Tuesday 28th June 2016
On Tuesday my Sister & I took C & my little Nephew to Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth.
Adventure Wonderland is a park themed around the classic novel “Alice In Wonderland” They have rides and attractions aimed at children up to the age of 12, a hedge maze and an indoor soft play. Characters from the novel can be seen walking around the park (we only got to see the Mad Hatter on Tuesday though).
The day started out with glorious sunshine, so we got to the park just after they opened at 10am. Luckily for us due to it being a school day the park was really quiet and it stayed like that all day too. We didn’t have to queue for the rides at all.
Due to C being over a metre tall he was able to do every ride they had apart from one. The pirate ship required you to be 1.5 metres tall. He was able to go on the rides himself if he wanted to, but it was also ok for either of us to take him on if that’s what he wanted. My nephew is only 5 months and he was even able to ride the elephants, a couple of train type rides and the cars. As I said there were virtually no queues so we were pretty much able to jump on and off rides as much as we liked.
We weren’t able to go into the maze on this occasion because you weren’t allowed to take prams/buggies in there. It wasn’t practical for us to hold all of our bags and my nephew and leave his pram outside so we could do the maze. We did however walk through their shrinking mirror hedge and had quite a chuckle at ourselves in the funny mirrors.
There was a doorway leading to a corridor which was made to make you feel like you were shrinking just like Alice in the story. Again we had to all do this separately because you couldn’t walk through with a pram.
We decided on taking a picnic with us for our lunch. The park does have a cafe/restaurant inside where the soft play is, but there is plenty of grass areas and benches with tables for you to have your own food. We did purchase some hot drinks from there though and a portion of chips to go with what we had bought to eat.
After lunch we headed over to ‘Cuddle Corner Farm” They have a range of animals, including alpacas, pigmy goats, lambs, sheep, chickens and donkeys along with rabbits and guinea pigs. We only saw goats, donkeys and pigs though .. oh and the odd chicken roaming around the park all day too.
Without a doubt the most funniest part of the day were the sheep. They were SO friendly and one of them even posed for a selfie with me haha!
There was an area where you could have a pony rides for a small fee but that area was closed off all day for some reason. Maybe they weren’t busy enough to open it up.
We were so lucky with the weather (as you can probably see from the photos) but at around 2pm it totally changed and it was like a monsoon! The rainfall was unreal. Luckily they do have the indoor soft play because if they didn’t we would have definitely had to have called it a day and the price of the entrance would have been really costly for just half a days worth of entertainment I think personally.
I didn’t take any photos of the soft play, it was a good sized frame with some theming but it definitely could have done with a good clean and some maintenence. C still had a blast for a few hours though.
We had a great day, with lots of laughs and C had a brilliant time. He went on every ride he was able to and made the most of his day there.