Some zoologists argue that theme parks were invented by bats, whose gravity-defying lifestyles, echolocation and fuzzy yet leathery texture inspired the now-mystifying concepts of waving your hands in the air, screaming if you want to go faster, and candy-floss. Go batty with today’s Groupon: for £8.35, get an unlimited ride wristband with outside rides for £8.25 at M&D's Theme Park.
Along with its five electrifying rollercoasters, M&Ds features traditional children’s attractions such as dodgems and carousels, miniature golf, glow in the dark bowling and over 20 kids’ rides. A day can easily be filled looping the loop on the Tsunami and getting drenched on the White Water rollercoaster, with pit-stops at the Italian coffee shop and the American food court.
Thrill-seekers can start their day with a scream on the white-knuckle Tornado, or gaze out over Strathclyde Country Park on the Big Wheel. After rediscovering their centre of gravity, excited visitors can plummet through the air on the magic carpet and take a rock and roll ride on the Captain’s Curse pirate ship. Children can hop aboard the wiggling Big Apple caterpillar or bounce on a baby elephant at the Flying Jumbos. At the end of a day spent with hearts in their mouths and stomachs coming out of their ears, riders can relax at one of the park’s fast food restaurants and bars.
The theme park has been reviewed as a fun day out and a great local attraction, however testimonials suggest it may not appeal to thrill seekers. Parents have been particularly enthusiastic, as the venue offers a variation of attractions for younger children too, as well as picnic and play areas.
After wearing yourself out on the rides, across the road is Strathclyde Loch and huge grassed area. A great place to relax with a picnic, play ball games or go for a walk along the pathway which runs alongside the Loch. It really is a very scenic location for a theme park.
– jeffjen, DooYoo, May 2010
Rides are well staffed and well maintained.
– Leet205, Qype, May 2009