Happy Height Day from the new Thorpe Park ambassador!

Before you get too excited, expecting me to introduce some sort of celebrity ambassador, I should clarify that it’s me. You don’t get any season 3 Big Brother finalists or anything, just little old me.

OK, I know we’ve met before, so it’s not terribly thrilling for you, but it is exciting for me to have been chosen as one of Thorpe Park’s new team of blogger ambassadors. You will just have to live out all of your rollercoaster dreams vicariously through me.

(This is in fact not even true. You could actually just buy tickets and go yourself. That would be much more fun and to be honest would take the pressure off me a little bit.)

Colossus Thorpe Park

Happy Height Day

My first job as a Thorpe Park ambassador is to tell you about Happy Height Day. Happy Height Day was conceived on the back of research that highlighted just how important height is to kids. Did you know for example that 60% of kids would rather be taller than older? Belle certainly would. I think she is adorable but she gets annoyed about being small, particularly when it comes to things like theme parks where you have to be a certain height to ride the biggest rollercoasters. Last year when we went to Thorpe Park she wore boots with a heels especially, and at Disneyland Paris a couple of years ago she developed a trick where she sort of stood on tip toes, but inside her shoes. It was very clever.

Happy Height Day then is about celebrating reaching that elusive 1.4m and being able to join in the fun without cheating.

Thorpe Park Happy Height Day

To celebrate the reopening of the park for a new season on March 20th and as an extra bonus for all those children that have reached the magic height of 1.4m, Thorpe Park is offering free admission to the first 500 children who measure between 1.4 and 1.5m, plus a guest, on both Saturday 22 March and Sunday 23March! For more information visit The Thorpe Park website.

Angry Birds

If your kids aren’t quite up to 1.4m, don’t worry, there is plenty still to do! There are over 25 rides and anttractions throughout the park and from May there will be the brand new Angry Birds 4D experience.

(I’ve never been entirely sure what a ‘4D’ experience really entails, so will definitely be checking this out. Do you actually travel in time?? That would be pretty cool, but I suspect not.)

Packed with special effects it will form the unique centerpiece of the new character land, complete with 100ft rapid drop tower ride Detonator and ‘Red Bird v Bad Piggies’ dodgems. A must for Angry Birds fans.

Book now for up to 60% off

Between Monday 3rd and Wednesday 12th March 2014 you can buy tickets in advance online for just £20. That’s an almost 60% saving on full price tickets! Once you’ve booked online, you can upgrade your ticket to an annual pass on the day of your visit, for just £28, meaning you can visit as many times as you like for the whole season.

To take advantage of this awesome offer simply visit the website and book online before 12 March.

Disclosure: We are Thorpe Park ambassadors. We have received Merlin annual passes in return for sharing our news and views but all opinions are my own.



  1. 7 March, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    I just love the sound of those dodgems, don’t you? Bagsy a Bad Piggy!

  2. Nikki Hayes
    7 March, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    I can enlighten you on 4D, lol, its a 3D film but the seats you sit in move with the film and there are things like bubbles, air blowing and getting water sprayed in your face (at least the one I went to last did). Kids will love it, as an adult I was a little less enchanted but the 3D film was good. I can’t wait to go to Thorpe Park, its the only major theme park in the UK that I haven’t visited (with reluctant husband in tow). Even in my 40s, I’m a big kid when it comes to theme parks ;o)

  3. 8 March, 2014 / 9:54 am

    Very excited to hear you’re a THORPE PARK Ambassdor!! I’ll enjoy reading your posts throughout the season and hopefully see you there!

    Ethan is pretty short, we’re still not sure if he’ll get to celebrate his Happy Height Day this year – I’m hoping for him but only just over the barrier myself we may have to wait for his celebration! Xx

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