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“More for younger kids”
Review of BeWILDerwood

Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Hoveton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical treehouses and hints of intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads. The setting for the book ‘A Boggle at BeWILDerwood’, by local children’s author Tom Blofeld, it’s a wonderful, mystical place. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting time for the whole family
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 September 2014

It is better for 3-6 year olds rather than older kids, the place it self is amazing lots of walks and tree climbing. The cafés are expensive, take a packed lunch or have a picnic in the car! The bike hire is really good a little further down. A real child memory for me, the boat ride was my favourite part . Really recommend for children an adults alike! Although if you have older kids too (10-16) maybe leave it, not a lot for them. :)

1  Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

It really was a amgical day spent with our children and friends. the place had so much charm and the work that went into it made it very special. THe staff were so pleasent and in particular I would like to mention a beatufiul young lady on the entrance tickets station- Tess. She welcomed the chldren and asked them questions. Tess made them feel very special and she even asked how their day went them we left which the girls were thrilled!!
Couldn't wish for a better day out!

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is essentially a large adventure playground like you can play on for free in various parks and woods etc.
OK there are zip slides and the slides are very steep but then so are the prices. Why adults have to pay if they aren't going on stuff is beyond me. It is ludicrously expensive. The boat ride is over as soon as it has begun and you have to wait ages for it.
Kids did enjoy it but I won't be going back, unless they really reduce their prices.

7  Thank Loonymoonhare
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Bewilderwood is a little bewitching for young children - it casts its spell early too. Little touches are what get the imagination firing: a small, inviting staircase beside the ticket booth (it goes nowhere in particular, but invites exploration); a little side-path, an offshoot of the main trail that leads to the park, made into a twiggy tunnel; small treetop houses visible through the leaves - by the time you reach the park proper, kids (and adults with any imagination) are caught up in the idea of the place and excited to explore.
And what a place to explore! A one-line description would be "giant adventure playground in and around the trees", but that doesn't capture the spirit of the park, which is what really lifts it - the design, the colours, the little touches at every turn that hint at the boggles and twiggles hiding just out of view. The apparatus is sturdily built, and there are nice touches - having a two year-old, we appreciated that alongside the zip wires for older kids there are smaller zip wires with secure seats attached, so that younger kids can do what their older siblings are enjoying so much. (Our 2yo would happily have stayed there all day, if we'd let her).
There are plenty of things to climb up, slide down, balance on or crawl through, and all include the little thoughtful touches that captivate the kids' imaginations and have them exclaiming in wonder.
Criticisms: entry does feel a trifle pricey, although we did feel it was well spent and we will be returning so it wasn't prohibitive. There is an annual ticket option allowing for unlimited returns, but it would take 5 visits to pay for itself and we don't live close enough to justify that. A slightly more affordable one-off price would probably encourage us back more than once. And the same applies to the food - the park encourages picnics, and I'd advise taking them up on that, because the food isn't cheap and there aren't many options beyond sandwiches and hot dogs. Also, for an outdoor attraction, they're not really prepared for the classic British summer feature: rain. The eating area has a few fabric sheets over it; they shelter less than half of the picnic benches and there's no real indoor area. While we still had lots of fun in the drizzle, it's definitely not a good place to go to if the forecast is for heavy rain, and even in lighter rain, take a big umbrella top sit under at lunchtime. That stopped me giving the full 5 out of 5, although I do feel very churlish having done so.
But enough of negativity, Bewilderwood is charming. Bring your imagination and wear some old clothes, and there is plenty to keep kids happy all day, the shows are fun and help to tie together the slightly magical feel of the place, and when you leave, there will be tired but happy grins on the faces of the whole family, and what more could you ask for from a day out?

Thank CountJimMoriarty
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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit here after friends recommended it to us. It's thoroughly good fun for all the family (even our friends teenage children age 18 and 13 had a great time) Plenty of facilities and places to picnic, which I was glad we brought along after seeing the food prices (£4.50 for a rather mediocre looking hotdog) If you want to join your offspring in the fun then sturdy footwear is a must and do not attempt the zipwire if you weigh over 16 stone. Your bottom will drag along the floor :) The kids were happy to stay here right up until closing time so all in all good value for money.

Thank Julie P
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