The Wild West at Frosts
Target Age: 0 to around 9 or 10, depending on what they like
Those familiar with Frosts will already know they put on some great events and activities for kids during holiday times. In recent summers, we’ve enjoyed their Beach setting, but this year it’s a brand new theme – The Wild West!
Through a (safely bolted) saloon door gate, and protected from all extremes of the British summer, the large, under-cover sand pit and play area are the focus for a two hour session of outlaw fun – with the added attraction of a large wigwam, which is the perfect place to sit comfortably for a cowboy tale or two. The sessions are a mixture of free play, and organised games and stories, all with the guidance of Frosts’ experienced and enthusiastic staff, and thoughtfully tailored to the ages of the children in the group.
How long did it take?
Sessions are two hours long, and you need to book beforehand; and there’s lots to look at in the wider garden centre too.
· The big sand pit play area
· Prospecting for “gold nuggets”
· The “Howdy Partna” postcard making and competition
· Testing our beanbag aim at Tin Can Alley
· Fun with the Wanted photo booth props
· Playing “Sheriff Says” (a western version of Simon Says), and Sheriff, Sheriff, Outlaw (also known as Duck, Duck, Goose).
Food and Facilities: There are unlimited drinks and fruit snacks for the kids, and the beautifully appointed Frosts restaurant is immediately next to The Wild West, so you can easily get yourself a cuppa and cake if you wish. There are tables and chairs in The Wild West area for grown-ups, and the restaurant’s toilet facilities are close at hand too.
It’s £6.99 for a two hour session, which includes unlimited kids’ drinks and fruit snacks.
It is a great value morning or afternoon out, with lots to keep the kids amused, and parents can join in as much or as little as they like, and with the excellent Frosts restaurant right next door to keep you refreshed while you watch the action, you can’t ask for more!
It was great to see Dawn from The Henry Allen Trust and some of her special families at Frosts too! Treats and wishes are vital to the charity as we need to bring sunshine to compliment the darker days…If you would like to help support this special charity please email Dawn @ email@example.com
“For many families one of the hardest things is keeping a sense of normality for the family. The Henry Allen Trust Treats and Wishes program provides a much needed reprieve from the seemingly endless hospital visits – allowing children to be children once again and giving families an opportunity to create some treasured memories”.
Thank you to Perception PR for the invite.
Reviewed by Rebecca Chamberlain
* We were invited to a preview of The Wild West, but we have not been paid for this review.