Wookey Hole - Worth £50 for a day out?

(18 Posts)
RandomMess Wed 14-Nov-12 18:37:01

Would be a stop off on the way home from Dorset/Devon...

The website and pamphlet makes it look tacky and weird especially for the cost...

Opinions please.

BettySuarez Wed 14-Nov-12 18:47:11

£50 for how many people? And what age kids?

Wookey Hole IS tacky and weird but it's a great place to visit - you could easily spend 4/5 hours there grin

RandomMess Wed 14-Nov-12 18:49:13

2 adults and 3 children 7,9, 10.5

Shall we just rename it tackey hole!!!

It wasn't worth that price about 20 years ago, that's for sure. Unless they revamped it a lot they are trading heavily on the lack of tourist destinations in that area.

Actually there are loads of lovely places to visit but in more of a cream tea with grandma kind of way

BettySuarez Wed 14-Nov-12 18:54:20

They will love it at that age grin

Maybe take a packed lunch to save on pennies as if I remember correctly, the resteraunt wasn't much cop.

Or you could stop at Cabots on way home for a treat depending on which direction you are heading in?

Nivet Wed 14-Nov-12 18:54:48

Tacky hell-hole. I wouldn't bother!

RandomMess Wed 14-Nov-12 18:56:56

Split of opinion where/what is Cabots?

ISeeSmallPeople Wed 14-Nov-12 19:00:33

Tesco is your friend.

do check, they used to accept tesco vouchers

RandomMess Wed 14-Nov-12 19:02:51

We are already away grin

Growlithe Wed 14-Nov-12 19:23:28

We went over the Jubilee weekend and didn't rate it at all.

The pamphlet and website really big it up to look like something far more impressive than it is, so if you think they make it look weird and tacky, then the real thing is definitely not for you. grin

RandomMess Wed 14-Nov-12 19:39:02

Hmm but wiill the kids enjoy it?

We wouldn't be going for us, we can do what we choose the rest of the hols I reckon grin

ByTheWay1 Wed 14-Nov-12 19:47:08

we like tacky!! was fun with our girls aged 10 and 11 in summer... Caves are good, tour is nice, outside walk through a fairy garden thing is crappy, inside mirror maze is great! as is the ball shooting pit... around 3 hours in total for us - oh and the ice cream is fantastic!!!! and the gift shop has some nice cheap pocket money level tat in it too..

RandomMess Wed 14-Nov-12 19:59:26

Sounds doable then smile

ISeeSmallPeople Wed 14-Nov-12 20:02:24

Take iPods/something with headphones/earplugs.

Ignore the terrible witch story.

The caves themselves are fantastic. Especially the last bit.

If you are already there raid every tea room for leaflets or the local paper. One will always offer 241.

TreadOnTheCracks Sat 17-Nov-12 21:26:44

I am going nearer to christmas. Does anyone know if there is anywhere to have a picnic inside?

Myliferocks Sat 17-Nov-12 21:29:15

We went once. Never again and we live locally!

RandomMess Sat 17-Nov-12 21:33:08

Due to appalling behaviour from the dds we're not going tomorrow, perhaps some point in the future I will face it with Clubcard Vouchers.

givemeaclue Tue 20-Nov-12 09:50:46

Weird and tacky is about right. Avoid.

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