We have been enjoying a lot of time outside this Easter, blowing away the cobwebs and getting outside. I have even been known to wear wellies and flat shoes on more than one occasion. I kid you not! So when we were invited to Hatton Country World for the day to enjoy their Easter Eggstravaganza, I knew we were up for the Challenge ..... and a challenge is what we got!
We were greeted by this gorgeous Peacock, who took no convincing to show us his feathers! It was a unique way to be welcomed to a park!!
For my big girl, there was The Adventurers’ Challenge, which has been created for families to compete in a number of daring tasks across the park, including braving the Big Red Drop Slide in Superslide Mania and holding an exotic reptile in the new Scales and Tails attraction. For the little one, was an Easter Bunny Hunt and we did try very hard to track down the "big bunny" who was wandering around Hatton all day. The Easter challenges were in addition to all the usual exciting activities like the farmyard favourites, fairground rides, family theatre and guinea pig village.
The little one LOVED feeding the animals and was much braver than only 7 months ago when we came for her birthday.
Newborn piglets made me broody (for a baby not a piglet) .... stinky but adorable!
The 8yo loved taking part in the Adventure Challenges and was determined to find gold and get her medal ....... she did aswell!
The Easter Egg Hunt was on at set times throughout the day .... and is still on until 27th April, if you are quick!! This is not counting all the rides, trampolines, councy castles, slides and outdoor play activities that the girls ping ponged around all day.
When little legs were tired after all the fun, big sister was there to help carry her along. (a rare moment of sibling kindness). There is so much to do at Hatton Country World that it would be difficult to find just one single thing that was my favourite, so I asked all the family:
The Man on the Pad : Feeding the animals on the farm.
The 8 year old : Mining for Gold or the Red Drop Slide
The 2 year old : The bouncy slide
Me : Well for me the best part was having a great day out with the family, somewhere that caters for all ages. (which is a bonus for our family)
We were sad to leave (albeit, the shops on the way out did ease this for me somewhat) but I did happen to notice that they had schedules up for Whitsun week ...... so I think we will be returning very soon.
Disclosure : We were given a family ticket to Hatton for the day but all views and opinons are our own.