This is a weekly Linky to share your posts on family days out with children.
I didn’t to expect to see a slide like this when we went on a family day out in East Sussex this week. Knockhatch Adventure Park is near Eastbourne and the kids (my youngest and one of his cousins) absolutely loved it. Besides the standard adventure park selection of farm animals, tractor rides and adventure playgrounds there are some more unusual things to do at Knockhatch. The boys couldn’t believe how big this Wave Runner slide is – my youngest reckons it’s longer than Thorpe Park’s Depth Charge slide.
There were hardly any queues, so the boys went on the slide a few times before building up the courage to try the Demon Drop Slide nearby. This is a vertical slide which levels out at the bottom and is so scary that it carries a panic warning:
There are also two vast and bouncy jumping pillows for kids to wear themselves out on which ours kept on going back to:
The boys enjoyed rowing their mothers and grandmother round and round in tight circles on the boating lake and they only steered the boat into the brambles on the bank a couple of times. The runaway train simulator was very entertaining and our crazy golf game was fun – I volunteered to keep score while my Mum and my sister played the boys. The War Zone sits rather incongruously between the sandpit and the paddling pool and is the site for games I don’t like, where children are given laser guns to shoot at each other while running in and out of old farm buildings. The boys loved this, obviously.
Family travel lowdown: This was a really fun day out and I’d definitely go back. We paid £31.99 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 kids) plus £6.99 for my pensioner Mum and £2.50 for each of the boys to play the laser game. Knockhatch Adventure Park.
So, have you had any good days out with the kids recently? I’d love you to join in with the Family Days Linky below and share your experience. The Linky will close on Thursday evening and then another will open next Friday. It’s a great place to look for inspiration for days out too – click on the links at the end of the weekly Family Days posts (from this and previous weeks) to see what families have been up to. This is how to take part:
1. Write a post about a family day out that you’d recommend, or find a relevant post you’ve already written.
2. In your post include a link to this Family Days post so that your readers can be inspired by everyone else.
3. Enter your post on the Linky below.
If you’d like the Family Days badge then grab the code below it and paste it into your blog:
I’m linking up with Country kids where there’s inspiration for outdoor family fun and with Post Comment Love:
I live in East Sussex but haven’t been to Knockhatch yet, my daughter is still a bit young!
I’ve written a blog post about saving money on family days out:
Hope you don’t mind me sharing it 🙂
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Thanks for joining in, I love hearing about different days out. Would you like to put it on this week’s #familydays Linky? It’s at https://mumsdotravel.com/2013/09/taking-ity-kids-to-the-countryside-share-your-family-days/
I’m sure your daughter will enjoy Knockhatch when she’s bigger.
Verily Victoria Vocalises says
Wow! That is a slide and a half right there! This looks like a great fun park to go to :). Great new linky too – I shall try my best to join up, will need a reminder once in a while though ;). Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x
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That’s great, thank you, I’ll try to remind you!
Tom Briggs (@DiaryOfTheDad) says
That looks like a great day out – I’ll investigate further. Really ought to have gone there by now – it’s only three miles from where I live! 🙂
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It’s definitely worth checking out.
Maman Clarke says
Wow what a slide.
My son maybe a little young to go at the moment but it is one for me to remember for in a couple of years.
There were lots of animals there too and a paddling pool and sand pit that little ones would enjoy.
Those bouncy pillows look awesome! Sounds like a great day out all round – and no queues? Now that’s really brilliant.
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It was refreshingly uncrowded, even though there were lots of people there!
NYlon Living says
Thanks for the tip! My in-laws live near Eastbourne and we are always looking for good things to do with the kids. This sounds just the ticket for a fun family day out.
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It’s really fun!
What a great place to visit. Mind my 5 year old would be GUTTED he couldn’t go on that slide.
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You’ll have to wait until he’s 6 to go there!
That looks fab!!!!!! Love the warning, it makes me want to go….
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It’s great isn’t it!
Coombemill - Fiona says
My children would love the water slides! I’m not sure I would though. I would have a go on the bouncy jumping pillows though – they look great. What a fab day out for you all, thanks for sharing with Country Kids.
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I know, those pillows are brill. I’ve never seen them anywhere before!
Lou's Lake Views says
Looks like a lovely place to visit, I like to see pictures of kids out doing fun things in the fresh air, that bouncy pillows looks so much fun! Thanks for your comment on my blog I’ll link it up now 🙂
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Claire @ Great British Family blog says
What a great park. Those slides and bouncy pillow look amazing.
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It’s a fab place, we really enjoyed it.
Kim Carberry says
Wow! That is some slide….Don’t think I’d be brave enough to go on it…lol
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i know what you mean! I think I would have gone on it if I my foot was better though – it’s healing after surgery.
What a fun park, just showed my 13yo that slide he’d love it.
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I know, I was sad I couldn’t go on it as I’m recovering from foot surgery, but maybe next time!