As we drove through the pouring rain from Wakefield to Hull, I was unsure of what we would find to do at William’s Den on a rainy day. Needless to say we had two enthusiastic kids in the back of the car ready to play come rain or shine.
As we turned into the adventure attraction just off the A1034 we pulled into a large car park and was glad to see an inviting indoor attraction as well as outdoor play area.
After any journey the first stop was the toilets which are large and clean and well catered for families with my daughter loving the fact their were parent and child toilets inside some of the cubicles.
We then checked in to reception who informed us we were just in time for pumpkin carving (as we had come for the last day of the Pumpkin Party which was part of the Den’s Halloween Half-term celebrations). But before doing anything the kids were hungry so we went to the restaurant which is complete with an ice cream parlour serving their own William’s Den Ice cream as well as a pizza oven and large menu.
My mum (aka designated driver as it would have been hard to reach any other way) and daughters tried the Lasagne which was a hearty plateful including large wedges and salad.
My eldest daughter also went for the Nutella Milkshake made with ice cream which was £5.50.
After fuelling up, we then had a quick look outside. As it was pouring with rain the kids didn’t want to venture to the outdoor play area and pumpkin patch but I legged it in the rain with my youngest so that they could have a pumpkin each to take home.
The outdoor area is spacious but not too vast either and on a good day you can see that the kids would love adventuring out in to the play areas.
Once we had posed for some photos in the Halloween themed photo booth, we then ventured into the indoor play area.
It is very spacious and made of wood with rope monkey bars, a sand pit, slides, a den with bean bags and lots of rope bridges.
As my children are 4 and 7 year old they happily went off into the den together and played for a good hour and a half. There are nice wooden benches for parents and carers to sit on and watch. The place felt clean and all the wood and water gave it a really natural feel. Despite all the things to play on, my kids were happiest in the den area where they built walls out of the bean bags.
It was hard to get them to leave and once they had had a quick look in the gift shop, we were back off in the car with our pumpkins. We had had a fun afternoon out and we could have spent the best part of the day there especially if the the weather had been nice. It’s compact with lots to do and lovely natural environment to allow the kids to learn and explore.
What is William’s Den? All about it…
INDOOR PLAY AREA:
A unique indoor play space for children of all ages, constructed from responsibly sourced wood, and housed inside a huge barn, The Den has been designed and hand crafted by a team of highly skilled play experts. From the Tree House to the Forest Glade and the Eagles Nest to the Rainmaker, The Den is sure to thrill.
We have wide-open spaces and wonderful views at William’s Den for children to explore to their hearts content and connect with nature. They can run wild, enjoy water and sand play, climb wooden structures, whizz on zip wires and spend hours building dens from scratch. Perfect for fun family adventures.
DISCLAIMER: We received free entry into William’s Den for the purpose of this review. All views are our own.