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Notts theme park welcomes adventure-seeking families for summer holidays

Summer holidays have officially started as Notts theme park welcomes adventure-seeking families

The summer holidays are set to start with a bang in Retford this weekend (Saturday 27 July) as Sundown Adventureland’s much-loved “Summertime Fun” returns with a daily calendar of activities guaranteed to deliver adventure for the whole family.

The much-loved family-owned theme park is confident its spectacular line-up of party games, disco dancing and children’s activities will become the first adventure of the summer for many local families, convincing kids to spend time away from their screens and enjoy quality time with their parents over the holidays.

“Summertime Fun” activities will run between 12pm and 6pm on the picnic field until Sunday 1 September.

Gaynor Corr, park director at Sundown Adventureland, said: “We’re so excited to bring “Summertime Fun” back to the park for another year and we can’t wait to see children of all ages enjoying the entertainment. It will be fantastic fun for all the family and we’re looking forward to helping children make those magical memories that last a lifetime.

“Because of the variety of rides and attractions, as well as shops, cafés, restaurants and picnic areas, there is so much for families to do in one day. My 90-year-old mum and park owner Audrey still works at Sundown with the rest of our family, so we really understand the value of family time.”

Sundown’s longstanding family bears Honey and Sunny will be joined by newcomers Kiki and Koko, the park’s brand-new monkey mascots, who will be bringing monkey mischief to the park throughout the holidays.

Every day from 12pm, the park will be hosting children’s party games such as school disco classic ‘four corners’ and the limbo, giving every child the chance to win their very own bear. Visitors can meet Honey, Sunny, Kiki and Koko and pose for photos from 2pm, before they get the party started with conga lines, agadoo and the macarena on the picnic field until 6pm. 

The park’s usual attractions, shops and restaurants will all be open until 6pm including a four-storey indoor play area Crash Landings, liquorice and sweet-smelling fairy-tale Lollipoppet Castle complete with its very own sleeping dragon, the Wild Ostrich Safari Ride which takes you through the African Savannah on the back of an ostrich, yodelling goats and talking potatoes at Sundown Market, and many more interactive rides and play areas.

Tickets for adults and children over 90cm are £16.75 and children under 90cm go free. Family passes are also available to purchase. To book, visit:

For more information about the event, visit the website:

Owned by the Rhodes family since 1968, Sundown Adventureland attracts over 270,000 visitors a year. The park has up to 120 staff at peak season, not forgetting mascots Honey and Sunny and Kiki and Koko, who join the guests on the park every day.

To organise a visit to the park or for further information, please contact Anastasia Smith or Rosie Needham-Smith or Cartwright Communications on 0115 8532110 or

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