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“Kids Loved it” 3 of 5 bubbles
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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“Kids Loved it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Our grandchildren loved it which is wonderful, and they have certainly spent spome money in the excellent outdoor park "Angry Birds", and the indoor play area "Crash Landings" which is just unbelievable.
Food very reasonably priced and plenty of places to get it, also lots of nice clean toilets, but we all expected some "live animals" which cant be that difficult instead of fibre glass figures. Also some of the older parts of the park need a spring clean and splash of paint., as its begining to look tired.

Visited August 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

A wonderful Adventureland for the under 10s. Places to eat at reasonable cost and to picnic. Many child friendly rides some a bit dark tho which scared my 3 year old Grand-daughter! Much more for kiddies to do now than there was 20 odd years ago when I took my kids !! I enjoyed walking round the grounds and exploring. Think little miss will too when she is a little older and braver.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Overpriced, not worth the journey and dirty!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Filthy surroundings, wasps absolutley everywhere, only good thing was this place hasn't changed since I was a young kid myself, 20 years ago which was nice to keep it like that, downside they swapped the real animal farm for annoying plastic singing farm animals. Long stuffy ques to get on over rated rides while being stung by wasps. Dreadful trip, don't go!!!

Visited August 2013
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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“Lovely day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

My first visit here, I'd brought my 6 year old Grandson who had visited on numerous occasions.the weather was kind to us, but that meant we were inundated with wasps when sat eating our ice creams etc. Enjoyed the rides, even if w did get a Little wet, it made us both laugh. We decided to eat in one of the cafes, the service was quick and efficient and the food was hot. We were not queuing for long at the various rides. My Grandson enjoyed the freedom of the indoor play areas were he could go and explore and play on his own, even if he couldn't then find where I'd sat, but this was quickly resolved by a message over the tannoy, then a lovely lady brought him too me. Perhaps we could have done with stopping a little longer so we could go on more rides, but seeing we were on a organised coach trip it was time to go, but there's always next time.

Visited August 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“kids loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

great place for younger children, some bits could do with a lick of paint but overall a good time was had by all. one big downside is trying to get there on public transport, the nearest bus stop is about a mile away so can be tiring for little legs, but worth the effort to see the look on their faces.

Visited August 2013
Thank Matthew L
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