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17.2.14

Half Term at BeWILDerwood | Review

In my 28 years of life I have visited a few attractions in Norfolk, and one of the best places I have ever visited is BeWILDerwood in Norfolk.
I reviewed BeWILDerwood last year when we went along to celebrate Harry's 2nd birthday. I was delighted to be offered the chance to return again this year and to review the Half Term event.

With the strong winds recently I worried not only that our day would be ruined but also about whether or not any of the beautiful tree houses, slides or walkways would have been ruined or affected by the weather. Despite being closed on Saturday due to the weather thankfully everything had calmed down on Sunday, the sun was shining, it was kind of warm and they were open!

Last year I went along with my husband and the boys but with my husband busy elsewhere my mum came along with us. This was her first visit to BeWILDerwood and she was excited to see what was one offer.

Based in Hoveton, Norfolk, BeWILDerwood is really easy to find and is well signposted. Parking is very easy and is FREE.

Walking a short way to the ticket office is simple and worry free. The staff are nothing but polite, happy and really get into the spirit of their job.

There were a couple of activities on to celebrate the reopening for half term. One of which was a really sweet idea of writing down a wish on a piece of paper and the posting the paper down a shoot which led down to the small fire.
Charles didn't want to write down a wish as apparently he had made a wish in his dream last night, but we watched other children doing it and every single one looked so happy to have been able to take part in that activity.
There were arts and crafts going on in the big hat but my boys were too busy running around wanting to explore.
The activities put on in the big hat and at the fire don't cost any extra.

As I mentioned in my review last year, the attraction is SPOTLESS!! Thinking back to last Summer I went to a few different places with the boys and there would be the odd crisp packet or chocolate wrapper flying around, and we were constantly stepping on Fruit Shoot lids, but none of these were to be found at BeWILDerwood.
We took a picnic with us and went back to the car to eat but we did grab a coffee and some hot chocolates at the Munch Bar and sat in the seating area. I could have sat there all day.

I really worried about whether or not we would enjoy it as much as last year due to the weather. I tend to stay away from attractions in case we have to leave but as yesterday was so amazing it definitely made me think twice about staying away just because of weather fears. I can hand on heart say it was just as good yesterday as last year.
We arrived at around half past 10/11 o clock and left at 4.30.
Both myself and my mum commented on how lovely the atmosphere was, that calm, tranquil, "everybody is having fun", relaxed atmosphere.

When it came to leaving I think my mum was more upset than any of us. She really enjoyed herself and it really proves the point that BeWILDerwood is suitable for all the family.
We're already planning other visits in the Summer when my family visit from Somerset.

Whether you live locally or need to drive 2 or 3 hours you are guaranteed to have a brilliant day out!

We were given complimentary tickets for the purpose of this review.