The italics are there for my husband's benefit as he wants me to write about Shoreham Beach not Paultons Park. As he's my Technical Support, I'll talk about Shoreham Beach.
Shoreham Beach, or the Independant Republic of Shoreham Beach is a great place. Come visit. Dogs welcome.
Paulton's Park, "the theme park for all the family," is the business. Rides, play areas, an aviary, more rides, diddy train, waterpark, still more rides, Wallabies, Emus and, you've guessed it.. a sandpit! Give yourself a full day, take a picnic, and a change of clothes, just in case.
One word of caution. The Cobra is not suitable for 4 year olds, even if they are 1.2 meters high, as ww found out.
EXT.CAR PARK. DAY
Eager family unpack car. Turn in unison to sound of shrieks and screams behind them. It's the Cobra, a whopping great roller coaster.
4 YEAR OLD
Can I go on that?
Of course you can.
Family scamper off in the direction of the Cobra. Twenty minutes later.
EXT. COBRA CAR. DROP OFF POINT.DAY
Car slows to a stop. Wails come from within. Small queue reacts sympathetically to crying child lifted out by sheepish parent.
4 YEAR OLD
I didn't like that.
So if you find yourself in such a situation and are tempted to put your precious, (tall for age) pre-schooler, into a car decorated with a viper's jaw, just pause for one second and ask yourself, has my darling ever expressed a desire to:
1. get hauled up a 45 degree slope and launched off the edge,
2. get whipped around a sharp camber at breathtaking speed,
3. get tossed up and down steep humps
4. get hurled towards the roof of a wooden hut at breakneck speed, veering underneath at the last second?
If not, head towards the Ladybirds ride. Ice-cream bribe may be required.
Thanks for popping by and see you next week.