BeWILDerwood- a Great Day Out for the Kids and the Big Kids!

August 14, 2016 15 Comments
BeWILDerwood

During a recent holiday to North Norfolk, we enjoyed a lovely family day out at BeWILDerwood. We have been every year for the last 4 years, but it never gets old, the big kid in me loves it there!

BeWILDerwood- a Great Day Out for the Kids and the Big Kids!

If you are ever in Norfolk, then I would definitely recommend a visit to BeWILDerwood.  It’s hard to describe it really in a good way. I think I’d describe it as a massive outdoor adventure playground, but it’s much more than that.

This year we went with Nana and Grandad in tow and it was the first time that we have visited in the school holidays.  When we arrived the carpark was packed, and I immediately felt that we had made a mistake visiting in high season.  However I was very pleasantly surprised. Yes there were more people, but other than the boat ride at the beginning, there were no queues and all the equipment was perfectly accessible.

The journey starts on the boat trip (although you can walk), and a story about the Boggles that live in the marshes, and the Twiggles that live in the trees. There are also other fun characters like the vegetarian Crocklebog, Mildred,  that lives in the lake, and the Thornyclod spider amongst others.  There are books that are set at BeWILDerwood written by local children’s author Tom Blofeld. On our last visit I bought one, and it’s now one of the kids favourite stories, and I think this heightened the kid’s excitement.  They loved seeing the little Boggle houses and Twiggle houses in the trees on the boat ride heading to the start.

 

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The park is in simple terms a large outdoor adventure playground, set in a lovely woodland setting.  There are several large climbing structures, with nets, slides and bridges for all the family to enjoy.  As well as this there are several Toddlewood areas designed for younger children. My kids at age 4 and 3 get the best of both worlds, old enough (with supervision) for the larger frames, and young enough to still enjoy running around the smaller areas on their own.

 

 

There was an area for face painting, mainly just stencils due to the volume of people, but all included within the admission price. Near here was a small stage area where they had several story times, puppet shows and Oliver joined in with Twiggle twirling where the kids were encouraged to use twirlers and percussion instruments along to a short story and some singing.

 

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One of my favourite parts is the Sky maze.  It wasn’t there when we first started going, but now it’s my favourite bit. Basically it’s a maze on different levels with ladders, tunnels and walkways between the trees to reach the central summit. We even persuaded Nana and Grandad to come on too, although Nana struggled with the tunnels and her dodgy hip! It’s all very safe, and suitable for young kids as long as they are supervised, and older kids are happy to scale it alone.

 

 

In addition to all the climbing equipment there are also zip wires, large (scary!) slides, a small maze, an area where you can build dens with logs (we previously have spent ages doing this but ran out of time this visit), and a craft tent the ‘Big Hat’.  There is always a different activity at the Big Hat whenever we come. This time it was making paper windmills for the parade later that day.  The kids loved it, they provide all the materials, all included in your admission price, and an area for them to get creative. They even let the adults have a go!

 

 

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our day out, as we always do when we visit BeWILDerwood. This time in particular was more enjoyable as the kids are older and able to use all the facilities, and really love all the characters based at BeWILDerwood. I ended up buying another story book at the gift shop, i’m not sure if it was more for me or the kids?

It is one of my favourite places to visit with the kids, and we will definitely be visiting again.

Have you been before? Whats your BeWILDerwood experience? I’d love to hear your views in the comments!

Kerry x

 

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post in any way, and I received no financial gain or otherwise from this review.  It is purely my opinions and an honest review on a fantastic family day out.

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15 Comments

  • emma me and b make tea August 15, 2016 at 10:06 am

    sound fantastic – how exciting and what a unique place. it kinda reminds me a little bit of puzzlewood in the forest of dean 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • Kerry August 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      I’ve not been there, but think i’ll have to look it up if we are ever in the area. Thank you for your comments x

  • The Unsung Mum August 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Wow this looks really cool. My kids love adventure playgrounds like this even if they do get tired quickly! Great post! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry August 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you, yes my kids did sleep well that night! x

  • mainy - myrealfairy August 18, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Oh I love the look of the sky maze!! Great fun. I haven’t been before but it looks like the sort of day out that me and mine would enjoy.
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.
    Mainy

    • Kerry August 18, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      It is a great day out for all the family x

  • Rachel Bustin August 18, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    This looks fab! My nephew would be all over a place like this!
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • Kerry August 19, 2016 at 6:16 am

      It is such a great place to visit, great for kids to burn off some energy! X

  • One Messy Mama August 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Oh WOW! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry August 19, 2016 at 6:18 am

      It is such a great place, we love it! Thanks for your comments x

  • Geraldine August 19, 2016 at 8:18 am

    This looks fab! I love places like this! They’re the ideal family place and the memories will be incredible #KCACOLS

    • Kerry August 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      We already have some great family memories there, and I suspect more to come in the future. Thanks for your comments x

  • Karen August 29, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    BeWILDerwood is one of my favourite places ever! (And we even went as just “big kids” before our minis came along as well as afterwards too).

  • Ann from Rainbows are too beautiful August 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I think we thought about this place when we stayed in Thorpe Forest but never made it. Looks fab! #KidsandKreativity

  • Helena August 11, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve heard the name before but have not ventured there. It sounds like it would be a great place to visit with the girls. #KidsandKreativity

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