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Dinosaur mini golf and adventure for young kids

If you’re looking for mini golf and adventure and crazy Jurassic fun, set your Sat Nav for Heighley Gate Garden Centre in Morpeth. You’ll find a whole range of roarsome beasts waiting to greet you!

FAMILY DAY OUT: Roarsome fun for the family with dino mini-golf
Little C tries his hand at mini-golf in Morpeth

Our experience

Like many parents, I’ve a competitive streak and want Cyrus to be the next best thing at something. The challenge has been finding which sport he likes the most.

So far he’s played tennis, had splashing fun with swimming, has kicked off with a weekly football class and just to get him in the swing of things, I thought we’d have a go at golf.

FAMILY DAY OUT: Roarsome fun for the family with dino mini-golf
Little C at Dinosaur Encounter Golf in Morpeth, Northumberland

Dinosaur Encounter Golf can be found at Heighley Gate Garden Centre in Morpeth, Northumberland and with 12 holes, a waterfall and 10 lifesize dinosaurs, this adventure was really roarsome and kept our little family entertained for a good couple of hours.

With fun prehistoric facts dotted around the course, it makes for a learning experience as well as some close-up encounters with larger-than-life dinosaurs.

FAMILY DAY OUT: Roarsome fun for the family with dino mini-golf
Little C tees off with a triceratops watching him

As little C took a walk on the wild side, armed with his ball and mini putter, he navigated a few obstacles and tricky turns. Although he still played better than his mummy and roared with excitement when he scored.

The cost of our game was £8.50. By the time we’d had coffee and snacks, we didn’t get much back from a £20 note. It wasn’t the cheapest way to spend the afternoon, but it was monstrous fun.

There are a whole range of family-friendly adventure golf courses across the North East in you fancy a few rounds. We just haven’t got around to visiting them all yet!

We’re looking forward to trying the Forgotten Crazy Golf at Alnwick Garden in Northumberland. Little C is keen to visit the Lost World Adventure Golf in Tynemouth too.

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