Twinlakes, one of the best Family Theme Parks in the Midlands

Ginger and Nuts experienced a fun family day out at Twinlakes Theme Park in Melton Mowbray to celebrate their 15th anniversary since opening to the public.

Twinlakes Theme Park is full of fabulous rides set over various zones including Labyrinth Venture, Excalibur Adventure, Buccaneers Island, Action USA, and Canada Quays.

You’ll find indoor play, soft play and slides as well as fun family rides.

Gallop on the Joust-About Ride and on Jester’s Revenge before dropping 70ft on the Trauma Tower. There’s something for everyone.

The Rum Runner was one of the new rides for 2018 costing £4M. It’s a family spinning roller coaster and you’ll find this in Buccaneers Island. It was one of our favourite rides.

Check their website for all the rides here.

Charlie and Holly having fun at Twinlakes
Charlie and Holly having fun

Farm Animals

There is Red Rooster Zoo Farm with more animals than most farms.

You’ll find Twinlakes’ famous Meerkats who found true love on the web. That’s not all, there are many aviaries of beautiful birds, goats, pigs, cows and even monkeys who swing on branches in their cosy enclosure.

Here’s what we had to say…

Creepy Critters

If you prefer Bearded Dragons, snakes and tarantulas then the Creepy Critters Zone at Twinlakes Park is for you. You’ll even find a baby crocodile in his pond.

Feed the animals at Twinlakes
Feed the animals at Twinlakes

Making a splash at Twinlakes!

If you love getting wet, makes sure you try the Au Guang Dragon Zone water park. It provides lots of splash play with slides, log flumes, pedal boats and rowing boats. It’s all included in the price. Unfortunately, the log flume was out of action during our visit


Plenty to eat

Visitors to Twinlakes can bring their own food, however, every zone has a fast food outlet. These include Labyrinth, Buccaneers, Splash and Peacock Cafes.

We tried the burgers and hot dogs at Buffalo Bills BBQ Shack. Unlike some parks, the cost was surprisingly reasonable. However, they didn’t accept card so that’s worth knowing.

There are also plenty of places to find ice creams, sweets, doughnuts and slush puppies.

Halloween Fun

Voted the UK’s Best Halloween Daytime Attraction for Families! Monsters, ghosts and ghouls are all set for Halloween. Youngsters can visit the Family Scream Park (October 13 – November 4), meet Marty the Monster and carve one of the 20,000 FREE pumpkins.

Check out the Halloween events here.

Charlie with the Spiders at Twinlakes
Charlie with the Spiders

Adults Only Xtreme Scream Park

Throughout various evenings in October, adults only can experience the Xtreme Scream Park, one of the UK’s top scare attractions. A couple of rides will be open, as well zombie paint balling and six haunted mazes and houses.

The main scare attractions include:

  • Ash Hell Penitentiary – a prison housing the criminally insane with cannibal tendencies
  • HooDoo VooDoo – a voodoo ritual that is not as it seems
  • Stilton Hall Hotel and Hell Spa – Melton Mowbray’s finest spa with memorable treatments to die for
  • The Pie Factory – find out first hand what goes into these 100% manmade pies
  • The Village – a village harvest festival featuring terrifying living scarecrows
  • Curtain Chaos – back for one last year, the theme for this clown attraction is kept a surprise

There will also be a huge barn-themed bar and live performances from local bands.

‘All Haunts Pass’ is the general admission ticket, starting from £18.99. However, there is a ‘Chicken Ticket’ for £8.99 for those too scared to have a go at the main attractions.

For more information about the Xtreme Scream Park visit

Bonfire night

Twinlakes Firework Display on 3 November 2018

Twinlakes will hold its Huge Ma-Ha-Sive Fireworks display on 3 November.

Tickets cost £15 per person, or £3.99 for annual pass holders and all day entry is included in the price.

This includes rides, attractions, the farm park and the fabulous firework show. More Info Here.

Winter Wonderland

Experience Twinlakes Magical Winter Wonderland between 17 November and 24 December! It’s the usual theme Park fun with rides, attractions and farm park with a special Christmassy twist. More Info here.

See Peppa Pig & George!

Peppa Pig & George will officially open Twinlakes Parks’ Magical Winter Wonderland on 17 November 2018. Appearing at intervals throughout the day. Don’t miss out on a fabulous festive day out! More Info here.

Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa and his eves between 25 November – 25 December for a breakfast experience you’ll never forget.

The Breakfast with Santa packages are really popular and sell out early. Included in the price is Breakfast, Santa’s Grotto and Winter Wonderland entry. More Info here.

Ginger and Nuts will be talking about their visit on this weeks show.


Value for Money
Food and Drink
Ride and Attractions
Farm (included in price)