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“Fantastic day out!!”

Sundown Adventureland
Ranked #1 of 26 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
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had a brilliant day out 3 adults and 2 children. We could of spent longer there definitely can spend a full day there. What I liked about it is you didn't have to spend more money once in the pack all the rides are free. Definitely will be returning this year every corner you turn There's something different to see.

Thank Kelly2879
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We visited sundown today with our 21 month old daughter. Had a great day, we did not have to que for any ride! Has lots of play areas indoor and out, the indoor areas all have air conditioning which was needed today as it was scorching! The only negative I would say is the food, they really only offer burgers, hotdogs etc with chips, which were not of the greatest quality, no healthy options, when we visit again will definitely take a picnic. Everything else is great, we will definitely be back.

Thank laura1983
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Spent the day with my 4 year old and 18month old. They both loved it, lots to do and suitable for all ages. No height restrictions on anything, so we could all go on everything, not like some places.

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Many people have recommended Sundown to us and even the reviews on this site looked good so we decided to give it a go.

Overall I was a little disappointed. After paying £11.95 each (including adults), I expected a little more than a handful of rides (all of which are pretty much the same!) and a oversized adventure playground, all of which is a little dated, with exception of the new Angry Birds sections, which is one of the best things Sundown has going for it, but currently this is just a playground.

We arrived at opening time and by midday we had pretty much covered most of the park.

We took a picnic based on the reviews we had read and I would strongly recommend this as there did seem to be very few options for eating on site.

Recommendation - Lower the price for adult entry. £11.95 is too much. (Given that our son is under 4, using a Buy-One-Get-One-Free voucher for Alton Towers, I could have taken us all there for the day for a similar price and think we ALL would have had much more to do).

Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Initially we were unsure due to the cost, especially as the ticket price is for 2's plus. We needn't have worried! We absolutely LOVED it! It was well worth the ticket price. We took three children 12-18 months old, there was plenty for them to do as well as for older children. We went from 11-5 and we didn't get round all the different areas. Admittedly barring the water ride all the rides are train-style rides so possibly that might not appeal to the older children, but there were plenty of other activities: really good indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds, a sand area, jungle bridges, etc, fun educational areas and cool pirate boats!

The food was fine and very reasonably priced all across the park. All the facilities were very clean and well thought out.
There were areas to appeal to many different children, and plenty of fun to be had.

All in all we had a fantastic day and are already talking about going back!

Thank El H
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