Sunday, 18 July 2010
It's easy to be sniffy about theme parks. Anywhere which has the nerve to charge £1.35 for a Fab lolly and £4 for a wrap containing three cubes of rubber chicken deserves an award for cuisine which would disgrace a 1970s motorway service station.
Never mind; take a picnic and a bottle of water and get past that nasty over-sugared coating of merchandising, and there's another world calling itself in to existence behind the gates. Here, children run not because they are made to in accordance with the latest threat to remove obese children in to care where they can pile on even more pounds , but because they want to get where they are going.
Here is where they are going. Wheeeee!
A cross between cycling and boating, the swan pedalo allows the less adrenalin-addicted to splash about with no skill in either.
You know you are in England because there is a sudden shower of rain. Quick! Everybody do the Emergency Poncho sprint. This is how exercise should be: fun.