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  1. My son Sam decided that he wanted to do the Dorset Mud Trail near Corfe Castle for his 6th birthday this year and said it was the best birthday he’d ever had!
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    I booked a group plus a couple of the Dads so they could help them through and I’m very pleased I did as some of them needed help.  We arrived in the pouring rain which made me nervous but the kids didn’t care.  I was worried they might get too cold but most were armed with waterproofs and running around being active kept them nice and warm.
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    The trail was actually much bigger than I thought it was and with it being 1.5km long it took them well over an hour to complete.  My husband got straight in and helped the kids get over streams, climb up slippery slopes (which was hilarious to watch), crawl through tires and under netting, climb across a roped spiders web and so much more.  The only thing they struggled with was the big bouncy pillow which my husband said was just too wet and slippery for them to get on but they still had good fun trying.  There’s more than 30 obstacles in all and I really enjoyed watching them battle through each one whilst laughing and joking with each other.
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    Myself and a few of the other parents were very grateful for the Snack Shack and enjoyed following the gang around on the spectators route with our coffee’s cheering them on.
    When they finally stumbled through the finish line I was on hand to congratulate the birthday boy and his friends with a picnic, birthday cake and party bags. 
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    I’m so pleased I booked the Dorset Mud Trail and the happy muddy kids at the end made my day.  The staff were very friendly and helpful and we’ll definitely be back to do the Dorset Waterpark next time.

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    Advice and FAQ’s..........  
    I would recommend taking a spare set of clothes, shoes, towels and wet wipes.

    Onsite facilities include cold showers, toilets and lockers.

    Party packages are available and include entry to the Mud Trail, a private party area, food, birthday cake and birthday bags.

    There’s plenty of free parking on site.

    For more information including opening times and prices please visit the Website or call 01929 505030.
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  2. A family show with Pirates and Dinosaurs, what’s not to love!!!

    We’ve been to see Pirates of the Pavilion at the Weymouth Pavilion the last 2 years so we already knew it would be a great show and each year seems to get better with more gags and special effects than ever before. 
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    I took my son Sam who is 6 and now the perfect age for a show like this.  He never once complained of being bored and at times he laughed so hard and loud that I thought he’d fall off his chair!

    This years summer panto see’s the pirates travel back to the Jurassic period and they have to fight the evil Blackhead and find their way back home.  Expect lots of songs along the way and some pretty spectacular Dinosaur appearances including a Pterodactyl which literally flies high and comes out over the front few rows of the audience. 

    Some of the cast we recognised and loved and the new actors did a really great job too.  Our favourite will always be Seadog Billy, he doesn’t need to say a word and he still makes us laugh.  Every Panto needs a joker and he plays it so well with his slapstick humour and general goofiness.
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    Dorset based Twins FX have yet again put on some fantastic special effects to make sure this isn’t just your average show and be prepared for the aaawwwssss when the little pirates from a local theatre and dance school come out to do their part.

    With lots of traditional panto audience participation, belly laughs and familiar songs I promise the whole family will leave the theatre smiling.
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    If you would like an excellent souvenir of your visit then you can buy a ticket and have your photo taken with the cast and baby Dinosaur at the end.
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    Pirates of the Pavilion is created by Made to Measure Productions who also produce the Christmas Panto and I honestly can’t recommend the shows enough.  Pirates of the Pavilion will be performing matinees and evening shows on selected dates up until 29 August 2018.  For full details and to book tickets, please visit the Website or call 01305 783225.
    Good to know…………

    There is a restaurant upstairs offering pre show meals and wonderful views.  There is also a bar downstairs where you can grab hot and cold drinks and snacks for the show.

    Toilets and baby change facilities are available.

    Booster seats are available at the back of the theatre.

    Sweets, programmes and flashing pirate swords are available to buy in the foyer.

    There is a public pay and display car park behind the theatre but I would recommend you arrive early as it took us quite some time to find a space.  There are many other car parks around though and plenty to do in Weymouth if you are planning on making a day of it.
    Disclaimer – We were invited to see Pirates of the Pavilion for the purpose of a review however all views are my own.