Today sees the start of an exciting new venture for my website. I now have my very own team of writers. This means that we can bring you even more extensive and informative reviews from across the UK. These posts will be written and reviewed by families just like ourselves. I will also be crediting my writers so you will hopefully learn more about who they are and why they also love their days out and mini breaks as much as we do. Themed crazy golf is perfect for any bucket list.
A little about Mr Mulligan’s Adventure Golf
The very first review comes from Katie Emery and she is bringing us her review of Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf. Mr Mulligan’s is a chain of crazy golf courses across the UK. There is a Lost World in Cheltenham, Milton Keynes and the location of today’s review Stevenage.
In Castleford, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Woking you will find a Pirate themed golf course. In Sidcup and Tonbridge there is a Dino golf (Jurassic themed). Plus in Newcastle, you can visit a Space themed course.
Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf | A Review
Author: Katie Emery
When thinking about crazy golf, the image of summer, seaside and ice creams immediately springs into my mind. It was therefore very strange to be going to crazy golf as a treat for my son, with sub-zero temperatures and snow thanks to the mini beast from the east!
Thankfully Mr Mulligans is an indoor crazy golf experience. There are a few of these dotted around the country, but we went to the one in Stevenage. This has two different 18 hole courses to choose from, both with different themes – Jungle Explorers and Ocean Adventures. We booked 18 holes online – but you can just turn up and chose which course you want to go on. The price is more expensive than at the coast, but they have different price tiers for adults, older and younger children. Best to check the website for the actual price as each venue may vary. We paid £18.50 for a family of three.
On arrival, watch out for the dinosaur as you walk up the stairs – it’s behind you!. My Son Charlie was feeling a little poorly, and it really frightened him to start with – quite realistic with a loud ROAR!
We were advised to go on the Ocean Adventures course, as we had our daughter in her pram. This was pram/wheelchair friendly – the Jungle explorers went upstairs and didn’t have a lift, not ideal. You are given clubs, (they have different sizes for children), a scorecard and you get to pick which colour ball to have.
The course is fairly simple, and to start with making your way around a boat, a few holes later walking on what looks like a jetty and actually into the boat. The props are very good and really makes you feel like you are on an ocean adventure. There are figures around the course which Charlie was a bit apprehensive to go near at first until he realised they were only plastic.
The adventure really comes to life about a third of the way around, when you are directed into the room at the back, which becomes a sensory room with UV lights, a real feeling of being under the sea with an octopus and sharks around you. Watching families coming into the room after us and seeing their reactions was lovely. The balls become glow in the dark and anything white like shoelaces really glow, and it is just magical.
I felt the holes were all very close together and you went straight into the next hole, just a step away from the previous one – I can imagine, in busier times, it could get very crowded, although the venue limits the numbers of players every half hour. I would have liked to see a few more obstacles on the actual course as many seemed to be just around something rather than through it etc, which became quite samey. However, Charlie really loved it – and his face was priceless on hole 18 when his ball disappeared!
Afterwards, there is a small café which serves food and drink and Ice cream – we didn’t go in as we were eating elsewhere, however, it was quite busy with people enjoying their refreshments.
All in all, found it to be a fun hour spent with the family. You could go back a different time, try and beat your partner or your previous score, or just try the other course.
It is possible to book online for any of the Mr Mulligan adventure golf courses across the country. Mr Mulligan’s in Stevenage is open from 11am until late every day of the week. They have two 18 hole courses, a café, licensed bar, free parking and other facilities. One game for an adult is £8.25 and £12 for two games. Under 12’s are £5.25 (1) and £7.50 (2). Under 5’s are £2 (1) and £3 (2). A family pass is – One of two adults with two or 3 children (Maximum 4 people) One Game: £23 Two Games: £33. These are their online prices. Walk in prices may vary.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in the area why not read my review of the local Novotel.
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