the first year of a new event you always wonder how it will turn out but I
think the team behind Geronimo
should be very proud. We had a magical
day on Saturday (23rd of May), we were all very relaxed and happy,
we managed to fit in lots of new experiences and find something for everyone to
enjoy. It was handy having an event
closer to home, Tatton Park was an excellent spot such a big open space and
with a fabulous children’s playground just outside the event.
had a little difficulty initially finding the park but we went for the address
postcode rather than the one recommended for SAT NAV (WA16
6SG), once we did that we found the Park
much easier. On arrival you pay £5 for
your car parking then make your way following the signs to the Geronimo event.
They have tailored the event perfectly to capture the
interest of children up to 12. My
almost 8 year old was determined not to enjoy himself (he is showing teenage
tendencies already!) but he soon warmed up to the event, wanting to go on the
hurly wurly (what he was calling the Helter Skelter!), try out the bike courses
and watch the extreme mountain bike show.
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6-year old was keen about everything, he especially enjoyed handling a
tarantula and having a little Gosling following him around (as it was imprinted
on humans). Ranger Rob was the most
enthusiastic ranger we have ever had the pleasure to meet, he was wonderful
with all the children and he even had the tiniest of children bravely handling
the tarantula. He had a great mix of
creatures and was very encouraging when introducing them to everyone.
The children have created so many fond memories and you really cannot put a price on that.
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I think the entrance price is
excellent value when you realise just how much there is to see and do.
You get to watch shows, try new things and
meet your Cbeebies favourites all that for just £22.50 per member of your family (if you book in
advance, under two’s are free!). We have been all over the
country to different attractions and events and this one matches up favourably.
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We really liked the craft tent and the boys had lots of fun decorating their ducks! My youngest even left the tent with a sequin moustache much to the amusement of the lovely ladies running the stand. They had a cooking section too, but you had to book in advance to reserve a slot – we weren’t that organised!
think part of the reason Geronimo was so stress free was the facilities; I
never queued to go to the toilet, there were plenty dotted around the site, the
food choices were excellent and well priced.
The venue had ample space for everyone to spread out so we did very
little in the way of queuing. We
managed to miss a couple of the attractions like the zipline, I had heard that
was one exception and very busy! It
would be nice to see Geronimo stay open an extra hour next year, with the sun
shining I think everyone would have gladly stayed until 6pm. It really was such a pleasant day out and we
did not want it to end.
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still have one more day of the event left, so I would recommend going tomorrow
(25th of May) and embracing the Geronimo spirit! You will pack in more in one day then you
can do in some months! We left
exhausted but content, knowing we had given the boys a time of their lives.
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