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Laura Loves - CBeebies Land

Laura Loves - CBeebies Land

I don't think there are many children out there that aren't fans of one of CBeebies' programmes.

From the legendary Postman Pat that I loved as a child to the slightly confusing In the Night Garden, which to this day I still struggle to get my head around!

While many of the shows and characters make guest appearances across the country or have touring shows, until now there hasn't been a one stop shop where youngsters can enjoy everything CBeebies has on offer.

Fun at CBeebies Land

CBeebies Land just opened at the end of May and having experienced it with my two children, I can safely say it is a fabulous day out for the whole family! It is an area within Alton Towers larger park so general admission to the theme park includes CBeebies Land meaning the big kids amongst us can have some CBeebies respite with the bigger rides too. For children aged under four it is free admission.

CBeebies Land includes some of the best-loved characters and shows, my personal favourites included the Something Special sensory garden, In the Night Garden boat ride, Tree Fu Tom play park and Mr Bloom's Nursery interactive show.

Plenty to fill a day out.

Clearly thought out, the CBeebies Land has a range of rides, play areas, live experiences, and character appearances that could quite easily fill a day out. While it has been set up as a fun element, similar to many of the tv shows, it actually has a strong educational aspect too and is nice for a lot of what the children see on the television to be bought to life with science, art and sensory tools.

Family fun at CBeebies Land

One downside to the area is that following the initial interest it has been incredibly popular and therefore trying to get my two year old to understand the concept of queueing has been a little problematic. There are roving characters and entertainment enlisted to try and keep the crowds entertained however I would recommend mixing it up with some of the shorter/non queue attractions like the Charlie and Lola playhouse or Nina and the Nurons experience in-between the more popular Postman Pat and Numtum rides. The latest word on the grapevine is that pre ticketing is being trailed so fingers crossed that will help a little.

Big Fun

In addition to rides and play zones there's also the Big Fun pavilion, an undercover stage that features a daily schedule of events and live shows. Grace and Noah happily danced along to the ZingZillas before enjoying a Meet and Greet with Iggle Piggle! Also while here I highly rated the parent and baby facilities with immaculate baby change rooms, feeding rooms and child friendly bathrooms.

A Portrait at CBeebies Land

After an afternoon at CBeebies Land my littles ones and I were shattered however if time allows, particularly if you combine a visit to Alton Towers with a stay at one of their hotels which I would recommend, there are plenty of other rides and experiences across the park for children young and old to enjoy.

by Laura Mason
Mum to 2 Under 3 and just finished maternity leave, Laura is a journalist and Mum. She enjoys reviewing products with her children, exploring new trends and more importantly, life as a mummy. 'Continuously trying to get a 'grip' of motherhood and back to a size 10!'

For more information or to book, visit www.altontowers.com/cbeebiesland.

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