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Our Favourite Merlin Days Out

Our Favourite Merlin Days Out

Our Favourite Merlin Days Out

If you follow our family on Instagram you will see we love our Merlin Annual Passes. Brought on a whim in their sale in 2016 I wasn’t sure how much we would use them but we have got our monies worth. We have had lots of fantastic days out so I’m sharing the paces we will definitely be returning to.

Chessington World of Adventures

  • Chessington World of Adventures – I have very fond childhood memories of visiting Chessington Zoo with my family, there was only a few rides then and lots of animals. So the park has certainly changed over the years with many more rides but also plenty of animals too. As the kids range so widely in age 4 years to 16 years. It is sometimes difficult to keep them all happy. But Chessington has something for every one of them. And lots of things we all love, last year they have added the Gruffalo Ride to replace the famous Bubbleworks. I wasn’t so sure and the Gruffalo seems to have been overdone, but our family verdict was we loved it. A few of my thrill seekers love to ride the Vampire Ride, whilst the less brave of the family can have a merrier time on the Adventure Tree.
  • Warwick Castle – last year when we first visited Warwick Castle we weren’t sure what to expect, but it was great fun with the Horrible Histories Maze, exploring the Castle itself, the younger girls loved meeting the Princess in her tower. But in 2016 the highlight of the day was the jousting. Then last year they have upped their game with War of the Roses Live, a fast-paced live show with horse and knights. CbeebiesLand
  • Alton Towers – October 2016 we hired a cottage near Alton Towers so we could go for a few days. Then explore other places locally. Well there was so much to do we spent 5 out of our 7 days in the park. CbeebiesLand is great and all the kids loved it. Even the teen well she is a first generation Cbeebies baby. When she was little we only got an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. Very different from nowadays when the kids get to have a permanent fix of Cbeebies. There is the big thrill seeker rides that T wanted to go on but The Smiler was probably my least favourite experience of the day. We also spent a whole day at the Waterpark, which was great too.
  • Weymouth Sealife Centre – Is a great day out if the weather is good.  It has a fab splash park, so the kids always have a blast in that. Last year they added a new adventure playground too, Carribean Cove. It’s location is a winner too, more or less on Weymouth seafront. So once we finish at the Sealife centre we can head across the road for a paddle and even fish and chips on the beach.

We have also had heaps of fun at Legoland, on the London Eye and even visited Blackpool attractions too.

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