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“A childs paradise , a great day out !”

Sundown Adventureland
Ranked #1 of 25 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
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“A childs paradise , a great day out !”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

My little boy had a great day ! It's a young childs paradise ! Once inside you don't feel ripped off because the prices in the sweet / gift shops / cafe are very reasonable .you can buy a childs nursery rhyme book for £1. , my husband and I had 2 burgers and 2 chips which the total cost was approx £6. My 2 year old had a smile on his face he is so happy at sundown. There was a couple of school trips while we were there. Children in reception and year 1 learn a lot about traditional fairytales and seeing the three bears house , jack and the beanstalks houses and many more characters houses and being able to play in them brings the story to life ! Wonderful place , well worth a visit . We will be back soon.

Visited February 2014
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
“Good but lookind tired in areas”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Took our two grandchildren to Sundown this February half term. Theres no doubt that they loved it (one is 4 the other 7), and we stayed until the end (4.00pm) Their favourite areas were Crash Landings indoor play area, and the Angry Birds outdoor play area. Their favourite ride was ofcourse the water ride, and ofcourse the grandchildren enjoying us all getting wet.
The food here is good and NOT expensive, so we didnt take a picnic...also the restaurant areas are well kept new and clean.
My only moans....firstly some areas are looking a little tired, and need a lick of paint which I felt the venue could have done over winter, secondly, we did find it just a little expensive on the entry...£47 including two children and two senior citizens...I do think the attraction would get more people along if these prices were more reasonable in the cold, damp winter months.

Visited February 2014
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A great day out”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We took our little boy on his 3rd birthday, travelling down from the North East to visit and it was well worth the trip. We arrived at 10.30am and didn’t leave until they closed at 4pm as there was so much to see and do. He absolutely loved it and a happy child equals happy parents. Luckily the weather was fairly kind for mid-February and we went on everything. There were little houses for him to explore and run around in, a wild west town, a castle made of sweets with smells to match, 2 really good quality indoor play areas, tractor rides, a mini town (our son loved the fire station), water barrel rides, a fort play area, play areas on sand…the list goes on. Food wise it’s the usual children pleasers of chips with something or sandwiches but it was inexpensive which was good because sometimes the price of food in these kinds of places can be a rip off. There are plenty of outdoor spaces if you wanted to take a picnic in the summer. The park had a good clean feel about it; they must work hard to maintain all the attractions. It was worth the entrance fee and I’m sure we will get used to our son asking to go back on an hourly basis 

Visited February 2014
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“Great place to visit...kids will love it .Age range, toddler- 10.”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Taken my kids here on numerous occasions since it opened & was always something new & different to see!! Great day out for all, :D .From toddler - 10 but I was still bringing my kids after that age & we always had a great time.In my opinion, the best kids place in the Midlands.:D

Visited April 2013
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“Under 10's dream world”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

My kids have loved this every time they go . I like it too! Closed during the early year . Can't wait till its open again !

Visited December 2013
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