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Woodlands Family Theme Park
Ranked #7 of 44 things to do in Dartmouth
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Owner description: Experience the largest family theme park in the South West. Woodlands offers the best variety of family rides and attractions in the most beautiful setting. Located Set within 100 acre of beautiful Woodland countryside with 11 mammoth Playzones it's truly a day out to remember. Join our very own Super Hero and his sidekick Super Nutty as you zim up sky high bridges, zoom down the fastest Watercoasters in the West and brave the sheer vertical drop of the Avalanche. Bring out the hero in the whole family as you attack a world of adventures at this No 1 Park. Whatever the weather expect a full day of play in massive indoor venture centres complete with mega rides, slides and amazing play equipment. Explore the fantastic Zoo-Farm with 100's of family favourites and exotic animals. Don't miss the fascinating flying displays in the Falconry Centre. Whether it's cute and cuddly you want or maybe to face your fears at the Big Bug Show. Woodlands has is it all.
Reviewed 18 October 2011

I bought our 2nd Annual pass on Monday. The park is fab although it would be great to see some new attractions there. A little updating around the pond areas where the Rainbow trout and other fish are would be nice. Personally I would get rid of the slide up by the zip wires. Maybe you could also add some kind of treasure hunt? so design a person or animal near each of the attractions / lunch areas and see how many they spot and they then write down the areas where they found them. Then pop the correct answers in a monthly draw for 1 free family of 4 day at woodlands (Ex the 6 days free). You could even offer a promotion to all the schools in your area and run a competition for the children to come up with the design... the best one is the new mascot for the treasure hunt and they also get a free Annual Pass or Family 1 day pass(Ex the 6 days free) until the next competition in 2-3 years when they require a little TLC? I would love to see your rabbits in a more fancy hutch to look into like a castle / or large area like the Guinea pigs have as there hutches are quite dark and dull!. One of the Pot Belly Pigs seems to have sensitive skin along the under belly which may benefit from having a different bedding to straw and treatment to make sure all is well.I would soooooooooooooooooo love for you to add a travelator up to the slides and up some of the steaper hills, even if I had to pay 50p to go on it each time! I would say Woodlands is suitable for Children and Adults, unlike another well known Adventure park that is boring after you hit @13ish, unless you are trying to entertain your children who are much younger than that! My highlights were the animals and waterslides. The kids (11) (13) & (5) LOVE the indoor area too which is great at the end of the day when you are tired from all of the walking around...... We didn't leave until closing time (6pm) and my friend has already been back again :) There isn't to my knowledge a better place to go all year round!

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Reviewed 18 October 2011

We went with our caravan...what a lovely campsite, really good value for camping and leisurepark and excellent facilities, loved the family bathrooms and the way the site is set out in private groups of six pitches. Shop a little pricey and not a lot of variety but we have have planned to return later in the year :)

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

really good fun day out for the family with loads to do and the water rides especially good fun!

Thank darren j
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We visited as a family of five (Three children aged 14, 4 and 1) which cost £50. Admission is based on height rather than age so under 90cm is free and 90-110cm is a child ticket.
The whole day was brilliant for all three kids with lots of different things to keep them all interested.
The whole site is in a valley which aides the whole 'slide/toboggan run' theme but is obviously hard work on little legs. There are different zones including a new farm zone which has live animals, rides and shows (falconry display)
Bad points: It is not very well signposted and the free map is cartoonised so finding your way can initially be difficult but as it is fairly small in overall size, it doesn't take too long to get your bearings. Wasps-It is a heavily wooded area (obviously!) and there are an awful lot of sweet treats lying around so if you go in the Summer months, be wary of the jaspers.
Good points: The tea tastes lovely. Even though it is served in paper cups, you don't get that awful taste you do in some places. Also, the indoor play area is an absolute monster of a place and kids can easily spend all day in there if the weather is bad.
There is a boating lake, a woodland nature trail and several rides dotted about so there is always something to do next.
All in all, yes I would recommend it but it could be slightly cheaper.

Thank minifish33
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

this was a lovely place to visit, close to all parts of devon and well worth the money.
worth asking your holiday park if they have money off vouchers before you go.
the park was lovely and clean and the rides were all good for all ages and abilities , lots to do in all weathers the indoor soft play are was amazing over three floors with rides and a resterurant in there too!!! we had a great day only left because it was closing!!!!!!!!!!
well worth a visit and good value for food and drink too !!!!!!!!!

Thank stacy59
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