We have been attending the Canal Walk summer holiday event for a good 12 years now I think. There are still photos on my moms fridge of us at one of the earlier ones where my brother was about Fysh’s age and I’ve taken Fysh every year since his first xmas as well. We’ve played in the snow, we’ve had ice cream in a giant freezer next to a moose, we’ve played with sled dogs and we’ve slid down a massive slide and hurt our coccyx. So many memories have been made at the holiday set up that I can’t even name them all.
This year they have decided to forgo the snow theme and I had a bit of a “say what now” moment because breaking tradition but since going there I can say I am so not disappointed. We didn’t even miss the snow we had so much fun!
If not snow then what? Well this year they have a whole space themed set up! There is a giant maze that the kids can run through with a slide they have to climb up, there’s a spiderweb vibe tangle that they climb through in order to get to a giant jumping castle vibe exit or if they take the other route they climb into a meteor shower and then into a massive sponge pit. They also have massive boards up all over the maze that gives you information about different things such as black holes etc.
Outside the maze there’s a planetarium, a large blow up dome that you climb into and they project an educational show onto the roof (there are little chair things to sit on but Fysh and I lay on our backs on the floor and it was a way better view, people even ended up joining us on the floor instead) about the galaxy, the telescopes etc.
There’s a Space Cafe as well where you can get space donuts (I am not a fan of donuts but these… I almost didn’t share with Fysh – yes my no sugar thing clearly didn’t last long), There’s ice coffee, rainbow slushes, and space clouds (candy floss). So you can sit and man the goodies you bought but the kids have forgotten about because they are having so much fun (or is it only mine that does this?)
WIN A SET OF FAMILY TICKETS
The organizers were kind enough to sponsor me a set of family tickets (two adults and two kids) to giveaway. So if you’re amped for a bit of a space adventure this holiday then you’ll want to enter this. (Fysh asked if we could win so he can go two more times. Clever sod)
Leave us a comment with a really interesting space fact.
Entries close Wednesday 20 December 2017
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