Let Loose, Beverley: Times and prices

When your four children are aged between five and 11 it gets increasingly difficult to find a day out to suit them all.

But whatever the age of your children, there is something for everyone – including adults – at Let Loose in Beverley.

Let Loose is an adventure park with indoor and outdoor play. Obviously it’s still new so it’s all modern play equipment.


Babies and toddlers will love the soft play and sand and water play area, younger children will enjoy the low ropes and climbing wall and older children and teenagers will most enjoy the high ropes, zip wire, archery and driving the tanks.

Park entry includes access to the outdoor adventure playground, indoor baby/toddler soft play and indoor inflatable assault course. You can then pay additional fees for extra activities of your choice. You can stay all day.

Prices at Let Loose

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To get into Let Loose, children aged a year and under go free.

  • Children aged 2-4: £5
  • Children aged 5-17: £7
  • Adults: £3
  • Seniors: £2.

Activities are extra.

Due to the fact there’s a lot of different things to do across all ages and height restrictions, the prices can seem confusing. There’s no “one price fits all” scenario.

There are online prices, add-ons, upgrades and downgrades (if someone has booked online and realise they are too small or too scared) and combo offers.

One member of staff told me the best way to do it is to pay for park entry, have a look around at what there is to decide what activities to do, and then if you want to do anything you can “upgrade” and the price of entry will be knocked off the activity price. For example, if you pay £7 to get in, then your child wants to try the low ropes which are £15, you would pay another £8.

The activities at Let Loose

High Ropes, ages 10+, must be 1.4m tall £25

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These are the first things you notice as you arrive. As the name suggests, they’re high, and there’s 22 challenges to complete and sessions last an hour and half. The course runs outdoor and indoor.

First you’re given a safety briefing, then you’re shown how to use the safety rail system, and then you’re off. My 11-year-old absolutely loved this.

You can pay for high ropes and get unlimited drop and slide included for free.

If you wish to add Climbing Wall, Big Leap and Super Slide or Zip Wires to your High or Low Ropes or Archery Booking, it’s just £5 each activity when booked onsite.

Low ropes, age 7+ (or age 5+ with an adult) £15

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This is indoor. I did this with my five, seven and nine year olds. My nine-year-old was off like a pro and my seven-year-old got stuck a couple of times. My five-year-old was quite nervous, but Kieran the instructor soon noticed and came to help. She wanted to turn back but with his help every step of the way she managed to complete the course.

Pay for low ropes and get unlimited drop and slide included.

Unlimited Big Leap and super slide £10

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If doing the high or low ropes you get unlimited slide and leap included and there’s no need to book a time slot. Whizz down the slide onto a crash mat and leap off a platform as many times as you dare!

Climbing wall – age 5+ £7.50

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There’s both indoor and outdoor climbing walls. The instructors belay participants and sessions last half an hour.

Zip wire £10

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There are three giant zip wires now in action, and at 150m they are thought to be the longest in the region. Participants climb to the top of the tire and launch themselves over the car park and end up in the field opposite. Participants are given two goes.

Archery – ages 7+ 1.5 hour session: Ages 7-15 £10, age 16+ £15

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The outdoor target range gives children a chance to get real hands-on training and guidance. My three children were put in a group with two other boys.

They’re taught to use bows and arrows to match their strength, size and age.

Tank Heroes

We didn’t get to try the Tank Heroes as they’re not available every day. Check website for operating days.

No Picnics

Let Loose does have a strict policy on picnics. They’re not allowed. I can see why this would put many families off visiting. By taking a picnic it does allow families to keep the cost down.

We take a picnic on all our days out. However, when you go to other places and see how people leave their rubbish for staff to clear up, you can see why the owners decided to operate this policy.

To avoid spending more in the café, I did see a few people going and having a picnic in their car, then re-entering the park once they had finished!

Café

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We ate in the café, which does have a wide selection of food. I got my two children the sandwich box which has a sandwich, crisps, muffin and a drink for £4.50. I had a jacket potato with tuna for £3.80.

What the kids said

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We did a lot of activities so it’s no surprise my children have not stopped talking about our visit. Lewis, 11 said his favourite activity was the high ropes, Emily, 9 preferred the zip wire, Oliver, 7 loved the archery and Jasmine, 5 enjoyed the climbing wall the most.

Worth a visit?

Let Loose is definitely worth a visit. Even if you don’t do any activities, on a nice day you can spend a few hours there, however there’s no doubt kids will want to try at least one activity while there.

All the staff are unbelievably friendly and encouraging too which makes a real difference.

Need to know

We booked our ropes sessions for 10am when the park opened and it was perfect as it was really quiet. My son was the only one on the high ropes so had the entire course to himself! It got busier as the day went on and then quietened off at around 4pm.

Kids can have their birthday parties at Let Loose. Parking is free. Sensible footwear is required!

Find Let Loose on Hull Rd, Woodmansey, Beverley HU17 0RS – it’s near Coletta and Tyson.

 

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Alpamare Scarborough is one of those places you can enjoy whatever the weather. On a hot day it’s gorgeous being in the outside pools in the sun, but it’s equally as amazing when it’s freezing and you’re outside in a pool heated to 35 degrees!

You can even swim into the main outdoor pool from the inside, so you don’t have to make a mad run for it in your costume the freezing cold!

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Prices are based on a four-hour slot, but look out for special offers in quieter months where you can pay for four hours and stay all day.

What’s it like at Alpamare Scarborough?

Firstly, you’ll be given a wristband to wear on arrival. It’s also used to open and lock your locker and make cash-less payments in the restaurant, therefore you don’t need to worry about locker money. You then settle your bill before leaving.

The slides

For many, the main attractions at Alpamare Scarborough are the slides and there’s four to choose from. The rides reflect the alpine theme, with each water ride recreating the thrills of winter sports.

Each ride is rated according to skiing equivalents, from family-friendly blue runs to daring black runs Although they all go outside, you get on them from the inside and they all finish on the inside.

Olympic Run (The green one)

This one is my favourite. You take a double inflatable up to the top and ride it together. It’s one of the UK’s longest runs at 116.2m so you do get a long ride. It’s fast but there are no sudden drops or steep parts.

The Olympic Run is rated the ski slope equivalent of a blue run and children need to be aged six or over to have a go.

Cresta Run (The pink one)

This ride is based on the world-famous death-defying Cresta run in St Moritz.

It is a mat racer ride where you have to ride it on your front, on your own, holding onto the handles which are inbuilt into the mat. I really enjoyed this one as it was fairly gentle but fast, but I prefer the ones where you go on with others.

The Cresta Run has a ski slope equivalent of a black run, and shares an 11m drop with the Black Run. Children need to be aged six and over to have a go on this one, but I decided it was too fast for my six year old.

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Snow storm (The blue one)

Here you grab a four man boat and take it up the stairs – but be warned, it’s very heavy to carry.

It’s a gravity-defying ride created by a sudden, heart-bursting drop of 14.2m – the height of over three double-decker buses. I admit, I wasn’t expecting that and did scream at this point. It’s really good fun on this ride with three other people for company.

Black Run (The purple one)

I wasn’t sure if I could do this one because, as the name suggests, it’s dark so you don’t really know what you’re letting yourself in for when you set off.

However, my 11 year-old nephew dared me to go on, so I did! It’s the steepest and fastest ride with an 11 meter plunge.

I was pleasantly surprised though, because although you can’t see a lot, there are no harsh sudden drops and it’s over within a few seconds!

Indoors

Inside, as well as the access to the slides, there’s a giant wave pool and a splash and play area, plus sunbeds to relax on, and the restuarant.

Wave pool

The 480sqm wave pool sees the waves come on intermittently. My children, along with their cousins, aged 4 to 11 all loved riding the huge waves. This pool is good for children and adults of all ages.

Splash and play area

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The splash area

This is a large area where there’s toddler slides, and water play. It’s designed for the younger children who are too small for the slides, but even my 11 year old nephew had fun in this area squirting water at his cousins and waiting for the huge barrel of water at the top to fill up before standing underneath it to get drenched.

The restaurant

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Inside the restuarant

There’s a good choice of fresh and healthy choices including pasta, pizza and salad. For the kids there’s hot dogs, chicken nuggets and lunch boxes. The pizzas are delicious. You can eat here in your costumes but you can’t take your own food.

Alpamare is licenced and the beer is on tap for you to pour yourself. There’s also ice creams and puddings.

Outside

The Garden pool

This is the one you can swim to from the inside. It’s heated to 35 degrees and has bubbles and whirlpool recliners.

It’s a pool for all ages where you can swim, splash, jump and have fun. The kids loved this pool because you’re allowed to drink your drinks in it.

I’ve been asked if we were cold! The answer is no! It’s like a giant hot tub and really quite amazing to swim outdoors when it’s freezing cold in the air.

The Infinity pool

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This is outside next to the garden pool, and also heated to 35 degrees. You have to go outside to get into it, but you can jump out of the garden pool and be in the infinity pool in seconds.

It’s filled with a magic green coloured healing iodine water, which has special therapeutic properties, apparently giving noticeable results after 15 minutes.

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It is the perfect place to take in the views of the bay. Children are allowed in this pool, but it does have a more ‘adult’ feel to it and has always been calmer than the main pool when we’ve visited.

There’s sun loungers outside for warmer days and landscaped gardens to walk through too.

Are my children old enough?

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The splash area at Alpamare Scarborough

Children aged five and under get in for free and this is probably because children have to be six years old to ride the slides.

However they can enjoy the main indoor wave pool, the two pools outside and the splash and play area – so there’s still plenty for them to do.

Children aged six and over can go on the Cresta Run and the Olympic run slides and they need to be eight or over to go on the Black Run and Snowstorm.

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How much does it cost?

It costs £20 for adults, £16 for children (aged six to 15) and children under five years old go free. A family of four costs £64. You can get in for free on your birthday if you go with three paying guests. It’s valid for seven days before and seven days after your actual birthday.

Overall rating?

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Beer tap at Alpamare Scarborough

I love this place. It’s very clean for a swimming centre, it’s never cold inside. OK so it’s not cheap, but show me a day out that is.

We had a lot of fun, there’s nothing else like it locally and if you’ve got an under five it’s amazing value.

My only grumble is that you have to pay £4.50 for parking.

Also, if you could send the four man craft up an elevator so you didn’t have to carry it up endless flights of stairs, that would be a big help!!

Need to know

Alpamare Scarborough, Burniston Rd, Scarborough YO12 6PH is about a 90 minute drive from Hull. It is open . There’s a pay and display car park.