Ever on a mission to save a few pennies I was really interested to be introduced to the Kids Pass website – the idea being that once you’ve signed up as a member (which is free) you can save up to 50% off on fabulous days out for your family. Like many families we’re on a tight budget at the moment and days out can often fall by the wayside when we’re trying to trim costs so I loved the idea of Kids Pass making it easier to find a bargain day out!
Back in the summer we went to Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers and have talked since about taking Ben and Chloe to another theme park. I was excited to find a “buy one get on free” promotion on the Kids Pass website for Flamingo Land (this offer has now expired). I’ve not been to Flamingo Land since my late teens and Dave has never been. The Kids Pass website is super easy to use. Once I had chosen the promotion I wanted to take advantage of I clicked through and was given a voucher code to use on the Flamingo Land website which gave me a voucher to print out and use on the gate. (Do make sure you check any expiry dates or other terms and conditions to avoid disappointment)
Standard “on the day” tickets for Flamingo Land are £35 a piece for age 4 and up. As we didn’t need a ticket for Chloe, the Kids Pass website saved us 1/3 of what it would have cost us had we just rocked up and bought tickets on the gate. Although Flamingo Land do offer cheaper pre-booked tickets online, the Kids Pass offer still trumped this so it was a winner for us!
|Chlo loved the tea cups!|
|The pink elephants were definitely her favourite!|
|Look at his little face!|
|Hippos – Mummy’s favourite animal!|
|Mummy hippo spotting!|
|This is her “I’m enjoying myself” face!|
|Just to prove she did smile once or twice during the day!|
|This was before the ride set off . . .|
|Hands up Chloe!|
|Love my boys!|
And what of our day out at Flamingo Land? Well we discovered several things:
* Ben is very much the thrill seeker (just like his Daddy) and would go on any ride he was big enough for
* Chloe most certainly is not a thrill seeker and the tea cups were about her level
* Flamingo Land a week before it closes for Winter is very quiet – which is great as it means no queues, but it also means lots of rides are shut, kiosks are shut and there is a distinct lack of atmosphere
* Late October is very cold for being outside all day!
* The zoo provides a welcome respite from the thrill of the rides – and with real life proper hippos Mummy was very happy!
* There’s a good selection of rides ranging from little pink flying elephants (Chloe’s favourite) to scream-inducing, adrenaline fueled rides for the more hardened roller coaster enthusiast (that would be Dave) including a previous Guinness World Record holding ride, Mumbo Jumbo, with the “steepest drop in the world” at 112 degrees!!
Ben is definitely keen to go back when he’s a bit taller but he did suggest we might not take Chloe next time!
*Kids Pass contributed towards the cost of our day out in order for us to review their website however all thoughts and opinions remain my own*