THEY SAY: Yorkshire’s biggest entertainment venue.
WE SAY: A fun day out, with an indoors play centre and outdoors farm and park area. Better on hot days because you can make use of the outdoors splash park
There’s several attractions at the web adventure park. Three are included in the price. These include:
This is included in the price of entry to the Web Adventure Park.
The Creepy Crawlies indoor play centre is the place we headed to first because it was chucking it down when we arrived. It’s complete with slides, tunnels, disco area and a giant inflatable obstacle course.
It was perfect for us and had something for my baby and three-year-old son, as well as my five-year-old niece and seven-year-old nephew.
Baby Jasmine played for ages with all the toys in the pre-walkers’ section. My son, Oliver, was in his element in the under-fives area complete with smaller slides and ball pool and the older children were straight in the main area where they found one of the biggest four-lane Astra slides in the country.
Also on offer inside Creepy Crawlies are soft-ball cannons, dressing up, musical instruments, craft, puppets and messy play. For the parents, there is lots of seating and an award-winning café.
TIP: A two hour maximum play time may be imposed during extremely busy days.
This is an acre of secure outdoor park and entry is included in the price of the Web Adventure Park. It includes a huge sand & water play area, netted climbing forest, ride-on’s for little ones, a den building construction zone, landscaped gardens, jungle bridge, wacky swings, and role play area.
If it’s hot, go prepared to splash and paddle! Don’t forget a change of clothes and towels. The area has pumps, dams, streams, an archimedes screw, squirty ducks and a paddling area. There aren’t any changing areas though.
It was too wet for us to make use of this area, but I imagine in warmer weather it would be brilliant. There is also a quad bike and a go-karts race track for an extra charge.
The outdoor adventure park closes when it gets dark.
TIP: The water play area isn’t fenced off or staffed so children must be accompanied by an adult.
This is directly outside of the Creepy Crawlies indoor play centre and is included in the price of the Web Advanture Park.
So when the kids were ready for a break from sliding, jumping, running and swinging, we braved the cold to see lots of cute animals.
Oliver loved stroking the donkey and there are also alpacas, called Sugar and Spice, a pony, goats, chickens and rabbits.
The children loved watching the staff feed and muck out the animals and the friendly team were on hand to tell us all about the different creatures.
My niece spent most of her time in the chipmunk viewing tunnel while shouting “Alvin, are you there?” #toocute #memories
On site there’s also extra attractions which are paid for separately. These include:
WIRED HIGH ROPES: £17 per session
I could do nothing but laugh when my sister agreed to climb the high ropes with my nephew because she had no idea what she had let herself in for! #evillaugh
The high ropes challenge is 8m above ground at its highest point and you could hear her screams across the park as she attempted to keep up with her seven-year-old son.
Lewis powered ahead shouting, “Come on, Mummy, you slow coach”, as Claire lagged behind. Here she is, top Mummy points for getting the harness on and having a go! Luclkily I had a ten-month old baby to look after the pressure was off me getting involved. #phew
Claire and Lewis were only allowed to take part once they had listened to a safety briefing and signed a disclaimer.
Both were harnessed and secured by a belay and lanyard system, but that was small consolation to Claire as she navigated the balance beams, hanging platforms, spider’s web and snake bridge.
If your children are daredevils, this is the place for them.
A warning though, the finale is a zip wire and I didn’t think my sister was going to make it. As she tried to build up the courage to take the leap to get herself off the platform a little boy behind her could be heard saying “just go for it”.
TIP: Wired is for children aged seven and over.
Afterwards we were straight back inside Creepy Crawlies for more indoor fun for the children and a well-deserved hot chocolate for Claire.
THE SUMMIT £17 per hour session
This is a vertical challenge wall and consists of Jacobs ladder, Crate Climb, Gladiator Challenge and Leap of Faith.
There’s also a beauty salon on site. I doubt you would get the chance to visit on a family day out though!
Location, times, prices, facilities and contact details
LOCATION: The Arena, Cliftongate Business Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH.
PRICES: Entry to Creepy Crawlies, the outdoor adventure park and the animal zone: Children aged 1-3 £4.75. Children aged 4 – 15: £6.75. Adults: £1.50. Babies £1.
Wired and the Summit: £17 per person, per hour, per attraction.
- Parking: Free
- Baby Changing Facilities
CALL: 01904 692221.