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banned9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
OK the nights are drawing in, the days are getting cold, and I've had it up to here with ball ponds. So I said to the missus, 'its not raining, lets go to Clumber Park, sherwood forest near Worksop and have a picnic (in the car, still bl**dy cold)'.

£4.50 parking! and the entertainment value for the kids?.....0

They saw a squirrel! gee, great, no playground, nothing.

So I need places to go, anywhere in the country (if it doesn't help me, it'll help someone) with kids, that are enjoyable anytime of the year.

Please include costs, postcodes (for sat nav) and a general text on what going on there. :thumbsup:
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banned9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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banned#1
I'll start....

Place: Rother Valley Country Park in Sheffield.

Postcode: S26 5PQ

Costs: £2 parking, £1.75 per child for Adventure land

Website: http://www.rothervalley.f9.co.uk/

Stuff: Lots of water events all year round, bouncy castles and slides in the summer, great for walks and picnics. 3 play areas, 3 lakes and an adventure play area.
#2
http://www.kentattractions.co.uk/Lower_Leas.htm

Thers loads around Folkestone but I've not explored it all yet but highly recommend the Coastal Park.Its on the seafront lower down,near the the Leas Cliff Hall,don't know postcode,but its about 10mins walk from train station.Its free,lovely park and there is a nie little cafe and bar called The Mermaid or something nearby as well as picnic areas.

Just ask if anyone wants to see pics of the play areas,I've got a few on my comp.
#3
UltimoScorpion
OK the nights are drawing in, the days are getting cold, and I've had it up to here with ball ponds. So I said to the missus, 'its not raining, lets go to Clumber Park, sherwood forest near Worksop and have a picnic (in the car, still bl**dy cold)'.

£4.50 parking! and the entertainment value for the kids?.....0

They saw a squirrel! gee, great, no playground, nothing.

So I need places to go, anywhere in the country (if it doesn't help me, it'll help someone) with kids, that are enjoyable anytime of the year.

Please include costs, postcodes (for sat nav) and a general text on what going on there. :thumbsup:


I see you have satnav

[url]www.geocaching.com[/url]

Loads of places for free and fun for all including the kids.
banned#4
stora
I see you have satnav

[url]www.geocaching.com[/url]

Loads of places for free and fun for all including the kids.


Yeah but I want to know what places you've been to and want experience you have of it, good, bad, waste of time, worth the money!
banned#5
Another one I got is
Place: Clifton Park Rotherham.

Postcode: S65 1UF

Costs: Parking Free, Funfair £5 for 11 tokens

Website:

Stuff: They have a great park, roller skating rink (summer), ice skating (winter). A paddling pool, and in the summer they have a permanent fairground. For £5 you get 11 tokens and most rides for the kids are 2 tokens per person.

Oh and they have a great Fireworks display for Guy Fawks night
#6
Ill give you one,

What: Pumpkin competition
Where: HUKD Misc forum
When: Its started already, prizes up for grabs !
banned#7
saxo_appeal
Ill give you one,

What: Pumpkin competition
Where: HUKD Misc forum
When: Its started already, prizes up for grabs !



Yeah thanks Saxo, I saw that. I always get my 3 yr old and 5yr old to draw on the pumpkin. Can be anything, a face, a squiggle, whatever, done it since they could hold a marker pen. Then I cut that shape out for them. Should have seen the one last year that my 2 yr old did (2 yr old then, 3 yr old now). It was a mess, but excellent. So as soon as I do that I'll take a photo and post it.

I'll put an advert up in the pub for you
#8
Drusillas Zoo nr Eastbourne
http://www.drusillas.co.uk/

Fantastic place for kids, amazing playground, plenty to do inside if weather is bad.

Entry prices are a bit steep (I have a disabled child so we get discounted entry) but well worth it and if it seems a little expensive for a family of 5/6 then you can get Tesco Clubcard deals to help cover the costs.

We live in East Kent so it's a bit of a drive for a day out so we have always included a visit there when having a few days away in the Brighton, Hastings area (Staying in £15/£26 Travelodges - I know lots of people don't like them but we've never had a problem)
#9
saxo_appeal
Ill give you one,

What: Pumpkin competition
Where: HUKD Misc forum
When: Its started already, prizes up for grabs !



We bought our pumpkins today so hopefully we'll post pics tomorrow night!
banned#10
Place: Sundown Adventure Land

Postcode: DN22 0HX

Cost: £6.50 each Adults or Children over 2

Website:http://www.sundownadventureland.co.uk/map.asp

Stuff: A great adventure park land for ages 3 to 10 on a warm day you can take a picnic and it will really fill a day going round the whole park.
#11
3 smalll kids
3 loafs of cheap bread
1 riverside
5000 ducks , swans , sparrows

followed by ice cream and a kick around with a football

cost , 5 for the ball ,quid for bread , couple of quid for ice creams
banned#12
izzzzythedog
3 smalll kids
3 loafs of cheap bread
1 riverside
5000 ducks , swans , sparrows

followed by ice cream and a kick around with a football

cost , 5 for the ball ,quid for bread , couple of quid for ice creams


Yeah but after the five thousand, four hundred and seventy eighth time of doing that it grates a little, but thanks anyhoo :thumbsup:
#13
Ive got an uptodate book with all attractions where you can take the children. Its a fab book. I will upload some places when i find it:)
#14
Have you tried
[url]www.primarytimes.net[/url]
Will list (or should) events, indoor and outdoor, happening in your area. It's the website that accompanies the primary school mag of the same name (if you get it)
banned#15
Yeah I've got tonnes of find it sites like http://www.wherecanwego.com or http://www.enjoyengland.com/campaigns/family-fun but I would like to here of peoples experiences of the places they recommend.

Come on guys, I cannot be the only parent on HUKD that takes their kids out places....although most of the places I go are deserted some I might be.

So if thats the case how do you entertain your kids at home?
banned#16
Just dont bother with Legoland. Went again yesterday and queued an hour for each ride.

Going to Colchester Zoo next week, better value for money.

Anywhere where you can use Clubcard deals is an advantage.
banned#17
Place: Robin Hood Airport to watch the planes

Postcode: DN9 3RH

Costs: Parking £1 for every 15 mins!!!

Website: http://www.robinhoodairport.com

Stuff: We went here to do some plane spotting, the problem being that the terminal arrivals building faces the car park rather than the runway. Strange as you would have thought people that are awaiting an arrival would want to see the plane arrive!! So thinking it was a dead loss, and £3 later in parking fees we left without seeing a single plane.

However, when I was outside I heard in the distance what sounded like a motor racing race, so I went to look for it.

If you head here you can not only have a free of charge perfect view of the aircraft taking off and landing. But at the end of the dirt track is an excellent moto cross bike racing course. Just through the biffa skip site. Its free to view and park, an excellent track. The chap there told me they race Sunday and Wednesday every week.

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