Olivia Takes on the Jurassic Cove!
We recently got invited to play mini golf at Bents Garden and Home Centre in Leigh, Lancashire. We had a great time taking on the dinosaurs and pirates!
We collected Olivia from school and made our way over, she was so excited! All the way there she was telling us about how her Grandpa David plays golf and she was going to beat him when she played with him.
We booked in which was a quick and easy process and collected our clubs. The selection of coloured golf balls available was brilliant. Olivia chose a shiny silver one and off we went into the Jurassic World.
We had a great time, the weather shone and we hit our way around the dinosaurs and pirates.
The course was really interesting and you can see the size of the dinosaur from this photograph of Olivia and a Triceratops. They had sound effects around the course too, some of them even moved which Olivia was a little bit wary of at the beginning, but we explained they where just models and she was fine.
This T-rex roared and growled as we played around its feet.
Hitting the ball into the whales mouth caused us much laughter. Olivia had to go and investigate where the ball went and how it came out the other side.
Olivia’s golf ball is in the hole but there is also a small spider, Granddad to the rescue!!
There was various signs around the weaving course. We agreed they where indeed very large!
Love this photograph. It looks like the whale is keeping an eye on Olivia so that she doesn’t cheat.
Ahoy Matey! Not only was there dinosaurs, there was also mighty pirates which had amazingly realistic action poses. We had great fun joining in with our own pirate sounds.
Jack Sparrow even stopped by for a photograph. Although this was more Pirates of Leigh than Pirates of the Caribbean.
Our little Swashbuckler had an amazing time and left me walking the plank as she had an amazing game against us, Savvy!
Before we knew it we was at hole 18 and the end of a thrilling and fun filled course.
We decided to have afternoon scones with jam and cream, along with a cappuccino. You couldn’t get much more in the cup! Well you have to sit down and decide who was the best golfer. Granddad Al came out on top this time.
Olivia got a bag of food, that contained a sandwich, crisps, a bottle of juice, grapes and a jelly, along with some crayons. There was also puzzles and pictures to colour in on the paper bag.
Bents have done a great job with this mini golf course. It was interesting and had some tricky holes around the course making it suitable for the whole family. The one negative I have is that on other mini golf courses we have played on in the past, they have a sign saying how many shots you should aim for to complete the course for a bit of a challenge, I didn’t see any here at Bents. Although this didn’t affect our game I think it could well benefit some of the older children.
Overall we had a fantastic time and would definitely spend time doing this activity again. I think we will be back for another round during the school summer holidays, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon. You can find out more details from Bents website.
A round of golf for over 12’s is £7.50, ages 4-11 £5.50 and under 4 it is £4.50. A family ticket is available at £21. The course is open 10am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday and 10am – 4:30pm on a Sunday. Last entry 30 minutes before closing. If the weather is a bit iffy give Bents a ring before setting off as the course isn’t open in some weather conditions.
Bents is an amazing garden and home delight in Leigh, Lancashire, that has a wide range of items. All the staff are pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable when you are after advice. At Christmas time they have a wonderland full of magical loveliness.
We love popping in and having a look around when we are passing. It’s also a great place to meet up and have a coffee and a cake – they have a wide range of cakes that all look delicious. It’s just off the A580. East Lancs Road. Well worth a visit.
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