Toddler friendly theme park

If you’re looking for a toddler friendly theme park, why not try the Robin Hood Wheelgate Park north of Nottingham? We’ve found that many theme parks are not geared up for such little ones and so it was great to discover Twinlakes sister site had so much to offer our preschoolers.

Visiting just before the start of the school holidays meant we benefitted from the off peak pricing and I paid £9.99 to get in. My twins have such a height discrepancy that I only needed to pay a fiver for Jess (95-108cm) and Emily got in free (under 95cm).

One of the main attractions was that it’s a great size for little legs to explore. Some bigger parks may have more to offer but rides and areas are often spread out so toddlers will quickly tire from all the walking. At Wheelgate, you can see most of the areas from the centre of the park and it’s no more than a couple of minutes walk between each zone.

Jess riding alone

As you enter there is a great little train which is a perfect first ride to give you an overview of what there is to see and do. Because Emily was under the height limit for some of the rides, we mainly stuck to the attractions she could go on. Jess did try out one ride alone but I felt guilty making Emily stand there and watch. Even with just the smallest rides, there was still plenty to do across all six zones.

We enjoyed the vintage carousel and the girls had great fun exploring the mini village with tiny two storey houses and shops. The animal adventure zone was a great hit especially as in the reptile house they had the chance to hold a snake. After a picnic lunch, we headed indoors and while the little ones burnt off energy in the enclosed toddler soft play, I had the chance to grab a hot drink and relax for a few minutes.

Other highlights included the mirror maze, palm tree twirler swings and mini pirate ship. Knowing that the danger nap on the drive home was almost unavoidable, we left about three but there was so much more to do. On a hot day, the wet and wild water park would be amazing and it’s a shame we didn’t manage to get over to the falconry centre as I know my girls would have loved that too.

All in all, it was a great day out and I’d love to go back. Click here to take a look at their website. Have you found another toddler friendly theme park? I’d love to hear about them.

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Toddler friendly theme park

  1. I always loved exploring the museum when mine were little, in Melbourne we have a fantastic Museum that has a great interactive kids section, the zoo was always great too. I am not sure if you have a zoo near by but when mine were little it was great to get a yearly pass that way we could just do little trips and picnics rather than trying to force little ones to do it all in one day. Your girls are so gorgeous #Blogstravaganza

    1. We have only been to the zoo once as it’s so expensive. An annual pass might be better so we can break it up like you said.

  2. This looks a awesome place looks like you had fun Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week for

  3. Ah a toddler friendly theme park is a great idea! Well done on your girls for holding the snake – that’s definitely the sort of thing I would love to do (and so get my little one to do with ‘mummy’s supervision’ haha!). Thank you for linking with #Blogstravaganza

  4. Aw this looks so much fun! We have something similar near us in West Yorkshire called Sundown Adventure Land but if we are near Nottingham I will definitely pay it a visit! #TriumphantTales

  5. Aren’t they fearless?! My little man had a snake around his neck at school a few weeks ago! This looks like a fab little place. Thanks for joining in with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again Tuesday.

    1. The just have no fear…their Daddyis alwaysvery keen for us not to show fear for these things as it rubs off on them. Maybe that’s why.

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