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The team describe what you will experience on our discount days out! 

The Dunes

22nd July 2013

We arrived on Sunday with my Fiance Paul and our Friends with their two children, Oliver and Isaac ready for a fun day out.

The Dunes has so much choice and caterers for everybody. We opted first to go on the Soft Play and I was surprised how big it was, straight away Oliver was off to explore, he was away a long time and only came back for a drink, all the climbing and slides was thirsty work. He especially loved the slides and was really impressed with it (you could tell by the smile on his face)

The place was so clean which put you at ease to know the kids can run around and go crazy and know they are safe.

After an hour in the soft play we decided to tackle the arcades and it was time for me to challenge Oliver in a game of air hockey, I'm ashamed to say he beat me, so well done ollie :-)

It's been years since I was in an arcade and was blown away with all the games and machines and honestly had loads of fun.

There's also a bowling alley, so after hours of fun we decided to call it a day. Overall it was a fantastic day out and would definitely go back to challenge Oliver to another game of air hockey to see if I can beat him, doubt it though as he's a true pro.

Katie McClements 

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Posted by Sun FM at 11:39am

Ocean Beach

16th July 2013

We arrived on Friday after school, my 9 year old and I, ready to ride the rides and have some tea; although having a delicate stomach, I wondered which way round to do things. Tea first, and worry about seeing it again, or wait until we’d rode everything. We opted for the latter.

It’s amazing how many rides they’ve actually got on the pleasure park, something for everyone. Charlotte loved the rollercoaster, I didn’t. Charlotte loved the Pirate Ship, I didn’t. Charlotte loved getting Dad wet on Shark Island. I have to admit I loved that the best, although I did get a bit wet, I soon dried off as the weather was absolutely gorgeous. As for the ride, it was quite tame, which was why I liked it; but you need a lot of skill to shoot your water gun at the characters to make them squirt you. If you’re a bad shot, you stay dry. Charlotte was a good shot!

Being of a sensitive nature, I also liked the Ghost Train as it was quite tame to ride, although I did jump a few times. To make the characters / ghosts and ghouls come alive you have to shoot the target with your laser gun, again, Charlotte was a great shot!

Interactive and an amazing few hours as a family, all for HALF PRICE.

Simon Grundy 

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Posted by Sun FM at 5:05pm

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

16th July 2013

From Wildlife hides to underground mines there's something for the whole family at Killhope.

For those aged 4 and over, experience life working in a mine. Take a guided tour through a 19th Century lead mine, fully kitted out in hard hats, wellies and mining lamps.

Throw on your comfy walking shoes and explore the wildlife hides set in picturesque surroundings. Keeping the little ones entertained trying to spot rare red squirrels, rabbits and owls!

Enjoy the outdoor picnic area and see what gems you can uncover on the 'Washing Floor'!

The award winning North of England lead mining museum is a perfect day out in the country for all family members of all ages!!

Open daily 10:30am - 5.00pm April - October

Danielle Moore

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Posted by Sun FM at 5:05pm

Jorvik Viking Centre

16th July 2013

Following the goosebumps and frights available at the York Dungeon, York’s Jorvik Viking Centre feels like a somewhat calmer affair in retrospect.

Providing my brain soaked up the interactive history lesson correctly ‘Jorvik’ was the Viking’s term for what we now know as York.

The first step is on a ‘time capsule’ to the very street you’re standing on, Coppergate at 5:30pm on 25th October 965 AD to tour a reconstructed Viking settlement which includes voices speaking in Old Norse, as well as aromas and life-like animated figures, made by laser technology from skeletons found on the site.

Speaking of things found on the site, beyond the tour is an extensive museum area which you’re free to roam at your own leisure including Viking helmets, weapons and even err a genuine Viking turd.

Not to mention interactive displays and the skeleton of a York local dubbed ‘Bob.’ The staff in traditional Viking dress are only too happy to explain the puzzle that is Bob’s death on the battlefield. It really is quite thrilling to hear how the jigsaw came together to create a timeline of Viking Bob’s final hours.

Oh and for a mere £2 you can finish the tour with a traditional Viking coin made before your eyes. 

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Posted by Sun FM at 5:04pm

York Dungeon

16th July 2013

The last time I visited York Dungeons I was a rather chubby eight year old with cork screw curly hair. I’m pleased to say, upon my return, it has got even scarier! The chill factor is up to eleven!

The dungeon has recently reopened following a refurbishment due to severe flooding in March 2013. However, the traditional spooky format remains the same.

Tours take place every seven minutes and last just over an hour. Visitors are led around a sequence of shows and exhibitions based on historical events and practices.

Actors posing as doctors, innkeepers, soothsayers, judges and torturers lead us through the Great Plague, the gun powder plot and even Dick Turpin’s hanging.

As all my friends were ‘working’...scaredy cats; I took along my much braver Mum for a day out in York. As you’d expect, there are surprises in every room and round every corner. It’s impossible to guess what’s going to make you scream next. It really is like a mini movie! Additionally, it’s impressive how the acts never fail to stay totally in spine chilling character.

Audience participation is essential and surprisingly my biggest fear wasn’t catching the Black Death but my poor mother being singled out. I know how much she loathes it! Never will I forget her quivering in a corner at one of my stand up comedy gigs whilst a fellow comedian picked her out the audience to sing Barry White at her.

Instead, I took the bullet here; I must have one of those ‘oooh pick me’ faces. Therefore, under Sunday afternoon I was lucky enough to be cured of the plague, trialled for treason and err beheaded. Which will make for an interesting radio show on Sun FM upon my return.

Liam Smedley 

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Posted by Sun FM at 5:04pm

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