There’s an Octonauts mission camp, a pizza factory, a stargazing snuggle time and veggies are sneaked into the food at dinner!
After months of excitement, the new CBeebies Land Hotel has opened!
It’s the only CBeebies themed hotel in the UK and it’s at Alton Towers Theme Park, which has a dedicated CBeebies section for little ones.
Here is a review of the place we found by Birminghammail.co.uk:
You walk through a brightly coloured rainbow archway into a reception area that feels like a street with mini doors to knock at and buttons to press to make flowers move and light flash. There’s even a ladder up to the reception desk so that little ones can get involved in the checking in process! It’s all geared with little people in mind. From the reception area, you can take the colourful lift up to your room or head into the enchanted forest for drinks and entertainment.
There’s a Grazing Windmill salad bar to start you off as the staff know that little people don’t like to wait for their food.
You eat in the Windmill Restaurant. This was great, packed with healthy nibbles to keep everyone going until their main courses arrived.
There’s also a baby station with a microwave, bottle warmer and baby food pouches too.
When it comes to ordering starters and main courses, there are three portion sizes to choose from: Little Guest, Grown Up or Family Share, which is designed to be the perfect amount to share between four.
The food all seems pretty healthy and nutritious, served on brightly coloured plates and with plenty of kid-friendly cutlery on the table.
Starter choices include grilled chicken strips, melon caterpillars, 10 vegetable tomato soup and macaroni cheese. Prices start at £2.50 for kids, £5.50 for adults and £11 for a family share.
Main courses include a Sunday roast (£6 kids, £13.50 adults and £27 for a family share), fish finger dog, grilled salmon fillet and rump steak. Prices start at around £4.50 for kids, £9 for adults and £18 for a family.
I had salmon on a roasted vegetable salsa with sweet potato wedges and sour cream dip. It was really tasty and cost £14.
Interestingly there was only one veggie option on the main courses, which was grilled vegetable past bows.
There was, however, also a Pizza Factory, where you could order plenty of vegetarian options.
This is a great idea. The kids get a pizza sheet and a sheet of stickers and choose their toppings by putting them onto the pizza.
My son loved choosing pepperoni, sweetcorn, chicken and mozzarella for his pizza.
Prices start at £7 for an 8” pizza, £13 for a 10” pizza and £19 for a 14” pizza.
And when it came to puds, these were equally fun. There’s ice cream and marshmallow, chocolate roll hedgehog and dipping donuts plus 100 per cent fresh fruit lollies for £2.
I thought the menu prices were reasonable, especially if you went for the family share option, although the alcohol was a little pricey. I had a large glass of wine and that cost £7.
That said the salad bar was free as was the yummy frozen yoghurt machine and there were water dispensers too, which meant you really could just buy a family sharer meal for around £20 if you wanted to keep the price down.
Another nice feature was that some items on the menu had a number 10 printed next to them. This meant they contained their signature hidden 10 vegetable sauce – a great way of getting kids to eat more greens without them even realising it!
Breakfast was self service fruit, yoghurt, cereal and full English plus treats like smoothies, pancakes and waffles. There were alternative milks to cater for allergies too.
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