Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland, Retford: Hours, Address, Sundown Adventureland Reviews: 4.5/5

Sundown Adventureland
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
“Come on kids, there’s lots to see and do. Your adventure is just beginning!” Bet you’ve never heard a goat yodel or a potato talk, but you will at Sundown Market, and with your help all the animals in the musical pet shop will join in the chorus of their very own song. Explore the Rodeo Corral Indoor Play Area and climb aboard the Rocky Mountain Railroad, but hold onto your hats folks, those pesky bandits are popping up everywhere. Be careful not to wake the dragon as you enter the Lollipoppet castle with all its smells of candy. Then its on to the Tractor Ride for a trip around the countryside before talking to the animals on our Animated Farm. Grab those bows and arrows and climb aboard the Robin Hood Ride to join Robin and his merry men as they travel through Sherwood Forest. Then its onto Crash Landings – our fantastic four storey indoor play area and cafe, climb and explore the jungle where you may get a surprise from a cheeky monkey or a slippery snake. Run, swing and play in our bright and colourful Angry Birds Activity Park. Take a spin on the Okie Yolkie ride and bounce along on the Giddy Piggies ride. Don’t Forget to sing and dance along with the Monkeys at Monkey Mischief. Ahoy there! Time to take to the Jolly Pirate Ride – but you better watch out, for who knows were those wicked pirates are lying in wait with a surprise or two! Don’t forget your buckets and spades – you’ll need them in Captain Sandy’s Play Cove. But no one can be scared of the delightful little friends whose lovely scenes lead us through the seasons on to the magical Sleigh Ride through Santa’s traditional winter wonderland, hey, what's that reindeer doing in bed?! when your ready for a break, take the kids for a snack or a treat in one of our cafes or shops where there are lots of goodies available. Also don’t forget, we’re open at Christmas, so come along and ride our fantastic night before Christmas ride before visiting Santa in his Lovely home and receive a free gift for all children aged 2 to 10 years .
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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WhiteRose222
Leeds, UK13 contributions
Excellent for younger children
Nov 2021 • Family
We visited yesterday and had a fantastic time with our 4 year old. We were there 5 hours and didn’t have time to fit everything in. It has lots for under 10s with various playgrounds/activities. There are also a couple of rides. Staff were really friendly. The only thing I would recommend is for those visiting for the Santa experience: book a morning slot, as by the afternoon the queue are long and with our 2.00pm slot it was nearly 3.00pm by the time we had got through the queues and the ride to get to Santa.
Written November 21, 2021
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Kayla B
United Kingdom6 contributions
Good theme park
Aug 2021 • Family
I like this place. It’s okay. It’s a good place for little ones. A lot of places to play. Funny for kids.
Written November 16, 2021
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Adam B
Lincoln, UK8 contributions
Always a pleasure
Oct 2021 • Family
Despite turning up in the driving wind and rain this morning we had a lovey time.
The only note of caution - avoid the ostrich ride if you’ve recently had a vasectomy.
Written October 31, 2021
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MissGunn
United Kingdom11 contributions
Cheap ( ish ) and cheerful
Oct 2021
We had a lovely day during half term with our 6 year old son.

The rides whilst a little repetitive ( really need 2/3 more ) was good and he enjoyed himself.

Biggest queue was about 15 mins and that was during half term on a dry day so really it bad at all.

Overall would recommend but a few points to note.

Food: restaurant facilities could be improved was very busy and long queues. Need more food outlets especially during busy periods like school holidays. Also no choice but to queue inside would have much preferred to not be during Covid times. A food truck Style operation would be better.

Staff: only one guy today took the time to interact with our son and other children, the rest looked disinterested and hardly said a word or like one just sang out loud to himself. Just a friendly chat makes all the difference.

Some of the houses smelt musty and paint etc was fading so places looked tired.

But biggest of all was sign posting!!!

Please sign post better! The map was useless and we really felt if you had clear sign posts and numbers on the different sites we could have found places quicker!
Written October 28, 2021
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John C
Sheffield, UK222 contributions
Another successful visit
Oct 2021 • Family
I've just spent a day at Sundown with my 2 10 year old grandsons & 7 year old granddaughter, & we all enjoyed ourselves very much. The rides are a bit tame for children of their age, but there are so many great play areas, such as Fort Apache & Smugglers Cove, that they had a really fun time charging around while I sat & pondered the meaning of life

The Halloween trimmings were imaginative, & the kid's trail which culminated with a prize bag of sweets went down very well

The only thing I would like to see improved is the attitude of the staff - there were a very enthusiastic pair of helpers running the Driving School, but many of the staff showed very little interest in engaging with their customers - perhaps some more exciting costumes would help

All-in-all though, this was another very enjoyable visit
Written October 27, 2021
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CliveCandy
Askern, UK99 contributions
Great fun to explore with younger children
Oct 2021 • Family
Really lovely visit with my four year old. Fantastic time exploring the park and, with so few other visitors there, we managed to get on al of the rides in turn without queueing. The rides are ideal for younger children - the egg cups and the pirate barrels were a massive hit. The play spaces are really good fun too, and we had several hours of non-stop adventuring. Not sure what it would be like for older children, but my son was asking to visit again soon as we drove out of the gates, so a win all round. The staff are really friendly throughout. Yes parts of the park feel a bit tired in terms of decor, but it won’t make a difference to the younger children. Good value for money too.
Written October 26, 2021
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Elle
1 contribution
Wonderful day at sundown!
Oct 2021 • Family
I don't normally leave reviews but felt compelled to after the WONDERFUL day we had. Everything was fantastic and the staff were so friendly. Our one year old had the best time and enjoyed all the rides and the massive soft play. There was plenty for us to do and we were kept well entertained all day.
We will definitely go back though, as there is even more to enjoy when your child is a confident walker and we didn't get through everything. It was just fantastic all round!
Written October 15, 2021
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NeilNo
UK23 contributions
Brilliant - so much variety and fun for kids, staff great, loved it
Oct 2021
Good:
- so much thought gone into this place to make all aspects of it part of the experience, you don’t walk anywhere without having something to see or do. The whole thing has been planned all the way down from the big details to the small.
- the staff were all really good and interacted with the kids, they are part of the the experience, such a difference from a lot of places
- it is well maintained and looked after, everything looked in pretty good condition
- lots of variety, everything themed, there is something for everyone
- the pirate area and Shotgun City are just so well done, so many details you miss if you don’t look for them
- it isn’t a place to just walk through from attraction to attraction, it’s a place to look all around all the time, lots of little things to see
- free map - not everywhere gives you that nowdays

Bad:
Nothing, I couldn’t really find a downside big enough to mention

To the family running this place - please keep it going in the way it’s run now, it’s so engaging and fun for adults and toddlers alike.
Written October 14, 2021
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Verity K
3 contributions
Amazing day to make memories
Oct 2021 • Family
Absolutely wonderful place. It's not as swanky as Thomas Land but it feels a lot friendlier and nostalgic. So glad we found this place now we have a child. Perfect day out.
Written October 11, 2021
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sinzuk83
Nottingham, UK64 contributions
VERY VERY Good for toddlers and young children !!
Oct 2021 • Family
Honestly, Thankyou! My two year old had a fantastic day. The level of thought into the park is fantastic. Easily the best day out for toddlers we have ever seen. You could easily spend a couple of full days here. I have nothing negative to say. Fantastic.
Written October 10, 2021
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