We recently went to visit a friend in Nottingham for the weekend. At this point I’ll point out my friend doesn’t have any children. So as you can imagine, in order to protect her house from Hurricane Pre Schooler, I thought it was best we evacuate the house for a while and get out to help burn off some of his energy.
I used to live in Nottingham, many years ago and always loved Holme Pierrepont, a great Country Park and Water Sports Centre. It was always a good place to walk off hangovers and check out some of the guys taking part in the white water rafting and canoeing. And of course to take in the fresh air and walk around the lake.
So I thought this would be a great place to take the little guy, so off we went…After almost grounding my car on one of the speed bumps (heads up to go VERY slowly over them if you have a low car as I do), we parked up and I noticed the new, well to me new, Sky Trail. On closer inspection, we realised they had a tiny one underneath for the little people. From 3 years old, you can try out the Sky Tykes.
Now, my son is the biggest chatterbox but when it comes to physical activities, he’s pretty cautious – we’re still trying to master the scooter! So, wasn’t quite sure how he’d take it but thought we’d give it a go anyway.
The first thing they do is queue up to get their harnesses put on, he absolutely loved this bit, so far so good…..
Next getting him attached to the guide at the top to help them if they were to fall. Tick we got him hooked up.
Now, off we go…….
He was a bit steady at the start but soon got to grips with it and really enjoyed it. The great thing is, the parents can walk around it with them and there are strategically placed areas, that you can open up, to get on the inside walk ways, so you’re always close at hand.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the area or if you’re visiting friends/family. It’s a great afternoon out, has a little cafe on site too, with a little crazy golf course. The Sky Tykes itself doesn’t break the bank either at under £5. You can walk around the water sport centre, take picnics, a good place to spend a few hours to keep the kids entertained.
If you are going with older children, who will be going on the Sky Trail, I think it’s probably advisable to book, We went out of season and it was still quite busy. The Sky Tykes however was quiet and there was only one other little boy on it and he left after a few minutes!
If you do go, let me know what you thought.