“We went on the merry go round. Jonah sat on the elephant and I sat on the horse” – Delilah
Torrential rain did not deter us. I checked the forecast and the sun was expected about lunch time. A number of rides were shut due to inclement weather so we had to hunt down the rides that were still open. It turned out rather well as the park was almost empty and when the sun came out we walked straight onto the rides.
Oakwood Theme Park is home to some of the fastest, most extreme, stomach churning rides in the UK. But the jewel in the crown is Megafobia. It is repeatedly voted the UK’s number one wooden roller coaster, it attracts coaster enthusiasts from all over the world and it’s even faster in the wet!
From the amazing Megafobia, to Speed, the ride for the bravest. On this occasion, I was the bravest and I had to queue on my own. There didn’t appear to be any single rider queue and the cars repeatedly departed with empty seats but I only had to wait about 15mins which, in a theme park, is nothing. Speed has a 90º vertical climb followed by a sheer vertical drop into a loop, a barrel roll and finishes with a punishing tight circle where the G-Force sticks you to your seat and the blood drains from your head while your jowls wobble. I loved it!
One ride that captured the adventurous spirit of us all was Treetops. We all got on the same car and shared the experience. Jonah (age 4) screaming at the top of his lungs and then wanting to go again and again was a highlight for me.
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Oakwood Theme Park
Narberth SA67 8DE, Pembrokeshire