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Twinlakes Theme Park

February 2nd, 2017 / / No Comments »

Twinlakes Theme Park

Twinlakes Theme Park is not like any other theme park I’ve ever been to, in that, you can quite easily spend a full day out without undertaking a single ride!  This family attraction set in the heart of Leicestershire, has so many additional components packed into one setting that the hardest part of the day is knowing where to start.  Follow our guide below full of cheap ticket options & top tips to help you get the most from your day.

Top Tip; take advantage of a Stay Play Explore Break that offers hotel accommodation, breakfast + family entry to 3 attractions including Twinlakes from just £149 for a family of 4!

 

family theme park coaster at twinlakes

Twinlakes Theme Park

 

Twinlakes Theme Park; Tried & Tested

Twinlakes has the feel of a good old fashioned theme park that comes with so many added extras it leaves you feeling slightly discombobulated. Where else can you lark around in the splash play park, take in a bird of prey display, visit the animals on the farm, (including feeding the lambs), enjoy a pedalo, take time out on one of the many adventure playgrounds & still have time for some theme park rides!

Whilst you are not going to find the high end thrill rides here, I was surprised by exactly how much of the park was suitable for older children up to around the age of around 14 years.  My two 13 year old testers spent the day speeding around the park & were still hard pressed to fit it all into one day, (queuing no more than 10 minutes at any time during the day).  In fact it is this vast range of attractions that particularly works well for families striving to keep children & adults of differing interests amused on a day out.

During our visit we were also struck by the wealth of indoor provision available from enormous play structures to an array of rides and attractions set within huge warehouse structures.  Although I wouldn’t set off to Twinlakes on the wettest of weekends, it was reassuring to know your day out is not dependent upon the weather.

Find cheap ticket options below along with our top tips to gain the most from a day out at Twinlakes Theme Park.

 

birds of prey at twinlakes theme park

Twinlakes Theme Park; Birds of Prey Talk

 

Twinlakes Theme Park Deals

1. Twinlakes Deals; Stay Play Explore Break

Take advantage of a Stay Play Explore Short Break that includes an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel, breakfast plus family entry to 3 visitors attractions of your choice from just £149 for a family of four, (larger families accommodated too).  The great advantage with this offer is that you pick & choose both the accommodation & all 3 attractions that suit your family best PLUS free use of all the hotel leisure facilities too.

Twinlakes is just one of many settings included within this offer along with Twycross Zoo, National Space Centre, Conkers, Swadlincote Ski Centre & many more that provides a flexibility of choice not normally seen in the short break market.

You can find out more details over at Twinlakes Stay Play Explore Breaks.

2. Twinlakes Deals; Online Promotions

Twinlakes runs a number of promotions throughout the year that are worth looking out for.  Previously we’ve come across deals such as FREE return visits to their sister park, (Wheelgate), on select dates, Mother’s/Father’s Day deals & £5 entry during Grandparents Weekend.  Worth double checking what’s coming up before planning your next visit.

3. Twinlakes Annual Pass

For those that can return to Twinlakes later in the year, it can be worth investing in an annual pass.  Opt for either a Twinlakes or a combined Twinlakes/Wheelgate Pass that can offer substantial savings over the year for those that live within the area.  Look out for discounted passes for seniors, toddlers and guests with a disability with upgrade offers for those that have already purchased standard day tickets.

You can see what we thought on our Stay Play Explore Break; Tried & Tested including top tips to make the best of this short break offer.

 

feeding the lambs at twinlakes

Twinlakes; Feeding the Lambs

 

Twinlakes Theme Park; Top Tips

Remember The Trunks; take advantage of the outdoor waterpark that is found within the setting at no extra charge. Just remember the swimwear, towels & sun lotion for hours of fun.

Extend Your Stay; take advantage of the combined accommodation & attraction packages that offers you a night in a hotel, breakfast, use of the hotel’s leisure facilities plus family entry to 3 attractions of your choice including Twinlakes.

Plan Your Day; look out for events running during your visit particularly the animal encounters running within the farm & the birds of prey display that take place within the aviary.  These events tend to run throughout the day so try to plan these into your itinerary to get the most from your day.

Picnics; are welcome at Twinlakes with plenty of space both inside, (there is even an indoor designated area ), plus a wide range of outdoor options available too.  Food is available to purchase on-site although much of it tends to be limited to fast food outlets.

Lockers; whilst there are no lockers on-site you’re never too far away from the car park should you wish to store your coolbox.  Simply remember to have your hand stamped before you leave the park to gain re-admission.

 

dungeon maze at twinlakes theme park

Twinlakes; Dungeon Quest Maze

 

Twinlakes; More Top Tips

Busy Days; whilst we’ve seen reports that it can get very busy on the rides on popular days, simply intersperse non-queue attractions, (of which there are many), with time waiting in line for favoured rides.  As with any theme park queues will be down on the first 60/90 minutes of the day so ensure you are ready to go as the park opens.

Best Coffee; we found the best coffee to be found at the Farmhouse that is centrally located close to the Creepy Critters Zone.

Indoor Play; there is plenty of action going on indoors should the weather turn during your visit that includes mammoth climbing structures, indoor rides, a bouncy castle and even a roller skating rink.

Parking; great to see that parking remains FREE of charge at Twinlakes.

Events; keep an eye out for events running throughout the season that range from Meeting Peppa Pig to Xtreme Scream Park, (during the scare season), and seemingly everything in between!

 

Twinlakes play areas & rides

Twinlakes; Excalibur Adventure Zone

 

Top Dog’s Verdict?

A family theme park with added spice that makes this a hit for children of all ages.

More Information

Stay Play Explore Break; accommodation, breakfast + 3 attractions from £149 per family!

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