When it comes to family days out, nothing screams excitement more than a theme park.
We recently spent the day at Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. I have visited PWH before but that was years ago before I had kids. I actually have a very funny story time about a time I visited PWH that I will share another time. This is the first time I have visited as a family.
Theme parks can be very hit and miss when it comes to taking small children. Some parks don’t have enough for younger children to go on but on the other end of the situation, when they do have smaller rides they don’t have anything for older kids or adults. Finding the perfect mixture of rides can mean that you have the best day out possible and every member of the family is happy. Luckily Pleasurewood Hills seems to have this! As well as rides, they also have daily shows which vary between seasons and time of the year.
The rides are PWH are that perfect combination of both thrill seeker and enjoyable rides for the whole family. Their rides are divided up in to 3 categories; Heart Kids Zone, Family Rides and Thrill Rides. Each category has rides for every age. The rides vary so much and there is everyone’s favourite traditional fair ground rides as well as the more adventurous theme park rides.
As a family some of our favourite rides include; Wipeout roller coaster, Cannonball Express, Pleasurewood Ponies, Big Train and Chairlift. The queues on the day that we visited were really good considering we went when there was a lot of students there from local high schools. I imagine that it would be busier when it is school holidays but you have to expect that for any family attraction. The queues quickly decreased and we were soon on the rides with no problem at all. So just right if you are taking along small children. The rides for older kids and adults are proper thrill rides and are not something I would take small children on. Wipeout is the regions largest rollercoaster and reaches speeds of 50MPH. Not for the faint hearted. Where as the Big train is an old style train which stops at various place around the park giving you a great view of the entire park. Not only do they have their rides but they have also recently opened an indoor play area and sensory room. As a family with a child with additional needs, this was a god send when Rory got a bit bored in his wheelchair.
In regards to the PWH daily shows, they are something I haven’t watched before. But this summer they have a new High Dive Show so we thought we would watch it. I have never seen anything like it before! It is a show in which a group of Mayan men jump from diving boards in to a pool. Only they jump from different heights, the tallest being 25M and they even jump while on fire!! It is such an exciting but nerve wrecking show to watch. The High Dive Show is on throughout the summer and is on 3 times a day. There are also parrot and seal shows at different times of the day so you don’t have to miss anything.
If you are in Norfolk or Suffolk and are looking for a great family day out then check out Pleasurewood Hills. If you are planning in advance then to save a bit of money, you can book your tickets online. We had a great time at PWH and we cant wait to go back!
*Disclaimer- We were kindly gifted a day out in exchange for a review *
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