Phantasialand the highlight of our trip

log flume phantasialand germany

We didn’t realise it at the time but visiting Phantasialand was THE highlight of our trip. We only planned to go there for one day but did take up the offer of the free return tickets. At least its location isn’t too far into Germany. The boys have always been into adrenaline activities with speed … Read more

Wickerman Ride Alton Towers

Wickerman Ride Alton Towers

My family and I were invited to be Merlin Premium Annual Pass Holders in exchange for 6 posts this year. We love Merlin and it made sense that our first visit of the Season was to the family’s current favourite park Alton Towers for the launch of their new Wickerman Ride. Wickerman Ride at Alton … Read more

Make a Merlin Annual Pass part of your New Years Resolutions

London Eye at Night

Do you know that almost half of all people will have given up their goals made in the New Year by the 8th January! What you need is something that helps you have the best chance of keeping your resolution by committing yourself. I have previously written about Getting Outdoors more as a New Years … Read more

Stonehenge: One of the Wonders of the World

family standing in front of stone circle at stonehenge

Our trip to Italy earlier this year saw my family tick of two of the Wonders of the World – the Colosseum of Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Therefore, when my cousin and his family bought us an English Heritage Membership last Christmas it made sense that our first port of call would … Read more

Top Tips for Fright Nights at Thorpe Park 2017

actors at fright nights

Thorpe Park prides itself on being the Merlin Attraction with the most thrills – aimed at the teenage and above market, and this is more apparent than ever when it comes to Halloween! Their scare nights branded Fright Nights are not for the faint-hearted (the pregnant, claustrophobic, epileptic, asthmatic, those with a heart-condition – and … Read more

Walking Dead at Fright Nights

Walking Dead at Fright Nights

Thorpe Park Resort Fright Nights 2017 is going to be the biggest in history – bringing two new live action horrifying mazes based on the TV Series The Walking Dead. These will join returning mazes including: SAW Alive, Big Top and Platform 15. As well as riding attractions in the dark such as THE SWARM, … Read more

Thorpe Park Resort’s Shark Hotel

Thorpe Park Resort's Shark Hotel

There are many reasons for wanting to stay in Thorpe Park’s Shark Hotel which is conveniently situated inside the park. Whether it is because you want somewhere to crash without having to leave – making the very most of a two-day stay; because you have stayed really late (such as on Thorpe Park’s Ministry of … Read more

Thorpe Park Resort VIP Coaster Climb of THE SWARM

SWARM Coaster climb

A Thorpe Park VIP Coaster Climb is fantastic for thriller seekers, those who love Coasters and/or those who want to admire a fantastic view. We were invited to climb THE SWARM as part of our Thorpe Park Resort Ambassador programme and it was excellent timing with our teen’s 14th birthday. There was just one problem … Read more

THORPE PARK Ambassadors 2017

This year we are absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to be Thorpe Park Ambassadors. We have previously had Merlin Premium Passes and had decided to give other parks a chance this year. Problem with that is our 9-year-old had just reached the magic 1.4m to go on the biggest and best rides. Thorpe … Read more

Rainbow Forest Den Making

coloured fire

This summer we have had a much more relaxed approach and not really spent a lot on entertaining the boys. It has been more about time at the park, riding bikes, picnics and playing with sticks. Of course we have done other things (we went back on a Sun Holiday to Newquay View Resort, Livestock … Read more