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Where to go? Thinking of Tywcross Zoo or Flamingo Land maybe???

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Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 11:27:51

Trying to decide what to do tomorrow. Just me, Dh and 3yo DD.

So far our thoughts are probably Twycross Zoo.

Or the another alternative is maybe Flamingo Land.

Or somewhere else????

Anyone have any advice/recommendations one way or the other?


Janh Sun 29-May-05 12:14:34

There is a "Sheffield Mayfest" at Hillsborough Park or Noddy and Friends Bank Holiday Fun Day at Elsecar Heritage Centre (wherever that is!)

(From Primary Times )

Janh Sun 29-May-05 12:16:52

Sheffield City Council Family Adventure page

Janh Sun 29-May-05 12:17:07

Or there's Chatsworth or Hardwick Hall.

jampots Sun 29-May-05 12:17:12

Birdland is Bourton on the Water is fab and in fact BOTW is just lovely anyway

Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 17:57:19

Don't fancy the Mayfest TBH. Will be full of the local teens, and very busy.

DD is keen on the zoo at the moment, so looks like Twycross.

giraffeski Sun 29-May-05 18:47:47

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Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 19:02:38

Oh really? Drat.

Anyone know type of rides that are there, and height restrictions. DD is borderline 1m.

And found out that Twycross is too small for a full day out too.

Birdland I am assuming is all birds - which DH would hate.

And not keen on going round houses - and done Chatsworth Farm lots already.

So maybe back to drawing board.


Janh Sun 29-May-05 19:04:39

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield
Telephone: (01909) 569416
Imagine feeling the heat and humidity of a tropical jungle, with exotic butterflies and birds, ponds filled with fish and terrapins, snapping crocodiles, slithering snakes and spiky dragons. The brave can hold an owl or milk a goat!

Janh Sun 29-May-05 19:05:16

Gulliver's Kingdom
Temple Walk, Matlock, Bath, Derbyshire
Telephone: (01925) 444888
Family theme park for children from two to 13 years. There are over 30 rides including the log flume, roller coaster, carousel and lazy river. New for 2003 are the 25th anniversary celebrations and rides!

Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 19:05:50

Already been there too - and again would only take an hour or so max to go round. And I hated all those butterflies round my head!

Can't believe I am finding it so hard to decide.

Also done Eureka, Magna, Sundown/Pets Corner, The Deep, etc lots before too.

Janh Sun 29-May-05 19:05:51

The American Adventure
Pit Lane, Ilkeston
Telephone: (0845) 330 2929
This family theme park has over 100 rides and attractions, varied watering holes for the hungry and shops for the souvenir hunter. The perfect place to amuse the whole family with no over-long queues.

cod Sun 29-May-05 19:05:57

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Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 19:06:14

Will go and look at Gulliver's Kingdom on web.

cod Sun 29-May-05 19:06:26

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Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 19:07:06

No?! Was it at Chatwsworth or something?

Janh Sun 29-May-05 19:07:16

Gulliver's World

Designed for children.

cod Sun 29-May-05 19:07:50

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Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 19:08:35

Not sure if DH would be too bothered though, as just for children - no adult interest possibly.

Janh Sun 29-May-05 19:10:57

Hula, your original post could have been more helpfully worded -

"have already been to x x x "
"not keen on houses"
"hate butterflies round my head"
"DH hates birds"
"rides have to be suitable for 3-yr-old"
"there has to be interest for adults too"

etc etc etc.

Why not stay in with e nice DVD and some popcorn?

cod Sun 29-May-05 19:11:31

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Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 19:13:47

LOL! We are so awkward today - no idea why.

Looked at Gullivers and think DD would love it SO LONG AS she is allowed on most of the rides. Although she is only 3, she adores the rides - the bigger the better! Wonder if adults can go on them with her - which is what she prefers (being able to share the experience I guess).


Hulababy Sun 29-May-05 19:14:15

No swimming for me at moment. Dh already suggested that.

cod Sun 29-May-05 19:14:29

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Janh Sun 29-May-05 19:15:16

It's Bank Holiday Monday. Stay home!

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