We had a great day out yesterday, thanks to Kate at Jungle PR - a "press pass" to Pleasurewood Hills.
Have to confess, am not the biggest fan of theme parks; the last one we visited in London; near Windsor left me feeling "fleeced" (£24 for 3 hot dogs and drinks) and glad to leave.
I expected that we'd arrive, have two or three hours and then make our excuses and leave - we ended up staying all day though!
We took our 10 year old and his "best mate" Harry and they both had an absolute blast.
Both got soaked to the skin on the log flume and immediately went back time after time for "just one more go" even persuading their dad that he really "needed" to have a go, and of course I got drenched too.
The park has a new manager; Alex. He accepts that there is still some improvements to make, but is determined to ensure that Pleasurewood Hills is the premier family attraction in Suffolk.
You can hear Alex and his thoughts here; http://boo.fm/b114864
The park is known of course for the tallest roller coaster in the East; Wipeout a 2 minute burst of +5 G's and 3 inversions. The happy screams of the riders could be heard as the cars blasted their way along the 900ft track.
We "wussed out" this time, but both boys loved the smaller, more child friendly version called "Snake in the Grass" riding it repeatedly until the last ride of the day.
There is really something for all the family; the sedate chair lift over the park was being ridden by parents with their youngest getting a birds eye view, small, tamer rides for the toddlers as well as the more "turn-you-upside-down-scaring-you-witless" rides.
We never made the sealion show - both boys deciding that they would rather not "waste" log flume time, but looked to be popular with the people entering. Both boys thought the BMX Rider-Street Dancing show in the evening "well cool".
Here's a very tired 10 year old giving his verdict on the family day out http://boo.fm/b115026 - from a parents point of view "job done" and a big "thank you" Kate and Alex.
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