I was recently approached to visit Gullivers in Milton Keynes and to see the new JCB accommodation. With half term fast approaching and a two and half year old JCB enthusiast, it would have been silly for me to pass up. With two adults and three children in tow we hoped we wouldn’t be out numbered and struggle with reaching the needs for five and six year old girls, whilst keeping an impatient two and half year old entertained.
We were particularly lucky with the weather and had an unseasonably warm day and we also got to see all the fabulous Halloween decorations and displays. Once inside we checked the map and decided we would try to see as much of the park as possible by planning a methodical route (as much as can be with three kids). My daughter was very happy as since her last visit she has grown enough to now go on some rides with just her friend, which left me free to take Tristan on some of the smaller rides.
All five of us decided to get on the teacups and I let my partner be in charge of spinning it, I can say that was a very bad idea and I felt very sick and dizzy by the end, the kids on the other hand, including my partner (the biggiest kid) all loved it.
For lunch we went to the food hall and agreed on fish and chips. The food was good quality and the wait was minimal. My only gripe was that the seating was extremely cramped. My partner is 6’4′ and disabled and he was in a lot of discomfort trying to sit. I also found as a parent that it wasn’t practical to try to stick a high chair on the end. I think a make over is long overdue and a look into more practical seating to suit everyone with different needs should be addressed.
After lunch my partner took the kids to the JCB zone and I went to have a sneak peek at the new JCB accommodation. Although small the JCB cabin is perfect for a family of four and has all the amenities that you require. You have a pull out double bed, TV, shower room, tea station and outside area, but for me the bunk beds were especially cool and would suit any JCB enthusiasts such as my son. The new JCB cabins will be available over Christmas to book a special Santa sleepover package, for any JCB lovers out there, click here to book. I think it’s something I will certainly have to look into for Tristan for next year.
After my twenty minutes of peace viewing accommodation, I descended back into the madness of the kids in the JCB zone. Tristan was especially happy with his ‘digga’ and seemed to be getting hold of the controls well, his sister on the other hand takes after me and isn’t as technically minded. With a busy day, nap time fast approaching and the promise of ice cream we headed off into the centre MK to rest our legs.
All in all the day was a success, all kids and adults were exhausted and many fun and happy memories were made. Thank you for having us Gullivers and will be sure to visit again soon.
*I was gifted this day out to review, all opinions are my own.*