We wanted to make the most of our summer holidays and in the final week we decided to go to Twinlakes which isn’t too far from us.
And there was an online sale of 35% off tickets.
Twinlakes is in the East Midlands and states that it is the ‘No 1 all action, family, tourist attraction, providing great days out, where the fun never stops!’
There are rides, a farm and a short scenic train ride around part of Twinlakes.
Bee got in free, and that was because of her height. She basically could not go on anything, not even with a parent with her. So she only really got a ride on the train. However there are play areas for children under 5 so she managed to have sun fun on the climbing frames and slides. She also liked the sandpit area.
Munchkin got to go on most of the rides, well the rides she wasn’t afraid of, and I got dragged onto the roller coaster and the pirate ship. If you are looking for a park with masses of rides then this probably isn’t the place for you, especially if you have older children who are after the thrill seeking rides. The main 3 big rides are the pirate ship, rollercoaster and the log flume. We decided not to get wet, plus the queue was pretty long. However, there is plenty to keep you occupied throughout the day.
The large slide was a disappointment. It is one of munchkins favourites and she rushed to take a mat to slide down with…..however it was not slippery at all and she ended up having to drag herself down with her hands. Everyone was looking disappointed as they got to the end.
There are also a couple of indoor sections with small fairground type rounds like a small wheel for the younger children and swings. These include soft play areas so there is plenty of variety at Twinlakes and enough to keep children entertained.
There is a new waterpark at Twinlakes. Ideal for the hot summer days! However, we didn’t take the girls swimming costumes so we avoided it, plus it wasn’t a particularly hot day on the day we went.
In all honesty my favourite part was the farm. We were slightly gutted that we missed out on the lamb feeding. The lamb feeding was only available if you managed to get a token. By the time we arrived to Twinlakes, all the tokens had gone. We also didn’t attend any of the shows, which included a bird display, but this is only because we have seen most of them before.
One of the complaints I have is the food. I feel it was overpriced but my major moan is that you were only able to get a fizzy drink with the kids meal!! My girls don’t drink fizzy at all, the eldest by choice now as she says she doesn’t like it. So my hubby got the drink and drank it himself. There are plenty of areas to sit and eat so will definitely be taking a picnic if we go again.
The girls look like they are having a lovely time. We have something very similar to this here in Cornwall that the kids adore, however like you I find the food a let down and very unhealthy and always take a picnic. That aside it looks a fun family day out at Twinlakes with the rides and the farm to entertain; a real holiday treat. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.
So many places are let down by the food and drink – overpriced and junky – we always take picnics and flasks now having been fleeced too many times! Glad you had a good day in the end though! #countrykids
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It looks like you had a fantastic day out! So much to see and do. It is a shame at places like this have such over priced food…
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It looks like there is a lot to do there. I must admit I only take picnics places now as I end up ever increasingly disappointed at the range of kids meal, the quality and the prices of food in most of the days out that are themed at kids.
I am glad it wasn’t all bad and you are considering gong again. It’s annoying when you think a slide will be fast and you just get stuck. Next time it will be better with the swim stuff too I am sure 🙂
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The girls look like they had a great time, completely agree about the fizzy drinks with the children meals, what a let down.
For younger children I would recommend Sundown Adventureland near Retford. It’s designed for children under 10 so they can go on all the rides. There’s also several play areas with climbling frames plus two indoor soft play areas (all included in the price). I always take a picnic and there are lots of areas to sit down.
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Wow that looks like an amazing place. I also take picnics everywhere and never buy food out as it is over prices and usually poor quality
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Too bad about the food prices…I hate that!
Looks like you all had a fabulous time, my kids used to love going to farms and I have very fond memories of it. Thanks for sharing xxx
Dont know that place but does look very good for the kids.
It looks like there is lots to do, we would love the farm section. We need to start taking our own food, as it can be such a rip off x
We took our 3 boys to Twin Lakes earlier on this year too. Lots of fun!
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The small people looked like they had a great time x
I’m yet to write my review on Twinlakes but I wasn’t that impressed really.
Lovely pics xx
they look like they had a lovely time
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What a lovely place to visit, especially for little children.Some nice photos, your little ones are really enjoying the place.
Sounds like a lovely day out. Your little girl looks like a natural on a horse 🙂
Looks fantastic! Hope I could grow back into a kid just for a day…
This looks like such a lovely place to visit! x
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