Saturday, 8 November 2014

Pumpkin week at Hatton Adventure World

Over half term we spent a brilliant day at Hatton Adventure World in Warwick.  We went earlier in the year, and were tempted back by its pumpkin week Halloween activities over the holiday.

Hatton Adventure World is a great complex with loads of activities to suit everyone in the family.  I love the boutique shops, but with two littlies don't get long enough to look round them!  The whole place is based inside and out, so even on rainy days there's plenty to do.

We were lucky with the weather because it was really mild, so we spent most of the day outside.  You can see it's a large site, with loads of activities.  Most of it is buggy friendly, and mostly would work for a wheelchair too.


There is loads to do - from bouncy castles to outdoor trampolines, via tractor rides and a park, you will be kept busy.  Our son LOVED the outdoor trampolines at the bottom of the field, and spent ages bouncing up and down!


He also loved the large bouncy castles, and went round and round a bouncy castle slide getting bravery each time.

The whole place was Halloween themed and as part of the half term activities every paying guest got a voucher to pick a free pumpkin from the field. 


The pumpkins were all planted in spring, and it was great to hunt around in the field for the 'perfect' pumpkin to carve.  The field wasn't accessible for toddler girl, so our son and I went off to look for one.  He chose this perfectly formed pumpkin:


The pumpkin carving marquee was very spookily kitted out, and the darkness really added to the atmosphere.  A short Halloween haunted house walk definitely spooked our son.

"It was scary, for sure." Our son, age six


There were prizes for the best pumpkin carving every day, although toddler girl is a bit small for the carving tools available so we took ours home.

At the other side of the site, the animals provided a nice indoor activity particularly for toddler girl.  Inside, there are pigs, goats, rabbits and chicks to look at.  Toddler girl loved watching the guinea pigs in the large display best of all.  They were scurrying around as if they were showing off!


Another indoor activity both our kids loved was the soft play.  I particularly massively appreciate that the toddler soft play is completely separate from the 'big kid' area, so there are far fewer older kids hijacking where the littlies go.  Toddler girl loved the ball pool, and spent ages trying to rearrange these big soft blocks.


But the undoubted hit of the day was the ride on tractor area.  Our son loves anything with wheels, and it seems like toddler girl might be following in his foot steps!  Our son drive his tractor round the obstacle course, through the tunnel and over the ramps over and over and over again.  A big hit.


Hatton Adventure World is in Hatton, near Warwick.  Ticket prices are from around £5 on weekdays out of peak season, although for weekends and holidays, expect to pay from around £12.  Discounts are available online.

We definitely recommend Hatton, and will be returning again very soon.  It's a brilliant way of keeping the kids occupied, tiring them out and having fun as a family.  Recommended!

You can find out more about Hatton Adventure World on its website, Instagram or Twitter.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

3 comments:

  1. There certainly seems to be a lot to do there! A great day out for the family. Looks like you had lots of fun! #countrykids

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks like a great place to go and not too far from me either. Thank you for sharing on #CountryKids. I'm sure your little ones will remember their adventure for sometime :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Every picture I see of Hatton Adventure world makes me want to visit. It looks such a great family day out and they really have gone to town over Halloween. I love the Halloween walk. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

    ReplyDelete