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Review of Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Retford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: “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 .
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

we went with our daughter and grandchildren and was told it was a adventure land for under 10s so we went thinking we would be spending the day watching the grandchildren playing on swings etc .how wrong were we' brilliant i myself went back to being 10 the rides are excellent we returned at christmas and even though it was very cold all the staff dressed up in elf outfits .and the santa claus ride was a lovely experience but the best part was watching our grandchildren waiting at santas door waiting for it to open so they could go into santas living room and see santa and mrs claus .the present they recieved was also good. A great day was had by all and i would recommend sundown park plus the price at £11 per person is a really great price

Visited December 2012
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Holton Le Clay, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Perfect Day Out for Families”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a brilliant place for a day out with children of all ages. I took my two children there and they loved it but now it is even better. Park is split into sections, a cowboy and indian world, enormous sandpit, full sized play houses, ride on toys, playground, large indoor barn with soft play and adventure play, much more. Several reasonably priced cafes and plenty of picnic areas. My children loved it and my grandson loves it more. Excellent.

Visited July 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Took my granddaughter to Sundown Adventure Park in December to see Father Christmas. The park is for under 10's only and was amazing value at £11 per head. The park is something totally different for children and it kept her occupied all day. Father Christmas was a great experience which included a sleigh ride and a decent gift. I loved the canteen where you could eat you own food as well as buy food and drinks. There were no burger vans or other types of commercialism just one shop that had quality gifts and toys in.

Visited December 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“Fantastic for the under 5's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fantastic for the under 5's we took a 3 year old and a 7 month old and there was fun for everybody. The rides are a nice mix of gentle to take the youngster on but some are just fast enough to raise a smile in a daring 3 year old.

The indoor play area gets very busy and the catering staff are less than adequate in there but it didn't distract from a fantastic day out.

Visited December 2012
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spalding, UK
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic day out for little ones”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We had a very good day here which exceeded our expectations. The park has loads for 2-8 years olds, we have 2 & 4 year old boys and they loved it. It is the perfect size for a day out and loads of different areas, our boys loved the Wild West town & angry birds land.
Food was as bad as we expected, as is the case it seems now the burgers were appalling. We wish the owners (they are not alone Paultons park is just as bad!) would buy good quality locally sourced food and I certainly would not mind paying slightly more for this.
Some attractions are past sell by but this strangely adds to the charm.

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