Whilst we were on our hols we were fortunate enough to be invited to come and enjoy a day at the woodland haven that is Bewilderwood. The weather was beautiful, we were pretty lucky with the weather our whole week away, we definitely choose the right week. I was so excited, I’d seen their leaflet before we went which I’d pored over and I couldn’t wait to explore.
When you go in you’ve got the option of taking the boat on the scaaaary lake or taking the treacherous trail. We had ummed and ahhed about taking the buggy, we did in the end and I’m glad we did because the paths are all flat enough to push a pram around and it’s safe enough to leave it whilst you clamber around the treetops. As there was a queue for the boat we decided to take the trail and do the boat on the way back. It was super fun going along the wooden planked trail, we could see boggle houses and there was a sense of magic in the air.
The whole place is based on the Bewilderwood book series and the Boggles. There are little boggle houses spread aound the place, and once you get to the main area, there are fun signposts, and it doesn’t matter which way you go, you’ll end up in the same places. There is a snack shack first, then a cafe further round, then near the tricky tunnels where the stage is, there’s more snacks and ice creams, so plenty of choice. There are plenty of picnic spots too. Our first port of call was the slides. We very nearly stayed there all day! William and I had a go at the Muddle Maze, which was awesome. Daniel loved the toddlewood area and was running up and down the walkways and down the slides.
Phoebe wanted to have a go at the free craft activity which that day was making a flower dangling on a stick (technical term I believe). Daniel wanted to put his hand in the glue.
I saw the nursing nook, I wanted to have a peek so Daniel and I had a little nursing stop in there, it was a little hut with comfy rocking chairs and it was nice and quiet. He was more interested in running around though. There was a cafe there and also you could see where the birthday huts were. Once we finally left the slide area it was onwards to more walkways and rope bridges, Daniel was fearless and wanted to do it all – the benefit of having older siblings I suppose. Phoebe had her face painted (again, all included in the entry fee) and I decided to join in too!
There was a brief stop where we had an ice cream by the stage, we missed out on the storytelling and parade (disorganised and too busy playing), but they had a play on the stage.
On to the tricky tunnels – don’t go in if you’re an adult like me, unless you’re super slim and don’t have a bag on your back. I had to go in twice to rescue Daniel as there’s a little slope inside. There was den building, but mine were really keen to go on the sky maze. This was super fun, I was getting tired but it was great negotiating the turns and finding the top – great views.
We got to the boat dock near closing time, just about managed to get on the last boats. The guide was brilliant, he set the scene and you got to see the boggle villages close up. Here’s a video vlog I made of the day. Well worth a visit!
Disclosure: we were given free entry in return for my open and honest review.