Sundown vs Wheelgate
A couple of months ago we had our first visit to @sundown.adventureland and it's probably the best place I've taken Elliot to so far. I'd describe it as Alton Towers for toddlers. Every single ride was toddler friendly, and there were so many buttons (this kid loves to press buttons). The tractor ride was the biggest hit and we were going to loop back round for another go, but with so much to do and see we didn't get there. We're booked in for another visit on December 23rd for their 'Night Before Christmas' event, and will be arriving early this time so we can fit everything in. It's not the cheapest but everything is so nicely maintained that you can see where the money went.
By contrast when we went to @wheelgatepark a couple of weeks later, I was totally flummoxed as to where the money was going because half the stuff was closed and the things that weren't closed were dirty, grubby or wet (on a day when it hadn't rained). I imagine it's better in the height of summer, and with older kids. However, I do have reservations about any children's adventure park where they won't even take time to wipe off a slide. Or swing set which are wet.
Sundown do a reduced rate on 'quiet days' where some rides are closed, wheelgate charge full price regardless and don't tell you on your way in while you hand over your cash, which would be good business practice. There is a small poster (easily missed) on the busy information notice board outside, but the blackboard inside had a much longer list of closed attractions (only after we had already paid). So sundown is my pick (and Elliot's). We can't wait for our next visit. (All photos are from Sundown as he wasn't actually able to do a single thing at wheelgate)
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