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Mumsnetters needed to visit THORPE PARK Resort on Happy Height Day! NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Mar-14 15:42:56

We're looking for 50 Mumsnetters and their DCs to attend Happy Height Day at THORPE PARK Resort (tickets alone worth £196) and tell us all about it.

Here's what THORPE PARK Resort say: "We see so many excited kids every year who have just reached 1.4m and are now tall enough to have the ride of their lives. At THORPE PARK Resort we're championing this achievement with our Happy Height Day, and celebrating the moment these kids experience a whole new world of thrills!
Whilst we love seeing these kids giddy with excitement to ride on Stealth for the first time, with over 25 rides and attractions throughout the Park and with a new ANGRY BIRDS Land opening in May, there really is so much to keep the whole family entertained. And that includes those under 1.4m"

Of course THORPE PARK Resort is a day out for all the family and has traditionally been popular amongst older children but for Happy Height Day they are particularly interested in showcasing their thrilling rides and attractions to children who are at least 1.4 metres tall. As with all theme parks, rides are often, from a safety point of view, suitable for various height children. They have 11 rides and attractions suitable for children who are on or this height - the Extreme Thrills rides (here). So, if you have at least one child who fits the bill height wise and is up for a thrilling time, read on...

The event will take place on Saturday 22nd March at THORPE PARK Resort.

The chosen Mumsnetters will receive:
- 4 x THORPE PARK Resort Annual Passes: unlimited access to THORPE PARK Resort throughout the 2014 season, plus 20% discount across selected on Park retail and food outlets. (worth £196, annual pass terms and conditions apply)
- Gold Priority Pass on Saturday 22nd March: allows fastrack access to many of the rides and attractions
- Vouchers to buy lunch or use in the retail shops on Saturday 22nd March (worth £50)

Every family who attends the event day will also receive a Happy Height Day welcome pack and gift as a thank you for attending smile.

Those families selected will be asked, in return, to post their feedback on a thread on Mumsnet after the day to share experiences and also add a review to the reviews area on MN here.

All chosen Mumsnetters will also be asked to use their tickets again to visit THORPE PARK Resort for the launch of ANGRY BIRDS land - dates TBC.

We'd also love it if you could take a few photos of your day and upload them to the feedback thread. Photos may be used by THORPE PARK Resort on Facebook, their website and possibly on other marketing material.

Please note a maximum of 4 people per family can attend the day. Each family will need to make their own way to the park, as travel is not included, however there will be free parking in the car park for those who decide to drive.

If you'd like to take part please add your details here.

We'll be in touch with those selected on 14th March.

Thanks and good luck!

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Sat 22-Mar-14 22:07:01

Phew! We're home. Absolutely shattered but what a fab day. Met a few lovely Mumsnetters. Thank you to the one that lets us share her table when I needed a coffee break.

Oblomov, I think that was my DH & DD. They said they were chatting to another Mumsnetter but DD said she couldn't remember my name.

It would be lovely to do a group picnic on Angry Birds Day if anyone else fancies it. Hopefully it will be warmer so we can make a bit of a base with blankets etc.

Having a glass of wine now after a lot of driving, so my review and photos will have to be tomorrow.

TheHumancatapult Sat 22-Mar-14 21:20:26

We got our annual passes about 5.30 as was a lot calmer by then was a few Mumsnetters in there doing the same to.Ds3 has gone to bed with his angry bird but I keep hearing random voices from upstairs as talks when squeezed

glendatheveryexcitedwitch Sat 22-Mar-14 21:17:46

We left at 6pm and got home at 7pm with sleepy kids and tired feet!!!

Met a lovely mnetter while I waited for dh and ds at the bottom of the swarm!!

Saw lots of pink bags and smiled at a few but didn't want to seem like a loon also dd2 was hard to entertain as I didn't realise there was only the carousel for her to go on - she wanted to be out of the buggy exploring and climbing but we were dashing around here there and everywhere!! Dd1, ds and dh made the most of the rides and had great fun.

We went to eat but didn't realise most places were under just canopies and more outdoorsy so we went to Pizza Hut which was like a plague of locusts - rude locusts!!!

Did everyone get their annual passes today? When we got there Zoe said as it was busy get them next time we go??

FanFuckingTastic Sat 22-Mar-14 20:06:02

I was rubbish at finding other Mumsnetters, I spotted one nice lady at the cafe and our daughters ran around with their angry birds. We went on the same ride too. But I was having a hard time keeping the girl child under control and not melting down, so I found it hard to make conversation. Would be nice to actually arrange to meet some people next time for the Angry Birds visit.

At the end there was loads of you, but I was absolutely exhausted and my daughter was being miserable so I had to just get my head down and get to the car. Definitely going to bring a scooter next time. I did have someone at the gates recognise my walking stick and say hello, didn't catch your name though. Wasn't sure if introducing myself to every one as FanFuckingTastic would sound rude, there is a problem with the whole naughty words in real life.

I loved our day out, and will get to telling all about it in the morning after a long sleep and some painkillers.

MrsSippie Sat 22-Mar-14 19:46:46

Just got back after nightmare journeys there and back! Got hopelessly lost on the way and not much better home. Her. Alsonsaw lots of the bags, met LCHammer and shared a water ride with one of you grin sea all had a great time apart from me wussing out of any scary rides! Dd was braver than me and went on one with dh. Ds went on most of them but swarm broke down just as he was about to get on. Loved the fast track passes!

CheeseandGherkins Sat 22-Mar-14 19:38:28

Yes dd with glasses and baby had a pink long sleeved top on with blue bottoms and very little hair grin I think you must have been behind me, I wondered what baby dd kept pulling off from feeding to look behind me at grin. Should have said hello!

Nerfmother Sat 22-Mar-14 19:27:00

dd 1 with glasses? Lovely cute baby in pink? We sat in the middle of you and another mumsnetter who ordered burgers not that I was staring at people

CheeseandGherkins Sat 22-Mar-14 18:57:23

Oh and dh's just said we were at the bar and grill place so maybe not the same one!

CheeseandGherkins Sat 22-Mar-14 18:55:34

We were there around then, table 22. Pram with baby dd4, dh, me, blonde haired ds1 (10) and plumish haired dd1 (12).

Nerfmother Sat 22-Mar-14 18:13:11

Left hand side of the bistro, table 17, about 12.30 smile

CheeseandGherkins Sat 22-Mar-14 18:06:48

We've been back about 45 mins now, had a great time, they loved it! I saw a couple of MNetters and had a brief chat with one between the tidal one and another water ride.

Didn't see you at lunch but you said you saw me <waves>

Nerfmother Sat 22-Mar-14 18:04:53

We are back. Am going to name change for the feedback thread with photos. It was awash with bags and angry birds poking out! Lunch in the bistro had mumsnetters either side but no one spoke to me and I didn't want to approach them! Then one waved at me and I spoke to another one who replaced one table - like a conveyor belt !
Did point at someone in a spotty queue while waiting for Rush - hope you realised I was recognising you!

Oblomov Sat 22-Mar-14 17:57:33

And your dd is 12. And you have another dd, who you were with. Possibly 10?

Oblomov Sat 22-Mar-14 17:56:47

So if your dd was on swarm, with your dh, this morning. Then it was me your dh was talking to!! And your dd doesn't know your username, because I asked her!!

Oblomov Sat 22-Mar-14 17:55:11

Back home.
Saw a lovely mn'ers dh is the swarm queue.
Met LCHammer at lunch. Sorry fir rushing off.
Saw lots of other people who I was sure were mn'ers but was a bit too shy to say. Saw lots if the pink bags!!

Had the best best time.

booface Sat 22-Mar-14 17:44:09

Had a wonderful day and enjoyed chatting with a couple of mums netters! What a great day out. Don't think the huge rides are for me as I had to keep my eyes tight shut in the X ride…! But the boys loved it and up for more next time.

schilke Sat 22-Mar-14 16:13:16

We're home. Had a great time. Had to leave early as dh went and got himself a gig (how inconsiderate) and needed to get to the rehearsal.

Had a fab time. I spotted a mumsnetter near Logger's Leap. We'll be going back soon - only 30 mins drive from us.

TheHumancatapult Sat 22-Mar-14 14:51:52

I spotted at least one mn at calypso BBQ place .Were still here feeling be one of last to leave my older 3 are having a blast

Kormachameleon Sat 22-Mar-14 13:23:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

glendatheveryexcitedwitch Sat 22-Mar-14 10:54:02

Got here at just after 10 don't worry about kids sizes they're not measuring ours!!! Fab goody bag with ponchos and the gold pass is fast track on all rides all day!!! Kids are v pleased!!!

Oh and the sun is shining!!!

If you see me with my goody bag (I heart Thorpe park) wave or say hello!!!

TheHumancatapult Sat 22-Mar-14 10:13:52

its busy but got our tickets

CheeseandGherkins Sat 22-Mar-14 09:30:40

In the car! Hopefully there for around 10.30, might miss the opening queues then. Please no rain! I'm wearing a pink too and blue jeans, probably a photo on my profile actually! I'll be the one breastfeeding dd4 throughout the day grin

FanFuckingTastic Sat 22-Mar-14 08:37:45

DS is dead on too. He'd best not slouch, lol.

I couldn't get a scooter, so I'll be sporting my purple walking stick and purple scarf.

schilke Sat 22-Mar-14 08:16:54

Same as humancatapult - dd is dead on 140cm. I keep worrying though. Clarinet exam to do first....

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Sat 22-Mar-14 07:14:30

Morning all! See you in a bit. smile

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