our journey began at 8.15am, I say we were running ahead of schedule my wife on the other hand saying we're running late. 

Either way we got the kids in the car, made sure we'd got everything we needed and began our journey up to Red House Farm for our fun filled day at Little Fun Fest.

We hadn't been on our journey for more than 10 minutes when my youngest lad start, " daddy are we there yet?" "Daddy how much further?" "Daddy......" I interrupted him at this point with "no son, we're not there yet, there's a long way to go, we've only just got on the motorway, anything else you wanna know?" To this my eldest son replied " are we there yet dad?" I gave up and just carried on driving leaving my defenceless wife to answer the barrage of questions which followed.

We reached our destination, without any wrong turns or getting lost may I add, at about 10am. We we're greeted at the entrance of a rather large field by a young lady with a rather lovely warm smile (to say how windy and cold it was) who pointed to a spot where we needed to park. 

Park, I looked at the field and thought this is going to be fun. How correct was I. Shall we just say whilst all the Range Rovers and 4x4's were parking with ease I was being pushed, yes pushed into the correct parking spot.

Well we all suited and booted into our wellies and waterproof coats and made our way across a very muddy field to start our day of mass fun at Little Fun Fest.

Once we had looked at the days schedule to see what was on and where, we planned our day so that the kids didn't miss out on anything.

Meaning we had arrived so early and rides and stalls were still being set up we let the kids play in the sand pit and on the childrens play area.

The first show we watched was the opening show in the big top. A character called Derek ( Alex Winters ) and a character called The Mad Hatter ( Jem Frazer ) headline this show.


 The kids loved it, they know Alex from cbeebies and are used to him dressing up so when he appeared as Derek the kids found this very funny and enjoyable to watch.

Once the show was over we took the kids on the fairground rides. As these were free to go on all day long, it was a great little bonus to be able to say at any point of the day "come on kids who wants to go on the fair?". 

There were many rides for them to go on including the merry-go-round, pirate ship, go karts and bouncing castles. If the kids had their way they would of stayed on them all day long lol.

Whilst on the fairground rides we bumped into the lovely Eliza and her lovely family and our children and their two boys went on the rides together.

We then took the kids to the barn to watch Phil Fletchers puppet show, the kids enjoyed watching the show and to be honest the adult jokes in the sketch were funny too.


Straight after this we stayed in the barn so the kids could watch story time with Cat (from that Cbeebies show).

 Again the boys loved this as they were able to sit and listen to two stories being read to them and join in with the fun of story time.

Next show we watched was Jake and the Pirates sing along, this was lead by Alex (from that Cbeebies show too). Along with Jake from the Neverland Pirates they sang songs and had lots of dancing fun with all the boys and girls in the audience.


Our next port of call was the big top for the Mad Hatters Tea Party. 

Here Cat and The Mad Hatter entertained the kids with songs and games they were joined on stage by Dene Michael ( that bloke from Agadoo ) to sing a selection of his party song, which yes I'll admit to I joined in with lol.

We stayed in the tent and watched Dr Ranj in his traveling surgery show. The boys loved this as they love watching Dr Ranj on Cbeebies.


After this we were lucky enough to go to a special meet and greet back stage.

The children got to spend some time with Cat, Dr Ranj, various Disney characters and of cause non other then Alex Winters himself.

Once we had finished the meet and greet we made our way for the final time to the big top tent for the
dance off


 gunge tank time

 and song time finally.

Once again we had a wonderful fun filled day at little fun fest and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about going next time round. 

Not only will the kids have hours of fun but you will too, seeing their faces light up when they dance and sing along with all the days entertainers is well worth the journey to 

Little Fun Fest.

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