YOUR EXPERIENCES! Christmas at Sundown Adventureland with toddlers

Welcome back to another fantastic your experiences, where we showcase reviews from members my trips with a tot Facebook community group. This time we hear from Kirsty, with a review from Sundown Adventureland. Kirsty loves days out and will be featured again twice this month with reviews from Magna Christmas Family Fayre here, and Disneyland Paris so make sure you stay tuned! For now, let’s see what she thought about sundown adventureland 🙂 Sundon Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers
Santa’s grotto at Sundown Adventureland

What to expect

Sundown Adventureland is an adventure theme park especially for under 10’s. It’s very popular with families who have toddlers especially because all the rides have no age restrictions and can be rode by all the family.

Sundown Adventureland can be found in Rampton, Retford DN22 0HX.

The park has loads to do for little kids with children’s themed rides and attractions, play areas, seasonal events, themed areas and tons of toddler fun!

Prices for adults and children over 90cm start at £16 and children under 90cm are free.

Kirsty’s review

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers

“Wow. What a fantastic fun day we had today at Sundown.

We arrived at 11am. There were only around 10 other cars in the car park at this time. Initially, I thought something was wrong. I expected some serious crowds. Sure enough, we rocked up to the pay desk, showed our pre-pay number with no issues.

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers

We arrived only just before our prebooked time with Santa so just did a quick nappy change and headed over. We were the only ones there. It was a quick ride through a winter fairytale land and then, when we got off, we were at Santa’s front door. It was such a special, lovely way to get to Santa.

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers

We were told by an elf to knock on the door when Mrs Claus opened it to greet us. My little guy ran straight up to Santa and was super excited to sit on his knee which made for an amazing interaction. Santa asked his name, age and talked for ages with him.

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with a 2 year old

Another elf brought him a present to the room – which, by the way, was wonderfully decorated – and gave it to Santa to pass on. My little guy thought it was great and kept thanking Santa. After photos, we headed out and went to see Santa’s garden where his reindeer, other animals and a nativity were set up. That was lovely to look around and again, we weren’t rushed at all.

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers

After that we went on the nearby Santa Sleigh ride, which was sweet and drove you through the North Pole and Santa’s house. My little one was still shouting Thank you at the animatronic Santa here!

We spent the rest of the day exploring. Rides were operating on a timetable due to it being midweek and low season but we never ran out of things to do and we kept staying on rides for multiple goes. We also explored the little houses and playgrounds throughout the day.

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers

We ate dinner at the cafe inside the indoor play area. It was decent food, cheap, not a huge selection but enough. It was also useful with the indoor play bit because it had just started spitting outside so we missed the rain, played and had dinner all in one!

Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers
Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers
Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers
Sundown Adventureland at Christmas with toddlers

I give a huge shout out to the staff. They’re all super friendly and cheerful – many singing and conversing with my 2 year old! Even more special shout out to ‘Santa’ who was also operating the tractor ride out of costume later on. He remembered my little guys name, talked to him, high fiver him and made a fuss. I was super impressed.

In case anyone is avoiding because you assume it’s a busy time of year… it’s not! I counted about 10 other people there all day. It was ace! 🙂

Highly recommended during the Christmas season!”

Thanks Kirsty! I definitely want to go, it looks perfect for toddlers!

Thank you for sending in your review and photos. To read more your recommendations, you find the rest of the series over here. Be sure to follow our Facebook page where I’ll be posting more of your christmassy recommendations and reviews all through December. 🙂


For fantastic family Christmas days out, find them here:

52 things to do this Christmas in Sheffield

30 best Christmas days out this year

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