We visited Hatton Adventure World last summer for a family day out. Even though it was a rainy day we still managed to have a great time. This year we were hoping for better weather to enjoy a family day in the sunshine. Since our previous visit, Baby Mack had arrived so I was interested to see how much of the attraction would be suitable for very little ones.
We visited Hatton during their Great Summer Adventure period which runs across all of the summer holidays. As well as the normal attractions there are extra summer themed activities to get involved in throughout the day. Upon arrival we were given a map of Hatton as well as a timetable for the additional summer activities. There is a huge range of things to do on the Summer programme from sports day races, to a foam party, family shows and Hatton’s very own grand national sheep races.
Mini choose to go and see the animals first. She loves feeding animals, for £1 you can have a cup of feed suitable for the goats and sheep. Inside the same area, there was also the guinea pig world and a reptile area. We managed to catch the end of a reptile talk and Mini was able to hold a blue tongued Skink. I like that there are plenty of areas to wash your hands after feeding and handlnig the animals.
Both of the children loved playing on the JCB track together. Baby Mack was definitely a fan of the ride ons and loved being pushed around the track. We then headed off for a tractor ride which took us on a tour around the Hatton grounds.
We had packed a picnic for lunch and there were plenty of places to eat it around the grounds. There is also a large indoors café serving a wide variety of meals, snacks and refreshments. The café is next to the indoor soft play area. The soft play had a dedicated area for little ones so that Baby Mack could play safely whilst his sister went off to zoom down the vertical drop slide!
After lunch we went out to explore more of the outdoor attractions. We found a large sand play area, trampolines and gold panning. There was also a fairground area with an inflatable slide and three small rides for the younger children. Baby Mack enjoyed himself on the teacups, I think he is going to be a daredevil like his sister!
Mini challenged me to complete the assault course with her, she zoomed around it and beat me, however it was lots of fun to do together.
We ended our visit with the magic show, after all the fresh air and walking around it was nice to have a little sit down. The show was very funny, with plenty of slapstick humour which the children all loved.
We all had a fantastic day out at Hatton Adventure World, it is definitely a must do for a family day out. I like that there were so many activities to do, for all ages. We spent a whole day at Hatton during our visit, which I think adds to the value of the day out. Apart from food to feed the animals and pony rides, everything else is included in the entry price even the fair ground rides.
Even though our visit was during the main summer holidays, it didn’t feel busy. I think because Hatton is spread across such a large site, there is plenty of space for everyone without it ever feeling crowded, we didn’t have to queue for anything either.
For up to date ticket information visit the official Hatton Adventure World Website.
Disclaimer: We were invited to Hatton Adventure World for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are entirely my own.