Friday, 11 May 2012

Greenwood Forest Park Review and Competition

Greenwood Forest Park is one of our favourite places to go as a family.  There is so much to cater for any age child.  


As an adult I am more than happy pottering about this park I love how green it is and being out in the fresh air.  Some parks are just too built up and slightly overwhelming.  


But when at Greenwood Forest Park you do have a pleasant stroll around woodland as you gradually do the attractions.  Plus all that fresh air helps my boys sleep better at night, which is always a winner!  The beautiful carved wooden animals dotted around the Park are also very popular with children.

We went on Tuesday and had a magical day.  The boys enjoyed archery, eldest managed to hit the target and youngest managed to look adorable.  I managed to get out of having a go as the queue was building and I would have probably shot myself in the foot!


There was a well-equipped toddler village for the 0-3’s, we were blessed with good weather but if it is raining its great to shelter here and you can relax and know your children are happily occupied.


Okay I admit it we sneaked the four year old in for review purposes - don't tell them ;)

A new attraction opens tomorrow called The Enchanted WoodBarn, which will cater for older children.  So again whatever the weather you can be guaranteed a lot of fun in Greenwood Forest Park.

Hubbie was particularly fond of the barefoot trail, which was a lovely sensory experience for all of us.  We walked across water, sand, stones, wood chippings and hay to name a few.  Hubbie said at the end his feet have not felt this soft in ages!  So a trip to Greenwood Forest Park is cheaper than getting your feet done at a Spa!


There is just so much to see and do:

The boys enjoyed shouting "WHEEEEEE" on the green run slides



We sailed on a boat, hubbie definitely needs more practise with his oar!  Luckily we had no people behind us!


We admired the cute bunnies and youngest blew them lots of kisses!


We pedalled like crazy on the moon karts and burnt off our chocolate bar pudding!


The boys enjoyed bouncing around on the giant jumper (hopefully it might mean they stop using our bed as a trampoline for a little while!)


The boys also managed to drive tractors and not run over my toes…


The staff were all friendly and helpful and really made us feel welcome.  For £37.20 for a family of four at the height of the season it really is worth every penny!  In the school holidays there is daily entertainment too in the Forest Theatre.  We have seen a pirate before, he had a snake and everything eldest was impressed when mummy was dragged on stage as a volunteer!  I thought I was going to have a glass of water tipped on my head but with a little magic I luckily left dry!

The events change all the time and they really do think of everything!  Magicians, Owls, maypole dancing… you need to keep going back to Greenwood Forest Park so you do not miss out!  Keep an eye on their website for more information and see some of the other attractions like the Green Dragon Rollercoaster (boys decided not to brave it this time!).

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57 comments:

  1. We have never been to Greenwood yet but want to go soon. looks fantastic. The enchanted woodbarn sounds good and my little girl would love the slides! x

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  2. Caroline Parry12 May 2012 at 08:46

    I love the rollercoaster as it is completely powered by people, so a very GREEN dragon rollercoaster

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  3. The slides look fun! As do the moon karts and the boats :) Both my kids would love it there x

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  4. We have never been to Greenwood but it looks amazing

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  5. The Giant Jumper looks like it would wear Samuel out.

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  6. Sarah-Jane Laycock12 May 2012 at 12:43

    Looks a fabulous day out for any family

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  7. Sarah-Jane Laycock12 May 2012 at 12:44

    The barefoot trail looks toe tingling good!

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  8. Looks a great day out for any family

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  9. Nancy Bradford12 May 2012 at 15:47

    The boat looks like loads of fun x

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  10. Looks like a lovely place! Loved the sensory walk - what a fab idea!

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  11. The sensory walk looks good to me!  And the super-soft tootsies afterwards will definitely be a bonus!

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  12. been here, you couldn't get us off the slides

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  13. I have been here and it is fab - love the rollercoaster ( although hard work all that climbing!) They always try to add one new thing each new year. This years new activity is the Enchanted WoodBarn and I am looking forward to giving it a go

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  14. WE ALL HAD AN ECXELLENT DAY OUT

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  15. The run slide looks great

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  16. the little tractors look fantastic and would definately appeal to my lot!

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  17. Moon karts look fantastic! I would love to try them!

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  18. Looks great Kaz and I can't believe we have never all been great comp! :) x

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  19.  Green Dragon Rollercoaster -  a great new concept in rollercoasters

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  20. Green dragon roller coaster, my kids love it!

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  21. More amusing to tell you what I wouldn't go on again.  The slide.  Faster than a speeding bullet I went down, and upon approaching the end it was glaringly apparent I wasn't going to stop naturally at any point.  And then I realised that perhaps a SKIRT wasn't the best thing to wear.  Long story short, I broke my little finger and ended up with friction burns on my knees and backside in quite possibly THE most undignified landing EVER. 

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  22. The Green Dragon Coaster

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  23. I'd love to bounce on that giant trampoline!

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  24. i'd love to go to the greenwood park - i've heard such good things about it .... the toddler villiage looks aces and i fancy exploring and looking at the wooden sculptures ... and ofcourse getting the kids to sleep more at night would be a bonus!

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  25. the tractor rides

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  26. The Giant Jumper looks like fun.

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  27. I think I would enjoy the barefoot trail :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  28. I think I would enjoy the barefoot trail :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  29. I'd love to try the barefoot trail

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  30. Gemwill12@yahoo.com29 May 2012 at 08:58

    Would love to take my daughter and niece to the toddler village, didn't even know this place existed how fab xxx

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  31. The Boat looks great!!

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  32. THIS LOOKS GREAT I'D LOVE TO TAKE THE KIDS HERE

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  33. I think I would like the Karts. I don't drive due to epilepsy so this would be my only chance in life to prove to my husband that women can drive!!! Also, Charlotte (3 and a half year old) would love the place. :-) x

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  34. Kathy Cakebread1 June 2012 at 18:45

    the slide i love them!

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  35. colette hallinan1 June 2012 at 19:52

    The Giant Jumper! We had one of those at our wedding venue and I jumped in my wedding dress! It would bring back memories!

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  36. the green dragon rollercoaster, how amazing!! 

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  37. the green dragon rollercoaster ijust love them

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  38. The Giant Jumper looks good to me

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  39. The Moon Karts, they look fun for adults and kids

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  40. Michelle Pemberton2 June 2012 at 12:47

    The Giant Jumper!

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  41. Samantha_lee_19832 June 2012 at 14:18

    The barefoot trail sounds like a nice thing to do with the younger kids, I know my boy would love to have a go at archery. 

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  42. The green run slides look fun..

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  43. Got to love forests, but if I won I probably wouldn't get to go....but my ex and her boys would have a great time :-)

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  44. The Giant Jumper 

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  45. I would love to go on the Green Dragon Rollercoaster!! 

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  46. The green run slides

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  47. green dragon rollercoaster,

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  48. Love the greenwood forest park! Even though I don't live far away I haven't taken them for ages! Everytime I've been I've absolutly loved the look of the giant bouncy pillow :) looks like great fun but unfortunately adults are not allowed on so I just have to sit on the side line watching lol great place to visit, loads of fun & a great day out ! Great prize :) xxx

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  49. The den building, been here several times with the kids, its great.

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