East Links Family Park

Reimer’s birthday falls on a work day, as part of his birthday treat, we decided to have a day out on the weekend instead.   East Links Family Park came to mind particularly as it was a while ago since we last visited the place, Ruby wasn’t even thought of that time yet.  The park is catered for family, so both kids and adults alike can equally have fun.  It’s situated not too far drive from where we are, so it’s perfect place to go.  Actually, we have not told the kids especially Reimer where we were going that day so it was kind of a surprise for him as well.

East Links Family Park door opens at 10am, so we left early from home and head off to be there when it opens hoping for the place to be a little less quiet than usual.  We paid £48 for a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children.   As soon as we finished sticking our stickers in our shirts, we went straight in. I can see how Reimer and Ruby’s eyes were all over the place.  They were confused where to go first, from trampolines to Go Karts and so on and so forth.   There’s so much to do in there and the entry charge allows unlimited use of the facilities inside which is the best thing about it. 

The kids started off jumping at the Trampolines and the big Jelly Belly just right near the entrance.  That’s them burning that extra energies already.  Then we went on to the  Fortress which features tunnels, climbing nets, climbing arches, ball cannons and a variety of slides.  I believe that huge 4 lane slide caught their attention.  I must admit, I enjoyed climbing up through the nets too and down the slides. I have to say, it’s an adventure for all ages.

The Fortress
Reimer and Ruby looking so excited running towards The Fortress.

The Wet Jet Zone is the family park’s new addition this year.  It has 8 giant water guns, fight back jets and fountain.  Reimer played too much in there that he ended up being slightly wet afterwards, but it didn’t bother him as he was so amused with it.  Did I say he loves playing water?

Wet Jet Zone
Wet Jet Zone

We looked around at the Outdoor Farm Animals as well… We went on this large 4-seater Family karts which can be cycled around the park and through the woodland maze.  It’s amazing how these animals are so friendly that they came round to say hello every passers by there is.  Unfortunately, we forgot to buy some food to feed the animals before we began cycling, it would have been more exciting feeding the animals too.  Anyway, the kids love to pet some animals, while Reimer got rather scared when this one come too close to him, he funnily jumped out of his seat and stayed far back until we proceeded.

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There’s also a massive Outdoor Play Area with different types of apparatus where one can sledge, climb, swing, spin, slide, and play.  Reimer and Ruby had a few shots in some of them.  They were really spoiled with choices.

Play Area
Play Area

The kids also got the experience to feed the lambs.  It was actually my first time too and it was such a fantastic feeling to take part.   Ruby got super excited about it and was so keen on feeding the lamb, she didn’t let go off the bottle until it was fully empty.  I’m so proud of her.

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Of course, the visit won’t be complete if you won’t hop on the Train Safari.   Although it’s only a 1km train ride, but it was still a great ride to go around the park and through the animal paddocks.   Kids got enthusiastic as soon as they’ve heard the whistle goes and that’s then the train about to go.

Train Safari
Train Safari

Unfortunately, the rain started to fall when we got off the Train, so we went inside the Education Barn for temporary shelter until the rain stopped.  Inside is a small room with walls decorated with information board showing where your groceries come from and how they get from the farm and to your plate.  A lovely way for kids to learn about food, isn’t it?

Showing Reimer how to milk the cows
Showing Reimer how to milk the cows
Finally had a picture of myself and the kids.
Finally had a picture of myself and the kids.

With the rain continuously pouring and as it was already around 12 noon, so we decided to visit the cafe and have lunch.  The Cafe have a wide selection of food in there too which were locally sourced.  I’ve got BBQ chicken Panini, kids got hotdogs and chips while my husband got Burger… mmmm yum!

Having Lunch at Cafe
Having Lunch at Cafe

After our lunch, the kids were still not tired to go home… so we spent another hour in the family park and went with more rides we’ve not been yet.  Next stop was going on to the Go Karts.  Their Dad had a go at it whilst Reimer and Ruby enjoyed the ride at the back.  On the other side of this track, there is also Mini Karts for little ones which has their own dedicated mini tracks as well, both kids didn’t let this pass either, they had a shot in there too.

Daddy trying to burn the Burger he munched in the Cafe.
Daddy trying to burn the Burger he munched in the Cafe.
Reimer and Ruby had a go at the Mini Karts. Although still too big for Ruby.
Reimer and Ruby had a go at the Mini Karts.  Although still too big for Ruby.

We have been to other rides which is not in the pictures apparently until we all decided to call it a day.  Overall, it was a great birthday day out for Reimer apart from the weather which let us down as usual.   The Family Park is amazing, we all loved it.   It was such a wonderful moment playing with the kids like we’re the same age as them and having precious family time together.  I’m pretty sure the birthday celebrant did have the best time of his life too.

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52 thoughts on “East Links Family Park

  • Oh wow what a lovely park!! That looks fab and as though you had a great day there! We love a good park, especially when the weather is nice, seem to have exhausted all of ours locally so we always try and discover new ones on our travels! #mg

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes it’s always nice to try new ones, isn’t it? Parks are just amazing for kids… it’s good for them. Thank you.

  • This is the first I’ve heard of this particular park and it looks great fun – certainly one to bookmark for when ours are a little older. I love the variety of activities, from animals to go karts! Thanks for sharing.
    Potty Adventures
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    • ReimerandRuby

      There’s a variety in this particular park which I love the most. Ideal for kids and adults too. Thank you.

  • Family time is so great! I would be just like Reimer getting all wet and loving anything water! #mg #whatevertheweather

    • ReimerandRuby

      Water doesn’t bother him at all, as long as he’s having fun… he’s a happy larry! Thank you.

  • Wow! That looks amazing, so much to do 🙂 I’d live to visit if I was ever in the area. #whatevertheweather

    • ReimerandRuby

      yes, there’s a lot to do to keep the kids occupied and enjoy… Thank you.

  • Ive heard of this place but never actually visited. It looks a great place and something our eldest son (who is 5) would probably enjoy. Must see if we can go visit at some point #whatevertheweather

    • ReimerandRuby

      I’m sure your eldest son would love it there, it’s a great place with so much to do. Thank you.

  • Wow that place looks amazing! At first I thought its expensive but when I saw what they had inside its just so worth it isnt it? #whatevertheweather

    • ReimerandRuby

      It sounds expensive too but yes I agree, it’s worth it. The happiness and enjoyment that the kids had is priceless. Thank you.

  • That looks like a brilliant day out! So much to do. I think my boys would like the sound of the 8 water guns, i’m sure everyone around the place would be soaked to the skin if we were there:)

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    • ReimerandRuby

      I’m sure they would, my son love the wet jet zone that he didn’t mind being wet afterwards. Thank you.

  • What a fantastic place for a day out and it really looks like you all enjoyed yourselves. Poor Reimer, no wonder he jumped out of the cart while such a large ostrich was near by! There really is so much to do at this park. I’d be surprised if you left such a long time between visits in the future!
    Thank you for joining #daysoutwithatoddler again – see you next month!

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s funny though how he was so scared with the ostrich, lol. when the weather remains lovely, we might visit sooner than later. Thank you.

  • I had never heard of East Links Family Park before, but it looks like an amazing place to go for a day out. We’ll have to keep this in mind for Mr O’s 5th birthday, coming up soon. There is so much to do and I know they would particularly love the train and fortress. Your children are getting so big too, especially Reimer, he’s looking very grown up! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather x

    • ReimerandRuby

      I bet Mr. O would love it there too when you have time to visit. Yes, they grow so fast, aren’t they? If only I can hold time to stop them from growing, I would lol Thank you.

  • I love places like this where you can spend your entire day in one place, doing lots different activities. Looks like a great day out for everyone! I really like the idea of cycle to see the animals. That’s awesome! Bless Reimer for being scared of the animals. Ostriches are a little scare though I have to say. Happy Birthday Reimer! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      Places like this with a lot of facilities is worth the visit and the money especially. I agree, the ostrich looked rather scary too, lol. Thank you.

  • Wow, that looks fantastic! I wish we had something like that nearby! #KCACOLS

  • This looks like such a great place to visit, perfect for a birthday day out. I wish there was something like this where we live as my children would love it #daysoutwithatoddler

    • ReimerandRuby

      It definitely is a perfect birthday treat for little ones. It’s a shame you don’t have the same nearby cos for sure your kids would love it. Thank you.

  • Looks like a great family day out! x #MarvMondays

  • That place looks like fantastic fun. What a wonderful birthday day out. #KCACOLS

  • Oh man, this place looks incredible! I’m so envious we have nothing quite so good near us. Looks like such a fantastic day out for all. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes, it is an incredible place with lot of things to do for everyone kids and adults alike. Thank you.

  • Oh my! That’s looks like the most amazing play park EVER!! Love the fort and the educational barn! #TwinklyTuesday xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      I love the fort and the educational barn too.. the barn is very informative, great for kid’s learning. Thank you.

  • Wow! This place looks great my 3 year old boy would love this! Thanks for sharing this with us I’m off to Google it to see how far away it is from me! #BloggerClubUK

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s in Dunbar, Scotland… bad blogger for not mentioning where the place is situated, lol. Thanks for dropping by!

  • Oh wow this place sounds great and right up my street!! I’ve not heard of it before will ge checking it out to see if we are local enough to enjoy it too. I espically like the gokarts. Popping over from #Marvmondays X

    • ReimerandRuby

      Hopefully, it’s near you so you can enjoy it too. Thank you.

  • This looks great fun! There seems to be so much to do! Great review, love the pics
    #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes, very interesting place with a lot of things to do… Thank you.

  • This looks amazing!! Its great when places have lots of inside and outside activities..I love that you can hire the karts to go round and see the animals..my son would love that!! #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      I love cycling the kart to see the animals too… more fun rather than just walking around. I think no kids wouldn’t love this place. Thank you for your lovely comment too.

  • Looks like a fantastic park and like you had a great time! #KCACOLS

  • Very good price for a family ticket and it seems to have a lot to do. #KCACOLS

    • ReimerandRuby

      I initially thought it was rather expensive but with a lot of facilities, I think it’s all worth it. Thank you.

  • What a way to spend your birthday, it looks like so much fun! Great selection of photos too! x #KCACOLS

  • I love the big karts! Definitely want to visit one day. #kcacols

  • This looks like such a fun day out! It’s great to have places that have so much entertainment in one place! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think it’s great when the place has so much to do, keeps the kids going and not fed up so easily. Thanks for dropping by.

  • This looks like a lot of fun. Perfect day out with the family. Great idea to hire the karts to go around. Happy Birthday to Reimer! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is great to have you, 🙂 x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes it was… I think the birthday boy loved it so much. Thank you.

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