Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Review and Giveaway

Monday, 20 July 2015

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Review and Giveaway

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Last weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to Ripley's Believe It Or Not! to see their new Wonderland Gallery. It was our first visit to Ripley's and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. We took the lift to the first floor and saw a collection of weird and sometimes wonderful artefacts. Giant chairs, a knitted life sized car, and some stuffed two headed animals were some of the first things we saw. Whilst the boys were "oh look a two headed lamb" and taking it in their stride, I wasn't 100% sure about it all. Then we watched a holograph explaining about Ripley and onto some more of the exhibition.

first floor at ripley's

A picture of Micheal Jackson made out of sweets (complete with gummi bear face) first took my interest. Then there was Whitney made out of casette tape, and toast art. A computerised graffiti wall kept the boys entertained!

There were some statues with extraordinary facts - one was of a man who made a hole in his head to put a candle in when it was dark!

There was an upside down room which reminded the boys of the Twits.

Upside down room at Ripley's

The Wonderland Gallery is a special Pop Up this summer and big man was happy as he has been doing Alice in Wonderland in school. The boys went down (through) the rabbit hole and entered the wonderland of Alice.

Wonderland Gallery Ripley's Believe it or not

Here is my Madhatter having a cup of tea.

My Madhatter

The Ames room is very clever. If you get two people in there you can make one look like a giant and the other one small. Unfortunately the boys were too taken by the mirrors to get a good photo!

The mirror maze is great for every age and you really do need to walk with your hands infront of you.

mirror maze at Ripley's

There were bits of the tour that we went past quickly with the boys. I wasn't ready to explain to big man about the electric chair and I was a bit unkeen on the shrunken heads.

Some of the minatures gallery were amazing. I particularly liked the bible scences painted on pumpkin seeds.

Big man found out how cold the water was when the Titanic sunk and that he has a lot of growing to do if he wants to be the worlds tallest man!

worlds tallest man

Middle man found that he wouldn't like to be in a black hole.

Black hole at Ripley's

Finally on the basement there is the laser race. A Mission impossible style laser room. From my time in that room I learnt that there was a reason that Tom Cruise didn't take his shopping bags and three children in with him on a mission. We broke a lot of lasers!

It took about 2 hours to go round and I actually really enjoyed it. It kept the interest of my 5 and 7 year old and my 3 year old was happy most of the time too. Tickets cost £26.95 for an adult on the door but there are savings if you book 14 days in advance and under 4's are free. If you are like me and love your Tesco Clubcard Rewards you can currently get a Ripley's ticket for £8 in vouchers and they are via e mail.

We were also treated to lunch at Bubba Gumps which is just a short walk from Ripley's. I can recommend it there too and you can read all about that tomorrow.

Ripley's have kindly offered a Family ticket* to giveaway to one of my readers. Just complete the Gleam entry below. Good Luck!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

*Family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children.

Open to UK residents over the age of 18 only Entries will be moderated, so please make sure that you comment if necessary. There is one prize of a family ticket to Ripley's Believe It or Not! London. The ticket is valid for a family of four and will need to be used within a year of receipt. No cash alternative. No bulk or automated entries. If you have already won the prize on a separate blog giveaway with the same promoter they reserve the right to redraw a new winner.  The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will be notified by email (make sure you leave your contact details) and will have until 17th September to respond with their address. If they fail to respond a new winner will be drawn. No PO Box address Competition closes on 17th August at 12.00am . 


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55 comments:

winnie said...

the wonderland gallery!

Helen Jacob-Lloyd said...

The black hole!

Claire Nutman said...

The bearded Lady !!

Sarah-Jane Laycock said...

The two headed calf sounds rather gruesome but also fascinating in a strange kind of way

Alison Joyce said...

The wonderland gallery, my daughter loves Alice in wonderland

Sarah Anderson said...

The upside down room...my daughter would love it

Karl Borowy said...

giant spider

Louise Fairweather said...

Eeeewwww no! :-D

louise daly said...

a fab review, something I will put on my to do things over the summer holidays

Mrs Broomfield said...

The Upside Down room sounds great!

fluffypinkmarshmallow said...

My daughter says she would love to see the Wonderland Gallery.

coombemill said...

Great looking place to visit #MagicMometns

Carolyn Montgomery said...

It all looks amazing but I think my kids would enjoy the Black Hole x

Kat Lucas said...

Defo want to see the upside down room

Ben Audsley said...

The Upside Down room !!!!

Prerna Gupta said...

upside down room sounds interesting!

judyparslow said...

alice in wonderland as daughter just did a float for carnival with the same theme

Kate Loader said...

The Upside Down Room!

Val Swift said...

We would love to see the Wonderland Gallery

Siobhan Davis said...

The Black Hole looks amazing :) My son would love it x

Becky D said...

All Looks great, I've wanted to go for a while.

anita said...

Lovely especially on wet summer day!

Catherine McAlinden said...

My two would love the laser room!

Gemma Clark said...

The Impossible LaseRace looks awesome!

Jo m Welsh said...

The black hole looks fun

leanne williams said...

my boys would love the laser room

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

This does look quite cool, wish I could enter :)

Darrell said...

The LASERACE looks great fun.

Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs said...

The Black Hole looks fun x

Tammy Tudor said...

the black hole! wow!

angela sandhu said...

The Black Hole

Louise Fairweather said...

lol! Maybe when you come back to visit x

Louise Fairweather said...

It was lots of fun - had always thought it was a bit odd - which it kind of is but on a good way!

lynn heath said...

I would love to try the laser race, I'm pretty sure we would break a lot too!!!!

Jules Smith Eley said...

I think the black hole looks amazing but i would be excited to see all of it :)

Tracey Baker said...

Has to be the Black Hole x

Phil O'neill said...

Got to be the Black Hole :-)

Paul Scotland said...

Shrunken heads

essexgirlSE said...

Wonderland gallery

Kathy D said...

The Mirror Maze looks fun

Lois Hibbert-fullbrook said...

The mirror maze, but it would be impossible for me 😂

laura stewart said...

The Black Hole

Tim Graham said...

oooo going through black hole

over40andamumtoone said...

Uum I'm not sure that Monkey would like this at the moment, thanks for the tag so I could get a better idea of it x

Diane Wood said...

looking at the famouses made out of everyday objects sounds good!

Lucie1979 said...

Definitely the wonderland gallery

Kay Panayi said...

Wonderland gallery looks great

polly powers said...

Wonderland GAllery

002lisamarie . said...

The Mirror Maze looks great ! :)

kim neville said...

Black hole

debbie said...

its got to be the wonderland gallery it looks amazing x

Gemma Brown said...

the black hole :D

Claire Woods said...

the upside down room.

Louise Asekokhai said...

The Upside Down Room looks fab.

amy gonzalez said...

The mirror maze looks cool!