I’ve heard lots of fantastic things about Piglets Adventure Park near York so thought it was about time we paid them a visit, which is exactly what we did last week when we met up with some friends.
Piglets is an outdoor fun park which is fantastic for kids of all ages and ours (aged between 18 months and 5) had such a good time Corey asked if he could come again the day after.
We got there shortly after opening and parked up quite near the entrance, which was good as it began to rain as soon as we got out of the car.
After a quick toilet stop we set about exploring, the kids were totally spoilt for choice as to what to do as there was so much choice, although the weather wasn’t in our favour at the beginning.
After realising they couldn’t go on the bouncy pillows due to the rain the kids made a bee line straight for the obstacle course and the quirky fairy tale themed climbing frames. The sand surrounding the houses was also a hit with them.
Barrel Rides and Maize Maze
From there they went on the tractors, followed by a barrel ride.
We then attempted the maize maze challenge, although I don’t think we did too well as we kept getting lost trying to avoid the big muddy puddles.
By the time we found our way out of the maze, they sun had found it’s way through the clouds and the weather improved considerably. It was also getting close to lunch so we headed to Truffles Trough Cafe for some food.
Myself and Rik had a burger while the kids had hot dogs. The food was reasonably priced, although there selection here wasn’t all that great. If we were to visit again I would more than likely take a picnic as there were plenty of seating areas.
Tractor Rides and Tricks
After lunch, and an ice cream we took a tractor ride down past the pigs to the Bale Play Baaarn which gave us some respite from the heat while the kids played in the dig n play corn pit and on the hay bales, tractors and slides.
Another tractor ride later and we were back in time to catch some of the show in the big top.
During our visit Fatt Matt was the main attraction and I’d have happily have paid the entrance fee to just watch him. Unicycles, acrobatics, puppets and juggling were the order of the day and the kids, and adults, were enthralled and amused throughout the performance.
Farm, Fairies and Foam
After the show we went to explore and animals around the Farm. The kids loved them all, especially the pigs and the Shetland ponies.
Crazy golf, the newly opened Fairy Trail and a bounce on the bouncy pillows followed before it was time to head for home.
But not before the kids attended their first ever foam party. This went down pretty well with the kids who both ended up covered from head to toe in foam. I was eternally grateful I had brought a change of clothes for them both!!
Piglets is a fabulous summer attraction. We will definitely visit again as we didn’t get around all the activities, missing out on the pig racing and water wars. They also have some events on over Halloween and Christmas so, providing we wrap up warm, we may be back for those.
Prices range depending on the time you visit. Weekday visits are £5.95/4.95/3.95 for children/adults/concessions respectively, Weekends are £8.50/£7.50/£6.50 and the Summer Fun prices are £9.50/£8.50/£7.50. Discounts are available for booking online and there is also an annual membership scheme.