Friday 16 June 2017

Thorpe Park, Water Rides and Cuddly Toys

Part of my role as a Thorpe Park Ambassador meant that my family and I were gifted with annual passes so that we could visit the park and experience all that it has to offer. Last month we made our first trip up there so I thought I'd let you see just what we got up to.

The nice thing about having annual passes means no queueing up to get in. We were able to scan our cards at the barriers and let straight through. We made the decision to get up there when the park opened to avoid waiting around too long and actually even though we didn't waste any time getting in, this worked to our advantage as it meant the queues for rides were also rather short at that time of the day.

Layla was in charge of the map, (although she had a little help in navigating us around the park), what we learned quite early on was that we were a little limited as to the rides we could get on due to the height restrictions. 

Now this isn't something I'm moaning about, what we actually said was this made a good excuse next time to get family and friends to come with us so that my husband and I could get on some of the more thrilling rides, I'm desperate to experience the Derren Brown's Ghost Train.

Those pesky height restrictions didn't stop our fun though, we made our way round, choosing the rides that had the shortest lines first. My eldest daughter isn't the biggest fan of rollercoasters but we managed to get her on The Detonator along with my 9 year old, I'll admit even I closed my eyes as we descended to the ground.

I think the best ride of the day happened to be Tidal Wave, more because my husband took two of my children on and they got absolutely drenched, I don't think my 7 year old was expecting to come off looking like she'd had a shower.

We broke up the day by having dinner in Fin's Bar and Grill. Using our annual passes got us 20% off of our meal and just to show how good their customer service is, we had to wait for one of our meals so they provided us with a side dish free of charge. Our dinners were really well made, and we left nothing but empty plates in the restaurant.

The second half of our day was spent meeting Angry Birds, eating doughnuts (anyone else find them completely addictive?), bumping cars and playing arcade games. We managed to come home with two cuddly toys, well one cuddly toy and a gigantic emoji bean bag. And a certain someone fell asleep even before we left the car park.

I'm looking forward to taking the kids back during the summer so that we can soak up the sun in Amity Beach and get lost around the I'm a Celebrity Maze. Oh and I am also trying to persuade the hubby to attend one of their Ministry of Sound nights.


  1. I haven't been to Thorpe Park for years! I'm not great with the really big coasters but my husband loves them so he would definitely love Thorpe Park! #PoCoLo

  2. It looks like you had a fantastic day! I have never been to Throrpe Park. It looks amazing! #PoCoLo

  3. My wife is desperate to take our son to Thorpe Park as we grew up going there, but think we need to wait until he is a bit taller. Looks like you made the most of your day though.

  4. Looks great - and you can't beat a water ride that soaks you and everyone around you, even if they're not on the ride!! Great fun - thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x


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