My family and sisters had a little reunion over Mini Golf in Nottingham at the weekend. It’s been a long time since I last visited and I’m talking around 8 years ago!
The start of our adventure
So let me set the scene. We arrived quite late in the afternoon (approx. 3pm) and it was heaving. Probably because it had been raining that day and everyone had the same idea as us! We decided to have a quick bite before golfing as we were all feeling peckish. The team at Lost City Adventure Golf kindly gifted us a couple of pizzas and some wonderful milkshakes. We tried all the flavours – Banoffee, Strawberry & Shortcake, and Chocolate Rainbow (£4.50 each). Surprisingly, they were not too bad. I usually go for Strawberry flavoured milkshakes but this time I enjoyed the Chocolate version as it had some texture to it.
The Tiki bar
I’m always one for dress-up and themed parties so as you can imagine I loved the atmosphere even though it’s just ‘mini-golf’ 🙂 The bar staff were all dressed up as lobsters for some reason – that was funny especially, for my 4 year-old son! They were pretty busy at the bar as large groups of students and families were eyeing up the array of cocktails. Remember this was a Saturday – everyone was letting their hair down! For the first half when we were there only 2 bar staff were on duty so I empathised but I guess they’re used to the craziness.
The long awaited 12″ Pizzas
So our milkshakes arrived after a few minutes but disappointingly, we waited approx 20-30 minutes before the pizzas arrived at our table. I had to give them a little nudge and I think it may have been a system or communication flaw – the order wasn’t put through properly. In their defense I don’t think many people ordered food that late afternoon so it may not have been a usual workflow? I saw a lot of drinks and cocktails on people’s tables who all looked happy and enjoyed their experience.
Pizzas are claimed to be made fresh in-house so maybe that’s the reason it took long too? Regardless, I did think it was OK. Obviously, not the best pizza I have ever had as they are not really a ‘restaurant’ but it was tasty and did the job. I don’t think you can really go wrong with pizzas unless it’s burnt to a crisp!
The Family Friendly Test
Most things ticked the boxes for example, the dedicated disabled and baby changing room. This was pretty cool as far as toilets go. I did ask for a highchair for my daughter but they unfortunately, didn’t have any. I would have hoped they supplied highchairs for the little ones seeing as they catered for the baby changing facility and pushchairs. I’d recommend getting a couple just in case you get the odd family who needs it. They’re quite cheap from IKEA! 🙂
I had the pushchair and I truly put that to the test as we had to go through the Temple Trail – and hurrah! There was plenty of room for me to walk through with the gang and played golf with the family. They have a mini lift as well to get you down to the golf trails from the Tiki Bar. We did get stuck in it at one point but that was down to human error on our side!
‘PUTT’-ING Fun for THE WHOLE FAMILY
The novelty never wears off with mini-golf and it’s great that this is still going strong in Nottingham. There’s a handful of mini-golf venues locally but I think the location is spot on. It’s indoors so you don’t have to worry about kids (or adults) getting cold! Plus, it’s in the heart of the city centre and if pizza is not your thing there is an array of cafes and restaurants at your doorstep.
FAMILY FRIENDLY EATERIES’ STAR RATING:
|Baby Changing Facilities||★★★★|
|Kid’s Play Area / Entertainment||★★★|
|Value for Money||★★★|
Overall, it was a fun experience and glad we chose to have a family reunion here. Firstly, it was a rainy day so this venue ticked the box for that. I would recommend for anyone to try mini golf at The Lost City Adventure Golf as it’s great fun for the family.