Tractor Ride at Sundown Adventure Land


A family-favourite theme park, Sundown Adventureland, has been named as one of the best amusements and water parks in Europe by Tripadvisor.

The travel guidance platform recently announced its Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards 2022, which analyses the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings over the past year from real travellers using Tripadvisor, celebrating businesses that consistently deliver exceptional experiences to visitors.

Located in Rampton, near Retford, this is the park’s second accolade from Tripadvisor, achieving the same recognition in the 2021 awards.

Debora Griffin, park director at Sundown Adventureland said: “Winning an award is always brilliant, but it feels even more special when our visitors and loyal fanbase make it happen – especially for the second year running. We can’t thank our visitors enough for continuing to leave us glowing reviews and highlighting what they love about our family-owned park.”

The achievement builds on Sundown Adventureland’s successful summer, after the opening of its new overnight accommodation, Wild Acre Village. Located adjacent to the main park for easy access, 30 lodges provide a themed holiday experience, with a feature wall in every lodge designed to spark the imagination of children.

With flexible check in options available for the single and double lodges, sleeping five and ten people, the holiday village was created for guests seeking ways to stay at the magical park for longer

“The award is a testament to our loyal fan base that we’ve built up over 50 years, with my grandparents remaining passionate about consistent and high-quality customer service throughout their careers. We love seeing generations of families returning time after time and feel privileged that they choose Sundown as a location to make memories,” added Debora.

The 30-acre park offers family fun and adventure, with rides including Rocky Mountain Railroad, Jolly Pirate Boat Ride, Robin Hood’s Merry Adventure, and a selection of play areas for children to explore such as the Angry Birds Activity Park, Sunnydown Farm, Lollipoppet Castle and Monkey Mischief.

Kanika Soni, chief commercial officer at Tripadvisor said: “Congratulations to the 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Winners. The Travellers’ Choice Awards recognise the best in tourism and hospitality, according to those who matter most: your guests.

“Ranking among the Travellers’ Choice winners is always tough — but never more so than this year as we emerge from the pandemic. Whether it’s using new technology, implementing safety measures, or hiring outstanding staff, I’m impressed by the steps taken to meet travellers’ new demands. You’ve adapted brilliantly in the face of adversity.”

Open from 10am to 5:30pm through summer, please visit the Visit Nottinghamshire website to book tickets

To see the full list of the Top Amusement and Water Parks in Europe, visit the Tripadvisor website:

For more information about Sundown Adventureland, contact Harriet Slinger on 07962 009992 or

Posted on 10 August 2022

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