The region’s largest rollercoaster rubs shoulders with log flumes, family rides and plenty more, so if you’re after thrills and plenty of fun, Pleasurewood Hills is the place to go!
Covering 50 acres close to the Norfolk coast, Pleasurewood Hills has plenty to discover and enjoy. You’ll find a range of ride types as well as animal shows and plenty of places to eat!
Image: Wipeout at Pleasurewood Hills
Image: the Enigma ride at Pleasurewood Hills
For many the best part of any theme park, Pleasurewoood Hills have plenty of rides to suit a range of visitors. Thrill-seekers will be spoilt for choice with 9 exciting, adrenaline-rushing rides to pick from. Don’t miss Wipeout, East Anglia’s largest, tallest and fastest rollercoaster, which propels riders at 50 miles per house. It twists, it turns… it even propels you backwards! Timber Falls is another great ride; hop in the log flumes and prepare to get wet as you hurtle around the track and down some steep drops and try the Cannonball Express for a high speed thrill ride, with drops from 60 feet throwing and flinging you in every direction!
If you’re favouring a tamer ride experience, there are 11 family rides - including classics like the Pirate Ship, Carousel, Go Karts, Mini Dodgems, and the Marble Madness rollercoaster - and that’s just to start – as well as 12 children’s rides for little ones including the Flying Elephant ride, Balloon Rays, Pleasurewood Ponies and, for the budding drivers, the Woody Driving School is open for business! Ride the waves with Moby Dick in his special sea-style ride and be shot 10 meters into the air up to the top of The Lighthouse!
There are two main shows at Pleasurewood, showcasing two very different animals: sea lions and parrots! The sea lion show is a hugely popular show which will enchant anyone watching; sea lions are incredibly bright creatures and during this show you’ll see plenty of tricks – and be warned: they may splash you!
Meanwhile the parrot show is full of fun, with plenty to entertain all ages. You’ll see tricks which show off their memory, balance and general amazingness of these feathery friends. Both of these shows are a great way to take some time out away from the rides to relax and be entertained!
There are plenty of tasty places to refuel and keep those energy levels up! Enjoy traditional fish & chips from Sharkey’s, burgers from Smokey Joe’s, and gourmet hot dogs and beef steak baps from Bear Grills - they’re all on offer around the park, plus hot and cold drinks (for those who can’t function until they’ve had a cuppa). The park’s food outlets use locally sourced, healthy ingredients wherever possible and plenty of choice.
Before you leave make sure you visit Woody’s Candy Cabin for sweet treats and pick up a souvenir to commemorate your trip from one of the park’s gift shops.
The park also has disabled parking and access, baby changing facilities, lockers for rent and lots of other great facilities to ensure your trip will be as great as it can be. If you’re not sure of anything just give them a call to enquire on 01502 586000.
Get going and make some memories this summer – tickets for the park can be booked online and prices start at £12 for ages 12+, £17 for ages 11+ and £16 for OAP visitors. Or you can really get your fill of the fun with a 7 day pass to the park for just £30 (also available online).
Little ones under 1 meter can enter the park for free.
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