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BeWILDerwood
We got our climbing, fun and Vitamin D quota for the day (if not the week) with a day trip to Bewilderwood. The experience, just outside Norwich, allows adults and children alike to climb the broken bridge, get lost in the Sky Mase and whizz down the Slippery slopes as they enter a world of Twiggles and Boggles.
We went on the first day of the February half term holiday and, as a consequence, it was pretty empty but very cold. We had layer upon layer on to keep us warm as well as hats and gloves. The four year old was fine as he spent the day on the move but the little two year old found it a cold day as she wasn't warmed from climbing. The attraction is totally outside with no warm cafe to defrost so lunch and snacks are eaten in the great outdoors on picnic benches.
We arrived just after it opened at ten and stay until four and there is so much to do. We climbed and slid, got lost in mazes and rode the zip wire. We also took a boat ride across the scaaaary lake where we met Mildred the Crocklebog. What's more, the children had their face painted and we enjoyed a craft activity - making a wishing wand - as well as taking part in a dancing session at the storytelling stage. This was all included in the price and I felt it was good value for money.
Parents get to join in 100% and so can immerse themsevles in the fun. My little one thought it hysterical that I was a bit wary of scrambling up the climbing net which he navigated witth ease and he LOVED sliding down the double slide with Daddy. I'd say it is perfect for anyone over 105 cm as they can do all the climbing and sliding activities and my son has THE BEST TIME. Younger children can't ride on laps down the slide so, although there is Toddlewood with some fantastc swings and cute houses to explore for the toddler (who got in for free) they couldn't really get involved in the larger attractions which, for us, meant the adults were constrantly at different activities rather than enjoying it as a family.
We headed home after a great day out on an endorphin high, exhausted from all the clibing and fresh air. The kids were asleep before we left the carpark. We will definitely return  - although we might try it when the weather is a little warmer!
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