We have our very own theme park, here in Pembrokeshire – Oakwood Theme Park. The only theme park in Wales, and it is only a few miles from us, sitting right next to the Bluestone National Park Resort. I have been a few times before, in Autumn 2014 when it rained and rained and rained and last summer, twice when we were excited to be invited by Oakwood explore the park properly.
When we first visited last Summer it was a gorgeous hot, sunny day!
The queues into the park weren’t very big at all, we arrived at about midday. There is a little land train to take you round into the park, it doesn’t always run, but it is only a short walk anyway.
My favourite part was Never Land – a fairly recently redesigned mini park within the main park for little children. I loved exploring here, there are lots of rides for small children and Journey to Neverland where you get to go inside 14 Kensington Gardens, where The Darlings lived and see if you can spot Peter Pan himself.
The main attractions for older kids – and adults too are the high adrenaline rides – Vertigo, Bounce, Speed, Drenched and old favourite Megaphobia – a huge wooden roller coaster. Don’t be fooled into thinking that because it is wooden it is a tame ride! It has been voted the best ride in the UK, and the third best ride in the world! Bounce seems to be permanently closed at the moment.
There are lots of places to eat your own food outside if you bring a picnic – benches and tables, and lots of grass to sit on a blanket, and there are food outlets too. There is a proper restaurant, a fast food burger hut, coffee and candy places too.
There is so much more to do at Oakwood Theme Park, have a look:
The entry prices for this year are:
£16.50 for children aged 3-12 inclusive
£24 for everyone aged 13 to 59
£16.50 for those aged 60 and over
If you buy your tickets online, before the day you visit, you can save 15% which is well worth doing.
There are lots of great deals such as family tickets for four or five members which is great for larger families, and brilliant tickets for Groovy Grandparents and two children too!
You can also use your Tesco Clubcard Vouchers for entry which is brilliant.
Like a lot of attractions, there is very little undercover, so raincoats are a must with our unpredictable Pembrokeshire weather – we can literally have all four seasons in one day here! The great thing is, if rain is forecast the ride queues may be shorter!
Parts of the park were tired and a bit run down, and some rides were closed, Mummy has been visiting here since the park first opened and was a little disappointed, but it was still a great day out.
Don’t miss After Dark – on certain dates in August, the park stays open much later and has fireworks, live music and you can go on the rides in the dark. No further information is available on their website at the moment, but do keep checking.
The 20th Anniversary of Megaphobia this year. Still the main attraction at Oakwood Theme Park.
Dog kennels are situated at the entrance to the park.
You can Fast Pass the big rides.
Don’t miss Snake River Falls for a brilliant water ride and Tree Tops – a great roller coaster for all ages rather than Megaphobia.
Check the Oakwood Theme Park website for which rides are running on your chosen day, especially the big ones.
We were invited back for a second visit because the park suffered a rare power cut whilst we were there.