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"Fantastic active day out for all ages!…"
We have visited bewilderwood several times over the last few years and each time have had a great day. I understand it can get very busy at times, but we have managed to avoid the crowds, and on these days it really is magical.
The adventure play areas are brilliant and both my DS (6) and DD (3) had a great time exploring. DS was able to go on all the zip wires and big slides, and DD loved 'Toddlerwood' and the zip wires for smaller children. I found myself racing my DS down the slides and crawling through tiny tunnels with my giggling DD. Meanwhile DH competed against DS in a zip wire race and tried his hand at wobbling the children off the wobbly boards. It really was a great family day.
We have also attended one of their special halloween events - very magical, and I would recommend it to everyone.
Friendly staff, clean loos, nice & healthy food (although a bit pricey) space for a picnic, easy to find, plenty of parking, nice gift shop...what more could you want (appart from a nice dry day to enjoy it all!)Read moreLess
"Great for burning off energy…"
We all love Bewinderwood. Great for enjoying the outdoors, den building, tree houses, slides and climbing and a boat ride. I think this was the hightlight of DDs holiday,. in fact we have booked our holiday this year just so we can go back. Its fab if your child is 5 and above especially (we tried to go the year before and was advised against as DD was only 4)Read moreLess
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"Went here over the royal wedding weekend. This is by…"
Went here over the royal wedding weekend. This is by far the most amazing 'theme park' we have ever been too - though I hate Legoland etc... so prob biased. Incredible tree houses and slides with warnings of '5 or 6 minutes wait'. Even though it is much smaller than you might expect it has a magical atmosphere - we spent about 5 hours there. Observed that the parents seemed to be having as much fun as the kids. The sausage baguette was fab - in fact the cafe's food was very good quality. The concept of the park is a madly genius idea - man owns large plot of land, writes a book about inventing imaginary world, opens 'theme park' based on book, sells shedloads of (self-published) book at park that almost certainly wouldn't have got a publishing deal. That said, great place, really sweet, highly recommend it if you're ever in Norfolk. Well worth the trip.Read moreLess
"Thought it was rubbish - loads and loads of queues…"
Thought it was rubbish - loads and loads of queues and overpriced food!Read moreLess
"A really fun place with a lovely mix of physical…"
A really fun place with a lovely mix of physical stuff (zip wires, playground) and imaginative, explor-y stuff (boat rides, spotting the Twiggles' houses). And best of all, from our point of view, a brilliant wood full of logs and big branches, where you can run around building dens, and generally going native, for hours!Read moreLess
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"Bewilderwood is a treetop adventure on a massive scale and…"
Bewilderwood is a treetop adventure on a massive scale and the marketing department have done their job very well!
We went during the school holidays on a grey day and my children did enjoy themselves. My eldest (5) was into everything and went up every ladder, down every slide and on every zip wire there was. My youngest however (2) was somewhat restricted on what she could go on.
The main points I would urge anyone to consider when going there are the following:
If you get there first thing in the morning and spend the whole day there you get much better value for money. If you just turn up for the afternoon then it is very expensive.
Entrance fees are on a height basis - my 5 year old paidRead moreLess
"This is an adventure playground on a large scale. Set…"
This is an adventure playground on a large scale. Set in woodland it is based upon a fairytale, with a character/story theme present throughout. There are zip wires, climbing frames, drop slides etc There are areas suitable for toddlers right though to 11/12 year olds (infact lots of adults were wizzing down the zip lines!).Read moreLess
"Amazing breath of fresh air. I had my god-children with…"
Amazing breath of fresh air. I had my god-children with us for the holidays and ALL the attractions we had been too that fortnight were electronic, flashy lights, noisy... and the trips to the beach were wearing thin.
Bewilderwood is amazing to look at - tiny Twiggle (elf?) houses perched in the trees, daft signs, interactive storytelling where the kids were invited to dress up and get on stage, a Crocklebog lurking in the lake... All with huge trees towering over it, so pretty sheltered even when it rained at lunch.
Then there was all sorts of outdoor fun - huge tree houses linked by high up walkways and bridges, big slides, zip wires, and smaller version for the toddler with us, though he was allowed on most of the bigger things too. One patch was set aside for them to build their own tree houses (well, log lean-to's) and they spent their last hour there (toddler fell asleep in it).
Us grown-ups absolutely loved it too- it was such a magical but natural environment, made me all nostalgic for the Enid Blyton Faraway Tree books I worshipped as a kid. We hadn't read the Bewilderwood books (the park was based on them I think) - it seems local kids often get them to read in school - but even without that the kids, aged 3, 7 and 11 stayed and played all day.
We upgraded to a season ticket as after 3 visits, the ticket for the whole year had paid for itself. And we went twice that week and will when they are back in summer.
Definitely a place to go, just amazing.Read moreLess
"Bewilderwood is a magical, fantastic place to take your kids.…"
Bewilderwood is a magical, fantastic place to take your kids. My three year old loves it, as do his older cousins (6 and 8) and all the grown ups.
Its a 'theme park' based around the books of a local author, and is essentially loads of tree houses high up in the trees, with zip slides, normal slides and loads of bridges etc. Its all outdoors so definitely better in good weather, as its pretty much all under cover, you get good shade though so nice on very hot days too.
The food is good, icecreams lovely, and there are boat rides to go on too - if you ask the boat driver you might get a story out of them too.
Speaking of stories, last time we were there, DS started to get very tired, just in time for a 'storytelling' - we went along thinking it would be a book reading but it wasn't - it was a very enthusiastic and incredibly engaging lady on a stage, with boxes of fancy dress clothes, getting the kids to get up and take part, showing them how to stomp and make potions. Needless to say, DS loved it too and by the end, was no longer sitting down cuddling his mum, but up on the stage with his older cousins, searching for boggles and twiggles...
I must sound like I work there, I don't - I just wish that it had existed when I was a kid - truly magical!Read moreLess