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Waterworld, Stoke on Trent

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discordia · 05/06/2004 21:23

Just been to Waterworld for the first time today with dd (7) and had a great time. Just thought I'd recommend it in case anyone was thinking of going. Plenty to do for all ages. We were there four hours but dd would have stayed much longer!

Will now attempt a link.

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JulieF · 08/06/2004 00:21

I've not been there for years! I was about 17 I think.

Do you think it would be too old for a child around 2-3 years? I was thinking Dimensions might be better for dd at this age

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clary · 08/06/2004 09:50

Julie F - yes, i think you would be disappoitned with what there is for a 2-3 yo unless very brave. I went there with my under fives and felt it was quite frustrating as much of it is for older children and I had to keep stopping my tinies wandering off towards the rapids etc. I spose it depends how far away you live (we are 40mins away). However, yes, for a family with 7yo or so upwards I imagine it would be fab!

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gold123 · 08/06/2004 09:53

My sister always goes with her 2 (5&8) and always has a amazing time. I haven't been yet. Where do you all live then? if you are close to SOT - I'm in Stafford.

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Fio2 · 08/06/2004 09:55

JulieF, Dimensions is alot more suitable for a 2-3 yr old

Waterworld would be a bit rough for a little un

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discordia · 08/06/2004 13:56

A new family play zone opened last year and it's good for little 'uns. However, I wouldn't go there with JUST a tiny tot because it's quite pricey and you have to pay for kids from age 2. However, a toddler accompanying older kids could be kept amused while the bigger ones tried out more adventurous stuff.

gold123 - I'm about 30 mins from Stoke (near Derby) and about the same distance from Stafford. I pass through Stafford regularly cos my sil lives in Newport, Shropshire.

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Fio2 · 08/06/2004 14:03

are you in ashbourne discordia? I am guessing. I have just moved from Stafford

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discordia · 08/06/2004 14:11

Good guess, Fio2, but no. Am in a village between Derby and Burton. Love Ashbourne though. Especially cycling on the Tissington Trail.

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Fio2 · 08/06/2004 14:19

its not Newborough is it? I know someone who lives there. tell me to bog off LOL I love guessing where people live. I love Ashbourne too

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discordia · 08/06/2004 14:23

No, Newborough is West of Burton. I'm near the junction of the A50/A38, not far from the Toyota plant. Where do you live now, Fio2?

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Fio2 · 08/06/2004 14:24

in Kent feels a million miles away tbh. My Mum is still in Staffs, my Dad lives in Newborough but we have no contact.

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discordia · 08/06/2004 14:30

Sorry to hear that, Fio2. Hope you grow to like Kent.

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Fio2 · 08/06/2004 14:32

I have contact with my mum though, gosh it sounded like I dont see either of them! I do like Kent just feel a bit homesick from time to time, it soon passes

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JulieF · 11/06/2004 15:33

I'm on the Staffs/Cheshire border, about 5-10 mins away from Dimensions by car. Dd was supposed to go a birthday party there last new year but she was ill I think I will definately wait until she is older before we try waterworld.

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